$20K sounds like Union Rates.
Just read this in the Time 1/27/2014 issue about painted portraits for office holders. People like senators, president or NASA or HUD, get the idea. A portrait may cost $20K if not more and it seems its started once you get to office. You would think a real good photo would do at these prices, even one that costs a $1K. What kind of hold do this painters have on govt. officials, is there some
"oil paint gate" being done here. Now, don't you think we could save a few $ not having all these portraits being done and just what happens to them once they leave office? Anyways, a bill is trying to get done but it not go anywhere. It took 7 people to write it and all about 150 words in it. What a croc... -----Willy