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$18 trillion national debt is bad, but this is even more concerning

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

What could possibly be more concerning than the $18 trillion national debt? How about a group of federal officials who don't have any desire to fix it?

This from the Washington Free Beacon:

Hotel accommodations for First Lady Michelle Obama’s two-day trip to Cambodia required 85 rooms and cost taxpayers $242,500, according to a government contract released Friday.

Mrs. Obama traveled to Siem Reap, Cambodia on March 21 to promote a girls education initiative. A contract was awarded on March 3, citing the “unusual and compelling urgency” of the First Lady’s trip.

Mrs. Obama and a delegation of senior high-level U.S. government officials stayed at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, according to a justification and approval document for the visit.

The trip required 85 single rooms, five office suites, five sleeping suites, and one conference room for 14 nights. Mrs. Obama herself only stayed in Cambodia for two days, leaving on March 22.

The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra is listed as a luxury five-star hotel.

Click here to read more from the Washington Free Beacon.

This isn't a Democrat problem; this isn't a Republican problem. Fiscal waste and irresponsibility run the length and breadth of Washington, D.C. And the worst part is, none of our elected officials seem at all concerned.

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