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    Default Entitlement? :)

    I think this puts a new spin, on the word

    Treasury 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 Inspector General, sources tell ABC News.
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    But it's their honeymoon!

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    At least it proves that he knows there is land on the other side of the Atlantic. Got to be a plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    At least it proves that he knows there is land on the other side of the Atlantic. Got to be a plus.
    Ahhh... but it's just a Theme Park. Kinda like going to SeaWorld, or Disneyland, eh?
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    Doesn't hurt to ask.

    What was the answer?

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    That was a pretty bizarre set of events. It's still not clear their visit to Kentucky was official business. What is clear is that both he and his wife have one hell of a sense of entitlement. Yeah, draining the swamp. More like lipstick on a pig.

    From the article:
    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."

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    Hasn't he and his wife stuck their feet in their mouths enough for one year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Doesn't hurt to ask.

    What was the answer?

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    Deemed unnecessary

    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.

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    Scotland? Trump golf.
    France? EuroDisney
    Italy? Shoes.
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    Tumbrils can't come soon enough for them.

    And the Stumps believed our current president when he campaigned on" drain the swamp". LOFL.
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