Wednesday, January 28, 2009

X the 7X...Bums


I pulled this from, who got it from ABC News...who got it from our in-house political advisors (pictured on the right):

The high-flying execs at Citigroup caved under pressure from President Obama
and decided today to abandon plans for a luxurious new $50 million
corporate jet from France.
The bank used TARP funds to purchase a new corporate jet
for executives.

The decision came 24 hours after the banking giant, which was rescued by a $45 billion taxpayer lifeline, defended buying the state-of-the-art Dassault Falcon 7X --one of nine to be flying in U.S. skies--as a smart business deal.

The jet, the epitome of corporate prestige and privilege, can carry 12 passengers in elegant comfort.

ABC News has learned that on Monday officials of the Obama administration called Citigroup about the company's new $50 million corporate jet and told execs to "fix it."

The President of the United States actively demanding that corporate fat cats quit abusing taxpayer money? How unheard of!


Mary Kitt-Neel said...

well hallelujah! it's about time someone made an effort to stand up to corporate "royalty" and call them on their crap. may they all have to fly coach, sitting behind the drunk guy who spends the whole flight heaving and in front of the baby with the earache. i can dream, can't i?

CaptainMando said...

That's our man!

jadedj said...

Mary Kitt---and possibly on the "no fly" list? Har.

Captain---'Bout peed in my pants when I read that.

Captain---BTW, went over to JS and tried to sign in...then tried to sign up, because I see a couple of people over there I've lost track of. Anyway, after signing up (3 times), it accepts my sign up and then bumps me to a blank page with no links. Am I doing something wrong? Please advise

Judy said...

JJ, that happening at JS2 is just the new owners playing with the new site, trying to make it more like the old JS format for us.

I'm there too, but mostly here, cuz I'm havin' fun here! :)

Heehee, those monkeys look HAPPY ! and that's a cool looking design on that plane!

jadedj said...

Judy---I'm staying put, but thought I'd try to keep in touch with a couple of people over there who didn't come to blogger. If the owners are playing around, I don't get it...because I can't even get on the site...or sign what's the point of playing around?

Those monkeys are all of us...happy that the gorillas finally got a come up thingy.

yankeedog said...

Why do I think 'Cornelius and Zira' when I see two chimpanzees?

As for the jet, about time some of these people got reined in a bit. I'm for perks and bennies on the job, don't get me wrong-but taking our money to pay for them? Do they need nine jets? Are all the airlines out of business and I didn't hear about it?

becomingkate said...

Awesome! (About time)

jadedj said...

yankee---those are actually the political affairs consultants for Banquet...we spare no cost to bring you the best.

Yeah, and they DO eat cake.

becoming---indeed! awesomdilleous!

Doug said...

I'd have told 'em to go fly a kite.

Chimpplanet said...

Hey, that's $50 million more for bonuses and lavish "meetings".

jadedj said...

Doug---they did.

Chimp---they work hard.