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#2900130 - 01/17/19 09:25 PM Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all?
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They have no role in foreign policy

WTF should taxpayers pay any money to send these people (and their staffs) around the world ?

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#2900144 - 01/17/19 10:23 PM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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Well, they do have a role in foreign policy. But they don't do anything that couldn't be done with a phone call. It only serves to make them look "Presidenal"

Remember "running from sniper fire"

This has been the only thing tRump has done that I agree with. But only if he does it to everyone, including himself.
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#2900146 - 01/17/19 10:27 PM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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Trip like this is little more than a vacation / personal enrichment trip on our dime. Go get wined and dined abroad then make a token stop to visit a military base for a quick photo op. This stuff is how people go to congress dirt poor like the crazy bartender girl and then retire 20 years later worth a hundred million.
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#2900157 - 01/17/19 10:48 PM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: GromsDad]
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This stuff is how people go to congress dirt poor like the crazy bartender girl and then retire 20 years later worth a hundred million.


interesting thought...

someone should start an AOC wealth tracker.
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#2900158 - 01/17/19 10:52 PM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
They have no role in foreign policy

WTF should taxpayers pay any money to send these people (and their staffs) around the world ?

Couldn't agree more.

Especially when they need to be working to get the government started back up again
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#2900185 - 01/18/19 12:16 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: GromsDad]
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
Trip like this is little more than a vacation / personal enrichment trip on our dime. Go get wined and dined abroad then make a token stop to visit a military base for a quick photo op. This stuff is how people go to congress dirt poor like the crazy bartender girl and then retire 20 years later worth a hundred million.


But, Hey! Who wouldn't want to get "wined and dined" on a military base in Afghanistan?

I hope you're right and some crazy bartender girl does finally end up being worth a hundred million after serving in congress, because so far it's mostly been Republican men. Here's the only 5 above $100Million

1) Darrell Issa, Republican/Arsonist, CA, Worth: $283.3M
2) Greg Gianforte, Republican/Assault, MT, Worth: $135.7M
3) Jared Polis, Democrat/Openly Gay CO. Worth: $122.6M
4) David Trott, Republican/Hides from Constituents, MI, Worth: $119.1M
5) Michael McCaul, Republican/Christian Supremacist, TX, Worth: $113M
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#2900186 - 01/18/19 12:28 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: ifallalot]
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Listen to these turkeys gobble! How long have Dems had The House, a week?

Billy, your back must really be in pain. rolleyes
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#2900197 - 01/18/19 01:43 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
They have no role in foreign policy

WTF should taxpayers pay any money to send these people (and their staffs) around the world ?


This is of course bullshit, but I welcome your return to the erBB cheers


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#2900216 - 01/18/19 04:51 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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That man is not practicing good gun safety.

Finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot your target.
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#2900220 - 01/18/19 06:17 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: Gnudz]
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Originally Posted By: Gnudz
Originally Posted By: GromsDad
Trip like this is little more than a vacation / personal enrichment trip on our dime. Go get wined and dined abroad then make a token stop to visit a military base for a quick photo op. This stuff is how people go to congress dirt poor like the crazy bartender girl and then retire 20 years later worth a hundred million.


But, Hey! Who wouldn't want to get "wined and dined" on a military base in Afghanistan?

I hope you're right and some crazy bartender girl does finally end up being worth a hundred million after serving in congress,



Their trip was to travel to two other countries other than Afghanistan. Can you name them? Either you're just being dishonest or the places you get your news aren't telling you they were going anyplace other than to Afghanistan.

I did find it interesting this morning to note that the reporting by AP had virtually scrubbed all of their stories of any mention of the other destinations of this trip.

So you're saying you're cool with politicians enriching themselves while in office if they are of the correct political party? Interesting. #teamsports #nointegrity.
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#2900228 - 01/18/19 07:29 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: GromsDad]
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Originally Posted By: GromsDad
Originally Posted By: Gnudz
Originally Posted By: GromsDad
Trip like this is little more than a vacation / personal enrichment trip on our dime. Go get wined and dined abroad then make a token stop to visit a military base for a quick photo op. This stuff is how people go to congress dirt poor like the crazy bartender girl and then retire 20 years later worth a hundred million.


But, Hey! Who wouldn't want to get "wined and dined" on a military base in Afghanistan?

I hope you're right and some crazy bartender girl does finally end up being worth a hundred million after serving in congress,



Their trip was to travel to two other countries other than Afghanistan. Can you name them? Either you're just being dishonest or the places you get your news aren't telling you they were going anyplace other than to Afghanistan.

I did find it interesting this morning to note that the reporting by AP had virtually scrubbed all of their stories of any mention of the other destinations of this trip.

So you're saying you're cool with politicians enriching themselves while in office if they are of the correct political party? Interesting. #teamsports #nointegrity.


Actually it was just to one other country, Belgium, specifically Brussels, which is where NATO is headquartered. Ever been? It's quite a lovely city. Food is OK but it's no Paris.

Trump also said they were going to Egypt but he was mistaken (go figure).

And no, I was simply making fun of you when I said I hope a former bartender-come-congressperson makes hundreds of $millions. Only the most corrupt congressmen make anywhere near that and they are almost all Republicans.
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#2900231 - 01/18/19 07:55 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: the janitor]
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
They have no role in foreign policy

WTF should taxpayers pay any money to send these people (and their staffs) around the world ?


This is of course bullshit, but I welcome your return to the erBB cheers



Thanks

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#2900232 - 01/18/19 08:03 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: 1whoknows]
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Listen to these turkeys gobble! How long have Dems had The House, a week?

Billy, your back must really be in pain. rolleyes


My back is mostly better - starting doing light lifting again - thanks for asking!

I have had a couple of bad hair days though, so I am still somewhat deviating from my Buddha-nature

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#2900297 - 01/18/19 11:14 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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Upper or lower back?

Massage psoas with a ball.
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#2900301 - 01/18/19 11:20 AM Re: Why are POS congressmen/women travellling abroad at all? [Re: BillyOcean]
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Again, I don't recall anyone saying a word when Paul Ryan made a similar trip in October. Weird.
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