Saturday, January 30, 2010
Did Pelosi Have to Spend $1000 a Week on Fancy Alcohol to Get Health Care Almost Done??
"It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, 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."
This is from a WND story about revelations from Judicial Watch. Why does Speaker Pelosi spend so much on entertaining at tax payer expense? We have a head of state and a State Department that already spend lavishly on that. This is not part of her job description. It is an abuse of her power and position.
But maybe, in the culture of Wahington, DC, that is how much booze is requited to get lawmakers to almost pass a health care bill that the tax payers (and booze buyers) hate. But why should I have to chip in to pay for Nancy's partisan game playing? The insurance companies like her health care bill so much that they spent a lot on Martha Coakley's election. Maybe the insurance companies should give Nancy some financial help in getting over on the electorate. I know that would be unethical and maybe illegal. But does Nancy have to worry about Holder's DOJ or the House Ethics Committee? I don't think so now that Chicago is spreading around the Potomac.