Senators Still Flying Like Aristocrats

Are you worried that your senators might not be able to get home in time for Christmas after the health care reform vote? Don’t worry, they’ll be fine.

As USA Today reminds us, senators (and congressmen) have the right to make multiple reservations on commercial airlines to accommodate their uncertain schedules. It’s a right denied to the rest of us, of course.

So, no matter how many of their constituents will be inconvenienced or bumped, our democratically elected senators will exercise their un-democratic privilege to get home just fine. 

As I’ve mentioned before, this cozy arrangement with the airline industry might explain the reluctance of the our elected leaders to pass an airline passenger bill of rights. What would they need it for?


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