Dear Senator Kerry, Senator Kennedy, Rep. Olver:
While taking a once-in-a-lifetime whole family vacation (19 of us from around the country!!) to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico over the holidays, I couldn’t help but notice the four or five dozen private jets gridlocking both ends of the tarmac at San Jose del Cabo’s tiny little airport. It seems that many of the rich and famous chose to vacation in the same region as the Roach family.
Being a family of aviation geeks, my brother and I jotted down a few of the tail numbers from these multi-million dollar jets to see if we could see whom we had been unknowingly rubbing elbows with. One large $45 million Bombardier Global Express stood out from the rest:
TAIL NUMBER N399GS
C/O CITIGROUP CORPORATE AVIATION
Could you please explain what a jet belonging to a corporation that has received approximately $45 BILLION in taxpayer money over the last 90 days was doing parked on the tarmac of Mexico’s trendiest luxury vacation spot on New Year’s Day? I am sure there is a completely innocent explanation.
North Adams, MA
(cross posted at gregroach.blogspot.com)
Nice catch – I’m sure Citigroup will say that a private charter took their jet to Cabo, or something…
The citigroup execs need a vacation just like everyone else. Didn’t you here the wall street justification as to why ceos should get tens of millions in pay packages while their companies are losing billions. “They are rewarding us for keeping the losses in the tens of billions, instead of hundreds of billions.” The citigroup execs limited losses to the tens of billions, that’s why they get corporate perks like free flights to mexico.
p>Can some explain why Bernie Madoff is not in Jail?
Maybe Citigroup leased out the plane to a third party who went to Cabo.
But somehow I doubt it.