As lower- and middle-income Americans continue to suffer through the economic downturn, the U.S. government provides another taxpayer-funded bailout to an unlikely “institution.”
The Senate barbershop.
As reported by The Daily, “America’s most distinguished leaders get their hair cut at the Senate barbershop, but taxpayers are the ones really getting clipped.”
According to Time, “The Senate salon, located in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building, opened in 1859 and served only senators, for free, until the 1970s. Now it serves the public—for a price—and welcomed about 27,000 customers last year, still not enough to not require taxpayer money to keep it humming.”
It would seem that Congress has no qualms about skimming a little off the top…of taxpayer dollars.