REVEALED: Nancy Pelosi Blocked Credit Card Reform While Investing Millions in Exclusi

Discussion in 'Politics' started by DirkDigler, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. pspr


    Despite Pelosi’s consistent railing against credit card companies, on March 18, 2008, the Pelosis bought between $1 million and $5 million (politicians do not have to report the exact amounts, only ranges) worth of Visa stock at the IPO price of $44 per share. Two days later, the stock price rocketed to $65 per share, yielding a 50% profit. The Pelosis then bought Visa twice more. By their third purchase on June 4, 2008, Visa was worth $85 per share.

    Pelosi and others in Congress should be in jail for insider trading. But, they exempt themselves from the law.

  2. Oligarchical despotism.
  3. Crispy


    Same cunt that demanded a personal airplane, no?

  4. No. It was bush who gave a personal aircraft to the speaker of the house
  5. One rule for the elite, another rule for the peasants.
  6. Check out 2 other Speakers Hasbert and Boner

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  7. pspr


    The Speaker of The House is provided with a personal jet but Pelosi demanded a much larger 200 seat jet from the Air Force which cost the country much more to operate. In fact, it cost us $480,000 per month for her air travel while she was Speaker.

    Boehner has declined to accept a personal aircraft as Speaker and flies commercial.
  8. Wrong !!!!!!!!!!

    House security chief: Pelosi didn't ask for plane; I did

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not request a larger plane for personal use to travel cross-country without stopping, Bill Livingood, the House sergeant at arms, said Thursday.

    Livingood said the request was his, and he made it for security reasons.

    "The fact that Speaker Pelosi lives in California compelled me to request an aircraft that is capable of making non-stop flights for security purposes, unless such an aircraft is unavailable," Livingood, who has been at his post for 11 years, said in a written statement.

    "I regret that an issue that is exclusively considered and decided in a security context has evolved into a political issue," the statement said.

    Pelosi is striking back against accusations she asked for a plane larger and more expensive than the one used by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, a claim published last week in The Washington Times.(Watch Pelosi call the GOP charges "a myth")

    The Times article, headlined "Pelosi's Power Trip -- Non-stop Nancy Seeks Flight of Fancy," led the Republican National Committee to send out a research briefing and blast Pelosi on the House floor.

    The article said Pelosi asked the Pentagon for "routine access" to a military plane "not only for herself and her staff, but also for relatives and for other members of the California delegation," quoting sources "familiar with the discussions."

    "I have never asked for a larger plane," Pelosi said. "This is a myth that they are talking about on the floor."

    Q: Did Nancy Pelosi order up a 200-seat jet for her personal use?

    A: The Democratic House speaker normally flies in a 12-seat Air Force jet, just as her Republican predecessor did. This rumor stems from a request by the House sergeant at arms, not Pelosi, for a jet large enough to reach California without refueling.


    Is it true that Nancy Pelosi travels from California three times a week on a private jet (200-seat size) at a cost to the taxpayers of $60K per flight? If so, this would total $480K per month or $5.7M per year. This comes from taxpayer money? If true, how can we criticize others? Is this a good use of taxpayers’ hard-earned money and what about the carbon footprint?


    Reports like this one, saying Pelosi routinely flies about in her own 757-size jet, have been floating around for almost two years. The claims were revived when Democrats complained that CEOs of the Big Three U.S. automakers had used their corporate jets to come to Washington to seek billions in federal aid. But the rumors are incorrect. Spokespeople for Pelosi and Andrews Air Force Base say that the speaker has used the big Air Force jet once, but she normally uses a much smaller plane, the same one used by the previous speaker of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert.

    The spread of this rumor – and its first debunking – dates back to February 2007. At that time, the speaker of the House had had access to an Air Force craft for about five and a half years. Hastert had been issued a plane after Sept. 11, 2001, for security reasons (the speaker of the House is next in line after the vice president for presidential succession). Hastert used an Air Force C-20B, a small 12-seater based on the Gulfstream III, to travel to his home district in Illinois. (Ford and GM auto executives, incidentally, travel in the slightly larger Gulfstream IV.)

    When Pelosi became speaker, House Sergeant at Arms Bill Livingood, according to his own account, worried that the small craft would be unable to travel to her home district of San Francisco without stopping to refuel. Livingood, who was first elected by a Newt Gingrich-led House in 1995, asked the Air Force and the Department of Defense about getting a bigger plane.