BIG Gov Learns How To Count Its Limos

LCT Magazine
Posted on June 19, 2012

DEPENDS WHAT DEFINITION OF LIMO IS: The U.S. government caused some unnecessary outrage last year when it revealed that the number of limousines in the government increased under President Obama. Turns out their definition of a limousine was too broad, counting government shuttles and mini-buses in addition to sedans and stretches used to ferry VIPs and dignitaries. Now, the General Services Administration has redefined a limo as a "vehicle with a lengthened wheelbase, generally driven by a dedicated driver with possible customization, including 'privacy panels' and stretching for capacity and comfort." USA Today OnPolitics article here. Glad the GSA got its terms right and knows the difference between a limo and a shuttle bus. Now if the government could stop calling spending increases "investments" and tax cuts "costs." One minor quibble: Chauffeur should be used instead of "driver." But this at least is progress, and LCT Magazine, part of a private sector non-publicly traded business, is glad to counsel the public sector bureaucrats FOR FREE on anything they need to know about chauffeured transportation, or basic economic principles of free enterprise for that matter. -- Martin Romjue, LCT editor 

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