Politics

Buzz: State GOP leaders and their lavish spending

August 24, 2009

Conservative political analyst Roger Stone blasts State Republican Party chairman Jim Greer for his lavish spending. Former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom was roasted in the news for his credit card – GOP AMEX card- spending on a lavish European vacation for himself and his family, expensive restaurants and even the New York City Apple store.

Stone writes Greer was worse:

RPOF Chairman Jim Greer has been privy to the itemized American Express bills and was clearly aware of the Speaker’s spending spree – yet he said and did nothing. Why? Because Greer’s spending on himself and his family makes Samson’s expenditures look small-time. Greer has used the RPOF as his personal piggybank, spending donor’s money on 5-star resorts, spa services, highly rated restaurants, green fees, luxury jet aircraft, limousines , sporting equipment, $800 bottles of wine, sports tickets and worse.

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  • Nancy August 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Thank goodness you didn’t mention anything about

    um jets and cross country commutes to California twice a week on the backs of the taxpayers! lol

    Thanks so much.

  • Shayne August 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I would like to see what the former speaker spent while in office. We haven’t seen or heard about his spending habits or his attempts to put friends in high places or his lavish salary for teaching at a college.

  • Jason Clark August 24, 2009 at 10:55 am

    So, when the poor live off the wealthy, it’s Socialism. What is it called when the wealthy live off the wealthier? The GOP.