Bachmann Tea Party Rally Cost Taxpayers $14,000
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s November event that brought thousands of tea partiers to the Capitol for a “House Call on Washington” to reign in government and stop big spending cost taxpayers $14,000.
Bachmann and three other lawmakers split the cost for a private company to arrange staging and a sound system, using their official congressional member allowances. Joining her were Reps. Tom Price of Georgia, Todd Akin of Missouri and Steve King of Iowa.
Democrats use monies for rallies too, but when the rally is specifically targeted at reducing spending and the taxpayer is sent the bill, it’s not quite the same.
Learning that taxpayer funds were used did strike a note of discomfort with Twin Cities Tea Party co-founder Deanna Boss, who arranged for more than 100 Minnesotans to attend the rally. Boss said she would have preferred that private donors had financed the event, given her and other activists’ criticism of excessive government spending.Click here for reuse options!
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