Times are tough – very tough – for millions of Americans... but you could never tell by watching the way Congress spends our tax dollars on themselves.
CBS News has a stunning report on the all-expense paid trip at least 20 members of Congress made to the Copenhagen climate summit last month.
The bipartisan delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was so large – it needed three military jets – two 737s and a Gulfstream Five. Some members brought along their spouses, children... plus there were also senators and staff members who made the trip to Denmark – most of them flying commercial.
Pelosi wouldn't answer any questions about costs or where they all stayed – even though she was the one who decided who went. Her office says only that it will "comply with disclosure requirements."
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