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Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers
Politico.com ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | AKE SHERMAN & MEREDITH SHINER

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 Speaker’s office holds more ceremonial events with visiting dignitaries than other congressional offices. They also use a local florist.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: florist; florists; flowerpower; flowers; pelosi

1 posted on 11/30/2009 3:47:21 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

It is from all the money she saves from plane tickets.


2 posted on 11/30/2009 3:48:51 PM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: rdl6989; ExTexasRedhead
Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers

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).

3 posted on 11/30/2009 3:51:51 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: bmwcyle

Call Al Gore! This woman is throwing a lot of plastic water bottles in the trash!


4 posted on 11/30/2009 3:52:50 PM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and STILL wasted my vote.)
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5 posted on 11/30/2009 3:55:10 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MamaDearest

Pelosi will soon be Speaker of the Sewer where she belongs. I wonder how Botox likes being the most despised witch in America?


6 posted on 11/30/2009 3:55:20 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: rdl6989

I remember when they got all bent out of shape over Sarah Palin’s wardrobe expense, which was not covered by taxpayers.


7 posted on 11/30/2009 3:57:01 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: rdl6989

Poppy?


8 posted on 11/30/2009 4:04:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rdl6989

Pelosi is simply doing what she can to help Obama save jobs.


9 posted on 11/30/2009 4:04:15 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is Americas First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: bmwcyle
Clyburn loves Chantilly donuts. It shows.


10 posted on 11/30/2009 4:05:46 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: rdl6989

Her favorite is the corpse flower.


11 posted on 11/30/2009 4:06:14 PM PST by relictele
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To: ExTexasRedhead
I could see flowers in her future if it would be as a gesture for losing her job (being fired) and her co-workers personally paying for them if they felt compelled to do so.

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.

12 posted on 11/30/2009 4:06:17 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: rdl6989
Just like in Oz, I'd like to be able to pour some water over THIS WITCH, and watch her melt..bet she doesn't melt..too much botox in her system..so sad..boo frickin’ hoo.
13 posted on 11/30/2009 4:10:09 PM PST by itssme
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To: rdl6989

One must not deprive the Queen her due.


14 posted on 11/30/2009 4:11:04 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: rdl6989

Whata selfish bit*h. And poor folks think this selfish floozie cares about them. What a damn joke and how stupid they are.


15 posted on 11/30/2009 4:13:38 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: rdl6989

And she still stinks.


16 posted on 11/30/2009 4:17:01 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: MamaDearest; freekitty; 70th Division; SouthTexas; unkus; flat; jesseam; oswegodeee; ...

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.


17 posted on 11/30/2009 4:24:10 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (clean the sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: rdl6989

We knew she was a flower child.


18 posted on 11/30/2009 4:25:48 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: rdl6989

She and her party are starting to make the court of Louis the XVI look like ascetic philanthropists.
19 posted on 11/30/2009 4:27:48 PM PST by jmcenanly
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To: rdl6989

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.


20 posted on 11/30/2009 4:33:42 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: rdl6989
Hey, whatcha got against florists, hey? Florists gotta eat, too!

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?

21 posted on 11/30/2009 4:40:30 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: rdl6989

22 posted on 11/30/2009 4:59:52 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: rdl6989

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.


23 posted on 11/30/2009 5:02:28 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: rdl6989

Mannequin Lady spending three thousand bucks for flowers? Surprise? Surprise?


24 posted on 11/30/2009 5:08:10 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: rdl6989

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.


25 posted on 11/30/2009 5:13:12 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (We live in interesting times)
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To: Brilliant

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.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 5:23:05 PM PST by MiltonFriedmanFan
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To: snippy_about_it
ride we give them, no wonder they never want to leave.

That's it! Say 'NO' to career politicians!
27 posted on 11/30/2009 5:53:25 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: rdl6989
Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers

She is a good practicing socialist.

What we see as exorbitant and wasteful spending, she can rationalize as "redistribution of the wealth".

Your (notice I didn't say my or our) high-spending president can also rationalize all of his partying and domestic/international trips as "redistribution of the wealth".

It's all about how your ideology spins it.

However, I still don't appreciate the exorbitant and wasteful spending of "my money" on non-essential items such as flowers, no matter how many jobs are "saved or created".
28 posted on 11/30/2009 6:02:09 PM PST by adorno
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To: ExTexasRedhead

LOL! From your keyboard to God’s Ears! May we live to see it happen!


29 posted on 11/30/2009 6:35:30 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: hennie pennie

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.


30 posted on 11/30/2009 7:09:35 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: Carling

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.


31 posted on 11/30/2009 7:17:12 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Pelosi is so far gone that when God sends her to hell, she won’t know why.


32 posted on 11/30/2009 7:41:57 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: adorno

Nancy and her husband are worth around 200,000,000.00 dollars. They can buy their own F’n flowers.


33 posted on 11/30/2009 7:43:40 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

We need to get a high pressure fire hose and clean the crap out of Congress and the White House.


34 posted on 11/30/2009 8:01:51 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: bmwcyle

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.


35 posted on 11/30/2009 10:24:15 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: FrdmLvr

She didn’t even keep the clothes! The only reason she wore them was to make the McCainiacs happy.


36 posted on 11/30/2009 10:26:37 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: jmcenanly

I thought it was Louis the XIV.

Was I wrong?


37 posted on 11/30/2009 10:42:11 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Palin. Palin. Palin. Got that? Palin.)
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To: rdl6989

These expenditures are only for July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009!


38 posted on 12/01/2009 2:36:45 AM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: Just Lori

Nancy stopped worship of Jesus along time ago.


39 posted on 12/01/2009 2:37:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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