Monday, June 04, 2007

Bush loves rich kids

What do the rich do with all that money they've pocketed from Bush's tax cuts? Some of them send their kids to summer camp on private jets.
The charter company Revolution Air has assigned more than 20 private jets to fly children to summer camp at the end of June, at a cost of about $8,000 a flight. [...]

Property developer and mother of three Robin O'Hara is sending her 8-year-old, Danielle, on a 30-minute flight to Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Honesdale, Pa.

"The bus takes 31/2 hours. It is crowded, and it's always a very dramatic scene," said O'Hara, of Great Neck, L.I.

"This year, she is not going with her [older] sisters, so we want to make it a special, unique experience for her.

"It's a trend. A lot of my friends do it," O'Hara said. "They play videos, they serve kids' food, sometimes, we'll have a manicurist on board." [emphasis mine]
Private jets with manicurists? Bush sure looked after his "base." Too bad the same can't be said for the millions of parents who will struggle to feed their children and put gas in their cars this summer.

4 comments:

Lew Scannon said...

Gee, I can't wait till this generation of uber-rich priviliged class kids grows up!

abi said...

Wow - it's something you'd expect to hear on the Daily Show, as a skit.

Lew, remember Mr. Howell on Gilligan's Island? That's what these kids are going to grow up to be like.

CEW said...

We all just try to do the best we can for our kids, but this is sickening and obscene.

Kathy said...

Good points all around. I don't know if we should be laughing or crying.