Thursday, August 6, 2009
Gulfstreams for Congress
BOHICA (bend over, here it comes again!!) According to NewsMax,
The House has approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite jets for transporting members of Congress and other top government officials.
The Air Force had requested one Gulfstream 550 jet, which cost about $65 million. But the House Appropriations Committee added another $132 million to the 2010 Defense appropriations bill for two more jets, and "specified that they be assigned to the D.C.-area units that carry Members of Congress, military brass and top government officials," Roll Call reported.
It was just last year that lawmakers sharply criticized the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington by private jet for a hearing about a bailout of their companies.
UPDATE: According to FOX News, it appears that Congress has thought better of their insane scheme, and will not be buying those Gulfstreams after all.