Nancy Pelosi has been the Speaker of the House since 2006. As expected, the San Francisco based Representative is extremely far-left in her views, pro-abortion, anti-war, pro-union. Or is she?
Pelosi’s socialist political views are exactly what have kept her elected in San Francisco, along with the flow of union campaign money. A staunch “union supporter”, Pelosi even received the Cesar Chavez Award from the United Farm Workers Union. Interestingly, the $25 million Napa vineyards and winery she and her husband own are non-union shops. The extra profit they earn by not allowing their wine business to unionize is more than she gets from labor unions. It seems funny that such a big union supporter would have a business that is not unionized.
Pelosi has received more money from the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees unions than any other member of Congress in recent election cycles. But wait – the Pelosis also own a large stake in an exclusive resort hotel in Wine Country, the Napa Valley Auberge Du Soleil Resort. It has more than 250 employees. But none of them are in a union, according to Peter Schweizer, author of “Do As I Say, (Not As I Do) – The Hypocrisy of Democrats”. Probably just an oversight, don’t you think?
Pelosi is also partners in a restaurant chain called Piatti, which has 900 employees. The chain is also non-union. It is a very high-end restaurant group with locations in Carmel, Sonoma and Danville to name just a few. They do have some Hispanic kitchen help and busboys but the Speaker of the House wouldn’t hire illegals, would she?
One of her husband’s companies is in American Samoa, where he isn’t required to pay minimum wage.
When it comes to illegal immigration, Nancy Pelosi voted against securing the borders and against a measure that would prevent illegals from obtaining a driver’s license.
When it comes to national security, she voted for a $500 million budget cut for intelligence, against funding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and against the Patriot Act.
A multi-millionaire in her own right, she voted against the people with average incomes in America by voting against the Bush Income Tax Cuts, the bill to eliminate the marriage penalty and against the Capital Gains and Dividends Tax Cuts. She also voted against the permanent increase in child tax credits and against abolishing the death tax.
I could go on and on but some of you get the point. (Others will never get it.) Nancy Pelosi is a typical ruling-class, elitist who governs with the same motto as our President - “Do as I say, not as I do.” You have to love the uber-wealthy ruling class in this country who stress “sharing the wealth” and say they want to make the “haves” give up some of that wealth to the “have nots”, yet they, themselves won’t be giving up a dime. Do you really think Nancy Pelosi and her husband are going to share their wealth, that hard-earned cash made from non-union businesses, illegal alien employees and factories outside the country, with anyone? Of course they won’t. But people will continue to re-elect her. Why, only they and God know. Fortunately, thanks to the will of the people, she will no longer be Speaker of the House come January.