Heath Shuler in Sri Lanka on Taxpayer's Dime

January 11, 2009

 Good Afternoon,

We found him! Heath is having a great time on what seems to be a taxpayer-funded Congressional trip to Sri Lanka. Instead of being honest with North Carolina middle-class families about his support for Obama’s job-destroying policies, Shuler decided to put 9,276 miles between him and the President. How does spending North Carolina families’ hard-earned money for a Congressional trip to Sri Lanka bring jobs to Asheville? Shuler must have needed a break after an abysmal fundraising quarter, where he only raised $87,000 for his re-election bid.

NRCC COMMENT: “Shuler is taking a page right out of Obama’s playbook by going on a taxpayer-funded trip to learn how to export more jobs to foreign countries. Shuler can put as many miles as he wants between him and Obama but North Carolina middle-class families understand that his job-destroying policies have made North Carolina’s bad economy even worse.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Andrea Bozek