Monday, November 24, 2008

Nancy Pelosi Can Save Us $5,760,000 Each Year!

Addressing an email that I was recently sent from a friend, which reads...

"And they want to talk about Sarah's dress. Republicans! 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's Nancy's Big Fat Jet costs us, the hard working American tax
payers, thousands of gallons of fuel every

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."

Well, it is true. She has been living a luxurious existence on our tax dollars.

According to a resource at Mens News,

"One would think he would have a field day with Ms. Pelosi’s request given the amenities offered on the Air Force C-32, a modified version of Boeing’s 757 commercial intercontinental aircraft, which boasts:

▪ Room for 45 passengers with business class accommodations

▪ A crew of 16

▪ A communications center

▪ A fully enclosed stateroom for the primary passenger

▪ A changing area

▪ A conference area

▪ An entertainment system

▪ And a divan that not only seats three but converts into a fold-out bed

This impressive aircraft – operated at an approximate cost of $22,000 an hour – is typically reserved for the First Lady, the Vice President and cabinet members and members of congress upon and subject to request. The Air Force has never made transportation of this caliber available to members of congress on a regular basis, Speaker of the House or not."

Are you kidding me? Isn't she working for us? It feels like we are working for her!

"Traditionally, members of congress have had to requisition the use of Air Force transportation through the Executive Branch. The allocation of a personal aircraft to the Speaker of the House only began after the terrorist attacks of September 11th and then it was only because the Speaker of the House was second in the line of succession to the presidency."

According to Outside The Beltway, this larger plane was requested because the one utilized by the previous Speaker wasn't large enough to fit all of her staff and supporters. Additionally, the same source states that the larger plane was requested so that Nancy Pelosi would not have to stop between Washington D.C. and California to refuel.

What an inconvenience. Not enough room to give the parties and luxury flights to friends, family, and others between D.C. and California? Not willing to stop to refuel on the way, even though everyone else has to do that? For some reason, I think that cutting costs in Washington would be easier than some may think. I see nearly $6 Million that can be reconsidered here.

1 comment:

Austin Explorer said...

According to, Speaker Pelosi did NOT request this. It's one of those post-9/11 things. Still, from the Snopes article, it appears that the rest of the info is true. This is a pretty expensive ride!