The American consumer is in an uneasy place these days, as the financial burdens of the Biden administration continue to weigh heavily on the minds and wallets of our great nation.
At the pump, Americans are paying more for gas than they perhaps ever have, and things aren’t much better in the grocery store either. (And that’s if you can even find the sort of things that you need).
But the fat cats in Washington DC are still living it up, and some of the luxury perks of their public service are being subsidized by the same Americans who are struggling to make ends meet.
The House of Representatives is planning to announce they will give staffers in Washington, D.C., and in district offices, free Peloton memberships using taxpayer dollars each month amid skyrocketing inflation.
According to a draft email obtained by FOX Business from the office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the “premier employee benefit,” which will also be made available to all Capitol Police, will provide staffers with both Peloton All-Access and a Peloton App membership at no monthly cost.
The entire debacle was highly insulting.
Beginning May 18, the government contract with fitness giant Peloton, under efforts from the House Center for Well-Being, will be offered to the estimated 10,000 people on staff working for the House of Representatives and about 2,300 Capitol Police officers.
A source familiar with the matter told FOX Business that the contract cost is a $10,000 upfront payment to Peloton, plus an extra $10 per month charge for each staffer or officer that utilizes the benefit. If 12,000 staffers took advantage of the benefit, it would cost taxpayers $120,000 a month.
For other Americans, a Peloton All-Access Membership costs $39 per month and a Peloton App Membership costs $12.99 per month.
The offensive situation is almost sure to incite a renewed anger among the electorate, who’ve already grown tired of the federal government’s antics of late.