Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
When was the last time you flew First Class? Never?
What’s up with government officials flying on our dime?
Does this look like First Class to you?
For First Class Service, one must fly abroad and preferably not use a domestic carrier but the carrier of destination.
First Class seating on American carriers is little more than more sitting room and a meal, first class it is not.
Those who fly First Class are among the Elite, the Frequent Flyer and Businessman using upgrades.
Fly Air: OPM
Now we find that members of our government, elected and unelected are flying First Class, but not to worry it’s not their money it’s ours.
Under the radar: Federal officials are able to fly first class for everyday trips as a result of little transparency. As FBI director, Robert S. Mueller III (left) frequently used an executive jet purchased specifically for counterterrorism operations, according to a report last year by the Government Accountability Office.
The Washington Times
March 23, 2014
Federal officials have no qualms flying the friendly skies in style, regularly using executive jets and other planes in the government’s fleet of 1,700 aircraft for everyday travel.
But they often don’t track how much such trips cost or the reasons why they skipped cheaper commercial flights in favor of firing up one of Uncle Sam’s aircraft.
And lawmakers in Congress — usually charged with overseeing or reining in such expenditures — have their own addiction to luxury travel with a growing tendency to fly first class.
Those findings by two separate watchdogs in Congress are the latest examples of a culture of entitlement that pervades federal spending, even in an era of supposed cutbacks and bulging budget deficits, critics warn.
“Secrecy of personal trips taken at taxpayer expense only serves to create a distrust of the federal government,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a frequent advocate of greater transparency and austerity in government.
Entire article below.