I don't much like the excesses either. However, given the current situation, I do not believe it is fair for government officials to fly commerical airlines.
Doing so places the other passengers at risk... especially if the passenger list was to be leaked to the wrong people.
I do agree with regarding the necessity of travel. Why does the speaker of the house need to travel any futher than her home state? The answer is ... I cannot think of a single good reason for it.
As far as the booze goes, she can BYOB. I do not think the taxpayers need to pay for her steady decline into alcoholism.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
She must travel with a secret service detail aboard a small learjet. She does not belong on a commerical flight.
Pelosi's Children and Grandchildren Used Military Jets As Private Cross-Country Shuttle Service So They Could Avoid Dealing With the RabbleIs it a legitimate use of military jets to transport the Speaker of the House and her favored Congressional coterie for routine travel? Even if you believe it is -- and, personally, I do not -- any rational taxpayer would admit that it is monumental waste of money. Military flights cost between $5,000 and $20,000 per hour to operate. The Speaker and her passengers routinely reimburse the Air Force $120 to $400 for each flight.
Since Nancy Pelosi took over as Speaker in 2006, she's rung up millions in military travel expenses to commute between San Francisco and Washington.
Worse still, she also appears to have requisitioned entire flights for the personal use of her children and grandchildren. That is, unaccompanied by any member of Congress, her kids, in-laws and grandchildren are utilizing entire military passenger jets for their routine travel needs.
Using the documents obtained by Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, I have discovered the following manifests and travel requests.
Be sure you click on the link before you come back dismissing this as only a blog.... they have the documents to prove it..... I wonder if those flights had the catered food and all the booze you can drink too?
There is no such thing as a ďNatural Born Dual-Citizenď.
Originally Posted by PogueMoran
I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.