Pelosi seeks more perks at taxpayer expense

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    Don't we, as taxpayers, pay more than enough for the substandard work these jokers give us? We pay their salary for working about 200 days a year, we pay for their offices, their health care, their retirement, their staff salaries, their travel. Now Pelosi wants us to pay for their adult children to travel with them? WTF? The system is beyond repair.

     
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    This is just wrong. Hey, when my ex-husband traveled or my dad on business, they had to pay for the spouse to go. Granted, the hotel room was a gimmee, but plane fare and meals, etc., that was the price for going. The wives were invited to social dinners, but that was open to all, whether in private residence or dining establishment.
     
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    Really? When my mother traveled with my father on those occasions she joined him on a business trip, the company covered it. And when I joined my husband on a business trip, his company paid for me. Granted, it was Wisconsin in winter, but it was a spa and it was nice. In any event, I certainly didn't pay for the plane fare.

    A more relevant question is what similar perks have been extended to others who had Pelosi's office.
     
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    The last paragraph of the article more or less addresses this question.

    And prior to that paragraph, in the portion I posted:

     
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    Cool, fess up, which company? I'm sure the IRS would love to know.
     
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    I agree, nancy pelosi, is scum, for doing this.

     
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    I agree with kathianne, the shareholders probably didnt even know they were paying for it.

    im sorry, but i think jillian is just being partisan here.
     
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    So now the US taxpayers has to pay for families of Dems?

    I thought Dems promised to REDUCE Congressional perks?

    Oh well, just another promise Dems have broken to the saps that believed them
     
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    Dick Morris wrote this and was published today


    Dick Morris

    Dems like GOP — like nepotism
    By Dick Morris
    June 20, 2007
    Anyone who wonders why Congress has a job approval rating of 23 percent, seven points lower than even Bush’s, need only look at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) failure to change the ethics of the Congress. Having pledged to make Congress full-time and put the lackadaisical members to work, she then announced a schedule for 2007 in which House members will have 20 weeks off (and when they work, it’s Tuesday to Thursday most of the time).

    Now Pelosi has come up with her own version of the No Child Left Behind program by asking the Defense Department to allow adult children of members of Congress to accompany them on their taxpayer-funded travel abroad if their spouses can’t make it. Such heartfelt concern for the lonely congressman on a publicly paid junket may be her version of family values, but it is a waste of tax money.

    To understand the depth of the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel, look at one of Pelosi’s favorites, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.). Miller has been to the following places for free on the taxpayer’s dime between 2000 and 2006:

    Mexico, Lebanon, Cambodia (twice), Israel (twice), Vietnam (twice), Jordan, South Africa, Iraq, France, Italy (twice), Hong Kong, Sudan (twice), Taiwan, Ghana, Laos, Liberia, Egypt and Cape Verde.

    And Miller does not belong to any congressional committee that deals with foreign relations! During the same period, he has been to 20 other countries for free, paid for by the Aspen Institute. In all, Miller has spent 161 days traveling courtesy of Aspen.

    Pelosi’s proposal — and the abuse of free travel by members like Miller — explains why voters can’t stand Congress and illustrates how little improvement there has been under the Democrats.


    for the complete article

    http://thehill.com/dick-morris/dems-like-gop--like-nepotism-2007-06-20.html
     
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    Dick Morris writes some good stuff. I love reading his columns.
     

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