Got to pay back the union goons for their support.
From Weekly Standard:
The legislation to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy has been turned into something of a mini auto bailout, according to those familiar with the Obama administration’s request. The request includes millions of dollars worth of cars, to be paid for by the federal government.
Obama’s request, as detailed in a letter sent to Capitol Hill by the director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, Jeffrey Zients, includes these requests:
— “This request would provide $4 million to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to replace vehicles, laboratory and office equipment, and furniture damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy.”
— “This request would provide $2.4 million in response to Hurricane Sandy to replace destroyed or damagedvehicles, including mobile x-ray machines at ports of entry in New York and New Jersey, and other equipment.”
— “This request would provide $1 million to the Drug Enforcement Administration, which would be usedto repair or replace over 15 vehicles, information technology equipment, and antennas and repeaters at sites affected by Hurricane Sandy.”
— “This request would provide $855,000 to replace Immigration and Customs Enforcement law enforcement vehicles damaged in Hurricane Sandy.”
— “This request would provide $300,000 to replace Secret Service law enforcement vehicles as well as associated communications equipment permanently damaged by flooding associated with Hurricane Sandy.”
— “This request would provide $230,000 to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to replace three vehicles, repair communication lines, and replace damaged furniture as a result of Hurricane Sandy.”
H/T to Drudge