Good news for Joe Barton (R-TX-06), Paul Broun (R-GA-10), Henry E. Brown, Jr. (R-SC-01), Vern Buchanan (R-FL-13), Dan Burton (R-IN-05), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-03), John Fleming (R-LA-04), Trent Franks (R-AZ-02), and all the other Republicans that decided to invest TAXPAYER money in a service called TV EYES so that they could see Michele Bachmann (R-MN-06) appear on FACE THE NATION explaining her position on the debt ceiling :
BACHMANN: I– I– at this point, I am not in favor of raising the debt ceiling. As a matter of fact, I have a petition that I’m urging people to sign at michelepac.com to urge their member of Congress not to raise the debt ceiling, because the Congress has had a big party the last two years. They couldn’t spend enough money. And now they’re standing back folding their arms saying, “Oh,” taunting us to, “if you’re how are you going to go ahead and solve this big spending crisis?”
While the rest of us ordinary TaxEnoughAlready folks have to watch it live on television to see Ms. Bachmann’s performance, too many members of the House of Representatives have decided to expend TAXPAYER money to have this service. Apparently reading the transcript was not good enough … or even asking Ms. Bachmann directly, they need TVEyes.
Ms. Bachmann is also a subscriber to the service … and every taxpayer should be asking WHY ? Why do these members think this is necessary … not every member has deemed it worthy.
FYI : TVEyes Media Monitoring Suite is a subscription-based product used by anyone who needs to know what is being broadcast on TV and radio in real-time — no waiting for it to appear on YOU-Tube !
Now I understand if a Congressional Committee may want a subscription (and some do) … after all they could want to review comments made by witness that will appear before the congressional committee. Heck, I even can accept the Majority and Minority Whips having a subscription (they do) … but does everyone need their own personal account ? Unless, the reason isn’t to keep current on legislative matters but instead for future political campaigns.
Why is it that we will hear about “wasteful government spending” … sometimes as low as under $5,000 … but no one ever questions how each member of Congress is spending our money ?
Reviewing Washington’s Reckless Spending by Members of Congress is my New Year’s resolution.
SIDECOMMENT : Ms. Bachmann is wrong to direct people to her PAC … this is just a method to obtain potential donors names and addresses … this is similar to her involvement in the Pink Slip program except now she has eliminated the middle man.