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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Are you wanting to tell the president how to spend his own money


@kraft-t wrote:

The security detail and the plane flights are expenses that are the federal government responsibility. The president and his family do not request such coverage but it is foisted upon them by federal law. Are you suggesting that the first lady and her children are required to live less active lives because security and transportation which the government demands costs too much?

 

Mr. mensa, go back for a refresher course!


No peasant would ever have the audacity to question the king and his family about their lavish life style will air traffic control towers are being closed because of budget concerns.

Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Re: Don "Marie Antoinette" Kraft???


@kraft-t wrote:

The security detail and the plane flights are expenses that are the federal government responsibility. The president and his family do not request such coverage but it is foisted upon them by federal law. Are you suggesting that the first lady and her children are required to live less active lives because security and transportation which the government demands costs too much?

 

Mr. mensa, go back for a refresher course!



Perhaps you should offer this quote to Frau Obama, for a reply to their critics concerning their lavish spending, when the public treasury is long dried up.

 

After learning of the bread shortages that were occurring in Paris at the time of Louis XVI's coronation in Rheims, as quoted in Marie Antoinette (2001) by Antonia Fraser, p. 135 ISBN 0307277747 . Tradition persists that Marie Antoinette joked "Let them eat cake!" (Qu'ils mangent de la brioche.) This phrase, however, occurs in a passage of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions, written in 1766, when Marie Antoinette was ten years old and four years before her marriage to Louis XVI.

ihmarty543282
Senior Contributor

Re: Are you wanting to tell the president how to spend his own money

Once again we see the small liberal mind at work. Yup, when you have been brow beaten in the political arena........BRING OUT THE RACE CARD!!!........."it`s all we have".....

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: we are safer while he is gone

at least he isnt coming up with harebrains schemes

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: typical project mentality

lots of money for no work --gald you pointed out that he is black

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re:you refer to obalmo again !!!!

good job

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: nah treat them like welfare

and pay for everything --shame they dont live like workinbg americans

Craig's Brother
Senior Contributor

Re: Are you wanting to tell the president how to spend his own money


@kraft-t wrote:

The security detail and the plane flights are expenses that are the federal government responsibility. The president and his family do not request such coverage but it is foisted upon them by federal law. Are you suggesting that the first lady and her children are required to live less active lives because security and transportation which the government demands costs too much?

 

Mr. mensa, go back for a refresher course!


Bush, while President, didn't take exotic luxury vacations, he just went home to his ranch with the same security detail he had in Washington, meaning it didn't cost the taxpayers much more than if he stayed in Washington.  My problem is with the number of vacations and the expense of these vacations -- the kind they wouldn't take if they had to pay for them themselves.  Take for example when he was visiting the Iowa State Fair, shut down the beer garden for most of the day, costing the owner tens of thousands, asked for drinks and food for himself and friends -- then left and never paid.  Nobody paid, ever!  The pissed owner actually reported this on the web but no media coverage that I'm aware of.  I'm sure walking out without paying is a common event for the Obamas.

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: Don "Marie Antoinette" Kraft???

There you go again.  Bringing on this Marie Antoinette garbage does you cause no good.  It did work last year. 

 

Why shouldn't the president and his kids have holidays?  Why is it OK for the mentally handicapped Bush to do the same but not a mention on here?  Come on comrade.  Take you silly brother's advice and post something rational.

hobbyfarm2145365
Senior Contributor

Re: Are you wanting to tell the president how to spend his own money

I gooled presidents WH costs to compare Obama to others. What found was that GWB costs in 2008 was 1.6 billin compared to Obama 1.4 billion that some idiot elected officals are raving about . Also found GWB spent over 20,million in fights to crawford.  He spent more time on "vacation " than any other president 32% in 8 yrs.   What is the cost to operate the House of Reps  and how many days are these raving idiots  on "break"?  House leader just sent them out  for two weeks agaiin    What does it cost our children grand kids for all these "breaks" and the to fly them home?    my is home ever week end..to see kids, Isn't odd you run to take a job knowing its  in Wash   but than expect taxpayers to shuttle you home evry weekend to be with family.....move where the job is at????????     Your regarded as failure when you spend your time blaming others