Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-1) tangled with BeafortCountyNow over the issue of congressional staffers being able to unload their student loan payments onto the taxpayer.
Butterfield was apparently unaware of the government perk.
"I've never heard anything about that and doubt seriously that it could be true. I have heard that some of them have gotten in trouble for not paying their taxes, but I don't know anything for sure on that."Later it was discovered that such a lavish perk does indeed exist.
...the Committee on House Administration did establish the Student Loan Repayment Program to provide House employing offices an additional tool with which to recruit and retain qualified staff in the service of the House. In general, the program enables participating House employing offices to authorize repayment of qualifying student loans on behalf of eligible employees who agree in writing to remain in their employment for a period of one year.
It seems that there are so many troughs from which to feed that our N.C. Congressman from district one has difficulty tracking just those within his office.
With millions scraping to get by and graduates often finding it difficult to make payments on their loans, we have bureaucrats in DC fattening themselves as the graduates starve.
And where does this cornucopia of troughs from which the gluttonous DC bureaucrats feed lead? To DC largess, and private sector poverty: