Thursday, May 05, 2005

Fly by Night (and Day) Legislation

FINANCIAL NEWS

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News out of DC is about the astonishing number of corporate jet flights our supposed "elected" officials make. No flying coach for these powerful men! And the results are obvious: none of them listen to you or me or anyone else. We can't give them a lift in the style in which they are accustomed.

Blunt is not alone in enjoying frequent corporate jet travel. He and 11 other current or former House and Senate leaders -- each with exceptional power to determine the fate of legislation and regulation -- flew on corporate-owned jets at least 360 times from January 2001 to December 2004, according to a review of records by The Washington Post.


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