The Piggy In Pelosi

Fighting for these united States

Fighting for these united States

The Queen of Pork, the one and only, Nancy Pelosi, has been abusing the military aircraft and personnel.  This same Speaker claims that pork is OK, just the way things are done, and Citizens should just bend over!

Democrats in Congress are proving to be wallowing in the pork mud that we have been promised would not be tolerated anymore.  Still think this is change we can believe in?

The failure of the Democrats and especially the Speaker of the House to control their spending is outrageous!!!  Even as they berated the CEOs of other corporations that had nerve showing up in Limos and flying private jets, Ms Piggy Pelosi and members of Congress are doing the same thing.  Rather like the frying pan calling the kettle black wouldn’t you say? If the shoe fits for the Democratic Congress then they must be wearing it.  They should hang their heads in SHAME!

Queen of Pork Barrel Spending

Queen of Pork Barrel Spending

Piggy Pelosi pops up and down like a jack-in-the-box or a puppet on a string whenever Obama speaks, a grin looking more like a slaver on her face avid for more of your money.  Piggy Pelosi’s motto?  SPEND, SPEND, SPEND those dumb citizens money.  She shows NO respect for those of us who work so hard and have now lost our jobs!

Piggy Pelosi’s demand for use of Air Force accommodations for herself and other members of Congress is obscene.  How long are the citizens of this country going to gloss over these abuses?

Eventually I found this .pdf file which tells how the budget the President lays out is passed and they get their planes.  The document is very short, only 2 pages total.

FOIA request for all documents and emails from Pelosi:

You can find that document HERE:
And Here:

See Pelosi’s demands for accommodations HERE:

I found this article while looking everywhere in every document available from Congress on the use of Air Force planes for personal or even business use.  It is amazing how times change.  On April 24, 1991 this article appeared in the NYTimes:

Democratic lawmakers have begun an investigation to review, on economic and security grounds, the practice of having the White House chief of staff and the national security adviser fly on Government planes. From an ethical standpoint, lawmakers want to know whether Mr. Sununu has billed Washington for trips whose official function might be debatable.

“I don’t think that anybody inside or outside of the White House can help but be distressed at the use of Government equipment in this fashion,” said Representative John Conyers Jr., the Michigan Democrat who heads the House Committee on Government Operations, which asked for the inquiry.

Isn’t it funny that Congress could raise such a stink about the use of Air Force planes then and Piggy Pelosi now seems to consider it her due?  Lady, you are dirt beneath the feet of every upstanding Citizen of this country with your attitude!

Now, back in 1991 the cost of the Air Force plane that Mr. Sununu took and the Democrats were all up in arms over was $3,945 an hour.  Now it is 18 years later.  Can you just IMAGINE how much more that costs today?  But Piggy Pelosi seems to feel this is only her due.  Well, I disagree strongly!

Now, according to THIS DOCUMENT which contains a reply to Piggy Pelosi REQUEST that the military provide her with transportation to and from her home in California on a plane big enough so that she doesn’t need to refuel we get this response. It is the second paragraph that is most enlightening.  Please read it.

However, in 2007 the military denied Pelosi this same service because she wanted a larger plane.  Read here:

A source close to the controversy over the request made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for use of a military plane that can fly to and from her home district in San Francisco without having to stop to refuel, told ABC News that the Pentagon has rebuffed Pelosi’s request.

It is very clear to me that Porker Pelosi was determined to have the Air Force fly her around in the best plane she could get.  Way to spend our tax dollars and a clear reason why you voted for a stimulus package that was nothing of the kind!  Ms.Piggy Pelosi even demanded it on a flight to Iraq with other members of Congress.  Had it been just members of Congress, they wouldn’t have been able to use that plane.  Time to end this pig in a poke abuse!  I don’t even think I want to KNOW how much that one cost We the People!

The article went on to say:

Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. J.D. Gordon outlined the rules and restrictions governing Speaker Pelosi’s use of the C-20:

No more than 10 passengers (C-20’s seat only 12 passengers, not including up to 5 crew members);

No travel to political events;

Members of the speaker’s family cannot fly unless the speaker makes a request in writing. The Pelosi family has to reimburse the U.S. Treasury for the cost of a coach ticket per person for the travel, as well as for any food;

Members of Congress cannot fly on the plane unless their travel has been cleared with the House Committee on Standards (the Ethics Committee);

Pelosi’s husband can travel for free, but only for official protocol purposes.

Since the incident in 9/11 Congress was supposed to make us all much safer.  If she still feels threatened after turning our airports into places where all citizens are treated as criminals, it may be Congress’ own fault.  I suggest she and Congress start to have to use the same airports the rest of us do and pay for it themselves.  Think of all the money we’ll save if these freeloading Piggys have to pay for things themselves.  With all their lobbyist buddies lining their pockets, they should be able to easily afford their own airfare, I don’t care what the porkers say!

And according to the this new website, security for Americans is performing well.  Click here to view each government agency and see how it stacks up!  You might want to notice the name here, it is Expect More.  Now isn’t that cute?  Doesn’t it just make you feel all warm and fuzzy?

As for the plane itself, a C-20D is a Gulfstream III aircraft, the specs for it can be found here: Once again I have to thank GlobalSecurity for an awesome job done on setting out the specifications for the plane.

Piggy Pelosi claims that because she is second in line to be Pres.  she needs more security.  I think she just feels she should have royal treatment like all those in Congress seem to feel lately.  Time to end the privilege crap- shoot.  Pork is going OUT of vogue!

If we are safer, how come there are 12 to 20 MILLION illegal aliens with God knows what kind of background running around the country?  If Piggy Pelosi doesn’t feel safe, could it be she and Congress HAVEN’T done their jobs?  Oh, but wait, according to the website above, they are performing at top notch!  Being overrun with illegals must be my imagination!

I think if Congress and Piggy Pelosi refuse to secure our ports and borders, (for which funds have been allocated in the 2009 budget),  they should have to go through the same dangers the rest of us face on a daily basis.  If they don’t like that, then they should find a way to change it, like maybe SECURING our ports and borders??? To hell with amnesty, take care of American lives and safety for a change.  We DESERVE your undivided attention and LOYALTY.  You OWE us some PROTECTION.  Does Piggy Congress, Piggy Pelosi, or Obama (liar) even know what LOYALTY means?  Or which country and people they should be loyal to???

I swear those in Congress and especially the Speaker take a stupid pill every day and on those days where there is something important on their plates they take three!  Is ANYONE out there as sick and tired of these fools as I am?

Now, according to the 2009 budget that Congress passed we find this little bit of information tucked away on page 30.

*PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS
For expenses, not otherwise provided, to enable the Secretary of State to provide for extraordinary protective services, as authorized, [$23,000,000]$18,000,00, to remain available until September 30, [2009]2010.*

Or this reference:

REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES
For representation allowances as authorized, $8,175,000 page 31

Funds by Domestic Organization Unit
($ in thousands)
Bureau of Administration page 398
FY 2007 Actual FY 2008 Estimate FY 2009 Request Increase/ Decrease
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration 3,609 1,958 2,021 63 (increase of)
Executive Office 25,904 22,303 23,065 762 (increase of)
Presidential-Vice Presidential Travel Support 970 2,000 2,020 20 (increase of)

Office of Allowances 1,995 2,028 2,094  66 (increase of)

Office of Support Planning 235 237 3,245 3,00 8 (increase of)

2100 Travel & Trans of Persons 11,230 8,809 8,965  156(Increase of)page 399

2200 Transportation of Things 871 874 891  17 (Increase of) page 399
2300 Rents, Comm & Utilities 161,032 162,449 183,500  21,051 (Increase of) page 399

2500 Other Services 102,063 96,329 112,549   16,220 (Increase of) page 399

3100 Personal Property 3,594 3,604 3,676    72 (Increase of) page 399

Now, I can’t get the table to line up, but the column title goes on the outside and the numbers fit under the columns above. You may want to write it out to see just how many requests were made and how many are expected. Understand that travel support would include Piggy Pelosi!

Additionally, the EDCS appropriation funds certain activities relating to the conduct of foreign affairs by senior Administration officials. These activities generally take place in connection with the U.S. hosting of U.S. Government-sponsored conferences, such as the UN and OAS General Assembly, visits by foreign dignitaries, and official overseas travel by high-level members of the U.S. Government, including Members of Congress and prominent public sector delegates. Transformational diplomacy and Muslim outreach programs have contributed to a major increase in representational activity. The EDCS account also provides funding in support of confidential investigations conducted to counteract passport and visa fraud.

I have also determined that I will have to go through the 2009 budget, all 924 pages of it, as there seems to be a whole lot of questionable areas that are totally wasteful!  There is also a whole lot of information missing from it.  Most of it is concerned with foreign affairs which doesn’t spell out what Congress or Ms. Piggy Speaker are financing here at home.  I find that very disturbing.  This is supposed to be the 2009 Congressional Budget Justification…

If we, as Citizens of these united States, don’t start to watch Congress and the Obama Administration carefully, they will deceive us at every opportunity.  The hidden agendas spouted with misleading statements are too numerous to count.  Indeed, it is the fault of all united State’s Citizens that Congress and the Administration have gone so far afield with our inattention to them.  But we can change that.  We can make it uncomfortable as hell for them to continue practices which are detrimental to We the People!

Now, according to SourceWatch the following information was found:

PAC Fined

In 2004 a political action committee (PAC), Team Majority, controlled by Pelosi was fined $21,000 for “for improperly accepting donations over federal limits, according to records and interviews.” Pelosi used two PACs, including Team Majority, to raise money for her colleagues during the 2002 election. The fine came from Pelosi’s use of multiple PACs to exceed donation limits to other members campaign committees. Two Democratic lawmakers, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Julie Thomas (D-Md.), paid fines of $2,500 each for receiving illegal contributions from Pelosi’s PAC. Team Majority ceased operating before the fine was issued.

And there were other issues:

Pelosi accused of pork-barrel politics

PAC treasurer’s USF project tacked onto federal budget bill

Friday, February 21, 2003

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has pushed through $1 million in federal funds for a think tank started by her longtime adviser and campaign treasurer, former Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, sparking concerns that she is rewarding a supporter with taxpayer money.

< snipped >

Pelosi’s office confirmed Thursday that the San Francisco Democrat, who was elected House minority leader in November, obtained the $1 million for the USF center, without requiring McCarthy and USF to go through the normal application process for such grants. But Pelosi said the program got the money on its merits, not because of any political ties to the congresswoman.

Ya, sure!  There is some SWELL beach-front property here in Arizona if you believe that one!  And then we have this little jewel about our Piggy Pelosi:

EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds

$99,000 for rent, utilities, accounting fees

Jennifer Haberkorn (Contact)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

EXCLUSIVE:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband’s real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year.

< snipped>

The payments have quadrupled since Mr. Pelosi took over as treasurer of his wife’s committee in 2007, Federal Election Commission records show. FLS is on track to take in $48,000 in payments this year alone – eight times as much as it received annually from 2000 to 2005, when the committee was run by another treasurer.

As you can see our Piggy Pelosi keeps her friends and family happy but the rest of us are left to the dogs. (No disparagement intended towards dogs!)  I also know I’ve read other incriminating articles about Ms.Piggy Pelosi I just can’t seem to find them now.  I guess too much time has passed and without remembering more exact details, they are lost on the net.   But we shouldn’t care about any of this, right?  It’s just the way things are done in Piggy Congress!  Oink, Oink guys and gals!

We really need to get off our collective butts and pay attention.  If we ever want our government to pay attention to OUR needs, we have to make them conscious of the fact that we are watching them and their piggy ways.


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~ by justmytruth on March 12, 2009.

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