Richard Windsor’s $40K official portrait spurs EGO Act banning taxpayer funding — ‘Lisa Jackson can borrow my camera for free’

FoxNews.com reports:

A Louisiana Republican has introduced a bill to put an end to taxpayers footing the bill for official, commissioned portraits of Washington’s movers and shakers.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Rep. Bill Cassidy introduced the legislation – called the EGO Act, or Eliminating Government-funded Oil Painting – after reports the Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $40,000 for former administrator Lisa Jackson’s portrait.

“Lisa Jackson can borrow my camera for free,” he suggested as an alternative, the paper reported.

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One thought on “Richard Windsor’s $40K official portrait spurs EGO Act banning taxpayer funding — ‘Lisa Jackson can borrow my camera for free’”

  1. If a portrait is realistically priced, that’s different. A thousand-dollar portrait isn’t that bad, all things considered, and running a country is an important thing to remember. However, there is no need for these paintings to run into the tens of thousands. It’s the same old “not my money so hang the price” issue.

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