Want a $45,000
but don't want to pay for it? Easy! Have your constituents pay for it. Of course, this requires
crossing over to the dark side
running for and winning a congressional seat, but once clear of that hurdle, it's fat city!
US Representative Stephen Lynch has been seen wheeling around in a
. We wouldn't care so much, but it appears that while the car is registered to Congressman Lynch, his
campaign fund made the $10,000 downpayment (aided by a meager $2,000
from Lynch's 2002
), and will be making the $766 monthly payments as well as the roughly $6,500 yearly
premium. Sounds like a sweet deal to us. Smells kinda like... pork. Perhaps it'd be less galling if he only bought what was really necessary, like a
. Or a
. Something small would certainly save on emissions, wear and tear on the roads and go much further on a gallon of fuel. Why is it that everyone who fancies themselves important must ride around in an overly large vehicle being overtly inefficient?