Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said President Obama’s repeated calls for higher taxes on executives who use corporate jets is killing the U.S. general aviation industry, as are new and proposed rules that raise taxes and invade the privacy of corporate jet users. In a story in The Hill, Pompeo is quoted as saying: “He demonizes general aviation users. He calls them corporate fat cat jet owners at every turn. But it’s not impacting the folks who use those as business tools. It’s impacting the people who build these airplanes.”
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Paul Berge, CFII says
The first time I saw Obama was in 2007 at the Ankeny, Iowa airport (IKV), where then-not-yet-candidate Obama arrived in–you guessed it–a Lear jet. Seems corporate aircraft work fine for some folks.
And to think that I have to pay for all the exclusive GREEN FEES at those too numerous to count country clubs, trips to Hawaii and his complete entourage of cars,press,secret service, not to leave out the wife’s private jet and all the in trail rubbish that goes with that.