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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Did Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers?

My Goodness!

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 $265 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, and about a third of her flower expenses this quarter were for Jack Kemp’s funeral.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) racked up about $24,617 in catering costs. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spent about $1,561 in bottled water and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) spent no money on water but a touch over $18,000 in food. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) spent about $24,116 on food and beverage.

These line by line expenditures used to come just in bound green books, but for the first time ever, Pelosi requested that the reports also be put online this quarter.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/30013.ht...

Update:

This was money collected by taxing the working class, not by accepting donations. If liberals were the working class, they might have a problem with this. Crickets indicate this was money well spent.

Update 2:

This was money collected by taxing the working class, not by accepting donations. If liberals were the working class, they might have a problem with this. Crickets indicate this was money well spent.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    My family of 4 spends about 600 per month on food and beverages at home plus another 200 per month eating out. That totals $9600 per year. It's disheartening to learn that Pelosi spent a third of my family's yearly food budget on flowers. It really irks me that she spent $100,000 for food and booze on her, excuse me, I mean our jumbo jet. Come to think of it, she spent our $100k on food and booze. How much of it did you get?

  • 10 years ago

    Lazy, talentless government-class hacks whose only "qualification" for the job is an ability to lie while smiling.

    Where do these people come from.

  • Steve
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    "for the first time ever, Pelosi requested that the reports also be put online this quarter."

    -It's nice to see Democrats pushing for such transparency in government.

  • pdooma
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Why are these things being paid for with Tax dollars?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    They all spend money on perks it stimulates the economy and supports small businesses.

  • barry
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    she spends money like water

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Did they give her a lap-dance?

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