Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mike McMuffin's excellent Italian adventure on your dime. Gratsi, U.S. taxpayers!

June 29, 2011
Dear Pantano Supporter,

In case you missed it last Friday the Huffington Post called out Congressman Mike McIntyre for being one of 6 members of Congress taking a "Rome junket funded by tax payers" while Congress is on recess for the next two weeks.  

The article noted that McIntyre's wife would be accompanying him on the trip, and the trip's official itinerary noted that McIntyre and his wife would be celebrating their 29th Wedding Anniversary while they were in Rome.

I hope Congressman McIntyre is planning to send out a thank you note to all of the taxpayers who footed the bill for his trip to Rome and his anniversary celebration. 

Perhaps the McIntyres will even be nice enough to bring back some cheap souvenirs for all us who are making their celebration possible. 

And maybe they'll also find time to celebrate North Carolina's 9.7% unemployment rate and our nation's spiraling national debt while they enjoy their taxpayer funded pasta and wine at one of the 5-star hotels where they'll be staying.

Happy Trails, Mike! And Happy Honeymoon!
Andy Yates, Pantano for Congress