Monday, August 10, 2009

BIG JETS-UPDATE-NO EXTRA BIG JETS-Now -All of a Sudden the Rs and Ds in Government WAKE UP..

Update:Looks like the $500 MILLION will not be sanctioned...
MY TAKE-let our servants fly commercial!!:

Our servants in government who:
work approx. 3 months total out of the year..
have a health care plan second to none in the world...
are paid LOTS of MONEY...
and CUT the military budget continually ..
are NOW LOOKING in to the "problem" of big jets..
THANKS to the blogs--not MSM....:
and the deficit grew by $181 BILLION in July...!!!!

August 10,2009


WASHINGTON -- Bipartisan opposition is emerging in the Senate to a plan by House lawmakers to spend $550 million for additional passenger jets for senior government officials.

The resistance to buying eight Gulfstream and Boeing planes comes as members of both chambers of Congress embark on the busiest month of the year for official overseas travel. The plan to upgrade the fleet of government jets, which was included in a broader defense-funding bill, has also sparked criticism from the Pentagon, which has said it doesn't need half of the new jets.

Associated Press

House Minority Leader John Boehner opposes the jet purchase

"The whole thing kind of makes me sick to my stomach," said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) in an interview Sunday. "It is evidence that some of the cynicism about Washington is well placed -- that people get out of touch and they spend money like it's Monopoly money."

Several other senators said they share the concerns and will work to oppose the funding for the jets when the legislation is taken up by the Senate in September, including Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.,) Jack Reed (D., R.I.), Richard Burr (R., N.C.), Christopher Bond (R., Mo.) and John Thune (R., S.D.).

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Bryan said...

"Several other senators said they share the concerns and will work to oppose the funding for the jets..."

Hey, how about funding a one way trip out of the country for most of them instead. :0)

christian soldier said...

B- I will be posting another update-looks like the $500 MILLION is not going to be OK'd...
I like your idea of that one way trip! :-)