Washington Post: The Republican National Committee spent tens of thousands of dollars last month on luxury jets, posh hotels and other high-flying expenses, according to new Federal Election Commission filings, including nearly $2,000 for "meals" at Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-themed nightclub that features topless dancers in bondage outfits.
The RNC spent more than $17,000 on private jet travel in February as well as nearly $13,000 for limousines, according to the documents. The GOP's main political committee also ran up tabs at numerous posh hotels, including the Beverly Hills Hotel ($9,000); the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons ($6,600) and the W Hotel in Washington ($15,000), and spent more than $43,000 on its controversial midwinter meeting in Hawaii, not including airfare.
The disclosures create another spending controversy for the RNC and its chairman, Michael Steele, The committee had more than $22 million on hand when Steele arrived last year, but is down to under $10 million now despite raising $96 million during that time, records show.
Steele's spending habits have prompted angry complaints from wealthy GOP donors and party officials, who fear the chairman is making poor financial decisions and undercutting the GOP's attempt to cast itself as the party of fiscal responsibility.
Monday, March 29, 2010
The Republican Party of "Authority" and the Wealthy Elite continue Spending Spree, But Promise Fiscal Restraint...as Usual.
As Dick Cheney once said about the rise of the Republican Party and conservative policies, "We're getting our just due." And so they plundered the government coffers and bankrupt the global economy. Now comes this from the party leadership.