Who Pays for Air Force One?

How much does it cost the Federal Budget each time President Obama uses Air Force One to attend a political fundraiser? I do not want to be petty. I do understand that the President has every right to use Air Force One and Marine One for Government and even some personal business, like going on vacation. However, do we really need to pay for the President’s constant use of Air Force One as his personal private jet? This is especially an issue when the President criticizes all the Corporation heads who use Private Jets. At least with them such use creates jobs at American private airports, American Jet manufacturing plants like Gulfstream, and employs American mechanics, etc. But what does the President’s use of Air Force One produce when he uses it for a local metropolitan fundraiser? Gridlock and shutdown. And, of course, overtime pay for State uniformed employees, who are paid with our tax dollars!


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Retired army chaplain, Rotarian, moderately right of center on most issues, big on self reflection and self analysis.

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