Congressman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA,is an American politician who is the current Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. Pelosi served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from January 4, 2007 to January 3, 2011.
She was the first woman to hold the office and the highest-ranking female politician in American history.
A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco, since 1987. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th and 111th sessions of Congress.
On November 17, 2010, Pelosi was elected as the Democratic Leader by House Democrats and therefore the Minority Leader in the Republican-controlled House for the 112th Congress.
Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress, and as such has become the self appointed champion of the poor and disadvantaged.
Here are her thoughts on energy. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, the speaker twice seemed to suggest that natural gas – an energy source she favors – is not a fossil fuel.
'I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap, alternative to fossil fuels... it is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels." Aug 24, 2008Obviously, Ms. Pelosi has no idea that natural gas is a fossil fuel.
And here is what she says about the need to pass a stimulus bill on Fox News Sunday:
"Every week we don't pass a Stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.'' Jan 18, 2009Nancy claims that we lose 500 million American jobs each month we don't pass her $1 trillion pork barrel spending boondoggle.
Chris Wallace corrected her, stating she probably meant 500,000 jobs. Pelosi responded in her own defense, “It feels like 500 million.”
Ms. Pelosi.Pelosi on providing benefits for illegal immigrants:
"We have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities."and that we can fund these benefits by simply raising taxes, since these people are "Americans" too...
"Stock market profits taxes could go a long ways to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as "Americans."
Nancy Pelosi truly has to be one of the most brain-dead politicians in Washington. You aren't going to believe what came out of her mouth yesterday during a speech she delivered for the National Association of Counties. She is talking about Congress passing health-care reform and she says ...
"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." Mar 9, 2010
“The gavel of the speaker of the House is in the hands of special interests, and now it will be in the hands of America’s children.” Nov 8, 2008
Pelosi calls unemployment checks a "stimulus" that is a "double benefit" helping "those who lost their jobs" and at the same serves as a "job creator"
"Unemployment Checks Serve As Job Creator. because It injects demand into the economy."
She even tells us:
"It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."