Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is dedicated to protecting the interests of the everyday taxpayer. The Georgia Republican voted against the trillion dollar Build Back Better infrastructure bill (and encouraged taxpayers to let the traitorous Republicans who voted for it know that they are traitors). She’s called for a total government shutdown to block all spending by the Biden administration. And she’s saved the taxpayer as much as $65,000 this year with one simple maneuver.
News reports differ on exactly how much Greene has racked up in fines, but it seems to be at least somewhere in the five digits. The way these fines work is that they’re deducted from members’ paychecks, so Greene essentially gets a pay cut every time she incurs a fine.
Greene has sued Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over the rule, calling it “unconstitutional,” although it isn’t; the Speaker has long had the power to set dress code rules in the House of Representatives. That suit is privately funded, another way Greene is looking out for the taxpayer.