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Shea-Porter: No Congressional Spa Until Shutdown Ends

She has cosponsored a bill that would remove the gym and spa from the list of "essential" House services.

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. File photo.
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. File photo.
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter announced Friday that she is cosponsoring a bill aimed at closing Congress' members-only gym, spa and steamroom until the government shutdown ends.

Shea-Porter (D-NH) said the Shutdown Prioritization Act would remove the gym and spa from House Speaker John Boehner's list of "essential" House services.

"It is absolutely outrageous that John Boehner refuses to end the government shutdown but continues to give Members of Congress access to an exclusive spa," Shea-Porter said. "It’s ridiculous for Paul Ryan and John Boehner to keep this taxpayer-funded luxury open while New Hampshire families and business are denied access to their government."

She said members of Congress should not be able to access the taxpayer-supported gym, sauna, and steam room while tens of thousands of federal employees remain furloughed.

"How can Speaker Boehner decide that a steam room is essential but a paycheck for workers is not?" Shea-Porter said.

Lincoln Dwyer October 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM
And you're honestly going to invoke your 'parents' as a defense! As a claim for knowing anything about the complexity of Socialism. Really? I can basically guarantee to all our readers, you know nothing about the terrible complexities about Socialism. And by the same extent, you know absolute sh** about Obama, or Democrats. You make me laugh every time, Gas-bag. You cannot hide behind your baguettes and your Jerry Lewis/Roman Polanski adoration. Intelligent Americans KNOW when rejects from foreign insane asylums stick their pointed heads into politics here.
Lincoln Dwyer October 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Don't do this to yourself. Making such a fool. So you claim guns vs. my bat? I already know the who and where you are. So don't feel whatever comfort. Listen! With what little sense you have of sanity: This is America. The US of A. And no militia will ever survive against it. Neither your sense of safety. Because, our NSA knows more about you (as a Terrorist) as you do, (fart)Gassed-on. Et votre famille.
Lincoln Dwyer October 20, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Ah, bad. Yes! Gastorole. Tell us, em mass, where your education of American history is derived from. Was it here in a public school? Was it later in a college? Was it further an education at home, or reading on your own? Yes, share this experience, mon cheri. Overwhelm us with your wisdom of my own country. But, be sure to include the details, since I was a major in history. Go! Go to it, oh jazzmen!
Wallst October 21, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Lincoln, republicans/bags aren't too bright. We already know that educated people vote Democrat, so it's no surprise that gaston tends to post utter nonsense. http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/the-politics-of-going-to-college/?_r=1&
Lincoln Dwyer October 24, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Nice to hear from you, Wallst. Great post!

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