Quoting redneck mamma:" That and government officials need to stop taking so many vacations. I get diplomatic reasons for visiting ... [snip!] ... diplomatic reasons for visiting other countries but going on a ton of vacations is a waste of money and isn't helping anyone."
That and the state of North Carolina has seven vehicles at the governor's disposal. I think that is a bit excessive since only three out of seven vehicles are regularly used, yet here we are paying taxes to help keep these vehicles "on the road" so to speak.