Think Congressional junkets are bad in the states? Check out the Philipines. The country has a big vote coming up on a value added tax. Big enough for Philipine President Arroyo to consider a special session of that country's Congress. But there may not be a quorum in either house for a vote.
At least 30 Filipino congressmen are in Las Vegas. They're there to see native son Manny Pacquiao box Mexican opponent Erik Morales this Saturday.
That could mean a TKO for the VAT. (Philipine Star)