A tip from southwest Virginia encouraged me to check out his finance reports from last year. On it is a $29,352 expense for a new car from a Ford Dealership in Southwest Virginia. This is for a new Ford Edge (pictured) that he now drives around according to the tipster.
Seriously? The $174,000 Congressional salary isn't enough- Rick also needs to make his campaign donors pay for his new car? Even worse is if you look at his donors from various special interests that most Congressman get. The Congressional gift ban doesn't allow any contribution over $50- and even then it must be unsolicited. But I guess it is perfectly legal for a Congressman to hit up special interests to max out to their campaign account and then buy themselves a brand new car with that (untaxed) money? Unbelievable.
If you didn't understand the populist revolt going on against Washington this year before- you should now.