The high-flying execs at Citigroup caved under pressure from President Obama and decided today to abandon plans for a luxurious new $50 million corporate jet from France.
The decision came 24 hours after the banking giant, which was rescued by a $45 billion taxpayer lifeline, defended buying the state-of-the-art Dassault Falcon 7X — one of nine to be flying in U.S. skies — as a smart business deal.
The jet, the epitome of corporate prestige and privilege, can carry 12 passengers in elegant comfort.
ABC News has learned that on Monday officials of the Obama administration called Citigroup about the company’s new $50 million corporate jet and told execs to “fix it.”
As disturbing as it is that Citigroup had planned on purchasing this jet up to this day, it is encouraging to see that this administration is keeping close tabs on what seems to be happening with taxpayer money. Citigroup is bankrupt. They ought to sell off what is left, not keep buying more.
What is unfortunately unspoken of are the countless deals that we don’t hear about and will never hear about.