Remember when obama's people wasted money on flying, and none of them resigned?

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    Yeah.....too bad we have that "internet" thing now......it always shows that the democrat press is just vile and stupid...

    Democrats Flew at Taxpayer Expense and Almost Nobody Cared - Breitbart

    In 2012, reports emerged that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta had charged the taxpayers at least $800,000 dollars for flights home to California from Washington, DC, every weekend. He “billed the government $32,000 per private flight home,” the Atlantic noted at the time, but only reimbursed the taxpayers $632 per flight. While he “regretted” the cost, Panetta said that he had no intention of stopping the flights. And — in his defense — he was following the procedures required by law since the George W. Bush administration for Cabinet officials’ flights.

    The use — or abuse — of government aircraft was not limited to Obama administration officials. In 2007, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was found to have requested military aircraft for a variety of trips, at times insisting on a larger plane and military escorts. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said later, after publishing documents related to Pelosi’s travel requests : “Speaker Pelosi treats the Air Force like her personal airline.”

    That does not excuse waste by Trump administration officials, nor does it answer questions about potential conflicts of interests when they fly on private aircraft. But it does expose the hypocrisy of Democrats like Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who tweeted Thursday that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price needed to “resign NOW” for merely reimbursing the government for the cost of taking commercial flights — exactly what Panetta had done.
     
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    Say it with me everyone... F-F-F-FAAAAAKE NEEEEWS!!!
     
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    Quoting Breitbart's "fake news" gets you nowhere, Evgeny. Only idiots believe Breitbart.

    Leon Panetta, as secretary of defence, was required by government rules to fly only on military aircraft. He was not allowed to use commercial aircraft.

    But don't let facts get in the way of your rants against Democrats.
     
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    Who is this Obama character you keep refering to? The name looks like he might be Irish.
     
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