Anderson takes House DFLers to task for increasing the per diem from $66 to $77 a day, doubling committee budgets from $324,000 to $646,000 per session, and having more meetings during the off-season in his latest news column.
As a fiscal conservative I am strongly opposed to any and all expenditures which do not show a reasonable return on the investment. Each month I receive a statement in the mail from my financial advisor telling me how my investments did for the month and what the returns were. When I look at what is happening in the legislature I see the “investments” are steadily increasing, but I can’t see any notable “return” from these expenditures and that greatly troubles me as a legislator and a taxpayer.
Really? Rep Anderson took per diem on 136 of 139 session days, 75 of which they were considered legislative days, hauling in a total of $20,402.73 in "alternate compensation".
Can Rep Anderson produce any evidence of a "reasonable return on the investment"?
It troubles him as a legislator and a taxpayer, yet cannot refrain from filling his face at the trough?
Blueman does not heart politicians who are hypocritical...