Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Hastert Story Just Gets Worse, and Worse....

There are 10,000 stories in the Naked City, and 10,000 budget cuts to be made.

(This info is dated February 2010. And for fun, check the byline...)

...Taxpayers also are paying monthly rent of $6,300 to a company partly owned by three sons of a Hastert mentor and business partner. Other public funds go for an $860-a-month 2008 GMC Yukon leased from a dealership owned by a Hastert friend and campaign donor.

Federal law allows former House speakers to maintain a taxpayer-funded office anywhere in the United States for up to five years. The purpose is to "facilitate the administration, settlement and conclusion of matters pertaining to or arising out of" a former speaker's tenure in the House.

Just for comparison, 2KSF at $20/SF would be $40K/year, triple-net. A Yukon? Three $100K++ "aides"?

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