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View Diary: Romney spent $8.9M of government money on transition (218 comments)

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  •  Here is what bothers me: (5+ / 0-)

    No matter whose idea this was, it was passed (approved) by the Republican House of Representatives. Hense the same people that scream poverty and they are doing their best to "starve the beast" had no problem giving a blank check for a new expenditure, knowing that the funds would go to their cronies. Then, the Romney people spent the money like drunken sailors fully aware that it came from the public til. Disgusting!

    •  Wasn't the House still under Nancy (3+ / 0-)
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      lirtydies, sfsteach, blue aardvark

      Pelosi in 2010?   I think this piss poor law was passed by Democrats.

      Think about this case - the challenger is losing in the polls by a wide margin and it is clear that they will get trounced in the election.   Are the transition funds still available?

      If so, then are they also available to 3rd party candidates who have no hope of being re-elected?

      I understand the intent behind the law, but it still sucks and is an utter waste of taxpayer dollars.

      Also, Nov. 6 to Jan 20 is more than 60 days as has been stated in these comments.   It is almost 2 weeks longer - 75 days or almost 11 weeks.

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