Skip to comments.Paul Flies Luxe on Your Dime [ron paul is a 2-faced self-dealing racist GOOFUS]
Posted on 01/17/2012 3:03:58 PM PST by Notwithstanding
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whos made his crusade to slash federal spending the cornerstone of his GOP presidential run, has been habitually flying first class at taxpayer expense.
Paul has jetted first class on at least 31 round-trip flights and 12 one-way flights since May 2009 to travel between Washington and his Texas district, according to an Associated Press review of congressional office expenses.
Another four round-trip tickets and two one-way tickets were eligible for upgrades to first class. The records did not reveal if the upgrade was made.
Pauls first-class flights on Continental Airlines cost taxpayers nearly $52,000 since 2009 or about $27,000 more than flying coach.
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I’m not going to get hot and bothered on that one. Security for someone like Paul is probably explainable as a reason for being in first class.
I don’t know where his district is, but I do know Andrews has an enormous number of flights going to other military installations around the country on a daily basis.
If they’re going anyway, it doesn’t cost anything extra to add one more troop on standby, so that should hold for a congresscritter, too.
I am not a Paul supporter, but he is a high-profile, recognizable politician. Security is a legit concern with him I’d think. He generates a lot of emotion.
First Class restraints cost a lot more.
Doesn’t Bloomberg ride the subway?
Agree. This is a silly non-issue.
Wouldn’t surprise me, but I’m not from NY.
you know what?
I think they should be more careful with our money and stretch those taxpayer dollars until they squawk. Ron Paul or any other congressman is not more valuable than coach
I agree. Picking on Paul on a non-issue might divert attention when a real issue comes up.
The best solution is the one Perry supports - keep them out of Washington most of the time and they won’t need those tickets.
and playing the race card on idiot Paul falls flat with me
I don't disagree with his LA Riots comment and I doubt any candidate can make sure that no racists..what few there are.. ever goes to his event
What amuses me on Paul is that underneath he is a blame America type with an eye on his wallet.
meanwhile Obama has a party and JayZee...a clown likely adored by a few younger freepers gets onstage and spouts serious anti white venom and nobody has the balls to call him or Pres Bro on it
but folks hand wring over frank talk from Paul on black folks acting up or if bad men came to see him speak
and that he is an anti Semite for having a different point of view on Israel and Palies
you can count me out...Paul is wrong on everything foreign policy wise but this crap sells about as well with me as yesterday's holiday did
I was going to say it looks like he flew cattle car at least some of the time. But yet if it was official business, he might be a nut but he’s the USA’s nut so he gets a security detail.
Hey, he is just practicing pissing money away like Obama does.
You don’t “wax”? Not even Johnson Wax, a family owned company?
Anyhow, it’s hard for the average onlooker to separate the “official” Ron Paul from the chopped nuts he is rolled in. Would there be a tiff in the White House if he got elected and the CIA came to him and said honest Injun, we did not engineer 9/11 or any domestic political shift? There’d sure be a tiff with the nuts.
Chump change! A year’s worth of Congressional business and it’s less than one Obama/Moochelle vacation.
Last year, we took notice when Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) returned $100,000 of his Congressional office budget to the United States Treasury.
Just another of thousands of reasons I agree with Rick Perry’s (and our founders) contention that we should have a part-time congress. That’s what our founders intended, that each representative serve his or her term and go back home. I’m so sick of federal career politicians and Paul is certainly one of them.
Everyone knows that the hot air should be at the front pf the plane.
i agree,non- minor issue.
how does his record compare to other congress members ?
Could some of this stem from difficulties in discerning where the nuts leave off and the actual Ron Paul begins?
It’s hard to be a politician and not find yourself in some kind of hypocrisy. If on the hypocrisometer Mitt Romney was a 9, Ron Paul might be a 1.
If that be so, then Paul doesn’t think Congress is there for any reason. Was the Constitution supposed to be a comprehensive list of all laws, rather than a set of criteria that all laws must meet? I don’t think so.
C’mon, the poor guy’s like 117 years old. He needs a place to strecth out. Give him a break.
Please how ridiculous and hypocritical to ignore the obvious bias! So freaking lame...
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I'm not sure about that. But I do know there is no subway from Washington, D.C., to Texas Congressional District 14.
But he can fly in coach from Texas to Washington D.C.
“okay for Newt to charge the tax payers millions of dollars for advice to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,”
Fannie and Freddie were publicly listed companies on the New York Stock Exchange until the close of trade on July 7, 2010, after which they traded OTC.
I’m curious about this mechanism that you know of, where tax payers pay the bills of NYSE listed companies. Please advise how that worked.
There’s a few hundred major companies whose stockholders would like them to join that gravy train once they learn how it’s done.
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