Lautenberg Has Become The Senate’s Number One Kook
Doesn’t Frank Lautenberg have anything better to do? If the junior senator is so concerned about the appearance of impropriety in government he might want to take a look in his own back yard. Actually, we think Frank is losing it - he's calling for another investigation.
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg asked congressional investigators Monday to examine whether the Social Security Administration's use of taxpayer money to poll the public was legal.
Lautenberg, a Democrat, made the request to the Government Accountability Office after The Associated Press reported Sunday that the federal agency had spent at least $2 million on Gallup Organization surveys since 1998.
AP reported that the Social Security Administration hired Gallup under former President Clinton to find out how well-informed people were about the program.
White House spokesman Trent Duffy said he was unaware of any White House involvement in the surveys. He said lawmakers who serve on the congressional committees that oversee Social Security have been briefed by the Social Security agency in past years about the poll results and hadn't objected to the surveys.