Monday, September 28, 2009

Barack Goes To Copenhagen...

...and all we'll get is the bill for his little jaunt. Which, for a nation that is drowning in debt, is a bit rich:

...the flight to Copenhagen takes about eight hours, so at a cost of $56,518 per hour (according to a 2006 report) to fly Air Force One, the cost to taxpayers for this trip is roughly $904,288.

And what of Michelle? She's going as well, but she's taking her own plane so as to fit her entire retinue.

Is it just me, or is there something distasteful about the President and Mrs. O telling us we need to pay more for energy because it's dirty, we need to pay more in taxes because we're in debt, while at the same time dumping gazillions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, and sticking us with a bill - likely to exceed $2 million - so they can take a 24 hour jaunt into Copenhagen to pimp out Chicago?

Why do I believe they won't be skimping on the champagne and caviar on these two flights, either? As for us - I guess we can still eat cake, if the National Heath still deems it allowable...

1 comment:

Miranda said...

900,000 for just his trip?! Are you kidding me?! I read that it is already a done deal, too, even if the actual citizens of Chicago don't want it. It's all a game for them. I am sick.