Re: "Free meal limits confuse some legislators" (TNT, 1-31).
Some of our legislators are venting their annoyance that they can only get 12 free meals from lobbyists.
How horrible! I have worked for the federal government for 28 years. I never got my free meal.
We are prohibited from accepting gifts from contractors. I guess it doesn't look like a conflict of interest when state legislators do it.
One of them explained they have no choice but to have working lunches. I have gone to many meetings and worked through my lunch many times, yet nobody had to feed me. Is this because I am not a state legislator, or is it because I am an adult?
I was surprised that the House and Senate have a significant number of Republicans. I thought only Democrats cried when they get less free stuff.
Perhaps these poor souls could pool their resources and buy a Crock-Pot and some Tupperware. Pot roast and veggies make great leftovers for work. They could even wait in line at the food bank and maybe get some free food.