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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    What I see is the same old mantra. Bush did, Republicans did it, and other speakers did it. That is not an excuse. They criticize CEO for having jets while using taxpayer bailout money. She is using tax payer money. She and other elected officials should lead by example and reduce expenditures. At +$100k for food and booze in 2 years is one hell of a perdiem rate. All politicians should know we are broke and every dollar spent is another dollar in the hole. I say vote them all out when they come up for reelection.
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Real easy... what do you think it costs to fly this, with crew... and booze.... and I'll bet she isn't eating the standard airline fare either.
    I don't mind if she uses a jet at taxpayer expense, but I don't think it's too much to ask for congresspeople to pay for their own booze.
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft | Judicial Watch

    The queen must have her perks...

    Seriously, is there a congress critter more arrogant then this bitch?
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Use your head - do you think that there might be a reason to have **** like that on a plane that will be used for the Speaker of the House to travel and meet with various domestic and foreign dignitaries? What should she offer the British Commerce Secretary - a Keystone Light and a handle of Georgi?

    This type of petty nitpicking is pointless.
    I find it frustrating that common folk are expected to provide the British Commerce Secretary with a high-end drink selection before he'll deign to discuss business with our representative. I mean, I'd have no problem if she offered me a beer. Maybe that's the problem...

    I don't know. I just feel utterly detached from these people.

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    It needs to stop. There is no legitimate reason she cannot fly commercial. And not in first class either. That goes for any government official other than the president, and he's only an exception because his job actually requires that he travel far and often--and he's a target.

    If she wants to fly 1st class, she needs to pay out of her own dubiously earned salary like everyone else. Ditto if she wants a private jet.
    You don't know how government travel works, do you?
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You don't know how government travel works, do you?
    how's it work?

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    how's it work?
    There certain rules by which gov employee must travel. There is a computerized travel reservation system, that provides the available choices for flights, rental cars and hotel within per diem allowances.
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    There certain rules by which gov employee must travel. There is a computerized travel reservation system, that provides the available choices for flights, rental cars and hotel within per diem allowances.
    I overgeneralized. I didn't literally mean to say all gov't employees-- just those who obviously take advantage of it, mostly many of the congressmen.

    I've been allotted travel pay and per diem pay before, but I had to take my own vehicle, travelling from maryland to maine for 2 weeks.

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    What I see is the same old mantra. Bush did, Republicans did it, and other speakers did it.
    What I see is the same old Repub mantra. ignore the past when we did it and only focus on Dems.

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I find it frustrating that common folk are expected to provide the British Commerce Secretary with a high-end drink selection before he'll deign to discuss business with our representative. I mean, I'd have no problem if she offered me a beer. Maybe that's the problem...

    I don't know. I just feel utterly detached from these people.
    .... Pelosi pays taxes too. So does every member of congress. You act like IRS agents came over to your house, took 50$ out of your pocket and paid for the drinks.
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