Darndest Tax Dollar Spending // Say the Darndest Things // Do the Darndest Things
WHICH IS WORSE!
Pay, Pay Raises, And Missed Votes
BRAD LITTLE: Brad Little has received taxpayer-funded pay raises totaling more than 20% for his part-time job as lieutenant governor – In 2014, Brad Little got the largest pay raise of any elected official in the state.
Times-News, March 21, 2014
RAUL LABRADOR: During his time in Congress, Raul Labrador has missed over 200 votes. And since announcing his candidacy for governor in 2017, he has missed more than five times the number of votes as the average congressman, despite taking a $174,000 taxpayer-funded salary.
BRAD LITTLE: As state senator, Brad Little used a little-known loophole to charge taxpayers over $10,000 in per diem pay, even though he lives within 50 miles of the state Capitol.
Times-News, Feb. 24, 2008
RAUL LABRADOR: Congressman Raul Labrador has spent almost $6,700 in taxpayer dollars a year to lease a luxury SUV to drive comfortably around Idaho at your expense.
Spokesman Review, Oct. 29, 2016
Taxpayer-Funded Office Spending
BRAD LITTLE: Since 2014, Brad Little’s taxpayer-funded spending on his office employee salaries increased by more than 43%.
RAUL LABRADOR: In his time in Congress, Raul Labrador has given nearly $250,000 in taxpayer-funded bonuses to his congressional staff, and taxpayer-funded spending on office salaries has increased by approximately 36%.