Benishek ‘Frankly’ Wasting Taxpayer Money ..As Usual

Michigan congressman expects post office to travel through time for his constituents.

We all know they do it.

But it hardly makes it right.  ‘Franking’ has been used by sitting politicians to expressly ‘inform’ constituents, and cleverly advantage their public budget in electioneering efforts.  Incumbency has its privileges.  Congressman Dan Benishek, holding true to DC assimilation, doesn’t even hide the abuse in any meaningful way.

In a recent ‘Franking’ mailer, his announcement of an upcoming event celebration arrives far too late for those he supposedly wishes to inform.

A reader sends this in:

” I intentionally disguised the mailing address. But it is mine. I received this today, August 29th, 2015. Note the date of the letter.

Even though I live in the wilderness of Kingsley, an it isn’t that unusual for mail to take a day longer than,,, lets say,,, a Traverse City address, something tells me that even TC residence didn’t receive this letter in time to take advantage of the “free admission” on the 25th of August.

Make no mistake. This was a last minute decision to do a mailing of self promotion on the peoples dime!

Snakes! The whole lot of them!!!  ”

Benishek letter

He is right.

Aren’t we so proud?

Its not as if any of our other Michigan Congress Miscreants would do or allow such a thing, right?

“On November 8, 1775, The American Continental Congress authorized franking privileges to its members as a means of informing their constituents. The first U.S. Congress enacted a franking law in 1789. The franking privilege has remained a necessary and valuable tool of our representative government for more than 200 years.”

Oh.

Whups.

 

You Betcha! (12)Nuh Uh.(2)

  2 comments for “Benishek ‘Frankly’ Wasting Taxpayer Money ..As Usual

  1. Corinthian Scales
    August 30, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Did somebody mention 'Franking?'

    Who? Whut? Witch Doctor? ....and, Saul's buttboy.

    You Betcha! (4)Nuh Uh.(0)
  2. KG One
    August 30, 2015 at 11:44 am

    First off, I'm not surprised at all by the queen of pork herself, Candice Miller writing (or signing off on what was written in) that screed in the first place.

    Second, "necessary and valuable tool"???

    If you can read my words, then you obviously have a computer along with access to the internet/e-mail. So does most of the country (I've yet to find a library or senior center in Michigan that doesn't have public access to the internet).

    Clinging to old tech, no wonder we're so much in debt!

    You Betcha! (1)Nuh Uh.(0)

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