Skip to comments.Pelosi Air Lines Expanding Fleet of Luxury Jets for Congresmen
Posted on 08/05/2009 12:54:28 PM PDT by Starman417
Meanwhile, millions more Americans are out of work as Congress jets!
In March, we learned how ravenous the travel appetite is for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats in Congress. The documents which show the frequency of trips to exotic destinations would be a crushing scandal if Republicans were in charge of Congress.
But since Dems are in charge, few will say a negative word about this:
House Orders Up Three Elite Jets By Paul Singer Roll Call August 5, 2009
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.
The Air Force had asked for one Gulfstream 550 jet (price tag: about $65 million) as part of an ongoing upgrade of its passenger air service.
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Sounds like the Second Amendment needs to be expanded to cover AAA.....
House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress. So much about the evil rich people scam.
Let them eat cake...
White House defends Pelosi over plane cnn.com ^ | Feb 8 2007
They took them away from CEOs so that our lords and masters in Congress could use them.
Do you expect Pelosi to have to stop and refuel in Kansas?
Not the red Queen!
Large cabin, Ultra long range..
She would never stop in a fly over zone she knows it would be her last one.
Now is this the same congress that has been raking CEOs over the coals about Bizjet usage?? is this THAT congress??