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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s mileage reimbursement “raises red flags,” ethics experts say​


Candidates for federal office can legally reimburse themselves for miles driven in personal vehicles using the Internal Revenue Service’s mileage rate, which was 57.5 cents per mile for 2020. The Republican congresswoman from western Colorado wrote two checks totaling $22,259 from her campaign coffers for mileage between January and mid-November.

To justify those reimbursements, Boebert would have had to drive 38,712 miles while campaigning, despite having no publicly advertised campaign events in March, April or July, and only one in May. Furthermore, because the reimbursements came in two payments — a modest $1,060 at the end of March and $21,200 on Nov. 11 — Boebert would have had to drive 36,870 miles in just over seven months between April 1 and Nov. 11 to justify the second payment.

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Sadly this isn't restricted to any one political persuasion. The whole concept of "public service" seems to have grown to mean "easy money" for far too many.

Rep. Lauren Boebert’s mileage reimbursement “raises red flags,” ethics experts say​


Candidates for federal office can legally reimburse themselves for miles driven in personal vehicles using the Internal Revenue Service’s mileage rate, which was 57.5 cents per mile for 2020. The Republican congresswoman from western Colorado wrote two checks totaling $22,259 from her campaign coffers for mileage between January and mid-November.

To justify those reimbursements, Boebert would have had to drive 38,712 miles while campaigning, despite having no publicly advertised campaign events in March, April or July, and only one in May. Furthermore, because the reimbursements came in two payments — a modest $1,060 at the end of March and $21,200 on Nov. 11 — Boebert would have had to drive 36,870 miles in just over seven months between April 1 and Nov. 11 to justify the second payment.

Denver Post Article


Sadly this isn't restricted to any one political persuasion. The whole concept of "public service" seems to have grown to mean "easy money" for far too many.
Weirdly, 38,712 miles is only just over 1 & 1/2 times the circumference of the Earth at the equator. I mean, if she drove 60mph for 40hrs a week for about 4 months this is possible....but to do this in 7 months it's only 5,267miles/month or 1215miles/week or really not plausible.
 

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Fleet cards.

Its implied it was personal miles when its campaign miles if you read through.

You have to deduce on your own there were more than one vehicles and drivers.

Sneaky almost fake news.
As always the details are between the lines . It is 1000 km from Vancouver to Calgary 2000 round trip doing a trip of this distance twice a week is 100,000 km in a year , not that much of a stretch . Ask Boomer .
 

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Boomer isn't driving this and also full time in the Senate. There's a difference.
Certainly , all I am saying it is easier to pile on the miles in a rural or highway setting . I am not in any way sayIng she didn’t exaggerate her claim , everybody does it and I would expect elected members are well coached .
 
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Boomer isn't driving this and also full time in the Senate. There's a difference.
Wasn't the reimbursement for her campaigning mileage before the election in Colorado? First term election I might add knocking on a lot of doors. I've piled on more than 10,000 km in a month for my work and that would include sitting at a jobsite for multiple days
 
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After defunding the Seattle Police Department, with promises of more cuts to come, Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is criticizing a detective for not offering her VIP treatment in an investigation into email threats she received.

Sawant wants extra attention and resources to resolve the issue. But that isn’t possible. The SPD’s staffing is exceptionally low thanks to Sawant’s successful crusade to chase police officers out of town and cut their budget.

It’s an odd demand, not just because Sawant routinely attacks the police, but because she didn’t bother to do even a modicum of research into the basics of police work. Honestly, watching a single episode of Law & Order could clear up most of her ignorance…

In a Twitter tirade, coinciding with another press release to garner sympathetic media coverage, Sawant again played victim.