Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake Update: Congress Buys 3 Luxury Jets for Their Own Use

Funny, I thought everyone had to live within their own means. I thought we needed to not be so extravagant. I mean, Tom Daschle and Rahm Emmanuel's brother and Obama's other healthcare guy said we spend too much on medical tech, so I thought we should all live cheaper. Remember when Congress badgered the CEOs of corporations for coming to Washington in their private jets? Well, I guess the rules, just like Obamacare, does not apply to them. Check this out:
Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies.

But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress.

Make sure to bring this up to your members of Congress during those town halls, if they don't order the police to open fire on you or arrest you for daring to ask them questions or tell them they are wrong.

For more information, check out the Corner as well as the Examiner.