Senator Rand Paul returned $600,000 from his office budget back to the United States Treasury. According to The Blaze, last year he returned $500,000. So in two years Senator Paul has saved the taxpayers $1.1 million. It’s a shame every Senator and Congressman doesn’t do the same thing. It’s certainly not going to cut the deficit, but it’s a good start. They should all be this frugal with our dollars.
“We watch every purchase,” Paul said. “We watch what computers we buy, what paper we buy, the ink cartridges. We treat the money like it’s our money, or your money, and we look at every expenditure.”
The senator, a Tea Party favorite, noted, “We are frugal from top to bottom.”
Update: Linked by Big Pulpit – thanks!