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    Lost in all the news somehow was this little ditty about Congress now getting their own planes:

    http://www.theaviationnation.com/200...w-luxury-jets/

    At $70 million a pop, I don't want to hear shit about how much the war is costing taxpayers because obviously that crap is relative to who's spending it.

    What I want to know is: Why should Congress care about the little people who have to stand in line and lose their luggage when they no longer have to fly like we do? Also, last week the GAO reported that TSA missed a large number of explosives that undercover agents had smuggled onto a number of planes. I couldn't understand why this new DEMOCRATIC Congress didn't lop off heads and insert boots up TSA official's asses.

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    Kind of shitty, they don't deserve their salary.
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    Democrats, Republicans: Same self interest, different interest groups. Our government is spending cash like drunken sailors (and I do include the cost of the war because it was executed with typical bureaucratic ineffciency).

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    they didn't already have their own planes? shit what took them so long...i guess with all the heat they took for accepting freebies they had to come up with another way of getting from luncheon to golf outing and back...

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    Maybe someday the people of this country will realize that Government is Government. No matter what party is in control, there will be wasteful spending. They just spend it on different stuff.

    When a group of people like Congress and the Senate realize that they can vote for perks for themselves, it's a free for all. It's why most people on welfare vote for the representatives that will insure that they will still keep getting shit for sitting at home and pooping out kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Maybe someday the people of this country will realize that Government is Government. No matter what party is in control, there will be wasteful spending. They just spend it on different stuff.

    When a group of people like Congress and the Senate realize that they can vote for perks for themselves, it's a free for all. It's why most people on welfare vote for the representatives that will insure that they will still keep getting shit for sitting at home and pooping out kids.
    it's not even that they spend it on different crap...they spend it on the same crap and spin the reason...i'm telling you, politics is just the worst reality show ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Maybe someday the people of this country will realize that Government is Government. No matter what party is in control, there will be wasteful spending. They just spend it on different stuff.

    When a group of people like Congress and the Senate realize that they can vote for perks for themselves, it's a free for all. It's why most people on welfare vote for the representatives that will insure that they will still keep getting shit for sitting at home and pooping out kids.
    I wish I had a job where I can set and vote on my own pay raise and perks. I kinda of have that in that I have to give myself a "self appraisal" when I'm reviewed. However, there isn't a financial benefit. Just the same, I always include the phrase "my shit doesn't stink" in the appraisal. Its all a lie of course but why not shoot for the stars? My congressman does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    it's not even that they spend it on different crap...they spend it on the same crap and spin the reason...i'm telling you, politics is just the worst reality show ever.
    Ain't that the truth!

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    Are these plane's call signs Air Force 3 - ???
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