Government Motoring: Just the Thing for Commuting to Those Scrappy Town Hall Meetings

Oh, so that what they mean by saying "cash for clunkers." And all this time I thought it was the bonuses paid out to Goldman Sach, AIG, and Citigroup executives. Cash for Clunkers should be the name of Obama's economic stimulus plan.

Danny L. McDaniel
Lafayette, Indiana

Posted by Danny L. McDaniel at August 8, 2009 1:39 PM

And this vehicle is different from the similarly equipped Lincolns used by former US Presidents how, exactly?

Of course, if US Presidents were elected by the people, to serve the people, in the way envisaged by the Founders, then perhaps the armour wouldn't be needed?

Turn a republic into a plutocracy, and the ruler will need this sort of protection. That's as inevitable as gravity.

Posted by Fletcher Christian at August 8, 2009 7:11 PM

It should be a written policy that all vehicles provided to elected officials through purchases with our tax money, be made in the USA. Does the government think that the Blue Collar worker will sit in silence as they see their auto industry destroyed and government officials drive in foreign automobiles. I do not think so.

Posted by Cilla Mitchell at August 9, 2009 4:29 AM

Cilla, if Detroit didn't build garbage there wouldn't be any need for such a policy.

The people who destroyed Detroit were an unholy alliance of Luddite unions and lazy, cowardly, incompetent, short-termist management. Not Government.

Posted by Fletcher Christian at August 9, 2009 1:53 PM

rite-on, Fletcher, rite-on! when i was a teenager, if you lifted the back seat in a Ford, you saw a bunch of bolts... all the way til the 1965 Fords: bolts under the backseats. i quit buying Fords.
conclusion: the UNION laborers were paid by how many bolts them left with/came back with! their GREED is at fault...

Posted by Lee Young at August 11, 2009 7:47 AM