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by Katrina O. Indiana Water Filters
News reports noted a prime example of that waste: In the first quarter of 2010 alone, the House spent $190,000 taxpayer dollars on bottled water.
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During and after the State of the Union last Tuesday, President Obama and Congressional Republicans waxed poetic about the need to cut wasteful spending in Washington. Here's an easy place to start:

According to Corporate Accountability International, Congress spent nearly $200,000 on bottled water in just three months last year. Recent studies estimate that bottled water costs almost 2,000 times more than tap water even though the two types of water often come from the same sources.

Besides being a waste of money, bottled water is terrible for the environment: The energy needed to produce the plastic consumption is enough to fuel three million cars for a year. Nearly one million tons of plastic bottles are discarded as litter each year, ending up in landfills, lakes and streams. What's more, public water infrastructure in DC and around the whole country needs all the support it can get especially from Congress.

Tell Congress to stop wasting our money and end its use of bottled water.

To sweeten the deal, DC Water (a local utility) has even offered to provide every member of Congress with a reusable water bottle as well as free water quality testing systems for Congressional office buildings.

When members of Congress complain about wasteful spending, they should curb their own bad habits first.

Sign this petition today to tell Congress to end its use of bottled water:

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-the-house-of-representatives-to-ditch-bottled-water-and-save-taxpayer-dollars?alert_id=FGYBItSTxs_pjpkGVKCny&me=aa

Thanks for taking action,

Judith and the Change.org team

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About Katrina O. Professional     Indiana Water Filters

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Laura Newton Committed  The Water Filter Lady
Thank you for sharing this Kat. I signed it!
Feb 3rd 2011 13:23   
Patsy j Payne Committed   konnektions konsultant
I joined organization and signed petition. Esp since they were offered FREE refillable bottles. They used to have glasses of water they drank from...What happened to that concept.
Feb 4th 2011 18:14   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Petition signed.let the install water filters and drink from the tap.
Feb 4th 2011 20:33   
Pete Balasch Jr. Magnate I   Proximity Marketing World Wide
Great Info What about there Gold Plated toilet seats? Do you think they should get rid of them?
Feb 4th 2011 21:08   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Thank you all for signing!

Yes Cheryl! and they should purchase Multi-Pure filters! ;)

Patsy, I remember seeing pitchers and glasses, a long time ago. I too wonder what happened to that concept!

Pete, I have heard of those gold plated seats as well, I sure hope they don't have those any more, and if they do, well they could sell them and put the case towards water filters!
Feb 5th 2011 04:18   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
When I was in the Army we used to pay $24 for bottles of 200 count generic Tylenol. That was back in the early 80's. We used to comment every time we did inventory that we could get it cheaper at the local drug store.
Feb 5th 2011 06:28   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
No kidding! that is just terrible! In my opinion, companies should donate that and other necessary items to our troops!
Feb 5th 2011 07:21   
Warren Contreras Magnate I   Old Retired Guy
Doesn't make a lot of sense, does it?
Feb 5th 2011 10:05   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Unfortunately Companies make money off of the troops. I saw an estimate during the fist gulf war that the cost per troop stationed in Iraq was $500 per day.

I'm still trying to figure out where that $500 was spent I can say It wasn't spent on me when I was in!
Feb 5th 2011 12:51   
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Feb 6th 2011 14:26   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Lilian, your post is inappropriate! I will not contact you, nor will anyone else I know! Stop spamming!
Feb 6th 2011 14:57   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
@Katrina HE has been busy and HE has been reported directly to Wincer for removal. Posted the same thing on my Rev page and another one.
Feb 6th 2011 15:32   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Good, His home page link on his profile, leads to another APSense member
Feb 6th 2011 15:52   
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