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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bankrupt, But Living Large

What a relief. Congress will definitely not have to fly with the unwashed masses. We know that Harry Reid would spend any amount of money to avoid that. So, they’ve ordered up three Gulfstreams to shuttle their members to and fro. Specifically, 3 C-37 aircraft: the military variant of the commercial Gulfstream 550 executive jet.

Wasn’t it Congress that got all huffy with the Auto execs who flew into Washington - at Congress’s insistence - that they appear before them to explain why they were going broke and needed more money from the American Treasury? Why didn’t they fly coach? Why didn’t they drive? After all, their companies were going bankrupt, the guys calling the shots should be tightening their belts too. Right?

Right. So , esteemed members of Congress, take a memo: America is going broke. We hold you accountable. The least you can do is fly coach.