Email in circulation.
You know it’s got to rub millions of nerves raw, when something like this starts making the rounds.
“Nancy Pelosi. Speaker of the House. www.speaker.gov.” Image courtesy of http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/jmOoexF2l6h/Speaker+Nancy+Pelosi+Holds+Weekly+News+Conference/JE4av0MAqKl/Nancy+Pelosi.
Pelosi Flies In Style, Major Media Ignores. This certainly has generated a lot of buzz. An email had the following to say about the Speaker of the House’s traveling requirements.
WAKE UP AMERICA !!! And they want to talk about Sarah’s dress. Conservatives! Are you out there?
Madame Pelosi wasn’t happy with the small private jet that comes with the Speaker’s job, no, Madame Pelosi was aggravated that this little jet had to stop to refuel. So she ordered a Big Fat 200 seat jet that could get her back to California without stopping! Many, many legislators walked by and grinned with glee as Joe informed everyone that Nancy ‘s Big Fat Jet costs us, the hard working American tax payers, thousands of gallons of fuel every week. Since she only works 3 days a week, this gas guzzling jet gets fueled and she flies home to California. Cost to the taxpayers of about $60,000, one way! As Joe put it, ‘Unfortunately we have to pay to bring her back on Monday night.’ Cost to us another $60,000. Folks, that is $480,000 per month and that is an annual cost to the taxpayers of $5,760,000. No wonder she complains about the cost of this war, it might cramp her style and she is styling, on my back and yours. I think of the military families in this country doing without and this woman, who heads up the most do-nothing Congress in the history of this country, keeps fueling that jet while doing nothing. Madame Pelosi wants you and I to conserve our carbon footprint. She wants us to buy smaller cars and Obama wants us to get a bicycle pump and air up our tires. These people are nuts, if you agree pass this on, if not don’t cry fowl when you can’t afford to fill your hybrid.
Hmmm. That is nearly $6 million in taxpayer money. And yet more Pelosi revelations lead to this post, Catch of the Day: The Pelosi-Samoa Connections May Be Even Deeper, the information validated at Snopes.
“SNOPES” VALIDATES THE FACTS BELOW
http://www.snopes.com/politics/pelosi/americansamoa.asp Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home district includes San Francisco. Star-Kist Tuna’s headquarters are in San Francisco , Pelosi’s home district. Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi. Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan work force. Paul Pelosi, Nancy ‘s husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition’s. Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an ‘economic development credit in American Samoa. Pelosi has called the Bush Administration “CORRUPT” ? ? How do you spell “HYPOCRISY”???
Will mainstream media delve into the depths with some objective journalism? So far, only crickets can be heard. See: