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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jet-set grounded: Turbulence ahead for members of Congress flying first class

A bipartisan group of Congressmen introduced a bill Monday that would stop costly first-class flights by lawmakers at taxpayer expense and force representatives and senators to fly coach.

“As representatives of the American people, we in Congress have a responsibility to wisely use the people’s money,” said Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, in a statement. “Members of the House and Senate should never secure their own luxury travel at taxpayer expense, but they especially should not do so when our nation is buried $17 trillion deep in debt.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like it would be worthwhile for politicians to be reminded of how the other half lives. And to have the opportunity to have an in-flight chat with some of them.
And, sorry, you'll have to pay for your own drinks on the flight instead of the open bar in first class.