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NHS staff drive fleet of taxpayer-funded luxury cars
Telegraph ^ | 7/2/12 | Staff

Posted on 07/02/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT by Nachum

National Procurement, a branch of the NHS National Services Division, arranged for staff who are deemed to be "regular users" of cars for business to get the cars through a taxpayer-backed vehicle-leasing scheme. The role of National Procurement, which is funded by the Scottish Government, is to buy medical supplies for the NHS, and to "increase savings" for the health service. Figures provided by National Procurement in response to a Freedom of Information request showed that 40 employees, or one in eight members of staff, had used the 4x4s and convertibles to drive to work. Much of the

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: drive; nhs; staff; taxpayer

1 posted on 07/02/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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Health care bureaucrat: “Mr. Smith, I have good news and bad news. First the bad news.. the panel has reviewed your request for wife to receive the life-saving brain tumor surgery, and that request has been denied. That is rationed treatment... very costly, you know, and our national health care guidelines reserve expensive surgeries to political and party leaders and their families. You do not qualify.”

Smith: “What’s the good news?”

Health care bureaucrat: “I am THOROUGHLY enjoying driving my new taxpayer-paid 2012 Mercedes CLS Luxury Coupe!”


2 posted on 07/02/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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Sounds a bit like our beloved (by some) Governor,Deval “Coupe Deval” Patrick.For decades before he came to office top state officials,including Governors,were given a Crown Vic.Some had drivers,some had to drive themselves.Upon assuming office Coupe Deval defiantly announced that a Crown Vic wasn't good enough for him and he demanded...and got...a Cadillac (thus the nickname).
3 posted on 07/02/2012 1:25:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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One can only imagine what the 16,000 newly minted IRS agents will be driving on their appointed rounds.


4 posted on 07/02/2012 1:28:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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One can only imagine what the 16,000 newly minted IRS agents will be driving on their appointed rounds.

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5 posted on 07/02/2012 1:36:10 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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One can only imagine what the 16,000 newly minted IRS agents will be driving on their appointed rounds.

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Thank you, MileHi! I needed a good laugh today.

6 posted on 07/02/2012 2:25:00 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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7 posted on 07/02/2012 3:23:27 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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