Political Headlines March 4, 2013: Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Official Government Portraits

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Official Government Portraits

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-4-13

Department of Agriculture

Long before cameras were invented, our founding fathers kept their images alive with painted portraits. Paintings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson are part of American history.

But what began as official documentation of early leaders is now a formality, a tradition, a sign of prestige — and, some say, a burden on taxpayers….READ MORE

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