With elected public officials wasting billions of dollars on reckless spending lacking any semblance of transparency, what is an additional two or three thousand dollars added to the bloated ledger of the tax payer burden, funding a journey consisting of a flight and an arrest at the nation’s capital?
Within the harrowing world of contemporary politics, “elected” is often times interchangeable with “entitled.” In the case of Washington state representative Pramila Jayapal, representing one of the most liberal congressional districts in the nation, “calculatingly delusional” can also be applied to the disgustingly fascinating formula.
Before the congresswoman’s wild and impassioned contributions to an anti-Trump immigration protest are profiled, the political tab needs to be settled for her needless polarizing holiday to D.C. This includes the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of the five hour flight originating in Seattle and the subsequent modes of transportation utilized to reach the airport and temporary accommodations. Usually, analyzing a brief survey of fossil fuel usage would be redundant, but leftist climate alarmists are always indoctrinating constituents as to environmental stewardship, and it is only fair to the address the hypocrisy of a high frequency flights across the breadth of the entire nation. A similar flaw in logic is completely lost on Hillary, as her private jet aircraft logs a level of frequent flier miles that would make a major league baseball team blush.
P. Jaypal Sea-DC-Sea Two Day Trip
Rideshare- $ 300.00
Meals- $ 500.00
Court- $ 50.00
Total Carbon Footprint- 1.2 metric tons= Priceless
Bill To: The Taxpayer
As the homeless and heroin epidemic continue to plague much of the 7th congressional district, rather than directly addressing the problems most important to resident, The Seattle Times reports that Jaypal, who is originally from India, was busy getting herself arrested in front of a Senate office building. Surprisingly, this was not her first arrest for civil disobedience, as the the latest incident gives her a trifecta of fines accrued during instances of social discourse. The violation totaled a paltry sum of $50, but the priceless notion of the indiscretion is that the tax payer will probably absorb the cost. Just another drop in the bucket. Just another brick in the wall (replace “teacher” with “Democrat”).
Washington state voters are unfortunately well aware of members of government abusing tax payer monies forwarding personal agendas. In 2014, Seattle city council member Sally Clark, while attending a LGBT event in Tacoma, struck and hit a cyclist in a city vehicle. The victim was left permanently disabled, the city settled the incident out of court, and Clark faced no absolutely zero consequences for the “accident”, or possessing car insurance that was inexplicably set at a low liability level. Of course, the entire drama was possible thanks to the hard work of the taxpayer.
The base Constitutional freedoms of US society, provide an individual with a vast decision tree when encountering virtually every type of situation, however this does not always apply to elected officials, who are on the clock and employed by the diligent work of constituents. While, personal opinions and bias are paramount concepts in a free society, the audacity of a public official to abuse a position of power to promote an individual perspective which does not reflect the majority of the electorate, is beyond reproach.
In the aftermath of the arrest of Jaypal along with 500 other women apparently rallying for reforming immigration policy, the entire narrative will be lauded by the champions of the lucrative special interest lobby, and the entire glorified field trip in D.C., will equate to another golden arrow in her quiver of insurances that guarantees reelection, highlighted by a complete absence of competency or performance evaluation.
Politicians and gamers now have something in common, the restart button. If things are getting out of hand, simply reset the game.
Read the Seattle Times story here.