After Congress bashed the car makers in November 2008 for flying to Washington, DC in private jets we now learn that in the Defense Department has purchased 8 business jets for a whopping $ 550 million!
Here the economy is in the tank, GM (Government Motors) was forced to disband the country's oldest corporate flight department, they bailed on the lease of hangar space from Wayne County Airport leaving them in the lurch for cash, and now we learn these folks in Washington want to travel the way they don't want anyone else to! At these local meetings with Congressional representatives the public asks the Congressmen if they would be on the same government run health plan Congress is on, and no one will answer. Once again our government tells us one thing and does another. They tell us we shouldn't spend money on operating a tool which multiplies productivity of key employees and then turns around and gets that tool for themselves! Where is the sense in all of this? It appears to this observer that the Obama administration wants to tell everyone else how to live and what to spend their money on while the government prints more and more money sticking us with the bill! Have they no conscience? Heaven help us. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 The bulk of mankind is as well equipped for flying as thinking. — Jonathon Swift Which is now a more hopeful statement than Swift intended it to be. — Will Durant