Here we go again!!!! I want to know who voted for this.
House Buys $200M Jets for Lawmaker Travel
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.
Early this year, we just finished a new hanger at Andrews Air force base. It is HUGE! It has office space, kitchens, and showers so that the "staff" will be quite comfortable while waiting for a call. I thought that it was for combat aircraft in case of a encroachment on DC's airspace. I was told by someone I will not name, that this was incorrect. "Fighters do not need this much space."
It still is empty, although staffed.
Wanna guess how many bays are in this brand-spanking new boondoggle of taxpayer money?:
Nothing is too good for our Goobermint - we have the best politicians special-interest money can buy. So what if they wish to travel in style......?
200 Mil? A drop in the pelosi/obama porkulus spending bill bucket.