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    No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    No, Mr. Benmosche, You Can’t Fly the AIG Corporate Jet - Deal Journal - WSJ

    Is this what AIG and the government should be spending time, money and effort on? Understandably, Benmosche could argue that the use of a company plane comes with the job of any major CEO. He has argued repeatedly that he needs leeway to run the company if the government hopes to get a return of taxpayers money.
    Perhaps we should have Pelosi reimburse the public for their use of OUR (tax payer) jets for their private jollies.

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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Perhaps we should have Pelosi reimburse the public for their use of OUR (tax payer) jets for their private jollies.

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    Take it up with the Airforce or the Secret Service.
    She's third in line for sucession to the Presidency as Speaker of the House. As was Dennis Hastert before her.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/pelosi/jet.asp
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    The White House also stood behind Pelosi.



    "We think it's appropriate," he added. "And so, again, I think this is much ado about not a whole lot. It is important for the speaker to have this kind of protection and travel."

    In the event, according to the Air Force, Speaker Pelosi does not routinely use the larger C-32 aircraft referenced in this brouhaha to travel between Washington and California (to the detriment of taxpayers' wallets and the environment) every weekend, as claimed in the e-mail quoted above. According to the Air Force, as of the end of 2008 she had used that larger airplane on only one occasion, when no alternative was available:
    Eric Sharman, deputy chief of public affairs at Andrews Air Force Base, said that Pelosi has in the past used the C-20B and the slightly larger C-37A, depending on availability, and that these may or may not be able to make a nonstop cross-country flight depending on conditions. He confirms that Pelosi has used the C-32 once and only once, when no other planes were available.
    In March 2009, Judicial Watch published various e-mails and memoranda related to Speaker Pelosi's use of military aircraft for other types of travel. As ABC News noted of those documents:
    In fact, it appears that Pelosi uses military aircraft less often than her predecessor, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

    The documents cover the period from January 2007 to November 2008 and show that Pelosi made the equivalent of 20 round-trips between Washington (Andrews Air Force Base) and San Francisco. That's an average of less than one round-trip per month. In contrast, former Speaker Hastert traveled home to his Illinois district virtually every weekend and, his former aides tell ABC News, he would almost always travel on military aircraft. Like Hastert, Pelosi also occasionally leads Congressional delegations on foreign trips (the documents show six foreign trips: one to Asia, three to the Middle East and two to Europe).
    Moreover, the Air Force weekly travel reports reproduced in that report disprove the claim made in the e-mail stated at the head of this article: They show Speaker Pelosi making 20 trips between Washington and California in 2007 and 2008, but always on the smaller C-20B and C-37A aircraft, never on the "big fat 200-seat" [sic] C-32 jet the e-mail claims she uses weekly.
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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Do you realize what a waste of time and resources it is for the CEO of a company to travel by car or train? More populist bull **** from Democrats, the party of idiots.
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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Do you realize what a waste of time and resources it is for the CEO of a company to travel by car or train? More populist bull **** from Democrats, the party of idiots.
    If the CEO's time were worth anything they would not have lined up at the government trough for handouts.

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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    If the CEO's time were worth anything they would not have lined up at the government trough for handouts.
    You're right, they're time is worthless. Companies should just operate without CEOs. You go girl!Power to the people!Down with the Bourgeoisie!Change we can believe in!
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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    If the CEO's time were worth anything they would not have lined up at the government trough for handouts.
    bingo.....

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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    You're right, they're time is worthless. Companies should just operate without CEOs. You go girl!Power to the people!Down with the Bourgeoisie!:Change we can believe in!
    No a CEO's time is not worthless

    Just those that couldnt run their business and instead lead the companies they ran into the ground, needing the government to bail them out

    Microsoft can buy an Airbus A380 gold plate everything and not get a response from the government (shareholders on the otherhand)

    Or Google for that matter

    CEO's should not get perks when they are incompetent, leading a company to bankrupcty is not a sign of competence. Losing billions of dollars is more of a sign of incompetence. The time of the incompent is worthless. Best to keep them on a Greyhound bus so that they cant make many more incompetent decisions which cost their shareholders even more money

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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    No a CEO's time is not worthless

    Just those that couldnt run their business and instead lead the companies they ran into the ground, needing the government to bail them out

    Microsoft can buy an Airbus A380 gold plate everything and not get a response from the government (shareholders on the otherhand)

    Or Google for that matter

    CEO's should not get perks when they are incompetent, leading a company to bankrupcty is not a sign of competence. Losing billions of dollars is more of a sign of incompetence. The time of the incompent is worthless. Best to keep them on a Greyhound bus so that they cant make many more incompetent decisions which cost their shareholders even more money
    Yeah get your ass on that Greyhound Benmosche! You suck so much all you do is lose money! If you were a good CEO you could fly anywhere you want on Playboy Airlines but you're not!
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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Yeah get your ass on that Greyhound Benmosche! You suck so much all you do is lose money! If you were a good CEO you could fly anywhere you want on Playboy Airlines but you're not!
    glad to see you understand the situation

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    Re: No, Mr. Benmosche, You Canít Fly the AIG Corporate Jet

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Yeah get your ass on that Greyhound Benmosche! You suck so much all you do is lose money! If you were a good CEO you could fly anywhere you want on Playboy Airlines but you're not!
    How much money has AIG taken from the US taxpayer again, over $100 billion I believe.

    Has American business changed so much that incompetence is to be rewarded with private jets and multi million dollar severence packages.

    Sign me up, I could cause AIG to lose $200 billion dollars I am sure I could make a few trades so idiotic that it would be a sure thing. Do I get to rid in the corporate jet as well.

    A CEO who is doing a good job, I have no problem with him/her riding in a corporate jet, A CEO who is no better then a drooling moron losing billions of dollars requiring bailouts, causing untold shareholder financial loss's does not deserve a corporate jet, nor a bonus, nor a severence package

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