Washington, Sep 22 -


Mr. Speaker, do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man? Yes, I know the muffin man, but he doesnít live on Drury Lane. He lives at the Department of Justice and is growing rich on selling $16 muffins at Justice Lane.  

The DOJís Inspector General states, at only 10 conferences, DOJ spent almost $500,000 dollars on refreshments. Thatís $50,000 per conference for just refreshments that includes $4200 for 250 muffins.

How come one of these critters cost $16 a piece?

These are some high dollar muffins. Where do you even find a muffin that costs $16, Mr. Speaker? Iíve never seen one.  Maybe they are shipped in from a special bakery in France using secret ingredients? My favorite bakery in Texas ñ RAOís ñ tells me these things should be about $2 bucks a piece.

Why is the Justice Department, with all those fancy lawyers, letting the muffin man get away with their price gauging? Because the government lives high on the hog with tax payers money.

So Mr. Speaker, do you know the muffin man, the muffin man? I know the muffin man and the government should quit spending somebody elseís money to keep the muffin man in business.

And thatís just the way it is.