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NANCY PELOSI CHARGED THE AIR FORCE NEARLY $200K TO FLY HER FAMILY AND OTHER LAWMAKERS TO ITALY AND UKRAINE
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional delegation (CODEL) to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan garnered extra attention after President Donald Trump banned her from using military aircraft, but the trip would not have been the first time she used Air Force money to travel the world.
Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch. Her delegation was made up of nine other members of Congress, including Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo of California and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.
Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were on the trip. The delegation dined at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: xuenchen
So what's your point? Many of these elected officials Democrats, Republicans and our current President have lavishly spent taxpayer's money. It's being reported and they're being caught all the time! Are you conveniently ignoring the amount of money wasted on private security expenses for the first lady when she refused to reside in the White House? Or the vacationing trip expenses by our current and past presidents?
It's rather convenient that our elected officials can shut-down the government and still get their paychecks! Maybe there should be a referendum on the ballot asking the "voters" if our elected officials should get paid if they can't do their job and negotiate in good faith on behalf of American citizens.
All this political finger pointing is rather ridiculous when actually both political parties do it! The system allows for spending abuse and when they get caught, it just fades away. Imagine if any hard working American got caught by their employer wasting company money. They would be fired, forced to pay it back or brought up on charges! These self-serving elected officials are not accountable to the same laws and justice system we all have to abide by.
Why do Americans even defend these elected officials and turn a blind-eye to their wrongs? All we're doing is allowing a corrupt and unaccountable political system to go unchecked.
Leave your HuffPo talking points there, that garbage doesn't fly around here.
As of October 14, 2017 Taxpayer dollars spend on vacations, golf and personal security while not at the White house for Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha $98,000,000.00 over 8 years or $1,020,833.33 per month
Taxpayer dollars spend on vacations, golf and personal security while not at the White house for Donald, Melania and Barron $147,000,000.00 over 9 months or $16,333,333.33 per month