This morning on “Fox & Friends”, Sen. Sessions was asked about the recent controversy surrounding the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ judicial conference, scheduled for this August in Maui, Hawaii. Coming on the heels of the GSA scandal, this conference is reported to cost taxpayers over one million dollars.
Via Budget GOP:
Sessions drew parallels between this controversy and the scandal relating to the GSA’s recent junket in Las Vegas, noting that President Obama has yet to assert the kind of managerial discipline to let government employees know that such expenditures are not acceptable during this time of fiscal crisis. Sessions also said that future judicial appropriations will have to be examined in light of this lavish conference.
“From the very top of this government, we’re not receiving the kind of determined leadership to bring expenses under control that we need. I mean, the president needs to spend more time managing rather than making speeches around the country, in my opinion… The sooner we get the message down to the lowest level of government that this country’s got to change the way we handle the taxpayer’s money, the better off we’ll be…
Ultimately, the Congress has the power to appropriate money, and we need to evaluate the judicial branch budget request in light of some of these expenditures.”
Something has to be done — liberals won’t stop living it up on the taxpayer dime unless they are literally cut off.