“Get yourselves efficient,” Pearce advised New Mexico federal workers in January amid a congressional fight on sequestration budget cuts that have since taken effect. “… I encourage the people in New Mexico to lead by example. Tighten your own belt and you’ll find yourself a winner as these cuts happen.”
Once again, Steve Pearce doesn’t get it. It’s okay to charge taxpayers $19,525 for 1 airline ticket to Egypt. His excuse? It was booked with less than 2 weeks notice and he didn’t know the cost of the trip.
But he’s the first one to lecture about wasteful government spending. He is a US Congressman, which makes him the government.
Instead of standing up and admitting he made a mistake and reimbursing taxpayers for his indifference and carelessness, Congressman Pearce makes one excuse after another.
Is that what he means “to lead by example?”