Wednesday, June 01, 2011

From the Department of Glaringly Obvious Headlines

"'Limousine Liberals' Report Shows Government Limo Fleet Swelling"

The number of peasant-funded luxury cars is now 412, up from 238 during George W. Bush's presidency.  What a curious development from Dear Leader's administration, which is always so quick to tout its putative "fiscal responsibility" at every opportunity. 

It all adds up, you know, Mr. President.  But then again, what's a few hundred extra Cadillac DTS's (the apparent vehicle of choice) when the country is already trillions of dollars in debt?

Our government does indeed require a limited number of such cars to shuttle around elected officials with security needs (the president, VP, Secretary of State, etc.) as well as a few VIP's from other countries here on official business.  That being said, there's absolutely no way we need that many of them.


Bike Bubba said...

Lessee.....President, VP, Cabinet members, and embassies in about 100 countries....yeah, obviously we need four times that many limos.

Granted, no great shakes that Bush II had twice as many limos as needed, either, but my goodness--it used to be that conspicuous consumption was simply what a person could actually use, instead of whatever a person could buy. We have a nouveau riche President, sad to say.

Rx said...

Consider the source. Fox News? I find their articles entertaining and comical but not always accurate. Surprisingly even they didn't outwardly claim President Obama purchased them under his administration.

Grace R said...

Is now a good time to mention that this has also happened at a time when there are more republicans in office than democrats?

Bike Bubba said...

Grace; not if they were purchased in 2009, it's not true.


And please, you're not seriously going to claim that the Obamas and their minions don't obviously enjoy the perks of the office, are you?