US Government Addicted To Buying Limousines
Normally the term “limousine liberal” is a metaphorical term, meaning liberals who pretend to care about the poor but live posh. However, the Obama administration has taken the term and turned into literal fact. The number of limousines purchased by the government has increased 73% since Obama started the job, according to iWatch news. It seems like this tidbit would find its way onto Fox News or Drudge, but iWatch is usually pretty liberal, or at least libertarian.
But you can’t argue with these numbers. When George W. Bush left office, the US government owned 238 limos. Now there are 412 limos in the fleet. Maybe there are more dinner parties to attend, like the Alice In Wonderland bash from last month. Or maybe Obama wants to be like DMX. The only thing I know is the number of limos our government SHOULD have: zero. Besides being the center of attention, is there any reason to travel around in a limo? They’re clunky, expensive, uncomfortable and can never hold as many people as it says. And nothing, I mean nothing, spells entitled prick more than riding around in a limo.
Remember when voters got all erect over Scott Brown driving around in a beat up pick-up truck? Why was that? It was because, for once, a politician actually managed their expenses responsibly. What a site it would be to see Obama roll up to the G-20 meeting in a beat up Pinto.
Until that day comes, government officials defend their limo spending spree. The General Services Administration, the same group that released the report, took a big cowardly step back when they said:
“The categories in the Fleet Report are overly broad, and the term ‘limousine’ is not defined,” adding that “vehicles represented as limousines can range from protective duty vehicles to sedans.”
The term “limousine is not defined”? I wonder did she follow that statement with a full throated laugh? How the hell can a limousine not be defined? I’m pretty sure most 8 year olds can tell you what a limousine looks like. Maybe the GSA can recruit a high school senior to do some policy work in defining a limousine. It may look something like this:
Limousine- Any vehicle that allows you to get totally wrecked on the way to prom, in which you puke all over the floor whilst receiving a hand-job from Becky Cooper.
There GSA, I’ve done your work for you. You owe me $650,000, or you could just give me one of your limos.