Optional Donations?

on Thursday, May 7, 2009

Remember that little box on your tax return that asks if you would like to donate a few bucks to the campaign of your choice?

Well, Nancy Pelosi and cronies have decided to go ahead and check that box for you anyway:
The House wants to increase Members’ office budgets next fiscal year by almost 15 percent, partly because 2010 is an election year and lawmakers anticipate a surge in franked mail.

In a recently released budget request, the House Chief Administrative Officer asked appropriators to raise the Members’ Representational Allowances — which fund everything needed to run offices, including salaries, travel and supplies — by $90 million, citing increases “due to the election year cycle.”
Bear in mind that, even though it is illegal for members of Congress to use tax dollars to get re-elected, Pelosi decided she was gonna go ahead and do it anyway.

Most ethical Congress evah!