Not only can Members of Congress trade on insider information but they also get free worldwide travel from private groups.
Special interest money is being used to provide travel for Members of Congress and their staff.
It’s been reported by RollCall.com that in 2011, lawmakers and staffers went on approximately 1,500 trips to exotic locations such as Turkey, Austria, Israel and Egypt paid for by special interest groups at a price tag of about $5.8 million.
The most traveled Representatives to take advantage of these perks were Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Jim Cooper (D-TN), and George Miller (D-CA).
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats haven’t performed their basic responsibility to pass a budget in over 1,000 days and counting.
According to Rasmussen Reports, forty-eight percent say legislators are doing a poor job.
It’s not surprising that Congress remains extremely unpopular with the American people.