August 17, 2016

NDP MLA’s online expense filings expose EXTREME coffee pod usage

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

The NDP MLA for Red Deer-South has a serious caffeine addiction. Barb Miller spent $4,868.50 on coffee pods in one quarter alone. Three months! It was right there in her online expense filings for anyone to find.

I did the math. Whoever is ordering the enormous amounts of coffee in Miller's office paid roughly $8 per 12 pod box, meaning ­they bought 7,300 individual coffee pods. Over a three month period, that amounts to 81 coffees per day, each and every day, even on days the office is closed.

If you care about environmentalism as the NDP claims they do, those little coffee pods are filling up landfills faster than disposable diapers. In fact, by 2014, there were enough coffee pods in landfills to circle the earth ten and a half times.

Is Barb Miller running a black market Tim Hortons? Or does she just go through life whacked out, jittery and sleepless? I’d love for someone to explain the trend that, if continued, would see her spend nearly $20,000 annually on coffee.

If the NDP can't manage something as small as the coffee pod budget in their offices, they shouldn't be in charge of something as large the provincial budget.

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commented 2016-08-24 00:02:28 -0400
I would like to know how much money the provincial government spends (monthly) paying people to post CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP Ads on all those You Tube videos and Social Media, the Hypocrisy of this is deeply disturbing!
commented 2016-08-19 18:29:29 -0400
Cameron when the hell did he claim for crack idiot?
commented 2016-08-19 01:39:35 -0400
Cameron: – “Talk about bais reporting at its worse…”?… You mean reporting about the yellow dust clouds found in Eastern China and Japan during the windy dry months?…
commented 2016-08-19 00:36:01 -0400
Rebel throws down at Ndp Mla for a coffee addition but backs Rob Ford for a crack addition who also claimed for the cost. Talk about bais reporting at its worse.
commented 2016-08-18 10:14:12 -0400
Anyone that lives in her riding should stop in for coffee, just to see first hand what is going on, oh and check out the garbage, there must be a mountain of plastic containers back there. If she is drinking that much coffee, it’s no wonder why I call them bedwetters. Lmao
commented 2016-08-18 09:50:55 -0400
The thieving hag should be strip searched before she leaves the office every day. I wonder what they would find stashed in her bra and panties. Have they done an audit of office equipment and supplies recently?
commented 2016-08-18 09:44:27 -0400
It sounds like she’s supplying her friends and family too. But deep down I think she’s skimming money and hiding it in her expenses. The commies think they are entitled to live like kings and queens at our expense, while pushing us into poverty and starvation. These people don’t have any concern for those paying for their keep. Pay back is going to be bad, and there will be a pay back. They are just too stupid to realize, that all good things come to an end in this world.
commented 2016-08-18 03:07:02 -0400
Or maybe she is “aiding” her constituents with those beneficial “coffee enemas” that one hears about from time to time?…
commented 2016-08-18 02:28:58 -0400
Peter Netterville that is how Google got rich, targeted advertising.
commented 2016-08-18 02:27:01 -0400
Someone should tell her that Freddy Krueger is a fictional character.
commented 2016-08-17 23:18:50 -0400
In many real estate offices, car dealerships, etc., a cup of coffee is offered to clients and visitors and now it is offered from a K-cup or wee plastic cup.

I do not know Barb Miller, but I guess I realize I am contributing to the problem.

Sheila Gunn Reid perhaps should ask us to abstain.
commented 2016-08-17 22:51:27 -0400
I suspect that there was some Kaluha and Bailey’s hidden with the coffee tab. Those dippers do like to spend like drunken sailors.
No offense to our fine navy intended
commented 2016-08-17 22:44:53 -0400
A life long Union member and activist. Not much more to say.
commented 2016-08-17 22:41:23 -0400
The entitlement NDP are entitled to spend anything they want on personal expenses. To hell with Albertans. To hell with unemployed Albertan’s. Let them eat cake.
commented 2016-08-17 22:19:53 -0400
Barb Miller, pay it back damn it? What else are you stealing? Bloody thief!
commented 2016-08-17 21:25:11 -0400
My guess is she is stocking her home and that of a few friends. Progs are entitled to their entitlements.
They truly are parasites with zero respect for the hosts they are bleeding dry.
commented 2016-08-17 21:02:35 -0400
Has anybody seen the Google advertisement on this article of coffee machines? I did. I have not looked for any coffee machines, so it is not from my browsing history. Do ya think Google scans the webpage and display advertising appropriate to the contents on the page?
commented 2016-08-17 19:38:24 -0400
When I worked in the federal public service these numbers would indeed indicate employee pilfering…..not to mention an insult to environmental policies…

@bill Elder…apparently Harry Truman was so scrupulous that he never used so much as a penny postage stamp paid for by tax payers on his personal mail.

Now here is a hypothetical question…suppose a government employee took so many Bic pens from the office inventory that he was able to build a cabin in the woods with them….but before you jump to judgement….weigh in the mitigating factors that he built that cabin on Crown land with the door left open for any member of the public to use……..:-)
commented 2016-08-17 18:31:25 -0400
Skimming cash and not one media outlet other than The Rebel sees or gives a damn.
commented 2016-08-17 18:19:50 -0400
= ~ 325 $15 orange juices.
commented 2016-08-17 18:06:33 -0400
So the Clintons took silverware, furniture and china when they left the white house, the dipper will loot whatever they can from the job – it could be the inherent dishonesty in leftist politics or more likely the morbid sense of entitlement socialist kleptocrats feel.

Normal people are not petty thieves, only the sociopath.
commented 2016-08-17 17:47:54 -0400
Seventy five bucks gets me five pounds of high quality roasted to order whole beans and if I drink like a whale it takes six weeks to use it up and then one plastic bag goes into the recycling bin.
Is that why we call them “dippers?”
commented 2016-08-17 17:37:47 -0400
I’m not a doctor – or even a coffee drinker – but I’d like to know if a human being can consume that much coffee and keep living? Shouldn’t 81 coffees a day be fatal in fairly short order? I’ve known a lot of coffee drinkers and most of them will think they’ve had too much coffee by the time they’ve consumed 8 or 10 coffees in a single day. They’ll also have the symptoms of excess coffee consumption. How could anyone consume 10 TIMES as much coffee and not show dramatic effects?

That’s my roundabout way of expressing skepticism that this money could possibly be going into coffee for a single person. More likely, she is sharing it around the whole office, in other words giving it to any number of staffers at taxpayer expense. Or maybe there is something more sinister going on and the money is going to entirely different destinations but being disguised as coffee expenses.
commented 2016-08-17 17:37:45 -0400
They are also taking home the sugar the coffee creamers the printer ink the toilet paper the paper towels the pens the staples and anything that is not nailed down.
You know socialists think every thing is free they have no idea where the money comes from THE MONEY COMES FROM US
I was just watching fox news and they were discussing the Milwaukee riots and the stand down of the police. Can you THE REBELS tell me when the last time a white mob rioted and burned and stold and the police did not intervene. the last time I can remember was the riot that followed when The rocket Richard was suspend in the 50s and as I recall the police cracked a few heads
When was the last time in the U.S.A. did a white mob riot.
commented 2016-08-17 17:19:58 -0400
You have to know “it’s” funnelling off cash and somehow writing it off as coffee. I’d actually like to the coffee company’s invoices.
commented 2016-08-17 17:12:09 -0400
They’re taking the pencils and the paper clips home
commented 2016-08-17 17:11:11 -0400
Just another drug addict running the show and ruining the country . . . Kick her sorry ass out of her job!

Dump Justin bin Trudeau