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: No more Jet for Nancy

Gerry Clinchy
01-31-2013, 08:41 PM
USAF TOOK NANCY ‘S JET AWAYThe real reason that Nancy Pelosi is considering retiring is that they took her Jet away.
Ah, poor baby!
As a result of a Judicial Watch filing under the Freedom of Information Act, the USAF releaseddocuments detailing House Speaker use of United States Air Force aircraft between March 2009 and June 2010.
Here are the main highlights revealed by the USAF. Keep in mind that all the data below relate to United States Air Force aircraft used by one woman over a sixteen month period.Several of these flights included Ms. Pelosi’s guests, such as grown children, grandchildren, various in-laws, friends and hangers-on.
Over 95% of the trips were between the west coast and Washington DC , for what you might call a commute between home and the office. READ it and WEEP!!

Total trips: 85 over a 68 week period, or 1.25 average trips per week.
Total mileage: 206,264 miles, or 2,427 average miles per trip.
Total flying time: 428.6 hours, or an average of 5 hours per trip.
Cost to the taxpayers: $2,100,744, or $27,715 per trip, or $1,285,162 per year!
Cost of in flight food and alcohol: $101,429; $1,193 per trip; $62,051 per year.

On one junket to Baghdad, according to the Air Force report, she had the aircraft bar stocked with Johnny Walker Red Scotch, Grey Goose Vodka, E&J
Brandy, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Maker’s Mark Whiskey, Courvoisier Cognac, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Dewar’s Scotch, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Jack Daniels Whiskey,Corona Beer and several varieties of wine.
This was obviously a very important “gubment bidness” trip.Evidence generally speaks for itself, and in Ms. Pelosi’s case it speaks the language of abuse and (evidently) a serious familial drinking problem, for in a single year she and her spawn drank an amount in excess of the net income of the average employed American!

When she said, “… If the stimulus doesn’t pass, five hundred million (the US only has about 300 million including children) people might lose their jobs…”, thought she was unintentionally revealing her ignorance. Now more inclined to think she was pickled.

This was for just a bit over one year's time! The cost of the food & booze, alone, blew my mind! Nobody can convince me there isn't a TON of waste in Fed spending.

I count 457 days ... if she stayed in a hotel at $150/night each of those days, it would have cost just a little bit more than the amount spent on the food & booze alone!

Since Congress is not in session 365 days a year, what the heck was she doing?

02-02-2013, 06:21 PM
Wasting our money.

paul young
02-03-2013, 09:50 AM
You realize this is ancient history, right? This happened 2 years ago.

In my opinion, Senators and Congressmen should not have the use of military aircraft to shuttle them around. Let them travel on commercial aircraft, like the rest of us. If they want to travel first class, let them pay for the upgrade out of their own funds.-Paul

Gerry Clinchy
02-03-2013, 10:36 AM
Yes, Paul, I noticed that this had happened two years ago. Possibly the jet privileges were related to her position as Speaker which ended back then? I thought it kind of strange that I had seen no mention made of it before anywhere. Perhaps the delay was due to receiving the detailed info from a FOI request?

Two years ago isn't so ancient ... OTOH, there are still lessons to be learned from the history of the Greek and Roman Empires, as well as more recent history of Europe. If we do not pay attention, we are likely to repeat the same mistakes when we should have learned what has not worked.

paul young
02-04-2013, 07:58 AM
I don't even know how this crap happens! It makes me hopping mad to read time and time again about these kinds of excesses by the legislative branch.

I understand that we have to fly State department personnel and Executive branch people on military aircraft for security reasons. That makes sense.-Paul

02-04-2013, 08:08 AM
I thought Madame Pelosi traveled coast to coast on her broom....if she is the wicked witch of the west, then would Wasserman-Schultz be the one from the East

02-04-2013, 08:13 AM
I thought Madame Pelosi traveled coast to coast on her broom....if she is the wicked witch of the west, then would Wasserman-Schultz be the one from the East

Somebody douse her with water...

02-04-2013, 08:41 AM
Somebody douse her with water...