Pay Us Back: John Boehner Has Wasted $2.1 Million On New Benghazi Investigation


John Boehner’s House Benghazi Select Committee has wasted $2.1 million in taxpayer money investigating the already disproven Republican Benghazi conspiracy theory, and it is time for taxpayers to demand a refund.

Bloomberg reported:

The tally: $1,795,017 from the time the panel began work in May through the end of 2014. More than three-fourths of the total went to compensate staff.

So far in 2015, there’s only one report to examine. It showed that the House Select Committee on Benghazi spent $289,085 in January.

The grand total, so far, is just less than $2.1 million.

The total that has been spent on the Benghazi investigation will likely be dwarfed by the amount of taxpayer money that House Republicans will spend on investigating emails. $2.1 million doesn’t sound like much money in terms of government spending, but for the same amount House Republicans could provide a month of food assistance to more than 8,000 needy American families. It would be nice if the Clinton email obsessed media would ask these hungry Americans if they would rather have food for a month, or know what Hillary Clinton did with her emails.

I suspect that hungry people would rather have food than “get the facts” on Benghazi. House Republicans are not only wasting money with their bogus investigations. They are also misusing resources.

John Boehner owes taxpayers millions of dollars, and it is time that they demanded a refund. (Sorry, Boehner, your credit is no good here, and no we won’t take a personal check.) A million here or there means nothing to House Republicans, but a few dollars can make all the difference between eating and not eating for millions of hungry Americans.

The message to Speaker Boehner is simple. Pay us back.

25 Replies to “Pay Us Back: John Boehner Has Wasted $2.1 Million On New Benghazi Investigation”

  1. “A Million here, and Million there, and next thing you know you’re talking about REAL Money.”
    -R. Reagan

    “A Million Saved is a Million Earned.”
    – G.H.W. Bu$h

  2. They are so fiscally conservative aren’t they! They probably grew goverment by adding staff to work these many, many scandal investigations. Someone should report on that.

    Repubs are such hypocrites.

  3. Agreed, and if the rethug budget is anything to go by they want to inflict more misery on older americans and kids, well, now they have officially declared us an enemy of Israel we don’t hve to give money to Israel, perhaps our poor and elderly can use it.

  4. The tally: $1,795,017 from the time the panel began work in May through the end of 2014. More than three-fourths of the total went to compensate staff.

    There it is. This is nothing more than kickbacks to other baggers.

    If I ran the DOJ I would be checking their garages to see what kind of cars they are driving

  5. I’m sure Pelosi could have found plenty to investigate about the Bush administration. Instead she focussed on doing her job. The rethugs are so disfunctional, with majorities in both the house and the senate, they can’t come together to move any legislation. The witch hunt is all they have. Such a short time, but I guess we already know witch party is better suited to govern.

  6. If any one of us hard working individuals wasted money and got zip for results, we would be summarily, immediately fired. Likely with our superiors trying to take us to court to recoup the money!

  7. Benghazi has become the Albatross around their necks….They just can’t shake it off. Without it, they are irrelevant. Without it, they can’t look as if they are doing their jobs. Going through the motions of a witch-hunt : i.e. “Benghazi, Benghazi” And still they can’t pin the tail on the donkey (the non-existent donkey). Like the game, they have blindfolds on and are spinning, and spinning and bumping into walls….and we LAUGH!

  8. Not Albatross but a crack pipe. Just when they think they have kicked the habit some dealer put that rock in front of them and they just cant themselves. Just see Charlie

  9. I have heard that the security at that embassy had been diminished through republican sponsored budget cuts and votes.
    Is this true?

  10. I have heard that the security at that embassy had been diminished through a republican sponsored budget cut bill and votes.
    Is this true?

  11. It depends on how you read the budget. Funding was cut some because it wasn’t to the levels that was needed but it was raised from the previous budget. You say tomato I say tomota

  12. Before the attacks, the administration had been requesting increased funding for the embassy to increase security measures. They felt the security at some of the embassies, including Benghazi, were inadequate at the time. Republicans, such as Paul Ryan, were in charge of the committee that was responsible for approving such funding. They denied the requests for more funding. Then when the attacks happened, they made sure to put all blame on the administration in the eyes of the people.

    The administration knew there was a problem there, but were denied by Republicans in Congress from having the funds to actually do anything about it. So naturally the GOP has to draw attention away from themselves by fabricating this conspiracy so the people are too distracted to know that it could have been prevented if it wasn’t for the GOP.

    Don’t forget the 13 or so embassy attacks with some 60 deaths under Bush that didn’t generate any conspiracy talk and also didn’t show up in the media a…

  13. If Boehner and the TP/GOPs paid money out of their own pockets, I’m sure they’d stop these “investigations.”

    BTW, the law about not using one’s private emails for government business didn’t become law till 2014.

  14. If they want to take healthcare from the people, tell Boehner to first pay back the $2.1 million he wasted on Benghazi investigation; and after that, we need to have the gov shutdown loss paid back.

  15. If the libtards in charge told the truth from the start we would not be investigating. O I forgot this started from a video? You my friend are the hypocrite!

  16. They told the truth and that’s in the republican House Intelligence Report issued on November 21, 2014.

    They didn’t report it on Fox, but that’s not an excuse for you to spread such misinformation.

  17. This is the money quote from Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

    “CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien asked, “Is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security?”
    Chaffetz answers, “Absolutely. Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have… 15,0000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in touch economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”

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