Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mike Ross Loves The Perks Of Office At Taxpayers’ Expense

“Mike Ross took advantage of taxpayers when he served in Congress. As a congressman, Ross had ‘the most expensive car-leasing deal in’ the U.S. House of Representatives. Apparently Congressman Ross felt it necessary to lease three cars at a cost of more than $3,000 per month at the expense of taxpayers. Ross also had no trouble spending taxpayer money as he jetted off to Australia and Antarctica to study ‘global warming.’ Apparently taxpayer money means little to Ross. Perhaps that’s why he had no trouble increasing the national debt with his free-spending liberal buddies by $10.7 trillion.” – RGA Communications Director Gail Gitcho

Ross Had The Most Expensive Car Lease Program In The U.S. House Of Representatives, Costing Taxpayers More Than $3,000 Per Month For Three Cars

“With A Monthly Lease Payment Of $1,248.31, One Could Fairly Assume Rep. Mike Ross’ Rented Ford Expedition Sport-Utility Vehicle Was A Pretty Cool Ride.” (“Autos Cost Ross $3,028 Each Month,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/14/06)

“As Detailed By The Kansas City Star, Ross, A Democrat From Arkansas, Has The Most Expensive Car-Leasing Deal In The U.S. House Of Representatives.” (“Autos Cost Ross $3,028 Each Month,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/14/06)

“In Addition To The Expedition, Ross Leases Two Other Fords: A Crown Victoria And A Ford 500.” (“Autos Cost Ross $3,028 Each Month,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/14/06)

“Each Month His Office Pays Out $3,028.62.” (“Autos Cost Ross $3,028 Each Month,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/14/06)

Ross Went To Australia And Antarctica At Taxpayers’ Expense To Study “Global Warming”

In December 2007, Ross Announced He Would Travel To Antarctica And Australia In January Of 2008 To Study “Global Warming.” “U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has been selected to the bipartisan congressional delegation on global warming, and will travel to Antarctica and Australia. Ross, D-Ark., will be joined by five other Democrats and four Republicans, his office said in a news release. Ross planned to leave from Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday. He will be briefed by representatives of the National Science Foundation at the Antarctic Center at Christchurch, New Zealand, before heading to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on Wednesday. Ross planned to spend three days meeting with scientists at McMurdo Station, and will visit Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on Thursday, the release said. The congressional delegation will travel to Australia on Jan. 5, where the group will receive science briefings at the Great Barrier Reef and learn about climate change at the Kurunda Rainforest. The delegation is to return to the U.S. on Jan. 8.” (“Ross Selected To Global Warming Delegation,” The Associated Press

National Debt Climbed By $10.7 Trillion While Ross Served In Congress

The National Debt Increased By Roughly $10.7 Trillion While Ross Served In Congress – An Increase Of 187%. Total debt held by the public was roughly $5.7 trillion on the day Ross took office and had increased to roughly $16.4 trillion by the final day of his term in 2013. (TreasuryDirect.gov, Accessed 9/17/14)

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