Pelosi's Big Fat Jet

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    "Where the hell does she get off thinking she is entitled to a military salute?"
    This comment from Stan Elsea, Col. USAF ret.

    A retired Pan Am, ex Delta pilot, who is supplementing his meager "Delta" retirement at the age of 70+ as a simulator instructor in South Florida . He does recurrent training for the Air Force pilots that have to fly Pelosi's Jet, (see below), he told me last week, that the last Pelosi Pilots he had in the Sim told him that they now have to "Salute" her

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    This Jet is the USAF C-32, Boeing 757, that MADAME PELOSI uses.

    Madame Pelosi wasn't happy with the small jet USAF C-20B, Gulfstream III, 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 USAF C-32, Boeing 757 jet that could get her back to California without stopping!

    Many, many legislators walked by and grinned with glee as Joe informed everyone that Nancy 's Big Fat Jet costs us, the hard working American tax payers, thousands of gallons of fuel every week. 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 me 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.

    If you think this is outrageous, forward it to all those on your email list! Keep in mind the figures above do NOT include cost of plane or crew, just fuel!
    One wonders what her total package cost us? And she wants to tax our IRA's & 401 K's!
     
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    Who authorizes this expenditure?

    And why does she get this for being the Speaker of the House, while all of the other Reps don't get private planes (or maybe they do)?

    And what is wrong with the Gulfstream? Hasn't she ever heard of mid-air refueling?
     
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    Nancy Pelosi is an ass. She thinks way too highly of herself. Let's see what happens next time she comes up for re-election ... it's been said that her constituents are not so happy with her these days.
     
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    Seemed a little strange so I checked to see what snopes had to say

    snopes.com: Nancy Pelosi's Jet

    It was a Bush decision to make military aircraft available to the third person on the presidential secession.

    Pelosi only used the larger plane on one occaision
     
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    yep...after 911 bush didn't want her flying commercial....
     
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    Dennis Hastert was speaker back then.
     
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    I just hate when facts get in the way of a good talking point. :evil:
     
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    and bush backed her up on the larger plane that could fly non stop...if they had a smaller plane that could, they would use that, the WH determined that security dictated she be provided with a plane that could deliver her non stop....

    being 3rd line, i don't see a problem with this....its not as if she uses a jumbo jet to hop over to NY to have a quick date....
     
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    Imagine the fancy bus the Federal Government would have to purchase for John Madden if he was elected to the House and became the Speaker.
     
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    One of the clues that it is time to check snopes
     

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