Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pelosi comes up with new and exciting ways to waste taxpapyer money

6 comments:

Evan said...

I meant to post this article, just so I could quote the correction at the bottom:

"Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the amounts Nancy Pelosi’s office spent on flowers and James Clyburn’s office spent on donuts."

This article's lede is about the two things that Politico admits it got wrong.

Politico-style journalism!

Lachlan said...

And Pelosi-style politics. Gotta love it.

Evan said...

Pelosi-style politics is...spending $3,000 on flowers for guest functions?

I guess we're doomed.

Lachlan said...

Yes, doomed to have a speaker who will spend thousands of our dollars on flowers. Personally, I would like the head of the federal body charged with spending taxpayer money to be a bit more discriminatory when doling out my paycheck.

Evan said...

The Speaker of the House is pretty important. I don't particularly see a problem with the Speaker having to spend money to entertain guests and dignitaries.

If a rank and file member was on track to spend $12k a year doing that, I'd be much more concerned, but I just don't see the big deal here. She has responsibilities based on her office.

Ayush Soni said...

If the Dali Lama wants flowers, the Dali Lama gets flowers...