Enter Swampian, Tom Price
In 2009,Price, a fiscal conservative was very critical
of the OVERUSE of private planes.
Wayyy back in 2009 He Said
“This is just another example of fiscal responsibility run amok in Congress right now,” Price said of an effort to buy private planes to transport government officials, military and members of Congress.
POLITICO has identified at least 10 distinct charter flights since May that were not related to either the opioid crisis or hurricane response, including flights to conferences in San Diego and Aspen, Colorado.
UPDATE: Price’s generosity An HHS official said Thursday that Price would write a check for $51,887.31, which appears to cover the cost of his seat on chartered flights but not those of his staffers.
On Thursday night, Politico reported that the White House approved Mr. Price’s flying on United States military aircraft to travel to Europe, Asia and Africa for official events, at a cost of more than $500,000. The military flights were approved by Joe Hagin, a White House deputy chief of staff, an administration official confirmed, and Raj Shah, a White House spokesman, said such travel “is sometimes an appropriate and necessary use of resources.”
Combined, the total cost to taxpayers for Mr. Price’s flights comes to more than $1 million, according to Politico.
Is Price, like Betsy DeVos afraid of the press?
Last May, Price was aggressively questioned in West Virginia by Public News Reporter Dan Hayman at the West Virginia State Capitol. Heyman wanted to ask Mr. Price about health care legislation the house had passed earlier to replace the Affordable Care Act. Mr Heyman was arrested. A criminal complaint released later said he had “tried aggressively to breach the security of the Secret Service” and was “causing a disturbance by yelling questions.” He faced six months of Jail time. Earlier this month the charges were dropped.
At a commercial airport, Mr Price would be accessible to the press, in addition to the Wal Mart shopping public.
45 isn’t happy!
Monday, White House Spokesmouth, Sarah HUCKABEE Sanders said Price did not have permission and yesterday, The Donald said “he was not happy about the practice several of his Cabinet members have engaged in. When asked if he would fire Price, he said, well see!
The Don has a bad news day. yesterday. While this isn’t news, one can say he was ruffed up. His man in Alabama was beating by a gun touting, Gay hating, bible in government prechin, Dream Act slammin Republican. The Reporters went all in on da Prez he of course went all in on the NFL. Nuclear War with Korea is further down the list. Then there were questions about Price flying charter and other illustrious members of his esteemed cabinet.
So far they all have Swampian Tendencies.
You Gotta Love, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his International movie star wife Louise Linton
You know her? from her movie roles in “Intruder” or “Crew 2 Crew”or her riveting performance as Simone de Lille on CSI: New York Right?
I’ll stop playing, I ain’t never heard of her either!
When the star deplaned in one of the nations poorest states, she bragged about her designer outfit on Instagram. Instagram user Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Oregon, took issue with the post, commenting, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable” A small war of words ensued, picked up by the press and Linton reportedly closed her Instagram account.
The Prez was Embarrassed !
Will he fire Price?
News at 11