Number of government-owned limos has soared under Obama

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    May 31, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Brings explicit meaning to "Limousine liberals".

    http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/05/31/4765/limousine-liberals-number-government-owned-limos-has-soared-under-obama

    State Department dominates the limo count, says purchases reflect need to protect diplomats and foreign visitors in a dangerous world

    Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according to an analysis of records by iWatch News.

    Most of the increase was recorded in Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

    Obama administration officials said most of the increase reflects an enhanced effort to protect diplomats and other government officials in a dangerous world. But a watchdog group says the abundance of limos sends the wrong message in the midst of a budget crisis. The increase in limos comes to light on the heels of an executive order from President Obama last week that charges agencies to increase the fuel efficiency of their fleets.
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    May 31, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    No. Much better to have the French ambassador driven around in a Volkswagen while taking fire from terrorists. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 31, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    Needed for all the czars.
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    May 31, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidNeeded for all the czars.


    Nope. Not at all.
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    May 31, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidNo. Much better to have the French ambassador driven around in a Volkswagen while taking fire from terrorists. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Lol - because prior to Obama taking office in 2008, this was such a problem. Do you even think about the stuff you write? How sad to be so driven by partisanship and to have to defend such absurdity.
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    May 31, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidNo. Much better to have the French ambassador driven around in a Volkswagen while taking fire from terrorists. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Lol - because prior to Obama taking office in 2008, this was such a problem. Do you even think about the stuff you write? How sad to be so driven by partisanship and to have to defend such absurdity.


    So you post a highly partisan article dripping with venom, to which I post a sarcastic rejoinder and you take it seriously? Sad... icon_lol.gif
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    May 31, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidNo. Much better to have the French ambassador driven around in a Volkswagen while taking fire from terrorists. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Lol - because prior to Obama taking office in 2008, this was such a problem. Do you even think about the stuff you write? How sad to be so driven by partisanship and to have to defend such absurdity.


    So you post a highly partisan article dripping with venom, to which I post a sarcastic rejoinder and you take it seriously? Sad... icon_lol.gif


    Lol - I did find it humorous - though perhaps not for the same reasons you had intended. Dripping with venom? I suppose in your world that's anything that doesn't fit within your partisan prism and support the Administration so I can only sympathize. icon_razz.gif
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    May 31, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    Section 2: Inventory
    Table 2-5Trend: Passenger Vehicles by Year*

    Passenger Vehicles by Year
    Vehicle Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    Low-Speed Vehicle - - - - 3,029
    Subcompact 2,181 1,968 3,058 5,935 6,797
    Compact 56,220 48,495 41,482 36,662 46,489
    Midsize 39,762 48,622 55,157 57,284 48,242
    Large 11,783 11,907 10,679 10,230 10,063
    Limousines 318 217 238 349 412
    Light Duty Passenger Vans 41,911 43,203 43,131 41,855 41,676
    Medium Duty Passenger Vans 15,657 15,231 15,696 15,362 15,218
    Light Duty SUVs 52,393 53,837 56,329 64,793 66,316
    Medium Duty SUVs 7,192 7,733 10,837 7,344 11,117
    Grand Total 227,417 231,213 236,607 239,814 249,359
    *The terms subcompact, compact, midsize, and large all refer to sedans/station wagons.
    http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/102943


    OMG!!! Those elitist bastards also increased the number of sub-compact and low-speed vehicles!!! Probably to carry their lattes around in.








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    May 31, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    What is not mentioned is that government procurement orders are about three years old...................before delivery.
    hmmmmmm.
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    May 31, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidWhat is not mentioned is that government procurement orders are about three years old...................before delivery.
    hmmmmmm.


    So Cheney ordered them???