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Republicans are living "high on the hog" at tax payers' expense — while demanding cuts in food stamps and other services for unemployed and poor Americans

His ego was as large as his tax payer-supplied expense account.
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Illinois Rep. Schock announces resignation amid questions about his spending

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the end of the month.

"I do this with a heavy heart," Schock said in a statement in which he said he had given the people of his Peoria-area district his all since his election in 2008.

"But the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself," he said.

Schock has come under heavy scrutiny following revelations of lavish spending, payments to donors for flights on private jets and improperly categorized expenses. On Monday, the AP confirmed that the Office of Congressional Ethics had reached out to Schock's associates as it apparently began an investigation.

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