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Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: May 14, 2022 02:13PM
From Faux. Take that as you will.

Peloton -- which is presently unprofitable and at least $815 million in the hole this year for offering a service that few actually want anymore -- opened a lobbying office in DC last year and just got a sweet no-bid contract.

And the DC Metro region is loaded with great jogging/biking trails.

And there are enough gyms that it's not a big deal to find some nearby place as cheap as $10/month.

But nobody offered a $10/month subsidy for a gym membership.

[www.foxbusiness.com]

House of Representatives to give staff free Peloton memberships, costing taxpayers

The House of Representatives is planning to announce they will give staffers in Washington, D.C., and in district offices, free Peloton memberships using taxpayer dollars each month amid skyrocketing inflation.

According to a draft email obtained by FOX Business from the office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the "premier employee benefit," which will also be made available to all Capitol Police, will provide staffers with both Peloton All-Access and a Peloton App membership at no monthly cost.

Beginning May 18, the government contract with fitness giant Peloton, under efforts from the House Center for Well-Being, will be offered to the estimated 10,000 people on staff working for the House of Representatives and about 2,300 Capitol Police officers.

A source familiar with the matter told FOX Business that the contract cost is a $10,000 upfront payment to Peloton, plus an extra $10 per month charge for each staffer or officer that utilizes the benefit. If 12,000 staffers took advantage of the benefit, it would cost taxpayers $120,000 a month.

For other Americans, a Peloton All-Access Membership costs $39 per month and a Peloton App Membership costs $12.99 per month...




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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 14, 2022 02:54PM
What did Hilary know and when did she know it??


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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 14, 2022 03:58PM
Is there something I'm supposed to be mad about?



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: May 14, 2022 05:14PM
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mattkime
Is there something I'm supposed to be mad about?

Failing company with a product nobody wants to buy sends lobbyists to Washington, gets sweet no-bid contract when better options are obviously available and our tax money could be better spent on programs to help the public in this time of disease and war and record inflation.



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 14, 2022 08:58PM
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Tiangou
when better options are obviously available

could you say more?



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: May 14, 2022 11:01PM
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mattkime
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Tiangou
when better options are obviously available

could you say more?

I did so in the OP.



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 14, 2022 11:26PM
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Tiangou
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mattkime
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Tiangou
when better options are obviously available

could you say more?

I did so in the OP.

Peloton isn't a gym membership although I can see how they might appear so from the couch.



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 15, 2022 11:33AM
I'm surpriised those self-centered egotists didn't just put The Mirror in every room. Of course, some of those suckers don't have a reflection.



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: May 15, 2022 11:46AM
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mattkime
Peloton isn't a gym membership...

Right. Gym memberships are way better.



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Re: Your tax dollars at work...
Posted by: gabester
Date: May 16, 2022 09:04AM
I would expect something like this needs to go through an RFP, at least 3 committees and a thorough vetting / review of the product before it's acquired.

Whosoever is responsible for this, while a pittance of concern in the national scheme, should be called out and have many stern letters written at them!



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