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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I bet if the speaker of the house was republican we wouldn't be having this conversation.
    Oh man. You really got me there.



    I don't see overspending & waste as a single party issue. It is a govermnent issue.
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

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    Oh man. You really got me there.



    I don't see overspending & waste as a single party issue. It is a govermnent issue.
    Fair enough.

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Fair enough.

    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.
    I mostly agree. If the president feels it is enough of a security issue then I'll concede that she shouldn't be flying commercial to her district in accordance with her duties... other than that, however, the spending needs to be kept on a much tighter leash. It will even help out their own image in the long run.

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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
    I mostly agree. If the president feels it is enough of a security issue then I'll concede that she shouldn't be flying commercial to her district in accordance with her duties... other than that, however, the spending needs to be kept on a much tighter leash. It will even help out their own image in the long run.
    Oh yeah. I agree. However, overpaid people in DC probably will not.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And Nanci Pelosi is 3rd in line to be President. What exactly is your beef here?
    Never mind, Hat. I thought we could start a PBR revolution, but I guess not...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    No. It isn;t.

    Pelosi, like many other politicians, are a target. When traveling overseas the taxpayer would be billed for the government to purchase the entire 1st class section of plane.

    Commercial planes have full bars.

    The average international first class ticket quite expensive. When compared by cost, it would be cheaper for Peloisi to use a non-commercial aircraft.
    Do you know how to read English? Because you didn't answer my question. Let's try again...

    What extra danger is there from flying commercial?

    Answer the question.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And Nanci Pelosi is 3rd in line to be President. What exactly is your beef here?
    So you support unnecessary spending when people are losing jobs and the financial system is in trouble. CHECK
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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
    Do you know how to read English? Because you didn't answer my question. Let's try again...

    What extra danger is there from flying commercial?

    Answer the question.
    She's a a member of congress and a 3rd in line for the oval office. She is a target... PERIOD. As such, her being on a commerical jetliner places the lives of countless civilians in jeopardy.

    She must travel with a secret service detail aboard a small learjet. She does not belong on a commerical flight.

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

    Something new.....

    Is 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.
    Pelosi's Children and Grandchildren Used Military Jets As Private Cross-Country Shuttle Service So They Could Avoid Dealing With the Rabble

    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?
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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
    Something new.....



    Pelosi's Children and Grandchildren Used Military Jets As Private Cross-Country Shuttle Service So They Could Avoid Dealing With the Rabble

    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?
    Their documents show it was offical business...Its not uncommon for family members to be part time staff members. look at Cheney and his daughter. This is much ado about nothing.

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