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Mega-Millionaire Nancy Pelosi and her Taxpayer-Provided Luxury Jets

January 30, 2010

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca), enjoys a standard of transportation that is as good or better than that received by the royalty of other countries.  Not bad for a ‘Civil Servant’ Congresswoman. 

“Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, show Pelosi incurred expenses of some $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets for travel over” the past two years” (WND).  Pelosi’s  in-flight services bill (also paid for by us) is more than $101,000, averaging around $1,000 per WEEK, and that is just for booze and food!

“Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline,” the Judicial Watch evaluation said.

When Nancy Pelosi went to Copenhagen to enjoy the last few days of the two-week long Man-Caused Global Warming Climate Summit, she  reserved at least 5 large luxury jet aircraft from the U.S. Air Force inventory.  The 757-type aircraft only carries 45 passengers in the luxury configuration (up to 279 passengers for commercial airline use) and costs more than $10,000 per HOUR to use.  It cost more than $160,000 for the round-trip, not counting flight crew accommodations and food while on the ground. The smaller Air Force luxury jets Speaker Pelosi ordered resembles the 737-type aircraft and only costs $120,000 for the round-trip, plus flight crew accommodations and food while on the ground.  Of course, booze and food are extra and above these aircraft and crew costs.

As of June 2008, Pelosi’s total ‘declared’ assets were valued somewhere between $30 Million and $311 Million, according to Cybercast News Service.  Do you think that one of the wealthiest of top Congressional leaders should get taxpayer-funded luxury travel accommodations? 

Haven’t we heard Nancy Pelosi recently speak of the evils of ‘rich people’ and how ‘they’ should be paying for everything from health care to higher taxes.  By the way, Pelosi is exempt from these normal expenses, at least while she is in office.

What do you think:  Should Nancy Pelosi, one of the wealthiest of  ‘Civil Servants’ be treated like royalty and get FREE luxury jet aircraft travel?  Pelosi doesn’t have to pay her fair share but she orders everyone else to do so and says, ‘times are hard, Americans have to sacrifice’.  What are your thoughts on this matter?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Golden Gate Jumper permalink
    January 30, 2010 2:53 am

    ok, i read you story and i think pelosi does a great job. she should be able to fly in whatever jets the air force has because she is a top person int he government and is importnat. she cares about saving the planet and that is important too. everyone should sacrifice and use green technology whenever possible and try not to drive cars and pollute the air with carbon. pelosi has alot of money so she knows what is best for us. i will vote for her next time she is on the ticket. on another subjetc, what does that mouse with the circle mean?

    • WH KURZ permalink
      January 30, 2010 8:37 pm

      You have surprised me with your seeming to be somewhere farther out in space than the average Pelosi supporter. Please let us know what galaxy you come from-

    • March 3, 2010 11:40 am

      Wow! No wonder you’re a Pelosi puppet. You’re fairly illiterate, totally lacking in common sense and reasoning, know nothing in regard to capitalization, spelling, punctuation, etc..

      1. “pelosi has alot of money so she knows what is best for us”
      So only wealthy Progressives/Socialists know what’s best for everyone else?
      2. “everyone should sacrifice and use green technology whenever possible and try not to drive cars and pollute the air with carbon.”
      She’s not included in ‘everyone’, and therefore doesn’t have to make the same sacrifices that she wants to impose on the rest of us, because she’s so “importnat”?

      You’d make a great slave…..you’re ignorant in so many ways!

      • Golden Gate Jumper permalink
        March 4, 2010 12:13 pm

        BK, your worng about me and im not anyobodys puppet. I think for myself and have a good job and have always voted for Nancy she does a good job for us here. you dont have to get meens perited at me just because i have a different opinion of you. maybe your representitive dont do good for you but me and my friends from school feel Nancy is good for us. Buy the way im not black and cant be a slave. bk give up the hate talk and go an dbe nice to someone for a change.

      • March 4, 2010 1:00 pm

        1. I’m nice to people every day.
        2. Reality is not hate talk.
        3. Slavery is color blind, and what color your skin may be never crossed my mind, anyway.(I did, however, notice that you automatically played the “race card”.)
        4. Your so-called school is clearly doing you, your friends, and everybody that it’s been stealing money from a huge disservice, unless you are currently in 2nd or 3rd grade. You know absolutely nothing about spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.
        They, however, seem to have done a great job with prioritizing the indoctrination of their “students” in all the socialist garbage, instead of even attempting a real education.
        Real educators teach people how to think, and not what to think.
        BTW, what is considered a “good job” for someone with no basic command of the English language?….And what are you going to school for, if you’ve managed to graduate high school? I’m curious at this point.

  2. Betsy Ross 2 permalink
    January 30, 2010 11:22 am

    Good article. I had read of Pelosi’s spending of our TAX PAYERS dollars. What a waste of government money, she does know how to spend other peoples money. She needs to see what/how the average AMERICAN lives on limited income. Would Pelosi live that way?

  3. notamisandrist permalink
    January 30, 2010 1:54 pm

    Golden Gate Jumper,

    I had to do a double take on your comment. You almost fooled me into believing you were actually serious. Good one!!! Yes, we should all fly around in personal 757’s to help free the planet of Carbon Dioxide. And always defer intellectually to those who make more money, like Britney Spears.

    Nopoliticallemmings,

    By what authority or Congressional budget line item does Pelosi have the right to demand the luxury jets of the Air Force? Was this voted in by the Democrat majority when they gained control in 2006 and if so, we need to make it a point in the next elections that preposterous perks like this have got to go. Or, perhaps, did Pelosi just have the moxie to make demands of the Air Force and the Air Force succumbed? If the Air Force succumbed there needs to be a review of their decision making processes and resolve when dealing with demands on a whim by the political class that are not signed into law. And why in the world does the Air Force have luxury jets?!!

  4. kenny komodo permalink
    January 30, 2010 3:18 pm

    Just another liberal elitist who believes in her heart that she is “entitled” to these privileges because she was elected to office. For decades the left has fooled many people in believing they are the party of “the people” while in reality they are the party of the privileged few, the unions and their thugs, the ivy league universities and other college professors who scorn our country and speak openly of their admiration for communists and marxists and the welfare crowd who demand more and more handouts without contributing anything to our society. The wheel of justice turns very slowly but turn it does and Auntie Nasty and Uncle Harry will find themselves out of a job, hopefully sooner rather they later. Then she can retire to her mansion in San Fran and continue to lead the life of a privileged princess that she believes she is entitled to.

  5. KeyLargo permalink
    January 30, 2010 7:21 pm

    I have to agree with kenny komodo about the sense of entitlement that seems to come with being in office too long. That said, term limits would cure this Washington disease very quickly. We have developed a ‘Ruling Class’, for want of a more fitting term. Those in office do feel entitled to be there and that feeling seems to become stronger with each successful election. Term limits will cure this ill.

    It is simply obscene the way Pelosi makes demands of the U.S. Air Force the way she does. The aircraft she has on hand for daily or weekly commutes between San Fran and Washington is the type of aircraft used by the Vice President. Sure, Queen Nancy is 3rd in line for POTUS, in case of ’emergency’, but Pelosi’s demands are both too expensive and ridiculous. Imagine: Spending $1,000 per week on in-flight meals and in-flight booze! Is Pelosi and alcoholic AND a glutton?

    I think that Golden Gate Jumper has been sniffing the Algore hot air for too long and has no ‘Common Sense’, as demonstrated by his/her whole post at the top of this thread.

  6. March 13, 2010 9:23 pm

    Nacy Pelosi is nothing more than a peanut butter spread political. This woman should be required to pay her own way regardless of her current political status. She is nothing but a communist at heart and socialist at best. She cares very little about the constitution of this great nation and even less about the citizens of this great country. This woman needs to be investigated on several layers and her sorry self needs to be voted out of office. However, being that she represents SAN FRANSICKO it is very unlikely that her tired old wrinkled flat self will be voted out any time soon. I’m a registered Democrat and this sick woman makes me want to puke ……. everytime I see those old boney fingers and that oval shaped mouth of hers (little doubt how those old wrinkled lips got their shape) it’s all I can do to look at her without losing my lunch. This woman is spending and wasting money like there is no tomorrow. GET HER TIRED OLD self OUT OF WASHINGTON and send her back to SAN FRANSICKO where she belongs. BE SURE TO FORWARD A BILLING INVOICE TO HER FOR ALL THE TAX PAYER MONEY SHE HAS WRONGFULLY SPENT. Again, get this tired old woman out of Washington ….. and better yet, out of our country!!!!

  7. Freddie Sarasua permalink
    March 20, 2010 3:58 am

    Representative Pelosi, I don’t know or understand what you’re trying to do. I just wanted to say, as a disabled veteran, When you start cutting into Medicare which a lot of people seem to say is going to happen, for instance higher co pay’s higher rates in general for Medicare and then cut benefits at the same time. That will create one of the biggest messes you could ever start. You have to take care of the elderly, retired , disabled and so forth a lot of people are involved, who have paid in to these programs, as they were designed, for it’s hard enough as it is most of these people already have to get food from food banks, You start changing this program you will have to name the economy something worse than a depression, being a mega millionaire, you have no idea; come and see how I have to live and see if you don’t change your mind. raising premiums, cutting benefits, and so on would be devastating to our country. Tax the rich and feed the poor but don’t touch this program called Medicare, do so and watch what happens. Sincerely, Freddie Sarasua.

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