They make laws for us and exempt themselves, they vote themselves raises, they give themselves Cadillac retirement and health care plans, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum!
As a result of a Judicial Watch filing under the Freedom of Information Act, the USAF released documents detailing House Speaker Pelosi's use of United States Air Force aircraft between March 2009 and June 2010. The data are published in the Judicial Watch Verdict of December 2010, Volume 16, Issue 12.
Here are the main highlights revealed by the USAF. Keep in mind that all the data below relate to United States Air Force aircraft used by one woman over a sixteen month period.
Several of these flights included Ms. Pelosi's guests such as grown children, grandchildren, various in-laws, friends, and hangers-on. Over 95% of the trips were between the west coast and Washington , DC or what we might call a commute between home and the office. READ it and WEEP!!
Total trips: 85 trip over a 68 week period or 1.25 average trips per week.
Total mileage: 206,264 miles or 2,427 average miles per trip
Total flying time: 428.6 hours or an average of 5 hrs. per trip
Cost to the taxpayers: $2,100,744.59 or $27,715.00 per trip or $1,285,162.00 per year
Cost of in flight food and alcohol: $101,429.14 or $1,193.00 per trip or $62,051.00 per year.
On one junket to Baghdad, according to the Air Force report, she had the aircraft bar stocked with Johnny Walker Black Scotch, Grey Goose Vodka, E&J Brandy, Bailey's Irish Creme, Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier Cognac, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Dewars Scotch, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Corona Beer and several varieties of wine. This was obviously a very important "gubment bidness" trip.
The evidence speaks for itself, and in Ms. Pelosi’s case it speaks the language of greed, manipulation and abuse. And (evidently) a serious familial drinking problem, for in a single year she and her spawn drank an amount in excess of the net income of the average employed American!
When she said, “…if the stimulus doesn’t pass, five hundred million people might lose their jobs…” it was thought that she unintentionally revealed her gross ignorance (there are only 300 million people in America). We have to be inclined to think now that she was pickled.
………..And if that not unbelievable enough. Listen to this. This week House Democrats crafted a resolution to honor the accomplishments of Ms. Pelosi during her time as speaker of the House.
Dissatisfied with the resolution, Pelosi sent her daughter to the committee with a list of items that she wanted included in the resolution. Just when you think that there is nothing that could be more idiotic…..
Even though she can no longer abuse the USAF, she can either fly on her broom, or fly Southwest Airlines, where bags fly free.
Air Pelosi Scandal
In March 2009, Judicial Watch received documents from the Department of Defense detailing Nancy Pelosi's abuse of a system which provided military aircraft for the transportation of the Speaker of the House. The documents, which were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), detail the attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker's last minute cancellations and changes.
- Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft in 2010 - January 26, 2011
- Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft - October 14, 2010
- Emails: Pentagon Colludes with Congressional Offices before Releasing Documents on Congressional Military Travel - July 1, 2010
- Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft - January 28, 2010
- Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi's Repeated Requests for Military Travel - March 10, 2009