Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,905 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,822,422
Pageviews Today: 2,899,163Threads Today: 905Posts Today: 19,098
11:22 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 23406708
United States
11/18/2012 12:11 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
The Petraeus Scandal has finally focused attention of the perks given to American generals...

[Of the many facts that have come to light in the scandal involving former CIA director David H. Petraeus, among the most curious was that during his days as a four-star general, he was once escorted by 28 police motorcycles as he traveled from his Central Command headquarters in Tampa to socialite Jill Kelley’s mansion. Although most of his trips did not involve a presidential-size convoy, the scandal has prompted new scrutiny of the imperial trappings that come with a senior general’s lifestyle.

The commanders who lead the nation’s military services and those who oversee troops around the world enjoy an array of perquisites befitting a billionaire, including executive jets, palatial homes, drivers, security guards and aides to carry their bags, press their uniforms and track their schedules in 10-minute increments. Their food is prepared by gourmet chefs. If they want music with their dinner parties, their staff can summon a string quartet or a choir.

The elite regional commanders who preside over large swaths of the planet don’t have to settle for Gulfstream V jets. They each have a C-40, the military equivalent of a Boeing 737, some of which are configured with beds....

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
Factual Error

User ID: 19116606
United States
11/18/2012 12:27 AM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
And people resist any cuts to the defense budget?

This shit is what's bankrupting this country.
Not intended to be a factual statement.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 23406708
United States
11/18/2012 12:36 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
More from Washington Post story...

The travel practices of two theater commanders, which prompted Pentagon investigations this year, may further jeopardize the perks.

When he was former head of the U.S. Africa Command, Army Gen. William “Kip” Ward spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars for private travel, including using military vehicles to shuttle his wife on shopping trips and to a spa, according to a report by the Defense Department’s inspector general. The report detailed lengthy stays at lavish hotels for Ward, his wife and his staff members — he billed the government for a refueling stop overnight in Bermuda, where the couple stayed in a $750 suite — and the use of five-vehicle motorcades when he traveled in Washington. The report also said Ward often took longer-than-necessary business trips to the United States, resulting in “exponential” increases in costs.

The current top U.S. commander in Europe, Adm. James Stavridis, also came under the scrutiny of the inspector general for using a military jet to fly to the Burgundy region of France for a dinner organized by an international society of wine enthusiasts. Stavridis defended the trip as an opportunity to meet with French military and business leaders.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 22000823
United States
11/18/2012 12:43 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
according to the koran they get 7 wives. obama told the cia to start early gettin theirs.lmfao
Victorian

User ID: 6443788
Canada
11/18/2012 12:48 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
Thank you so much.

I'd give you another karma point but already did!

You rock!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 27423099
11/18/2012 12:53 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
Yeah, nothin new.

All these bureaucrats, top military brass included, are princes of the highest order, and feel deserving of perks that Warren Buffet wouldn't even consider spending money on.

Whatcha gonna do?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 27646015
United States
11/18/2012 01:18 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
The retirement benefits that the government doles out should be equal to all, congressional members, members of the mililary, citizens who collect social security, etc. All need to be included, all need to be the same rate of retirement pay. Why do congressional members get retirement pay after only serving one term? Who in the private sector gets retirement pay after only a few years one the job? No one. A 3 star general gets over $200,000 per year in retirement pay Really? What does Petraus get? He probably gets 2 retirement checks, one from the military and one from CIA. (Rant off)
Victorian

User ID: 6443788
Canada
11/18/2012 11:48 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
5a
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 23406708
United States
11/18/2012 11:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
Thank you so much.

I'd give you another karma point but already did!

You rock!
 Quoting: Victorian


Thank you...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 28013251
11/18/2012 11:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: The Luxe Life of US Generals - Private Jets, Mansions, Gourmet Chefs & Valets
Only the finest for satan's faithful servants.

News