Skip to comments.Congress Bags Free Airport Parking, Front-of-the-Line Airline Bookings
Posted on 10/29/2013 3:41:49 PM PDT by ColdOne
According to the new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, Capitol Hill staffers use private dedicated phone lines set up just for members of Congress when booking lawmakers flights. Airlines also allow politicians to reserve seats on multiple flights but only pay for the trips they actually take.
They are treated completely differently from the time they book their ticket until the time they land at the airport, Kate Hanni, director of Flyers Rights, told Roll Call.
Members of Congress also enjoy free parking courtesy of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. In fact, Washingtons Dulles International Airport has 97 reserved spaces just for members of Congress. Reagan National has 89 special parking spots.
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They are our new “royalty.”
As most already know, some of the pigs are more equal then the rest.
I’m starting to understand how guillotines on the Place de la Concorde came about.
Welcome to America!
They also do not have to go through security at the airports. They are exempt.
I knew of a Congresscritter once who took full advantage of this so every weekend was a three day weekend back home. No missed connections for him. Apparently, they don’t work most Mondays.
I’d like to see them in front of a line. In front of a wall.
Congressional Pigs Celebrate Another
Law Giving Themselves Royal Treatment
Just as in the former Soviet Union, our American commissars get first crack at everything.
And Jay Carney will tell us that the pResident did not know about this.
Newt and the Republican House passed it in January, 1995.
Trent and the Republican Senate never brought it to a vote.
John Effin' Kerry became a specialist in the 3-day work week -- Tue-Wed-Thu
I knew of a Congresscritter once who took full advantage of this so every weekend was a three day weekend back home.
Recall that when Pelosi was Speaker, she demanded an Air Force plane to fly her from DC to San Fransicko each weekend, as well as chocolate covered strawberries and booze.
At least Boehner uses commercial airlines.