Obama wants Fed workers to stop driving

All you Fed employees don't drive...umm please ignore the fact I'm flying all over the place with 500 people!

Yes, it’s true, per the Huffington Post BO want all the peons who work for the government to do as he says, not as he does.  Typical élite liberal behavior.

President Barack Obama wants federal workers to cut down on business travel and commuting by car as he seeks to reduce heat-trapping emissions produced by the federal government.

The White House was announcing Tuesday that the government will aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from indirect sources like employee driving by 13 percent in 2020, compared with 2008 levels.

Now you have to really admire and love this, which  comes from a President whose entourage is so huge that the Brits are even put off about it. You can check that out at I Hate the Media’s website. According to them the carbon footprint from all of this must be frigging enormous! Perhaps (to use the “warmers” favorite word, even “unprecedented!”

Here’s a story that seems to have slipped by the rest of the American media. It comes from the G-20 meetings in London a few weeks ago:

Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef (now known as the National Food Czar)  and kitchen staff with the president’s own food and water.

And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with “35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters.” For sure, our president is not going to be at a loss for words.

The press duly reported on Air Force One and all its bells and whistles but also on the presence of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, and a fleet of identical decoys to ferry him from Stansted airport to central London.

Here are further details from the Guardian. In addition to the above we have even more details about who this 500 people consists of.

And should anything befall the President, a White House medical unit will be at hand to provide emergency care. The team consists of surgeons, nurses and other medical personnel and carries supplies of blood of the type AB, the president’s blood group. At the same time, Obama will be constantly minded by his personal aide Reggie Love, who dials his BlackBerry, fetches his jacket and tie and supplies him with snacks. First Lady Michelle Obama will also have a coterie of assistants, including a secretary, a press officer and several bodyguards.

Medical unit? Come on now Mr. President.  You rammed Obamacare up our you know what’s because that socialized medicine is the hot setup nowadays.  I can’t even believe that you’re going to be in the socialized medicine capitol of the world and you have to bring your own doctors, nurses, surgeons and blood?  I would certainly think if something happened that he wouldn’t mind waiting a year or two to see a doctor.  Would you think he’d mind?

Think that’s all? Not even close.  Here’s additional notes about who’s who in the entourage. To use another favorite “warmer” word, talk about “robust!”

Apart from the 200 secret service personnel who will follow Obama on his European tour, the president’s entourage will also include representatives of the White House Military Office, the White House Transportation Agency, the White House Medical Unit, the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron, the State Department Presidential Travel Support Service, the US Information Agency, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (USIA and INS were noted as an error by the Guardian as they were rolled into the State Department and Homeland Security respectively but since it’s a quote I left it as is) and the Customs Service.

500 people and all that equipment and supplies is pretty amazing. I probably emit less carbon in my entire lifetime than just loading all the equipment and warming up the planes emits.

Let’s not forget he’ flying someplace on vacation constantly.  Seems like every other time I turn the TV on he’s on vacation again.

It’s truly wonderful we have such a wonderful hypocrite in the White House. Perhaps the best hypocrite ever. Just think, if he had stayed home he probably could have stopped global warming immediately.

Sources: Huffington Post, I Hate the Media and the Guardian

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