Limos are evil or at least the people who ride in them are.

That's the takeaway we get after learning that the United States government is getting out of having so many, or at least counting as many, according to The Huffington Post.

By 2010, the U.S. government owned 412 limos, according to the Government Services Administration, which the Center for Public Integrity reported was a 73-percent increase from 2008.

Of course, buying more of the 1 percenters' favorite mode of transportation doesn't have the political correctness that any administration wants during an election year, so the GSA was told to go back and recount.

In 2012, it appears that changing the definition of limos to "a vehicle with a lengthened wheelbase, generally driven by a dedicated driver" with possible customization, including "privacy panels" and stretching for capacity and comfort, really helped make the kind of cuts that politicians believe constituents want. What the new definition managed to accomplish was exclude less classy transportation like shuttle buses from the business of counting limousines.

With the new definition in place, the administration and its various agencies were able to shed 62 percent of its limos from 2010 down to a scant 158, though it's unclear if any vehicles were actually sold, scrapped or otherwise disposed. That issue is unimportant, only that there are now fewer limos used by government. The fact that high-powered people need limos to do work and concentrate on running the free world instead of driving is another issue all together.

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      wstrvlr
      • 2 Years Ago
      More government waste. If these egotist want to have a limo ride then they can pay for it! No tax write off either for having a limo rode or buying one either. Pay your own way for that ego!
      larry
      • 2 Years Ago
      If anyone still is questioning where their tax money goes ??? Why buy just one Limo, when you can purchase 412 Limos on the taxpayer's dime ??? And how many trillions of dollars are spent at Area 51 that we don't even hear about ???
      ragtopdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Republicans love spending money starting wars, Democrats love spending money on buying votes and taking vacations. Tax payers love spending money on food, putting a roof over their heads, as well as trying to save money for retirement and putting their kids thru school.. Both party's have a problem connecting with the working class..
        knarf714
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ragtopdaz
        Republicans spend money starting wars...really WW1-Wilson dem, WWii Roosevelt dem, Korea Truman...dem, Vietnam Kennedy-Johnson dems, then we have the middle east three war all with less costs in terms of lives or money than one day of WWii....and keep in mind we still have troops in Europe, Japan and Korea...
      nconstinc
      • 2 Years Ago
      They want us to ride in small cramped cars that get 50 mpg but they get huge gas guzzlers. Gov't is the biggest hypocrites going. Its time to bring them all down a few pegs to show them if they want the American people to live a certain way so should they!
      Dennis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course the amount of limos went up 73% in this admin. With the enormous amount of friends our pres made czars, they need to be driven aound in style. Czars deserve respect.
      gene
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't like the outcome? Change the rules until they suit your needs.... Give o'scamya a limo ride back to Chicago in November!
      vandalton
      • 2 Years Ago
      This administration is amazing, if they don't like a factual report they simply write up a new definition to fit their needs -- we're learning to see through the crap -- we need some honest change....
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vandalton
        But, but, but, this is the most transparent administration ever remember? So transparent that they need to redefine everything to fit their needs and have to invoke Executive Privilege to hide documents.
      patsy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Washington keeps saying they feel our pain,I have a real hard time believing that one.
      thefacts22
      • 2 Years Ago
      All of it paid by tax payers
      C S Buck
      • 2 Years Ago
      They changed the definition of Limo, just like they change the definition of "Green jobs" That really helps the economy .(yes, sarcasm intended)
      BipDBo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm considering replacing our minivan with a decommissioned limo. Seriously. We have #4 on the way, so we have a large enough family to fill three rows, and a used limo is cheaper than a used minivan of the same miles. They are usually based off of RWD cars like Lincolns which are more dependable than FWD minivans. The only downside is the thought of my wife running over every curb in the city. Any thoughts? Am I crazy?
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        DO IT.
        jonas
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Yep
        juggernaught4136
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Buy a 12-16 passenger van. The ford e-series with the v-10 or v8 which are very reliable. Still fit on parking spaces and are based on a truck frame for your wife rubbing over curbs.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @juggernaught4136
          [blocked]
      renner1234
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remember the Obama administration could care less if he spends the tax payers money. He does not need Limos. The tax payers should not pay for limo. Government workers should use there own cars and save the money, but I guess that is too much to ask, Obama is spend money we do not have and he does not care. What a leader.
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