As Britain’s new Prime Minister David Cameron has asked his parliament to slash the country’s budget, so too has 10 Downing Street’s newest resident decided to cutback on his transportation budget. His recent visit to White House was made possible not by a private chartered airplane flight (as prime ministers normally do), but by a business class ticket on a British Airways flight. Though a headache for security personnel who are tasked with guarding him, the prime minister hoped to set an example for other world leaders. Listed below are ten examples of celebrities cutting back on expensive extras.
1. The Queen of England, on an unannounced visit to Brooklyn while visiting New York city, recently travel incognito on a subway line by disguising herself with a red clown’s wig and a black leather coat. Apparently the more bizarre your dress in New York, the less likely you will be to draw attention.
2. Donald Trump, who owns perhaps the largest collection of toupees in the world, now onl buys those made from real human hair, instead of synthetics, in effort to “stop buying anything made from plastic.”
3. Bill Gates has canceled his private “space cruise” to Mars, in favor of a more affordable quick trip to the Moon and back.
4. President Obama is rumored to have instructed the secret service to buy a “beat up RV” which he hopes to secretly use to travel the country while stumping for democratic candidates during the midterm election season this fall.
5. Chelsea Clinton had planned an expensive honeymoon with her newly wed in the Caribbean, but she has decided instead to stay home and watch reruns of Family Feud.
6. Paris Hilton has decided to moth ball the silent luxury black helicopter she usually uses to get around, in favor of an especially built all-electric limousine nicknamed the “Paris-mobile.”
7. Elton John, who usually rents out several presidential suites when he checks into hotels on the run, has decided to rent just two and to cut his staff back from 430 to only 390. Apparently several professional ice sculptors were very upset at having been let go.
8. To help the Alaskan wolves in Alaska, former governor Sarah Palin has decreased her “wolf huntin’ by heli-copter” trips to only 10 a year instead of 20.
9. Vice President Al Gore, who owns a home with more 1,200 light bulbs, has promised to do his best to keep them off during the day. However, this may be difficult as the former vice president is known for having an intense fear of the dark.
10. Vice President Job Biden, who regularly uses official White House funds to buy intricate models of national monuments for “self reflection” has promised to end this practice within the next couple months when his “collection” is complete.
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