The latest extravagant waste of taxpayer money by EPA Chief Scott Pruitt for Trump critics to be OUTRAGED™ over: the Washington Post revealed that Pruitt spent $130 each on 12 custom fountain pens from a jewelry store. The left is howling that you could get Bics for 29 cents each! Or steal pens from the bank, if they weren’t chained down!
Before you join the calls for Pruitt’s scalp, here are three things liberal media outlets are failing to mention: 1. These are ceremonial bill-signing pens that are given to foreign officials as gifts. 2. President Obama not only did the same thing, he used pens that cost $55 more apiece (and used 22 of them to sign Obamacare alone.) 3. Since when have Democrats been so worried about wasting the taxpayers’ money that they demand officials use the cheapest pens possible?
Even if Obama had used a 29-cent Bic, it would still have cost the taxpayers billions every time he signed a bill. Under the Democrats, the only pen in Washington that could've saved the taxpayers some serious money was the veto pen.