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Where is Rep. Clay During the Recess? Ghana! | Missouri Political News Service

Where is Rep. Clay During the Recess? Ghana!

August 19th, 2009 by MarkTwain · No Comments

“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” – Mark Twain

Ghana Business News:

Following on the heels of President Obama’s historic visit to Ghana, the US Congress has sent down a delegation to encourage trade between the two countries.

 A member of the delegation, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee of Texas told the media at a press conference at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra on Tuesday August 18, 2009 that the United States of America is making a “new emphasis on Africa.”

Other members of the delegation included Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, Congressman Cohen, and Congresswoman Moore. Read more…

The La Palm Royal Beach Hotel is a REALLY nice hotel. Here’s what your paying for taxpayers!

“[The hotel] is ideally located at the seashore on 30 acres of lush lawns & landscaped gardens; close to business, shopping & entertainment.”

And how much does it cost to enjoy those “30 acres of lush lawns and landscaped gardens?” The standard rates are $275-$315 a night, and a suite will set you back $355-$590 a night. It’s refreshing to see our representatives spending taxpayer money to travel to another country to advocate for investment to spur their economies. What’s our unemployment rate again?


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