What do you get when you install a bourgeoisie climate change denier as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency?
A ton of frequent flier miles, points, perks, etc.
According to records obtained by The Washington Post, inexplicable EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent taxpayer funds to bankroll first class airfare and spend nights at luxury hotels far more often than his predecessors.
Per report by The Washington Post, Mr. Pruitt’s travel choices distinguish him from his predecessors. Not only does he like to travel in elegance, he also likes to drag a substantial amount of otherwise unnecessary aides on these vaca — I mean business trips. Pruitt typically flies first or business class on both international and domestic trips, often choosing Delta Airlines despite the fact that the government has contracts with certain airlines on specific routes.
But… who can blame the guy? Have you even seen a Delta Sky Club before? I can think of no better place to drink a Manhattan and pretend I’m Don Draper while peering out a window at the… wonders of nature. Just kidding; we all know he hates nature. But he loves Delta, and spending taxpayer money.
As Head Dude of the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump’s administration, it’s very important to make sure his carbon footprint is both YUGE and fancy.
Federal regulations are trying to cramp Pruitt’s style at the moment. It turns out that agencies are largely prohibited from authorizing first-class travel, apart from “exceptional security circumstances.” Basically, nobody in a role such as Pruitt’s is supposed to travel first-class unless flying coach would endanger someone’s life or government property. Obvious exceptions are made when the traveler is part of a security detail accompanying someone traveling in first-class. Last month, it was also reported that the EPA inspector general was investigating the exorbitant cost of Pruitt’s security detail.
Say what you will about the current head of our Environmental Protection Agency, but at least he is doing his part to kill the environment and spend all of your money. That’s something