Maybe I should say Pelosi spent $16,000 of YOUR money on flowers. Paper clips, copy paper, maybe even a nice leather chair I can go with but flowers????? Also from the story: The increase from Hastert to Pelosi was driven largely by a surge in travel and a heavily fortified payroll. Pelosi has more people working for her. Hastert employed 35 people during the third quarter of last year. Pelosi, by contrast, had 51 people on her payroll during the same time period.