The report is just in from CBS news: Congress spent over $1 million on the Climate Treaty trip to Copenhagen. Let’s not even talk about the fact that Congress has no Constitutional right to negotiate a treaty. By now we should know that Congressional knowledge of the Constitution is seriously limited to the parts they “like.” Diving into this CBS report we see that spouses, staffers, and others took the trip too. Do you think you’d be able to take your spouse on a company trip and have the company pay for it? Doubtful. But that’s the way it is when your company doesn’t pay for anything, like the government. I suggest Congress take a look at video conferencing. It would save us money. But then again, taking your wife to Kinkos isn’t as sexy as taking her to Europe for free. Hard economic times means you, the citizen, sacrifice. It doesn’t mean our elite sacrifice. They “know better” anyway. Think about that next time you skip going out to eat so you can save that $40 for your gas bill.