Update 2: 4 jets instead of 8…Critters to drop jet funding…Congress goes Les Grossman…

Update 2: 7:36pm – Oh cutting 8 jets down to 4..550 million down to 220 million..good grief….take frakkin Jetblue…lol Kudlow said it too…

Update 7:15pm EST: WSJ reports ‘House Leaders to drop funding for new executive jets’

what maroons.

They want the G5 baby….play ball…

Opposition is growing on both sides of the aisle to plans by Congress to spend $550 million for eight new Gulfstream and Boeing planes for senior government officials, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The newspaper quotes Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., as saying the planned purchase “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 who plan to oppose the funding when the issue is taken up by the Senate in September include John McCain, R–Ariz.;  Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Kit Bond, R-Mo.; and John Thune, R-S.D., the newspaper reports.

The Journal says the funding was added to the Pentagon’s budget even though the Defense Department had not requested it.


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August 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

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