The whole private jet argument is ridiculous. In government and big business, decision makers often need to get around fast. When Sherrod Brown had to fly into D.C., at the last minute, from his mother's wake in Ohio, to be the 60th filibuster busting vote on this hideously irresponsible government expansion bill , I am sure he did not book an available domestic flight. If he did, he is a pandering buffoon.
Although there is corporate corruption (just like corruption in all social classes), there are millions of companies out there being run by brilliant and honest masters of business. The few bad Madoff types out there get so much disproportionate press, the average person despises the corporations they utterly depend on every day in a myriad of ways. Lets stop demonizing corporations! The whole social control anti-corporation propaganda campaign is for nothing more than shifting key industry into government control. I like believing that I could work hard and smart enough to have a private jet one day.
Scott - you really nailed this one. It was so disgusting to listen to those Senators asking the bank executives who had corporate jets and who didn't. "Like are we still in Junior High Mr. Senator?" Obviously, Madame Speaker of the House wasn't at that hearing or she would have had to raise her hand! Hypocrites the whole lot, except worse - they've been living high on the taxpayer's money all along.