This time in the form of a bi-partisan bill which calls on the General Services Administration to not just buy 1,000 Ford Crown Victorias whenever the mood strikes*
“This bipartisan bill will cut the wasteful spending that folks are tired of in Washington,” said Congressman Barrow. “Spending hard-earned taxpayer money on more vehicles the federal government could do without is irresponsible. We have to find places to cut spending, and this is a step in the right direction.”
The federal government owns more than 700,000 vehicles, and costs to operate and maintain them is nearly $4 billion each year. Since 2006, the federal government has added over 20,000 vehicles to its fleet, and the maintenance and operating costs have gone up 5.4 percent. Reducing the budget for the federal vehicle fleet by 20 percent will save the federal government, at minimum, $500 million, savings that could be used for deficit reduction.
And with that, John Barrow has made these guys sad.
*The Ford Crown Vic is no longer produced. It has been replaced by the Ford Taurus, much to the chagrin of everyone who thinks their ability to spot Crown Vics on the road gives them license to speed.
Youtube proof is here!