As Obama, Reid and Pelosi jet around on the tax payer’s dime trying to raise campaign funds
the bills keep adding up. Every where these crooks go the entourage of crap that follow these visits are costing taxpayers plenty. These politicians are not Kings and Queens but they sure expect the royal treatment. Estimated costs for jetting around in AF-1 is estimated at $280 million dollars an year as of 2009, and remember there’s two 747’s.
AF-1 Cost To Taxpayers
AF-1 Operating Cost
Don’t forget the cost’s related to military cargo planes carrying limousines, Secret Service and assorted equiptment. You can also add to that costs for multiple USAF fighters and tankers fly Combat Air Patrols. There is often a spare aircraft to backup AF-1 somewhere nearby. Don’t forget the U.S. Government has a huge fleet of jets just to fly members of the house and senate along with cabinet members and assorted bureaucrats. What do you think all this luxury travel costs you every year, guess what they have no clue what these 1,400 aircraft cost. As of 2002 it was $700 million dollars a year.
GAO Inaccurate Aircraft Costs
Now these jackals are flying family around on your dime, campaigning and going to fundraisers with fat cats with miniscule reimbursement. I thought Obama was the “Green President”, why not use tele-conferencing for most of these deals. Obama makes a big deal about a few useless solar panels on the White House, then hops into AF-1 burning $68,000 per hour of fuel and spewing hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. Its time this bullshit ends, unless its government biz they can pay for there own plane. There’s no reason that cabinet members and bureaucrats can’t fly on commercial aircraft. You know whether your a Democrat or a Republican all these bills are paid for out of your paycheck.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch.
Pelosi’s daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons were on the June 20, 2009, flight from Andrews AFB to San Francisco where Pelosi resides, according to the documents. On July 2, 2010, Pelosi took a grandson on a flight from Andrews to Travis AFB, north of San Francisco.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents as a result of a January 25, 2009, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Previous documents received by the non-profit watchdog group revealed that Pelosi’s travel “cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol,” according to Judicial Watch.
“For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.”
“Pelosi’s abusive use of military aircraft demonstrates a shocking lack of regard for the American taxpayer and the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force. Speaker Pelosi may have a frequent flyer record for taxpayer-financed luxury jet travel,”