Congressmen using military charter planes

@estherlou (5017)
United States
May 27, 2007 11:08pm CST
I was watching CNN news. It seems that there is several $85 million Boeing executive jet planes at Andrews Air Force Base that are being used to fly congressmen here and there. It costs $10 thousand an hour to use these planes and guess who pays the bill? The taxpayer...That is just amazing!
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
28 May 07
So what else is new? Congress has no control and will do what they want at the expense of us taxpayers. Instead of flying all over the country, why aren't they doing something important like tackling the tough changes this country needs before it goes down the toilet? These guys are a joke, and that includes both parties. And the next thing you know, they will be telling us we have to be more energy conscious. What a crock.
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• United States
28 May 07
That does not surprise me one bit. They are showered with freebies and luxuries their constituents could never afford..
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@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
28 May 07
It is no wonder that we lose respect for our politicians. They take advantage of every little or big benefit they can find, at the expense of the taxpayers. I suppose there may be some security issues argued, but it just does not seem fair to the working, taxpaying, voters.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
28 May 07
It is amazing. What happened to the airplanes that we all fly? That is where the tax dollars are going to...
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