Vitter: “Melancon’s $50K Luxury SUV – That YOU Paid For”

August 12, 2010

(Metairie, La) – A new television advertisement that started airing today highlights the taxpayer-funded luxury SUV that Charlie Melancon drives around Washington, D.C. According to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, Melancon has used taxpayer money from his Congressional Office funds, on top of his personal salary, to pay for his luxury Chevy Tahoe worth approximately $50,000.

So far, Charlie Melancon has used $41,441 in taxpayer dollars for lease payments, his monthly car insurance, registration fees, and property taxes. That equates to almost $900 EVERY month in taxpayer money for Melancon’s personal vehicle.

“Everyone knows Melancon is happy spending other people’s money on handouts to illegals and bailing out Wall Street firms, but driving around DC in a luxury SUV that Louisianians have paid for reeks of entitlement and arrogance,” Luke Bolar, spokesman for David Vitter for U.S. Senate said. “For many Louisiana families, $900 each month would cover their mortgage payments, yet Charlie Melancon mockingly has used their money to pay for his Tahoe. While so many Louisianians are working hard every day or still searching for employment, Charlie Melancon must live in a parallel universe to think his salary isn’t enough, but taxpayers should pay for his luxury vehicle too.”

To review the financial reports on the following expenditures click here.

. $50,000 Luxury Chevy Tahoe
. $41,441.07 total for leasing, car insurance
. $900 a month for the Tahoe
. This is in addition to his $174,000 per year salary

The television ad also highlights Melancon’s votes on the Wall Street bailouts and his votes to allow taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants.

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One Response to Vitter: “Melancon’s $50K Luxury SUV – That YOU Paid For”

  1. kajunman
    August 13, 2010 at 8:10 am

    'Charlie Melancon' — What more needs to be said??? A typical LA politician who is in office to get all he can in anyway he can. He fits right in with those who are in office in Washington, D.C.

    I have written him several times and have never received any type of reply. He really does believe he belongs in the position he is in and he can do anything he wants to do and it's OK.

    He's another Barry Obama lap-dog who has no backbone to stand up for his constituents and their needs.

    A vote for this man is a waste of common sense and a massive display of one's ignorance.

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