A picture is worth a thousand words. Or, in this case, a maximum of 140 characters.
Earlier this week, Rep. Ami Bera's office posted a Facebook message asking constituents for ideas about how to cut government spending.
"It's inexcusable that your hard-earned taxpayer dollars are too-often wasted on misguided on inefficient government spending," stated the post, which has since been removed.
The accompanying photograph was of the Rancho Cordova sign, and the same image had been used before on other posts by the Elk Grove Democrat.
Still, some city officials weren't happy with the implication. Rancho Cordova Councilman David Sander responded to the congressman on Twitter: "If you are looking for government waste, you are looking about 2,400 miles too far west!"
Sander said he was alerted to the post by the city's mayor, Dan Skoglund. Both Republicans have endorsed one of Bera's opponents, ex-Republican Rep. Doug Ose, but insisted the matter was unrelated.