Finally - Obama Makes A Resonable Sequester Cut

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Vice President Biden has been flying home to Wilmington, Delaware most weekends at enormous expense to taxpayers, even though he has an exclusive government-provided residence in Washington.

    Biden himself acknowledged the flights during recent remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General, noting that the sequester would force him to temporarily alter his expensive habit and use the train instead.

    The cost of flying Air Force Two, a military version of the Boeing 757-200, amounts to about $8,800 per hour, according to the most recent federal data.

    The distance between Washington and Wilmington is only about a hundred miles, but it’s safe to assume that between flying time and the time spent on the takeoff and landing, the total flight takes at least 45 minutes. That would amount to a roundtrip cost to taxpayers of about $13,200.

    This price still is conservative, though, because it doesn’t include the cost of transporting Biden to and from the plane, both in Washington and Delaware.

    Biden, who rode Amtrak trains back and forth to Wilmington on weekends for years as a senator, said he was forced by the Secret Service to use air transport instead of the train when he became vice president. But it’s not at all clear why, given that he no longer represents Delaware, he must return there so frequently.

    Biden has family in Delaware and reportedly also likes to golf at an exclusive club there. But in an era of soaring debt, he had been making a choice to spend thousands of taxpayers dollars to accommodate a personal predilection.

    Millions of American work in cities that they don’t call home, but few can afford the expense of returning to their ancestral grounds regularly.

    And none can rest their heads on pillows at the beautiful vice president’s mansion at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington.
  2. That's sickening, but nothing compared to the bill that longtime democrat hack pol and former Sec. of Dfense Leon Panetta ran up as Defense Sec. This hog pretty much defined the entitlement of pols as he flew back to California on a weekly basis using expensive Air Force private jets. He resisted efforts to determine exavtly hpw much money he wasted in the process. If a coprorate CEO did this, it would be a big problem for him, both with the SEC and the IRS. For an entrenched Washington democrat insider, they consider it their due as our de facto royalty.
  3. Lucrum


    The average cost per hour of flying a jet over short distances is much higher than it's "normal" cost per hour.
  4. not to mention that Obama just visited Israel then released a half billion dollars to Palestine.. What sequester? These Elite leaders of ours are Royalty, above the law, and can do whatever they want and they know it.
  5. pspr


    Even the Queen of England doesn't spend the Royals money on herself like King Obama does.

    The Obama presidency has gotten so far away from the Constitution it's killing us.
  6. Lucrum


    A "reasonable sequester cut" would be Obama's oxygen supply.
  7. pspr


    I just watched that "Olympus Has Fallen" movie. I think there are enough of us here to pull it off if we want to try. :D