Richard didn't approve of how the government was treating it's people, not to mention the military. He'd diverted as much of his own funds as he could, but it was just a drop in the bucket, comparatively.
He distracted himself with petting Normandy, only looking up when Alex came in. "They are in the hallway, where they're supposed to be." Granted not on the shoerack either, but that was besides the point.