Monday, November 24, 2008

Pelosi's Private Jet

Word out there is that Pelosi's private oversized (200 capacity)jet will cost the taxpayers over 5 3/4 million per year just to fly back and forth, 3 days a week, between California to D. C.

Couldn't she fly commercial? And in a snaller jet?

16 comments:

ep blondie said...

3 days a week? Most just fly back on weekends....

dd said...

I'll tell you why she won't fly commercial. Back in 1988 or 89 I worked in Chicago and on ocassion would have to fly to DC. One day I'm boarding on a 747. Those of us in coach had to pass thru first class to get to our seats. I'm in line to board and I can hear this guy's booming voice but I can't see who it is. The guys is bitching out some poor stewardess (we still called them stewardesses in 1988 - I think) because she wouldn't serve him a bloody mary or an omellete or something. She was trying to be extremely polite and explained that FAA regs etc said no sevice until the plain was in the air. The guy didn't care. He wanted it now. He was getting louder and more obnoxious and didn't care who heard him (he wasn't intoxicated - just arrogant). I remember to this day thinking what kind of a royal a**h*** would put on such a scene. Well, I got up close enough to see - It was Dan Rostenkowski - at the time probably number two guy in congress after speaker. A few years later he went off to the federal pen for stealing postage stamps. So why don't they fly commecial. Because they are a**h****s. That's why.

Merle Widmer said...

The three auto exec's flew private so my post was a "tongue in cheek" comment. They say the auto companies are losing $100 million a day or so need money quickly. so if an exec can get back on the job several hours faster, eat on the plane and hold conferences on the plane and get some changes made requested by congress, the 2-3hours saved could be worth easily million's of private and taxpayers dollars.

Three auto execs from different companies flying back and forth on the same plane to save a few thousand dollars and each company planning with three different sets of executive staff? Not reasonable.

But the "uninformed eat" from the Demos and left wing press hands and the "sitcom viewers" mindset bought into the half-truths.

Theoretically, Peolsi could save 2-3 hours per trip, eat and work while she was flying and hopefully help pass legislation that will move this country forward while also saving millions of taxpayer dollars.

Difference: if the private sector flies in private jets to meetings called by the ruling party in Congress, it's a big waste of taxpayers money. If a Democrat flies in a taxpayer funded private jet on government business, it' ok.

Rick said...

Great question. Madam Speaker Pelosi can certainly make lots of noise about the auto execs flying into town in their corporate jets BUT, I've heard absolutely nothing about Pelosi flying home to San Francisco each weekend on a government private jet - at taxpayer expense! And, she had the arrogance when she first came to the Speaker's chair to DEMAND a bigger jet than allocated to her position.

Anonymous said...

Great question. Madam Speaker Pelosi can certainly make lots of noise about the auto execs flying into town in their corporate jets BUT, I've heard absolutely nothing about Pelosi flying home to San Francisco each weekend on a government private jet - at taxpayer expense! And, she had the arrogance when she first came to the Speaker's chair to DEMAND a bigger jet than allocated to her position.

Rick said...

Great question. Madam Speaker Pelosi can certainly make lots of noise about the auto execs flying into town in their corporate jets BUT, I've heard absolutely nothing about Pelosi flying home to San Francisco each weekend on a government private jet - at taxpayer expense! And, she had the arrogance when she first came to the Speaker's chair to DEMAND a bigger jet than allocated to her position.

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Anonymous said...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/pelosi/jet.asp

Anonymous said...

One could call their local reps office to verify this story,
or even Pelosi's office to verify.
www.house.gov . Merle knows who I am, however the log in I have lists my first and last name, and therefore I chose to post anonymously.

Anonymous said...

Did any of you check your facts? Try Snopes, factcheck, etc. and you'll find out the truth.

But then again, it's hard to hate and search out the truth at the same time. I'm a Republican, I don't like Pelosi at all, but let's save our anger for real issues.

William said...

Sorry but unlike the "Princesses" taxpayer funded jet, the "pass the buck" attitude doesn't fly here!! Where is Pelosi's leadership? Where's the "leadership by example"?? Its "do as I say, not as I do" because the political crap she spews doesn't apply to her. She sits on capitol hill hollier than all and belittles the Auto exces about flying in private jets while their companies face bankruptcy. Well news flash, the US government is also bankrupt and has been for several decades now.

RS said...

I'd like to respond to anonymous and any idiot who uses SNOPES to find out the truth. Pelosi may or may not have demanded or chosen a 200 passenger jet to fly to California TWICE A WEEK but the FACT is that she does and the Gas costs over FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR not including the cost of the pilots, crew, and plane lease. THAT'S WHAT IS OUTRAGEOUS! SNOPES doesn'tmention that! Nor anything that conflicts with their Leftist views like KERRY being supported by the COMMUNIST PARTY for election although it was all over their website. SNOPES says GEE They didn't really support him they just Hated Bush. What a cop out just like this. You'll rarely get the truth from the media and never from SNOPES if it conflicts with their biased opinions. You CAN find it on the internet BUT only if you look hard and don't let someone make up your mind for you. Otherwise you have to call yourself anonymous. RS

Anonymous said...

Why don't you people just shut up and accept the fact that we are making a better nation, hopefully a united North America that will be stronger than what we have now. And if you morons will grow up from swamp scum to at least the missing link in evolution you will realize that a United World is the only way for humans as a race to survive. For that to happen we need strong leadership and Pelosi is no exception. She truly believes in humanity and with the proper guidance we as a people will survive. So what if she needs aircraft at her disposal. Face it in order for her to accomplish her important role she must not be hampered. Stay off her back. Stupid

Anonymous said...

President Obama was right when he said that the middle class when faced with hardship cling to guns and religion. That is the very thing we must eradicate. And we will because we are now in control and now that the census is in the White House no other party can ever win again. A very brilliant strategic move from a brilliant savior of America. If you value America then you must also support the suspension of term limits on the Presidency. We need Barrack Obama for at least the next 25 years or until the U.S. grows up and realizes that religion is an opiate that needs to be stamped out and we are doing that wonderfully in the Public Schools. And this insane clinging to some national pride must be eradicated in favor of a One People, One World approach. Only then can world peace be achieved.

On the topic of Public Schools, also if you give a crap about our country you will support the upcoming bills which makes any other form of education illegal including stupid homeschooling, charter schools and my gosh for sure stupid religious schools. All of those must be stopped and the people perpetrating those education crimes must be jailed or executed.

Accept it, we have entered a new age. Yes we can! and we did.

Randal

Anonymous said...

Um, the SNOPES site is for fact checking. It doesn't have an opinion, it simply reprints the original story, then uses REAL facts to prove or disprove. It does not use facts like "gas.... five MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR".

Where, pray tell, did you find out how much it costs in gas to fly from Washington to San Francisco in any random jet? Lets not mention that its not a leased jet, its owned by the military and has military pilots and flight crew.