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Nuclear option: Sequester could force Congress to fly… ::gulp:: commercial

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By Doug Powers  •  February 25, 2013 10:33 AM

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“Fly commercial!?

There are plenty of scare scenarios being planted in the heads of the taxpaying public about the sequester, but there’s one bit of fear in particular that seems to be targeted toward certain members of Congress:

the head of the Air Force today warned that the spending cuts that will go into effect March 1 could cause the military to eliminate those lovely miljet flights that lawmakers enjoy.

Members of Congress adore flying on Air Force jets, particularly for overseas trips — there are no security lines, check-in is a breeze, the service couldn’t be better, and it’s business class-only.

But if the government-wide cuts aren’t thwarted and the military has to pinch pennies, lawmakers might have to kiss those perks goodbye, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told the crowd at the Air Force Association’s winter conference in Orlando, Fla., we’re told.

I’d be more in favor this if it didn’t increase my chances of getting stuck sitting next to Chuck Schumer:

(h/t Instapundit)

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