Lawmakers Wasted Thousands on Coffee, Doughnuts

The end of 2012 brought America to the brink of economic collapse. Reviewing the daily routines of Washington’s elite during that time, you’d never know it. A new report by the Washington Guardian exposes the lavish habits of congressional leaders ahead of the sequester, including dishing out tens of thousands of tax dollars on gourmet coffee and doughnuts, swanky catering, and items from upscale grocery stores. The “lattes for lawmakers” culture implies a significant disconnect between many of Washington’s lawmakers and the average suffering American, an alarming realization bearing in mind the power they hold.