September 10, 2013
The Honorable Bill Posey, U.S. House of Representatives
We really were delighted to receive your message, "Re: “Government Spending Accountability Act”. When I was in business, if I had run things the same way Washington does, I would have been unable to retire (I am in my 87th year), and I would have ended up bankrupt. We can’t allow this to happen to the USA.
I promise to support HR 313 to the best of my ability, and I will get all my associates to do the same. When I realize how many dollars are spent for Government Conferences, I am appalled. Since all of these could be held in DC, not at fancy resorts, how much money would have been saved?
Just what was spent by agencies seeking private sector expenses (only $340 million) would have gone a great deal further if those dollars were spent to fight fraud and abuse in health care. IRS, Las Vegas, and many of the other “conferences” should not be at expensive hotels or other fancy locations when there are so many other less costly arenas to hold them.
Two members of your staff (Ms. Gillespie and Mr. Gavin) will be attending our special “coffee break” during the Medtrade Exhibition inOrlando. To minimize double costs, many industry associations hold their meetings during Medtrade. This assures better attendance and saves mega-dollars.
I just want to say THANK YOU for your support of the MPP Bill (HR1717) and I will notify all of our “team” to get involved and support you as our Congressman, one who cares about all the citizens of District 8!
Very truly yours,