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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Your argument is constructed of coincidence and conjecture, held together with nails of occasionally irrational suspicion.

    Let me know if you find a smoking gun -- that isn't loaded with blanks
    I see that you don't have that Pelosi poster over your bed for nothin.

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac, replying to Karl View Post
    [...] she [Pelosi] did fly colleagues and friends, and family back and forth at tax payer expense to some extent. [...]
    Not true. Your own link states that the "colleagues and family" paid a standard fee for the ride. It makes no mention of "friends".

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Not true. Your own link states that the "colleagues and family" paid a standard fee for the ride. It makes no mention of "friends".

    The article also says that it costs some $28k to make that flight, are you really trying to say that these people picked up that expense? I'll tell you, no they did not. Even if they paid say $700 per ticket, they'd have to pack 40 people on that Gulf stream V....Now that is a crowded flight.


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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The article also says that it costs some $28k to make that flight, are you really trying to say that these people picked up that expense? [...]
    Here's a critical thought lesson:

    That flight would have allegedly cost $28K if Pelosi had been the only one on it. So how much more did it cost to carry a few extra people?

    What was the additional cost to the taxpayers?

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Here's a critical thought lesson:

    That flight would have allegedly cost $28K if Pelosi had been the only one on it. So how much more did it cost to carry a few extra people?

    What was the additional cost to the taxpayers?

    You know Karl, that is a great question, and if it was even the Gulf V that took them, the article also says at times there were larger planes, because they were the only ones available. Either way, I understand if the SoH needs to get back and forth, that is fine with me. But it isn't, and shouldn't have been used like her own personal fleet to hand out.


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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Here's a critical thought lesson:

    That flight would have allegedly cost $28K if Pelosi had been the only one on it. So how much more did it cost to carry a few extra people?

    What was the additional cost to the taxpayers?
    Roughly 27K as she should have been flying commercial.

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    [...] Either way, I understand if the SoH needs to get back and forth, that is fine with me. But it isn't, and shouldn't have been used like her own personal fleet to hand out.
    So, your argument is not that she wasted any taxpayer money, but that she gave a few people a ride on the cheap.

    Where I come from, we call that petty

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Roughly 27K as she should have been flying commercial.
    So your complaint is not the size of the plane, not the booze, and not the 'free' riders. I can live with that.

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    So, your argument is not that she wasted any taxpayer money, but that she gave a few people a ride on the cheap.

    Where I come from, we call that petty

    I would think that where you come from that would be considered normal course of business.


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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    I find it kind of amazing that the same people who pass out at the thought of doing away with a tax preference for corporate jets also pass out at the thought that the third highest ranking person in government has access to a plane as a perq of her employment.

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