1. iowahawk: Crisis of Confidence: America's Government Losing Faith in Out-of-Touch Constituents
2. Yes, #1 was a satire. But this isn't:
August 05, 2009
House Orders Three Jets
"Last year, lawmakers excoriated the CEOs of the Big Three automakers for traveling to Washington, D.C., by private jet to attend a hearing about a possible bailout of their companies," Roll Call reports.
"But apparently Congress is not philosophically averse to private air travel: At the end of July, the House approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and Members of Congress."
The Air Force had asked for one jet as part of an upgrade program, but the House Appropriations Committee added two more at its own discretion.
Time to throw them all* out and start over.
It's allowed under the Constitution. Under "elections."
*Actually we can only replace the entire House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate every two years, the President every 4th year.