Friday - September 22, 2017 8:57 am

HHS Secretary a frequent flier at our expense

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I think that this is probably covered in the most basic of political courses. It is never good to tell people how to behave, only to do the opposite yourself. U.S. Human Services Secretary Tom Price is finding out now what he should have already known. Price is coming under fire for some of his recent travels. Price has chosen to fly on private jets on five separate trips he took last week. That is a departure from his predecessors, who chose to fly commercial. But more importantly, it is a waste of our money. The money to pay for the trips, about $60,000, is being paid for by taxpayers, even though commercial flights were available, and would have been much cheaper. One of the flights took the Human Services Secretary from Washington to Philadelphia, a distance of just 125 miles. He could have driven there and saved taxpayers big bucks. Instead, that brief flight cost taxpayers $25,000. Price is also showing himself to be a hypocrite. He is an outspoken critic of government waste who promises to cut waste in his department's budget. Apparently he means for everyone but him. And Price is further showing his hypocrisy because when he was in Congress he railed against the use of private jets by government officials. He was right then when he called it another example of fiscal irresponsibility run amok. And we are right when we say the same of what is happening today.

Scott Robert Shaw

Scott Robert Shaw is the Program Director for both 1410 WIZM and 580 WKTY.   He's currently the morning news anchor on 1410 WIZM, Z93 and 95-7 The Rock.  He joined Mid-West Family Broadcasting as a reporter/anchor in 1989 and served as News Director from 1990-2015.   He's been the winner of several Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association awards for Best Editorial in Wisconsin.  He enjoys traveling, bicycling and cooking.

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