In Wake of Financial Woes, Staffers Pack Up and Leave for Hawaii

Despite their calls for fiscal responsibility, Senate Democrats of the Indian Affairs Committee sent their staffers on a weeklong vacation to Maui. Although the trip’s official purpose is business, the lucky travelers jetted off to the Hawaiian paradise an entire week before the work begins. The hearing on “Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities” that the staffers left Washington to attend isn’t until next Wednesday.

Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government , which was the first to report the hearing, illuminated the absurd timing of this all-expenses paid getaway.

It’s outrageous that Senate Democrats have so little respect for the American taxpayer that in the same month they buried our credit rating, they’re heading to Hawaii to celebrate.

But that’s how government works. It gets rewarded for failure, as I point out in The Daily Caller.