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Secretary Of Defense Panetta Regrets Expense Of His Weekend Trips To CA Home...Yeah Right

 
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

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Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

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He only regrets they caught him.. wtf
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

<End Snip>

Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
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This jackass (Panetta) and Pelosi should be in jail for stealing from the US treasury. $32,000 per trip? Every weekend? They wonder why we are mad. censored
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

<End Snip>

Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
 Quoting: Sgt. Stedanko


This jackass (Panetta) and Pelosi should be in jail for stealing from the US treasury. $32,000 per trip? Every weekend? They wonder why we are mad. censored
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The thing that kills me is the fact his salary is $199,700 per year. So we the taxpayers have to spend nearly a $1,000,000 a year in travel expenses for this tool shed?
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Panetta is worse than the bird people. My parents are bird people. They think they need to buy houses where it is warm/cold to move around with the seasons. Like flying south for the winter. They are running around like a bird with its head cut off. If Panetta is like my Dad he is listening to his wife. Fl to Mo back and forth how much time & money have they spent with this rat race. I guess when you are going to hell you want to burn those miles to see as much as possible in the few short miserable years left of your existence.
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

<End Snip>

Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
 Quoting: Sgt. Stedanko


This jackass (Panetta) and Pelosi should be in jail for stealing from the US treasury. $32,000 per trip? Every weekend? They wonder why we are mad. censored
 Quoting: RayGun
The thing that kills me is the fact his salary is $199,700 per year. So we the taxpayers have to spend nearly a $1,000,000 a year in travel expenses for this tool shed?
 Quoting: Sgt. Stedanko


His salary is 200K but that is pocket change, just think how much he will steal as SecDef from insider deals etc. probably in the hundred million category.

Pelosi boxer frank gingrich and on and on have all gotten wealthy from "government service"

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Yeah right. LOL
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

<End Snip>

Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
 Quoting: Sgt. Stedanko


This jackass (Panetta) and Pelosi should be in jail for stealing from the US treasury. $32,000 per trip? Every weekend? They wonder why we are mad. censored
 Quoting: RayGun
The thing that kills me is the fact his salary is $199,700 per year. So we the taxpayers have to spend nearly a $1,000,000 a year in travel expenses for this tool shed?
 Quoting: Sgt. Stedanko


His salary is 200K but that is pocket change, just think how much he will steal as SecDef from insider deals etc. probably in the hundred million category.

Pelosi boxer frank gingrich and on and on have all gotten wealthy from "government service"
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Just like Michael Chertoff!
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Oh yes, send in the tax dollars, you do not want the Washington folks do with out. Makes one sick. Now, O wants to check out next vacation spot for him and wife in Columbia.
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I'm not a fan of Panetta but, I have to say the apology is unusual for a politician

They all travel on the taxpayer's dime and this is the first time I've heard an apology.
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If he apologizes for his actions, is he going to write a check to make it right?


No, didn't think so! Government workers just say sorry and go on until they are caught again.
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These are all egregious costs. However, they pale in comparison to the costs of entitlements and defense.
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He regrets attention being brought to the matter.
He does not actually regret the trips or the
cost to taxpayers.
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He regrets being caught. Plain and simple.
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Yeah right...

And why the fuck does it cost 32 000$ every time??? WTF??

Can't this guy take a normal plane??
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haters of America
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

<End Snip>

Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
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Reading stuff like this makes me want to commit suicide. It's the only way to end the anger.
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He only regrets they caught him.. wtf
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well said
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He regrets attention being brought to the matter.
He does not actually regret the trips or the
cost to taxpayers.
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Beautiful insight!
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He is only sorry because he got caught.
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I've said this before on here but here goes again. In the old days. The money

in America came from states like (Michigan, Ohio, Illinois , California) where factories made products

and sold them. Now the richest per capita place in the country is Washington DC.

They take from the producers and distribute to the leaches (lawyers, politicians, and government)

and could care less about the average middle class working family. Ronald Reagan was

the last president that understood America. The Bushes, Clinton, and Owebama

have sold us to China and Mexico and Japan and whoever else that can pay a politician

to look the other way while their predatory trade practices continue. This isn't

going to end well. rant burnit
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This statement just eats at my core "Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday he regrets the cost to taxpayers for his weekend trips to his Carmel Valley home, but says it's important "just to get your mind straight and your perspective straight." At a cost of $32,000 each time you want to clear your mind?!
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Or this mind boggling statement by Gen. Dempsey

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was sitting next to Panetta during the Pentagon briefing and jumped to the secretary's defense.
"Let me help the boss here, because if I couldn't get a hold of him, we'd have a really different relationship," said Dempsey, adding that Panetta "doesn't get much rest in California, based on the number of times I know that I'm in contact with him." So not only does this statement undermine Panetta's reasoning for wasting taxpayer money but he doesn't rest because you call him all the time?!

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Or this mind boggling statement by Gen. Dempsey

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was sitting next to Panetta during the Pentagon briefing and jumped to the secretary's defense.
"Let me help the boss here, because if I couldn't get a hold of him, we'd have a really different relationship," said Dempsey, adding that Panetta "doesn't get much rest in California, based on the number of times I know that I'm in contact with him." So not only does this statement undermine Panetta's reasoning for wasting taxpayer money but he doesn't rest because you call him all the time?!
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Based on what I've seen dempsey is a bootlicker.
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Pelosi spent over $2,000,000 ($2 million) in two years.

[link to www.judicialwatch.org]

clip " the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59

over a two-year period" "Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 85 trips,

covering 206,264 miles, from March 2, 2009 through June 7, 2010. Pelosi, her guests

and Air Force personnel logged a total of 428.6 hours on these flights."


These jokers think its Monopoly money. militia
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Pelosi spent over $2,000,000 ($2 million) in two years.

[link to www.judicialwatch.org]

clip " the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59

over a two-year period" "Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 85 trips,

covering 206,264 miles, from March 2, 2009 through June 7, 2010. Pelosi, her guests

and Air Force personnel logged a total of 428.6 hours on these flights."


These jokers think its Monopoly money. militia
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This pisses me off to no end. I refuse to fly because I will not conform to the police state and this traitorous waste of space who also has a house in California is wasting taxpayer money too.

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An apology isn't enough. If Panetta was any other government employee, his behavior would be considered to fall under both "waste" and "abuse" categories of fiscal misappropriation. Garnish his wages until he has paid it all back.

Same for Pelosi, who needs to learn to fly coach with the bourgeoisie ... er, her constituents.
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An apology isn't enough. If Panetta was any other government employee, his behavior would be considered to fall under both "waste" and "abuse" categories of fiscal misappropriation. Garnish his wages until he has paid it all back.

Same for Pelosi, who needs to learn to fly coach with the bourgeoisie ... er, her constituents.
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Ah no. Wishful thinking there. Very low level gubmint employees MAYBE. But doubtful. They are ALL feeding at the trough and cover it up.
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“I regret that it does, you know, that it does add costs that the taxpayer has to pick up,” Panetta said during a Pentagon briefing Monday, speaking publicly for the first time about the flight costs. “A taxpayer would have to pick up those costs with any secretary of state or secretary of defense. But having said that, I am trying to look at what are ... the alternatives here that I can look at that might possibly be able to save funds and, at the same time, be able to fulfill my responsibilities, not only to my job, but to my family.”

<End Snip>

Here's a thought...your number one responsibility is to your country. You should've moved your family out of California to D.C., it's not like you haven't been in D.C. for a while. You better learn how to use Skype.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]
 Quoting: Sgt. Stedanko


This jackass (Panetta) and Pelosi should be in jail for stealing from the US treasury. $32,000 per trip? Every weekend? They wonder why we are mad. censored
 Quoting: RayGun


every weekend he spends some peoples' entire yearly salary (if not more) on a trip to see his family. what a waste, jeeez.
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Re: Secretary Of Defense Panetta Regrets Expense Of His Weekend Trips To CA Home...Yeah Right
the NEPA paperwork required for every federal government agency's action, should have mandated him to come up with a set of alternatives and consequences for his weekly trip to see his family.

surely, when they looked at the impact of HIS weekly flight (i.e. west coast vacation) they should have realized it was an extremely wasteful alternative to moving them to D.C.

this is shameful.





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