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Letter: First class travel for officials makes sense

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 13
  • Published September 13

I agree with the observations of my good friend John Havelock about the appropriateness of cabinet members and other high officials traveling first class. These people are working when they travel. By the way, if someone were doing work for me, I would not want them doing it in coach. I would want first class work, not coach class work.

Secondly, there is always the possibility of violence or theft of government materials. I would provide private jets for all senior level officials, judges and members of Congress. This will protect the aforesaid categories from inappropriate physical contact by the more unsavory members of the public. This will also protect the public from abuse by the more unsavory members of the Congress, the executive and the judiciary of the United States.
— Grant W. Hunter
Anchorage

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