Palin Bilked Alaskan Taxpayers $16,941 'Per Diem' To Stay Home At Her House
Maverick small-government conservative Sarah Palin charged Alaskan taxpayers $16,941 to spend 312 nights of her first 19 months as governor ather own house in Wasilla. Governor Palin has an official mansion in the capital, Juneau, but she's happier making Alaska's citizens pay her $54.33 a night to sleep in her own bed.
In the United States, a per diem is reimbursement money provided by your employer to stay in hotels and eat simple meals at Chili's while you are traveling for work -- Palin's complete ridiculous reversal of this basic concept of American Business just shows what a free-thinking lunatic John McCain picked for his veep nominee.
Palin also made Alaskan citizens pay $43,490 to transport her daughters and husband between the state capital and her house in the Anchorage exurb of Wasilla. She is exactly what America needs, if America is going to fool the IRS with all these bogus "business lunches" at the corner Subway.