US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

Publisher: Politico

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20 Sep 2017

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

As Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price calls for drastic cuts to Medicaid, including programs that provide care for children and people with disabilities, he's billing taxpayers thousands of dollars to  fly around in private jets. Just last week, Price racked up a $60,000 bill for five chartered flights. One trip between Washington and Philadelphia (less than 150 miles apart) cost taxpayers an estimated $25,000. Past secretaries flew commercial. Even Price himself, a self-proclaimed deficit-hawk, once called the use of government planes,  "fiscal irresponsibility run amok." Trump and his enablers continue to serve their own interests, while doing nothing to improve the lives of the American people.
As Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price calls for drastic cuts to Medicaid, including programs that...

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