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Let's play a guessing game

I'll start the game with an easy one. Which bloated TARP beneficiary just treated its collective fat ass to twelve plush nappa leather recliners bolted to the floor of a BRAND NEW $50m DASSAULT FALCON? Stimulating the economy one lear jet at a time. I like it. Now, if we could only convince them next time to AT LEAST BUY A F*&%$# AMERICAN MADE PLANE!
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lol, they should all be in jail!!!
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I assume you're talking about the plane Citi bought, which was ordered two years ago? Those things aren't exactly available at a showroom near you.
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Looks like we got a president with some real balls:

Obama says: Fix it!
Obama Officials Tells Citibank To Ditch Plans For $50 Million Private Jet
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Acording to a report from ABC News, President Obama is not taking kindly to corporate greed, especially when it's funded by taxpayer money. Read more from ABC here:

ABC News: High-Flying Citigroup Grounds Plans for $50M Jet

The high-flying execs at Citigroup caved under pressure from President Obama and decided today to abandon plans for a luxurious new $50 million corporate jet from France...


ABC News has learned that Monday officials of the Obama administration called Citigroup about the company's new $50 million corporate jet and told execs to "fix it."

On Monday, the news broke that bailed out bank was going through with its $50 million private jet purchase even though it had recieved $45 billion in government funds:

The New York Post's Jennifer Keil and Chuck Bennett reported in Monday's paper that Citigroup, which has received $45 billion in government bailout funds, is about to upgrade to a new $50 million, twelve-seat corporate jet.

The plane, the Dassault Falcon 7X, is a luxurious jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles (meaning it can fly from New York to all of Europe and South America, as far east as Riyadh, and as far west as Honolulu or Petropavlovsk, Russia). The Post reports it has "plush interior with leather seats, sofas and a customizable entertainment center."

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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I'm not sure if it's an indication that he has Balls, just that his arn't for sale. How un American!....gotta love it
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I suppose Obama now will go after the owners of the 600 private jets that flew in to his inauguration. We just cannot have privateers owning fancy jets; it makes the government look bad. BTW: Cessna announced 2000 layoffs yesterday.

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I assume you're talking about the plane Citi bought, which was ordered two years ago? Those things aren't exactly available at a showroom near you.
I'm glad you cleared that up for me. If they were in chapter 11 right now like they should be, they wouldn't have to take delivery of it.
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I suppose Obama now will go after the owners of the 600 private jets that flew in to his inauguration. We just cannot have privateers owning fancy jets; it makes the government look bad. BTW: Cessna announced 2000 layoffs yesterday.
You're a switch hitter aren't you?
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