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Congress + ATMS = ?

In case you needed another reminder that congress doesn’t represent you, here’s the Washington Post on political ATM usage:

Sen. Ben Nelson (D), for example, told the Omaha World-Herald this week that he has never once used an ATM, relying on bank tellers instead. His Nebraska colleague, Sen. Mike Johanns (R), has used his ATM card fewer than five times. And Sen. Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, told the newspaper that he has a bank card but doesn’t use it for cash.

“I’ve never used an ATM, so I don’t know what the fees are. It’s true, I don’t know how to use one,” Nelson, 69, said.

I’m very glad the folks making the decisions are also part of the 7 percent of Americans who don’t use ATMs. Great.

[Via clusterflock]

May 21, 2010