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User currently offlineN228ua From Japan, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

As an outsider I have a question about GWB's election campaign.

Why is he flying around in Air Force 1 for campaign rallies which costs the American tax payer a lot of money? Shouldn't he be chartering a plane like Kerry is?

I know that he is still president but why do tax payers need to fund his re-election efforts?

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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

The President always rides on the presidential aircraft, and when he's aboard, it's referred to as Air Force 1.

In general, it's a perk of the office. Clinton enjoyed it, Carter enjoyed it, etc. etc.

In 2008, neither candidate will have that benefit, assuming Bush wins this year. If Kerry wins, assuming he runs for reelection, he'll have the benefit of the 747 to fly around and campaign with.



[Edited 2004-10-01 20:48:18]

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2688 times:

huh. that is a good question. but yes, the tazpayer does foot the bill, however it is a part of the office. if you are president and you are running for a second term, well you are entitled to the trappings of the office.

moreover, kerry and his team also have secret service protection now, so that too is footed by the taxpayer.


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