Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dems Order THREE Elite Jets for Themselves-AirforceAsked for One..

CUTS to MILITARY--NO cuts for themselves..AND
FOLLOW the $$$-
Gulfstream based in GA--Rep Bishop (GA-D)..
How much does Gulfstream give to Dems?!!!

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_19/news/37552-1.html
House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress.

The Air Force had asked for one Gulfstream 550 jet (price tag: about $65 million) as part of an ongoing upgrade of its passenger air service.........

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) had submitted a request to the Appropriations Committee for a $70 million earmark for one airplane on behalf of Georgia-based Gulfstream, and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) lists the airplane as one of the earmarks that he was asked to request, though his office said he never made the request to the Appropriations Committee.

“The committee saw fit to fund it at that level” without Kingston’s involvement, his spokesman said.

Bishop’s office did not return several calls requesting comment for this story.

Air Force spokesman Vincent King told Roll Call: “This line item provides funding to purchase C-37 aircraft. The C-37 is the military variant of the commercial Gulfstream 550 executive jet. C-37s provide executive airlift for senior U.S. government officials including Congress and combatant commanders.”

The language of the appropriations bill specifies that of the three aircraft, the Air Force will provide “one aircraft each for the 201st Airlift Squadron and the 89th Airlift Wing.” Both are based out of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

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7 comments:

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Very informative...thanks.

christian soldier said...

DD2 Your are welcome...

Bryan said...

Maybe they should have bought a bunch of these instead. They could have saved so much money.

P.S. Left another comment on your blog here (mass wedding.)

christian soldier said...

B-thank you for the heads up ...
I find it interesting that a mass 'wedding' of little girls would seem logical for Islamists...seeing as that Mo was a pedophile...

shoprat said...

Bribe to someone.

Average American said...

Hey, we have to keep the messiah and his family traveling first class don't we? And don't forget San Fran Nan. She has to get back and forth somehow. Besides, it's only 65 or 70 million.

christian soldier said...

S-Got to 'pay back' those cronies :-)

AA-Nan-a multi millionaire -already requisitioned a BIGGER jet just a little while ago...
As to BABS-she's a multi- 'zillionaire' in her own right--so she really needs more of our $$$