Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yet another denier in the Obama administration?: Head Of Fed Dept Wasted Thousands In SUV Rental For Three Block Drive

Head Of Fed Dept Wasted Thousands In SUV Rental For Three Block Drive
WSBTV WASHINGTON — A federal audit obtained by Channel 2 Action News reveals the head of a federal government agency used tax money to lease a pricy SUV and a driver to avoid a three-block walk in Washington, D.C. The Federal Maritime Commission spent more than $1,600 a month for a 2011 Chevy Tahoe, fully loaded with leather seats and GPS. The agency also spent up to $75 an hour for a staff member to drive the vehicle in the nation's capital. According to paperwork reviewed Channel 2's Scott MacFarlane, at least 105 of the trips made with the vehicle were used to shuttle the agency's chairman, Richard Lidinsky, a short distance from his office to a nearby train station. Walking between the two points could take less than 10 minutes.
Flashback: Obama Says He Will Control Your Thermostat, "We can't drive our SUVs"... - YouTube
obama oregon May 17 2008 "We can't drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times, whether we're living in the desert or we're living in the tundra, and then just expect every other country is going to say OK, you know, you guys go ahead keep on using 25 percent of the world's energy, even though you only account for 3 percent of the population, and we'll be fine. Don't worry about us. That's not leadership. ~ Barack Obama

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