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    Time for a Culberson Birthday Bash, No Time for a Town Hall During August Recess

    BY Kelly Horsley
    08/21/2014
    Originally Published in The Political Chicken by Kelly Horsley on 8/15/14.

    Happy August recess, Congress! You know it's that time of year again, Congress is on a 'break' from work, that time of year when they finally have a chance to spend time with their constituents and discuss their voting record. Wait, what? What that should read is that Congress will be coming home to fill their coffers with more campaign donations by doling out more empty promises.

    That is sadly the case more often than not, and it is the case for my Congressman, John Culberson. If you've been reading any of my posts over the past few years, you know I'm not shy when it comes to sharing Congressman Culberson's voting record, since I have done so several times. Now, what has me most upset is so far I have yet to hear of a town hall meeting to be scheduled for his constituents. What I did get was an invite to a birthday party...wait for it...for HIM. It gets better, I promise. In order to attend this birthday bash, as it's called, you have to PAY to get in. Really? We live in a bass ackward kind of country when you have to PAY to see your very own congresscritter.

    It is supposed to be a really well attended event and it's held every year and we only have to pay $25 to get in. I don't care! I don't care how exciting the party might be, or how good the cake is (there's a Marie Antoinette joke in there somewhere, I just know it). There's something wrong with this picture.