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8/14 Pelosi Napa Hotel: Protest Corporate-Government Corruption At Speaker Pelosi's Hotel
by Napa Peace And Freedom Party
Saturday Aug 7th, 2010 6:13 PM
A press conference and protest will be held in front of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hotel in Napa County. There will be calls for an ethics investigation of the Speaker for steering business to the hotel she and her husband own part of. Pelosi also makes deals with billionaires and corporate executives for tax subsidies and special deals benefiting their companies for more profits.
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8/14 Pelosi Napa Hotel Protest Corporate-Government Corruption And House Speaker Pelosi's Ethics Violations At Her Hotel
Protest Corporate-Government Corruption And House Speaker Pelosi's Ethics Violations At Her Hotel

Saturday August 14, 2010 11:00 AM
Protest Corporate-Government Corruption And House Speaker Pelosi's Ethics Violations At Her Hotel
Auberge Du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, California 94573 USA
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been having corporate executives and billionaires for private lobbying conferences at her Napa hotel Auberge Du Soleil. The gatherings in the past also included Obama's chief of staff David Axelrod. These corporate bosses invited by Pelosi have the opportunity to privately lobby the Democratic leader about more corporate tax breaks, subsidies and deals benefiting the profits of these multi-national companies while US workers are laid off due to outsourcing.
At the same time, Speaker Pelosi and her husband run 100% non union operations at their winery, hotel and Piatti restaurant chain yet they proclaim that they are pro-union. Additionally although Speaker Pelosi has said she wants to clean up the corrupt swamp of Congress representatives who use their positions to benefit themselves she is precisely doing the same thing by having these corporate executives come to her hotel. Is this duplicitous or what? We support the filing of ethics charges against Speaker Pelosi for making financial gains by using her position as Speaker of the House for these corporate shindigs. The Speaker should resign as Speaker of the House and also as Congresswoman representing the people of San Francisco in Congressional District 9. At the same time while cozying up to corporate union busters and billionaires she refuses to have any Town Hall meetings in San Francisco with her constituents. Queen Pelosi also refuses to debate any of her opponents in the election since she believes she is entitled to the seat. It has also been years since she last allowed the people of San Francisco to have an open Town Hall meeting about what they think the key issues are. She admitted in a Business Week interview as well how she also gets financial contributions from these corporate interests who she then brings to her own hotel.
"Such relationships have an obvious benefit for Pelosi, who raises millions from her corporate confidants. In the years since Khosla first had breakfast with Pelosi, he and his wife have given her and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee nearly $170,000. Her donors' companies often benefit from Pelosi's advocacy for research tax credits, visas for engineers, and government funding for clean-energy startups. Stion, a maker of thin photovoltaic solar cells and backed by Khosla, received $37.5 million in tax credits through last year's economic stimulus measure.
Pelosi is not shy about asking the tech community for help in return. "They want H-1B visas for immigration, and we're saying 'help us have a comprehensive immigration reform and we can help you with that,'" Pelosi said in the interview. "But we've got to do things together." Pelosi also voted for the TARP agreement which personally benefited her protecting the financial investment in AIG. This is another example of Pelosi's personal conflicts of interest as a representative of the people who has financial interest in the companies she is voting on.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_32/b4190028399841.htm
Join the information picket and press conference on
August 14, 2010 11:00 AM
Auberge Du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, California 94573 USA
Endorsed by Napa County Peace And Freedom Party
napapeaceandfreedomparty(at)gmail.com
http://www.peaceandfreedomparty.org
§Good life at Pelosi's Hotel
by Napa Peace And Freedom Party Saturday Aug 7th, 2010 6:13 PM
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Billionaires and corporate executives have the good life at Speaker Pelosi's hotel pool
§Pelosi's helping billionaires
by Napa Peace And Freedom Party Saturday Aug 7th, 2010 6:13 PM
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Pelosi helps Google billionaires get billions of dollars in tax subsidies for "energy development" and other corporate tax write offs for billionaires
§Tennis and Lunch At Pelosi's Hotel
by Napa Peace And Freedom Party Saturday Aug 7th, 2010 6:13 PM
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Speaker Pelosi uses her position to benefit her hotel property in Napa. This good life ends up being paid for by US taxpayers at the non union hotel
§Spending Trillions on Iraq & Afghanistan Wars
by Napa Peace And Freedom Party Saturday Aug 7th, 2010 6:13 PM
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Speaker Pelosi despite her constituents opposition to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to make sure that trillions go to the wars in the Middle East while public services and public education is starved and destroyed. Her corporate buddies however are making big bucks off the war.
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/02/pelosi-paying-thousands-to-husbands-firm/

Pelosi paying thousands to husband's firm
ERICA WERNER ASSOCIATED PRESS
Originally published 05:23 p.m., October 2, 2008, updated 05:09 p.m., October 2, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that it's "just foolish" to suggest that her husband is benefiting from tens of thousands of dollars one of her political committees is paying a firm he owns.

Pelosi, D-Calif., also disputed the notion that the arrangement contradicts her support last year for legislation that would have banned spouses from benefiting, directly or indirectly, from political committees controlled by their husbands or wives.

Paul Pelosi has been treasurer of the speaker's "PAC to the Future" political action committee since last year, after the death of the previous treasurer. The PAC has paid his investment and consulting firm, Financial Leasing Services Inc., more than $50,000 since last year for accounting services and rent, plus at least $20,000 more in prior years.

Pelosi contended Thursday that she was merely complying with the law by reimbursing her husband's firm for what would otherwise amount to improper "in-kind" donations of services to her committee.

"My husband's not a political consultant or anything like that. It is just honoring the law to say if you use the facility, you have to pay for it. And everybody has to do that, and that's again in compliance with the law," Pelosi said.

"He would be happy not to have this on his turf I'm sure," she said. "No, it doesn't benefit my husband. That is foolish to say."

Pelosi's aides said they would review the arrangement after the election.

Many lawmakers pay spouses and other family members for fundraising and other campaign-related services, and it's perfectly legal. But the practice has become controversial in recent years after it arose as a factor in some congressional corruption investigations.

Last year Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., introduced legislation that would have banned the practice and it passed the House by voice vote, with Pelosi's support, but never advanced in the Senate.

"Democrats are committed to reforming the way Washington does business. Congressman Schiff's bill will help us accomplish that goal by increasing transparency in election campaigns and preventing the misuse of funds," Pelosi said in a statement at the time.

Ethics watchdogs said that even if she was complying with the law, Pelosi had an obligation to hold herself to a higher standard.

"Having supported this bill and said that she agreed that immediate families shouldn't be on campaign payrolls, there shouldn't be payments to Paul Pelosi," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. "I'm looking for leadership from Pelosi on this issue, not just for her to follow the technicalities."

In 2003, a different political action committee Pelosi ran was fined $21,000 for improperly accepting donations over federal limits.

The arrangement with Paul Pelosi's company was first reported Wednesday in The Washington Times.
by C. T. Weber
Thursday Aug 12th, 2010 1:06 AM
Thank goodness we have a group of dedicated people who are willing to expose the corruption that has overtaken both the Democratic and Republican parties. We need to encourage them.
by TH
Thursday Aug 4th, 2016 12:57 PM
I for one would like all Senators and House of Representatives to HAVE TERM LIMITS. AND TO WORK FOR FREE.. EVERYONE OF THIS JERKS PAY NO TAXES GET THE BEST HEALTHCARE.
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