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Monday, February 23, 2009

New Helicopters or Not?

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During a time of economic crisis, the citizens of any nation should expect fiscal responsibility out of the leaders of that nation. It is no different right now in the United States. Right now President Obama can make either a great decision or a terrible one.

Apparently there was/is a plan in place to buy a fleet of 28 new presidential helicopters that are supposed to cost an estimated $11.2 billion. Of course, this is pocket change when comparing to the amount of money recently committed to the stimulus package that was passed, but every penny counts in a time like this.

It would seem so far that President Obama intends to stop this waste of money from occurring. He stated that he spoke to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and he intends to have him review the situation.

Quote from CBSNews article listed above:
"'The helicopter I have now seems perfectly adequately to me,' said Mr. Obama. 'Of course, I've never had a helicopter before. Maybe I’ve been deprived and I didn’t know it ,' he said to laughter from his audience which included many members of Congress."

A little levity in this situation never hurt either Mr. President. Now please follow through on what you are saying and stop this money leak right now.

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