In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

- Winston Churchill

$65 Million Requested, $200 Million Given

UPDATE: Congress plans to spend $550 million to buy eight jets...

Lawmakers in the House last week added funds to buy those planes, and plus funds to buy an additional two 737s and two Gulfstream V planes. The purchases must still be approved by the Senate. The Air Force version of the Gulfstream V each costs $66 million, according to the Department of Defense, and the 737s cost about $70 million.
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This is just another of the many examples of the true motives behind the actions of politicians, the consolidation of power:

At the end of July, the 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.

But the House Appropriations Committee, at its own initiative, added to the 2010 Defense appropriations bill another $132 million for two more airplanes and specified that they be assigned to the D.C.-area units that carry Members of Congress, military brass and top government officials.
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And some people really believe they are in office because they care about "the people". They care, about themselves at the expense of the people.

posted at 10:22:43 on 08/05/09 by clearpolitics - Category: The Cause - [Permalink]

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