Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Free Rent???

This Week News has exposed a special privilege that the City of Hilliard is giving to Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15th).


Hilliard City Council members acted April 22 to temporarily provide free rent to U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Columbus), who has leased Hilliard's former police headquarters as his office for constituents since 2011.

The lease between Stivers and Hilliard included a provision for rent reduction in the event that federal budget cuts, or sequestration, resulted in a reduction to Stivers' representational allowances.....

Please!  Somehow this just doesn't seem right, ethical, or fair. What does the Hilliard City Council hope to gain from this arrangement?  Do other members of congress get free rent?