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    RP is scum and will say anything to advance his ego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I figure it either has to be for future financing, or maybe the potential for the oligarchs to fund their lobbyists or places where they go to work after their political careers are over. Some of those Bain capitol type places have a lot of overseas financing and lots of politicians go to work at those places after.
    I don't see where the taxpayers should be funding these trips. Self serving, if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I don't see where the taxpayers should be funding these trips. Self serving, if you ask me.

    Looks to me like Senators who just want to burnish their Trumpism prior to the midterms. If they can't even discuss what they discussed, then it's hard to believe they needed to go halfway around the world to have the discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I don't see where the taxpayers should be funding these trips. Self serving, if you ask me.
    Or at the very least we should know exactly the purpose of their trip and what is being discussed. We shouldnt be kept in the dark about why they are going there if the taxpayers are paying for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Or at the very least we should know exactly the purpose of their trip and what is being discussed. We shouldnt be kept in the dark about why they are going there if the taxpayers are paying for it.
    If we paid for the trip we should know what they discussed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
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    Who is "RP"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I don't see where the taxpayers should be funding these trips. Self serving, if you ask me.
    Alas, these people are often traveling on the foreign nation's or foreign company's dime, not the American taxpayers'.

    Both scenarios are troubling, ethically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Alas, these people are often traveling on the foreign nation's or foreign company's dime, not the American taxpayers'.

    Both scenarios are troubling, ethically.
    Agree that its ethically troubling, but I thought traveling on a foreign company.s or country's dime while in office was illegal? Couldnt that be viewed as a gift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Agree that its ethically troubling, but I thought traveling on a foreign company.s or country's dime while in office was illegal? Couldnt that be viewed as a gift?
    True, but that does not apply to lobbyists, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Or at the very least we should know exactly the purpose of their trip and what is being discussed. We shouldnt be kept in the dark about why they are going there if the taxpayers are paying for it.
    We don't even know what Donald and Vladimir discussed!

    HELL, Mike Pompeo doesn't even know what Donald and Vladimir discussed!!!

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