The investigation of Obama’s IRS scandal would cost nothing if the GOP hadn’t been stonewalled the past 15 months. Yet now suddenly Democrats are concerned over the cost of an investigation. Sure, this seems legit.
The select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya could cost taxpayers as much as $3.3 million this year, according to a committee document released by the House Democratic leader’s office Monday.
According to the document, which was first reported on by USA Today, the seven Republicans on the 12-member committee would receive just under $2.2 million, while the five Democrats would be budgeted just over $1.1 million. In addition to the members, 30 congressional staffers are expected to work on the committee.
The $3.3 million amount would be more money than is granted the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the House Ethics Committee. The former committee has 25 members, more than double the number of the Benghazi committee, while the latter has 10 lawmakers.
Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. slammed the budget as “an appalling breach of the public trust and a stunning abuse of taxpayers’ dollars.”
Appalling, huh? OK, then we can’t wait for Pelosi’s reaction to Obama’s request for $2 billion to help fix his border scandal. Spending $3.3 million is an outrage, asking for $2 billion to contain that mess? Hey, it’s not enough! And don’t forget, that planned spending isn’t going to deportations.