Posted by Brian
h/t to Ray for the heads up
Car companies. Financial institutions. Now it is being reported that taxpayers have bailed out the Senate barber shop. Some of the Senators were surprised to hear of the bailout, but others defended it, calling one of the barbers "an institution". Senator John McCain joked that he calls barber Mario D'Angelo "the butcher", and the he has "the scars to prove it". I'm glad that John McCain thinks that using taxpayer money money to bail out a barber shop is something to joke about. The rest of us aren't laughing.
A LOT OFF THE TOP
Taxpayers fleeced in bailout of Senate barbershop ‘institution’
BY MARK STRICHERZ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
America’s most distinguished leaders get their hair cut at the Senate barbershop, but taxpayers are the ones really getting clipped.
The barbershop ran almost $300,000 in the red last year but received an infusion from Senate coffers that is keeping it in business, the Senate sergeant at arms, Terrance Gainer, told The Daily.
A federal bailout isn’t that unusual since the economic downturn, but some senators didn’t even know their salon was in hot water — and don’t think it should be, considering what they pay for a little off the ears.
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