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Ron Paul Flies In Style

For somebody who screams nonstop about government spending, Ron Paul doesn't seem to mind much when that spending seats him at the front of the aircraft.
An Associated Press report published Monday found that since May 2009, Paul had billed taxpayers for 31 round-trip flights and 12 one-way flights, all first class. In all, taxpayers paid $52,000 for flights where cheaper tickets were available. AP found that Paul’s office could have saved $27,621 by selecting economy tickets instead. We always get him full refundable tickets since the congressional schedule sometimes changes quickly,” Paul’s chief of staff Jeff Deist explained. But a review of the records showed that nearly two-thirds of the tickets were purchased two weeks in advanced or earlier.

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