Thursday, October 8, 2009

The House Pelosi Built

Can you say, Outhouse!!

Nancy Pelosi declared that she was going to "drain the swamp" and show the people how different the Democrats were in legislating the countries business when she assumed the throne of Princess of the House (also known as the Speaker).

Her swamp draining services continue as we speak only she is using a thimble to do the draining.

So far during her term she has allowed John Murtha (D-PA) to retain his chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee despite the air of corruption that surrounds this man and his attachments to a particular defense lobbying firm. Oh, and his nice little airport project in his home district. You know that bustling aerodrome that handles what 3 flights per day, back and forth to DC? All nicely paved and with a state of the art Control Tower and paid for with earmarks, that one.

So far she is allowing Charlie Rangel (D-NY) to retain his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee even though he has had trouble remembering all the sources of income, declaring them only as they become public. Word is he is busy writing his transgressions into law so they are no longer illegal. Princess Nancy was able to quash a measure that would have stripped Charlie of his chairmanship by using procedural tool known as "motion to refer" effectively killing the measure coincidentally offered by a Republican. Funny how that works.

She also tried to get the Air Force to buy on their dime, additional Gulfstream Jets to shuttle her back and forth to her home district but was called out on it and that was dropped. Had she been able to, she would have been commuting in state of the art equipment that all of the asshats in Congress soundly berated CEO's for using. What's that, two faced? Yeah, I'd say.

Now someone has done the analysis to determine that the "Peoples" House under her leadership only works 3 hours and 36 minutes a day. That's right; Congressmen and Women report for work on Tuesday at 6:30pm and commence departing on Thursdays by 2:00pm. Wow, and they have spent how many trillions in this short amount of time this year. I can't imagine the financial hole we would be in if they were working a full 40 hour work week!!

These creations get a whopping $174,400 per year and Princess Nancy as the Speaker gets $223,400 per. Only the VP (at $227, 400) and the President ($400,000) gets more than the Princess.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

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