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Monday, June 13, 2011


From Politico

 -- Roll Call investigative ace Paul Singer finds that John Boehner more than doubled his own monthly expense account when he moved from minority leader to House speaker this year. 'Boehner now receives a monthly $2,083.33 direct payment for expenses,' Paul writes. 'While Congress has set aside $235,000 a year to cover the expenses of House and Senate leaders, Boehner now appears to be the only Member of the House accepting this money in direct payments each month.' That's $25,000 per year in personal expenses -- or more than 24 percent of American households earn in a year, according to the Census Bureau. 

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