Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Hillary's State Department budget was 51.7 billion! in Obama's 2010 budget.  This was an increase of 40.9% over the 2009 Federal Budget for this department!  Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the symbol of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by the government increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration.

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.
According to General Services Administration data , the number of limousines in the federal fleet increased from 238 in fiscal 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, to 412 in 2010. Much of the 73 percent increase—111 of the 174 additional limos—took place in fiscal 2009, more than eight months of which corresponded with Obama’s first year in office.

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