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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:13 PM

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested government jet for European honeymoon

Source: ABC News

Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by The Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General, sources tell ABC News.

Officials familiar with the matter say the highly unusual ask for a U.S. Air Force jet, which according to an Air Force spokesman could cost roughly $25,000 per hour to operate, was put in writing by the secretary's office but eventually deemed unnecessary after further consideration of by Treasury Department officials.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said in an interview with ABC News that Mnuchin's request for a government jet on his honeymoon defies common sense.

"You don't need a giant rulebook of government requirements to just say yourself, 'This is common sense, it's wrong,'" Wyden said. "That's just slap your forehead stuff."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-requested-government-jet-european-honeymoon/story?id=49777076



Well, at least he asked first.

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Reply Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested government jet for European honeymoon (Original post)
Zorro Sep 13 OP
WhiteTara Sep 13 #1
TomCADem Sep 13 #2
riversedge Sep 13 #3
Scarsdale Sep 14 #10
riversedge Sep 14 #11
Scarsdale Sep 14 #12
Bleacher Creature Sep 13 #4
DonaldsRump Sep 13 #5
CousinIT Sep 13 #6
Me. Sep 13 #7
Judi Lynn Sep 13 #8
chaking53 Sep 14 #9
ProfessorGAC Sep 14 #13
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 14 #14

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:23 PM

1. He learned his lesson. The next time he just lied

about why he wanted the plane.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:24 PM

2. Can't Wait For Louise Linton's Next Tweet...

...about how out of touch we all are about having a problem with this.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:27 PM

3. This was the day that his wife sirred the pot with her designer clothes ...............




........... Meanwhile, Mnuchin's wife managed to stir her own controversy surrounding that August trip to Kentucky when she lashed out at a stranger on Instagram, an incident for which she later issued a public apology. Linton posted a photo of herself and her husband stepping off a government jet and wrote, "Great #daytrip to #Kentucky! #nicest #people #beautiful #countryside."

She went on to include hashtags of various luxury designers she was wearing: "#rolandmouret pants #tomford sunnies, #hermesscarf #valentinorockstudheels #valentino #usa," prompting one user to reply, "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable."

Linton responded by belittling the woman in a series of comments and even mentioned her honeymoon.

"Aw!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Did you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol."

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:53 AM

10. The current Mrs. Mnuchin

should beware. Since he traded in his previous wives for newer models. Isn't she #4? As homely as he is, just like tRump, he is lucky he can attract gold digging tramps.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:59 AM

11. um.. I did not know he was previously married.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 07:31 AM

12. Oh, yes

several times!! Eventually, they find out money can not BUY happiness. Look at the current Mrs. tRump!!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:29 PM

4. Moochers gotta mooch.

Why would anyone expect him to change his stripes.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:45 PM

5. Mooch is a different fellow altogether n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:56 PM

6. Entitled goddamned greedy leech. n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:09 PM

7. Rich Man TraVeling On Taxpayer Dime

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:13 PM

8. So sad he isn't in prison, yet. n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:31 AM

9. the sociopaths idea of right and wrong

If it's for me it's right, if it's for you it's wrong

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:02 AM

13. Um, Wait A Second

It costs $25k per hour to operate a military passenger plane?

Wouldn't that mean that a Southwest or Delta or American or United have to charge $400 per ticket for any 737 flight that takes 1 hour each way, just to break even.

Those planes (maybe not the 737-300) only hold 130 to 150 passengers. One hour each way is $50k. So we need around $200 per passenger for each hour. Then $200 to get home.

Since we all know we can get tickets on any of those airlines way cheaper than $200 for every hour each direction, there's something amiss about the Air Force needing that much money per hour for one of their planes.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:42 AM

14. Mnuchin eclipses earlier backlash with pricey request: A honeymoon by military jet

Just when you think you've heard everything.

Retweeted by David Fahrenthold: https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold

Mnuchin eclipses earlier backlash with pricey request: A honeymoon by military jet http://wapo.st/2y0rDyp @adegrandpre @damianpaletta



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