Former U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack awarded his staff some of the largest salary increases in Congress last year as he left office.
For the first three quarters of 2012, the Minnesota Republican’s staff payroll averaged a little over $197,000. In the final three months of the year, it shot up to $354,000, an 80 percent increase. READ MORE »
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Loser Congresscritter Thoughtfully Gives Departing Staff Extra Money For Hookers, Blow
Sometimes, congresscritters are the douchebag gift that keeps on giving, long (well, semi-long…long-ish. FINE. not all that long) after they leave. Witness Chip Cravaack (it is more fun to say the last syllable like the ACK! in Cathy comic strips, not like AAHK in, well, nothing really), late of Minnesota’s 8th District. The now-deposed one-term back-bencher is in the news again because of the way he made it rain for staffers with sweet sweet taxpayer coin when he knew he was on the way out: