House Junkets

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The house has spent $200 million for 3 new private jets for their junkets........after ripping car co. execs. for riding in private jets. :greedy:

    Can't they fly commercial like the rest of us peons?
     
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    It's do as I say, not as I do......
     
  3. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    I think they should ride the bus. It is a much more cost effective way for them to travel. As a side benefit they can claim they are saving the environment by using less fuel. :happy2:
     
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    This purchase was for Pelosi, not enough planes were always availble for her weekly comute ( SF to DC ). Because she had to share the current fleet with the USAF, who actually own & fly these planes.
     
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I think they should get something like gotomeeting .com. They can blowhard on a pc screen just as easy as being there.
     
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    The DoD only requested 1 plane to replace an older model.
    Congress upped the count to 3 and today upped it again to 8.
    Two of these planes will always be stationed in DC .

    Hey just think of it as one way to keep this wonderfully smart group of people from getting H1N1, since they will never have to be exposed to the general flying public; ie going thru a public terminal & flying coach.
     
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124967502810515267.html

    Last winter 10 members of Congress + 6 Spouses wanted to study climate change. So they went snorkling at the Great Barrier Reef and flew to the South Pole...cost $130,000 ..add in the USAF flying tab and it jumps up to $500,000.