Rick Saccone has an “appetite for fine dining” and routinely “eats breakfasts, lunches, appetizers, and dinners that lobbyists pay for in Harrisburg.” And Saccone billed Pennsylvanians $435,172, using his expense account in his first seven years as a state legislator in Harrisburg. $435,172 – that’s seven years of paychecks (median household income PA18 in 2016 is $63,825, according to US Census) and enough money to buy three houses (local median home value is $130,400). On top of that, Rick Saccone has a taxpayer-funded salary of $87,180. And now, Harrisburg politician Rick Saccone wants a promotion to the United States Congress.
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"Saccone admitted the lobbyist-paid meal stories are true." (The Morning Call, 9/29/17)
"Expense records show that Rick Saccone (R), who is running in the upcoming Pennsylvania special election for Congress, spent $435,172 in taxpayer money using his expense account in his first seven years as a state lawmaker."(Political Wire, February 1, 2018)
"Records maintained by the Pennsylvania General Assembly show that Saccone has billed taxpayers for a variety of questionable expenses." (The Intercept, 2/1/18)
"Pennsylvania lawmakers earn a base salary of $87,180, second only to their counterparts in California." (The Intercept, 2/1/18)