Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers
Posted on 11/30/2009 3:47:20 PM PST by rdl6989
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October. House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $500 at the Virginia shop in the past quarter. And Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), a fiscal conservative, decided to give about $2,000 in unused office funds back to the government to help reduce the deficit.
These expenditures culled from thousands of line items released Monday by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House are just a fraction of the $300 million spent last quarter by House offices. But while the bulk of congressional office spending goes to salaries and routine office expenses, some of the line items offer a window into the personalities and priorities of each congressional office.
Pelosi, who has come under fire in the past for spending on flowers, also spent roughly $30,610 in food and beverage and about $2,740 on bottled water, contributing to the nearly $120,531 total from all congressional leadership accounts. Her offices defended the charges, saying the Speakers office holds more ceremonial events with visiting dignitaries than other congressional offices. They also use a local florist.
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It is from all the money she saves from plane tickets.
That amount of money would feed multiple families for a month. Unfortunately the queen of botox has her priorities up her posterior (and her heart too).
Call Al Gore! This woman is throwing a lot of plastic water bottles in the trash!
Pelosi will soon be Speaker of the Sewer where she belongs. I wonder how Botox likes being the most despised witch in America?
I remember when they got all bent out of shape over Sarah Palin’s wardrobe expense, which was not covered by taxpayers.
Pelosi is simply doing what she can to help Obama save jobs.
Her favorite is the corpse flower.
Spending money unnecesesarily in these times of economic chaos sends a message that democrats don't give a rat's rump about taxpayers or their concerns about this administration's ability to handle the nation's finances.
Crickets are chirping about Stimulus funds transmitted to phantom districts and the 100% lack of accountability for those funds. The media once again is dead silent.
One must not deprive the Queen her due.
Whata selfish bit*h. And poor folks think this selfish floozie cares about them. What a damn joke and how stupid they are.
And she still stinks.
The Zero, Pelosi, Reid Politburo considers themselves our rulers and their arrogance has convinced these traitors that they’ve defeated and subjugated We The People. In their treasonous sick minds, we’re already their slaves.
They’re about to find out they’re wrong on all counts.
We knew she was a flower child.
She’s not the only one. Take a look at the PDF at the link. It’s all a free ride, we pay them but then they don’t have to pay for anything themselves. Water, food, office space, janitorial services, mileage, taxi, loads of staff. Nice ride we give them, no wonder they never want to leave.
SERIOUSLY, I would really love to learn the ORIGIN of the flowers, as so many are flown in from foreign countries, because our flower farms just ain't good enuff, ya know?
Anyone who has been to the Capitol bldg. knows that the argument that her office needs to be decorated for ceremonial visits is specious.
I can see bottled water spending, but given the “save the environment” position of the Democratic Party, a five gallon dispenser or filtered water dispenser would be a one time expense with a small amount of maintenance and it would be consistent with the Party platform for reducing waste and consumption, and it will also generate very little landfill material and burn less fuel to produce per liter than the bottled water solution.
And how come the “Food & Beverage” line item is so high? What is that? $1500 of tax payer dollars per week spent on food and beverage? That’s more than most Americans make in two weeks of work. And if you’ve been to the Capitol, they have a pretty darned awesome cafeteria.... So what’s up with the expensive eating out? Who the heck is she “hosting” for her lunches and dinners that make them “work” related?
This stinks of abuse, and it doesn’t matter if it is a Republican or a Democrat doing it. It is right up there with her request for newer, bigger planes to carry her, her staff, and her family anywhere she may wish to go. She considers such perks her “right” by way of victory.
Mannequin Lady spending three thousand bucks for flowers? Surprise? Surprise?
Gee, I could afford 2 new cars for me and my husband, instead of the 10 year old clunkers we’re making do with now, for that kind of dough. Lot more beneficial than something that dies and gets thrown away every few days.
Q: “Mrs Speaker, how do you justify such extravagant spending of taxpayer dollars”
A: You must be an astroturfer..
Q: “ Please just answer the question”
A: Ya know....(sob) I remember the violence in the 70’s from people like you and (sob,sob....sniffle)I am terrified for myself and my family.
LOL! From your keyboard to God’s Ears! May we live to see it happen!
I was about to post something similar. The money is actually going to a florist and a grower. What I’d like to know is who is the florist, and who is the grower.
Also, we have NO idea if these are vases of flowers in her office, or special corsages for her to wear to dinner parties -— or if actually the bulk of the almost three grand was for flower arrangements for official funerals — those floral memorials are not inexpensive.
Pelosi is so far gone that when God sends her to hell, she won’t know why.
Nancy and her husband are worth around 200,000,000.00 dollars. They can buy their own F’n flowers.
We need to get a high pressure fire hose and clean the crap out of Congress and the White House.
Nancy (an ARDENT Catholic) has forgotten a couple very basic lessons which apply to any Christian......
What goes around comes around. The “do unto others” message is lost on her.
You can’t take it with you. What will you have to show for your evil deeds, Nancy? Think you can buy a room at the Heavenly Hilton? Your millions won’t get you squat there.
She didn’t even keep the clothes! The only reason she wore them was to make the McCainiacs happy.
I thought it was Louis the XIV.
Was I wrong?
These expenditures are only for July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009!
Nancy stopped worship of Jesus along time ago.