By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, January 16, 1:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been spending large amounts on airfare as a congressman, flying first class on dozens of taxpayer-funded flights to his home state. The practice conflicts with the image that Paul portrays as the only presidential candidate serious about cutting federal spending.
Paul flew first class on at least 31 round-trip flights and 12 one-way flights since May 2009 when he was traveling between Washington and his district in Texas, according to a review by The Associated Press of his congressional office expenses. Four other round-trip tickets and two other one-way tickets purchased during the period were eligible for upgrades to first-class after they were bought, but those upgrades would not be documented in the expense records.
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.
Paul, whose distrust of big government is the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, trusts the more expensive government rate for Continental Airlines when buying his tickets. Paul chose not to buy the cheaper economy tickets at a fraction of the price because they aren’t refundable or as flexible for scheduling, his congressional staff said...washingtonpost
Really, THIS AGAIN???? I remember reading something like this a while back on infowars..it was BS then , its BS now.
Imagine a congressman who actually does his job, travels to educate the people and doesn't fly on the dime of special interest and lobbies. ooooh the horror!
Wow, they're really grasping at straws with this story. Oh my god, he travels 1st class.... run for the hills.