WATCHWOMAN PONDERINGS…Ummmmm, let me think – Limousine libs…Are limousines considered greenie-weenie vehicles? Noooooooo! Why aren’t they running about in those little Chevy Volts from the Red Chinese and Government Motors. Aren’t Democrats supposed to be for the little guy? Geeze, I thought the Republicans would have the limos, didn’t you? Hold on a minute, I gotta get my tongue outta my cheek. ▬ Donna Calvin
Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according to an analysis of records by iWatch News.
Most of the increase was recorded in Hillary Clinton’s State Department.
According to General Services Administration data , the number of limousines in the federal fleet increased from 238 in fiscal 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, to 412 in 2010. Much of the 73 percent increase—111 of the 174 additional limos—took place in fiscal 2009, more than eight months of which corresponded with Obama’s first year in office.