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longhorn
(@longhorn)
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The Governor racked up more than $87k in private charter flights in his first eight months, per the Avis. This doesn't include first class flights for himself and staff to the mainland and Guam. The Legislature should cut his budget in half for the next fiscal year.

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Posted : September 10, 2015 4:06 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Islander

And didn't the article say at least one flight was taken in Dec 2014 before he was sworn in?

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Posted : September 10, 2015 4:10 pm
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

And that's just for air travel. Doesn't include luxury hotel stays, meals for him and large entourage, private chef, body guards, limo and driver for himself and Potter, nor Potter's Mahogany Run condo rental and who knows what else since they aren't releasing expenses as requested by the Daily News.

Monarch Mapp reigns supreme at taxpayer expense.

Wonder why we are paying for a tourism commissioner when Mapp seems to like that job better than that of governor.
Oh yeah, the perks!

Additionally, he's got about 50 relatives now employed at high paying jobs in his administration.

We're picking up the tab for it all.
The senators need to rein his backside in!

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Posted : September 10, 2015 4:52 pm
SausageInTheCan
(@SausageInTheCan)
Reputable Member

Can't understand why there's no money for workers comp.:S

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Posted : September 10, 2015 6:45 pm
Exit Zero
(@exit-zero)
Noble Member

How about paying the income tax refunds that are well overdue!!

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Posted : September 10, 2015 9:00 pm
monogram
(@monogram)
Reputable Member

I blame the legislature much more than I blame him. He's a pig. He's stolen money before; this is not a surprise. See posted link detailing his 25k a month bribe from rich friends while serving as Lt. Gov: http://www.depeopledemvoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Esquire-Deposition-Services-1.pdf

These no good Senators enable his gluttony. They are the keepers of the territory's purse, and are ultimately accountable for the way funds are spent. They can, at any time, slash his budget, enact restrictions on travel, and push for an independent AG to arrest any person who wishes to defy their budgetary mandates.

[quote=OldTart]
I can rattle off the names of half a dozen people who were born and raised here, have excellent professional credentials and have tried unsuccessfully to come back and give back to the "their" community only to be shunned. If I as a mere "transplant" can come up with that number then I'm sure that number is infinitely greater.[/quote]

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Posted : September 10, 2015 10:31 pm
stxsailor
(@stxsailor)
Island Expert

The senators wont do anything to jeopardize their cushy jobs.

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Posted : September 11, 2015 11:25 am
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

Then there's the matter of 3000 missing ballots in last election that isn't being followed up on by the AG's Office nor by the Senators. WTF!

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Posted : September 11, 2015 11:57 am
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

i blame those who voted him in office

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Posted : September 11, 2015 1:04 pm
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

Until the matter of the missing ballots are investigated, we'll never know how people actually voted.

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Posted : September 11, 2015 1:16 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

lol, forgot about that

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Posted : September 11, 2015 1:18 pm
stxsailor
(@stxsailor)
Island Expert

Sometimes i feel like our voting is like picking the smartest kid in a special ed class. I'm sorry not very PC but true.

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Posted : September 11, 2015 4:09 pm
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

Voting for me is about whom you perceive to be the lesser of evils rather than the most honorable, capable and qualified.

Would be a nice change to have the latter.

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Posted : September 11, 2015 4:28 pm
monogram
(@monogram)
Reputable Member

Then there's the matter of 3000 missing ballots in last election that isn't being followed up on by the AG's Office nor by the Senators. WTF!

Mapp has made it clear that the AG is his personal attorney. Why would an attorney do anything that is against his client's interests? The AG under this structure will do whatever it takes to protect the governor, as that is his boss and primary client. While the people are screwed.

[quote=OldTart]
I can rattle off the names of half a dozen people who were born and raised here, have excellent professional credentials and have tried unsuccessfully to come back and give back to the "their" community only to be shunned. If I as a mere "transplant" can come up with that number then I'm sure that number is infinitely greater.[/quote]

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Posted : September 11, 2015 4:29 pm
monogram
(@monogram)
Reputable Member

Sometimes i feel like our voting is like picking the smartest kid in a special ed class. I'm sorry not very PC but true.

Even while we have so much talent! The political class does not reflect the capabilities of the VI people. The "good" people just don't run.

EDIT: I take that back. The judge was an excellent candidate. I hope she runs again.

[quote=OldTart]
I can rattle off the names of half a dozen people who were born and raised here, have excellent professional credentials and have tried unsuccessfully to come back and give back to the "their" community only to be shunned. If I as a mere "transplant" can come up with that number then I'm sure that number is infinitely greater.[/quote]

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Posted : September 11, 2015 4:34 pm
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