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...to the $56,800-per-hour the Air Force estimates it costs to run Air Force One..
"On the one hand, the president can't fly coach," Allison said. "But on the other hand, taxpayers are in essence subsidizing campaign trips, something that goes against the grain of how the political system is supposed to operate."
The White House says it is following both the law and tradition in deciding which events are official, and thus paid for by taxpayers.
But of the more than $203 million Bush has raised for his re-election, less than 1 percent has gone to reimbursing the government for travel costs this year
Originally posted by Jakomo
Well it's practically free. Only a measly $56,800-per-hour to operate Air Force One.
A four and a half hour flight for only a quarter of a million dollars? Wow, where do I sign up.
Originally posted by Nerdling
Ok, so lets say Bush racks up 50,000,000 per year in spending due to AF1
Each normal student costs $5000 per year. Based on information provided by Banshee on a decent Charlotte, NC school distict.
Thats 10,000 students for a years running of AF1.