Friday, January 29, 2010

QueenNancy's Booze Bill--Which YOU Paid

This is a Goldman Sachs-level perk.

Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Cr√®me, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.

A GRAND PER WEEK for food and booze?

Look, I don't have a problem with burgers, fries, and a 6-pack. That woman has to eat, after all.

Oh, yes--the flights themselves cost money, too.

Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average cost of $28,210.51 per flight. Of 103 Pelosi-led congressional delegations (CODEL), 31 trips included members of the House speaker's family.

Worse, QueenNancy often schedules a flight and then cancels it. So there are crew members (and flight-prep folks) who are, basically, driving in circles. Another term for those people would be "servants."

Fit for a Queen, no doubt.

1 comment:

neomom said...

Let them eat cake!!