Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is a mega rich fellow. He’s got more cash than he knows what to do with.
So, why does this guy ask the federal government to allow him to use a public airplane to jet him and his wife off on their honeymoon?
I probably shouldn’t even comment on this one. But now that I’ve opened this door, I’ll walk on through for just a moment.
The guy’s chutzpah is quite fascinating, don’t you think?
I mean, Mnuchin is worth about $500 million. That’s half a billion bucks, man! His wife, Louise Linton, got into a Twitter snit with a young woman who took her task after she boasted on social media about all the fashionable labels she wears. Sheesh, lady!
This little dust-up will fade away soon.
But I’ll just note that a government plane that would have jetted Secretary and Mrs. Mnuchin off to wherever they celebrated their marital bliss would have cost about $25,000 per hour.
I know that Donald Trump once said he prefers to surround himself with fellow rich people. He believes their wealth means they’re successful and that their success can transfer to sound public policy.
But, c’mon, Steve Mnuchin. Rich guys can afford to pay for their own jet plane rides to exotic honeymoon locales. Go ahead and show off your success, man … but just do it on your own dime — not mine!