Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Budget deal includes $174K payout to widow of millionaire Senator

Beyond digraceful.

Buried inside the budget deal brokered by Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid: a payout to the millionaire widow of the late Democratic senator Frank Lautenberg. There is appropriated for payment to Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from New Jersey, $174,000.”

Agreed to by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate.

Lautenberg’s networth was $56.8 million last year.

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