PresBO's $24,000+ Date-night

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  2. if it came out of his own pocket no one can say a word
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  3. I don't really think BO is the one making the calls on how he gets to where he's going.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    if it came out of his own pocket no one can say a word
    But it didn't. If he wants to do this crap then so be it, but him and Michelle both need to shut up about this non-profit, serve humanity BS.

  5. and GWB and his 28 $400 million dollar marine one helicopters equipped with a full kitchen was the height of savings? 11.2 billion dollars in a tanking economy (approved in 2008) isn't entirely tactful either.
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  6. He also wasn't the poster child for reducing use and eveyone doing their part, either/

  7. that is one hell of an expensive date if those figures are right, they're also in British pounds so lets round it of to $50k for the sake of this argument, a $50k date? he may have paid for the diner and drinks but the US tax payer is paying the rest of the bill! shame on you Ms. President!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    and GWB and his 28 $400 million dollar marine one helicopters equipped with a full kitchen was the height of savings? 11.2 billion dollars in a tanking economy (approved in 2008) isn't entirely tactful either.
    You're missing the point. It's not that he's spending the money, it's that he's spending the money yet telling us we are going to have to work together and sacrifice for the good of the country. Michele just gave that lame speech telling college graduates they should go right from school to a non-profit job to give back to their communities...To this couple, everyone but themselves need to work for the good of the human race.

  9. Hahahah.

    Obama, Change, hypocritic change, which means, were only gona get worse!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    You're missing the point. It's not that he's spending the money, it's that he's spending the money yet telling us we are going to have to work together and sacrifice for the good of the country. Michele just gave that lame speech telling college graduates they should go right from school to a non-profit job to give back to their communities...To this couple, everyone but themselves need to work for the good of the human race.
    i understand the point, and its a good one - we all need to do our share. i'm showing that the presidents "share" while excessive, is still better than his predecessor. or like cheney pulling tens of millions out of haliburton, in what any other company exec would be brought up on SEC violations for doing.

    i do agree though, that obama needs to practice what he preaches a bit better.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    i understand the point, and its a good one - we all need to do our share. i'm showing that the presidents "share" while excessive, is still better than his predecessor. or like cheney pulling tens of millions out of haliburton, in what any other company exec would be brought up on SEC violations for doing.

    i do agree though, that obama needs to practice what he preaches a bit better.
    Have you watched what the government has spent in the last 4 months?


    Its makes Bush/Cheney look like poor folk. They've accomplished to spend what Bush/Cheney spent in 8 years. Seriously, they are gone....its done...look at the person stealing from you today, not 8 years ago.
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  12. wonderful

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    He also wasn't the poster child for reducing use and eveyone doing their part, either/
    Exactly. The is akin to a religious conservative who gets busted with a hooker. Practice what you preach.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    i understand the point, and its a good one - we all need to do our share. i'm showing that the presidents "share" while excessive, is still better than his predecessor. or like cheney pulling tens of millions out of haliburton, in what any other company exec would be brought up on SEC violations for doing.

    i do agree though, that obama needs to practice what he preaches a bit better.
    Where are you getting this data? That's completely false. He's already spent more than Bush. How do you think he's tripled the debt?

  15. True story.

    This week I called about refinancing my mortgage. According to the loan officer I didn't show enough hardship to qualify. I have a good income, great credit therefore I can't get a loan. If I didn't pay my bills, defaulted on my loans, the gov would back me.

    He literally asked me "Can you show any hardship because then you can qualify. Right now you don't show any therefore you can't refinance"

    That's what world we live in these days. The government will spend money on deadbeats, failing companies but screw over the guy who actually pays his bills and strives for good credit.

    I'm the guy that stayed and paid his bills while my neighbor up and left the house. If anyone needs a house, let me know because there is an empty one next to me and the government will back you. Just claim squatters rights. 4/3 with a pool. All yours.

    Change I can believe in.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Where are you getting this data? That's completely false. He's already spent more than Bush. How do you think he's tripled the debt?
    obama tripled the debt for the same reason GWB allowed the iraq war to carry on till the end of his presidency - that way when we pull out and we have massive losses, GWB can point to someone else and say "see, i didn't do that bad compared to that guy". if GWB tried fixing the damage before he got out, i bet half of you wouldn't blame GWB at all. just my opinion though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer View Post
    True story.

    This week I called about refinancing my mortgage. According to the loan officer I didn't show enough hardship to qualify. I have a good income, great credit therefore I can't get a loan. If I didn't pay my bills, defaulted on my loans, the gov would back me.

    He literally asked me "Can you show any hardship because then you can qualify. Right now you don't show any therefore you can't refinance"

    That's what world we live in these days. The government will spend money on deadbeats, failing companies but screw over the guy who actually pays his bills and strives for good credit.

    I'm the guy that stayed and paid his bills while my neighbor up and left the house. If anyone needs a house, let me know because there is an empty one next to me and the government will back you. Just claim squatters rights. 4/3 with a pool. All yours.

    Change I can believe in.
    that's truly a sign of pathetic times. sorry to hear that cosmo. i'm in a similar situation, where i'll have to loose almost all of what i have invested to keep my house, yet somehow people with no investments are getting loans i can't qualify for.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    obama tripled the debt for the same reason GWB allowed the iraq war to carry on till the end of his presidency
    - that way when we pull out and we have massive losses, GWB can point to someone else and say "see, i didn't do that bad compared to that guy". if GWB tried fixing the damage before he got out, i bet half of you wouldn't blame GWB at all. just my opinion though.
    I don't' think you quite understand. It took GW 8 years to double it. It took Obama 4 months to double THAT, and it had nothing to do with the Iraq war.



    that's truly a sign of pathetic times. sorry to hear that cosmo. i'm in a similar situation, where i'll have to loose almost all of what i have invested to keep my house, yet somehow people with no investments are getting loans i can't qualify for.
    The qualifications come straight from the government and its stimulus package....passed 3 months ago.

    They are doing exactly what got us into this problem to begin with.....back those who can't pay their bills.

    Luckily I don't HAVE to refi...my primary is 5.5% and I can and will pay my mortgage but I thought ths story was a sign of how just how opposite the system is these days. Bad credit and no income gets you money......ironic, don't ya think?
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer View Post
    I don't' think you quite understand. It took GW 8 years to double it. It took Obama 4 months to double THAT, and it had nothing to do with the Iraq war.
    i understand that. i also think however that if GWB tackled the failing economy head on, you wouldn't be as harsh on him.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer View Post
    They are doing exactly what got us into this problem to begin with.....back those who can't pay their bills.
    if the housing market completely collapsed (95% foreclosure rate), we wouldn't be any better. i think - no data to back that up though.

    regardless, this is getting a sore subject that would take pages to fully explain. lets agree that the trickle up poverty (giving money to the poor) accomplishes nothing except raising the cost of basic goods, which leaves everyone in the same situation that they were in before, except only the rich have lost money.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    i understand that. i also think however that if GWB tackled the failing economy head on, you wouldn't be as harsh on him.
    Harsh on who? Neither of them can fix a problem that was created a decade ago.



    if the housing market completely collapsed (95% foreclosure rate), we wouldn't be any better. i think - no data to back that up though.
    It did collapse for the most part. What Obama has done in the last 4 months hasn't done anything (helped or hurt).



    lets agree that the trickle up poverty (giving money to the poor) accomplishes nothing except raising the cost of basic goods, which leaves everyone in the same situation that they were in before, except only the rich have lost money.
    .....which is why I do not like this current administration or Congress.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer View Post
    Harsh on who? Neither of them can fix a problem that was created a decade ago.
    understandable. this was the brainchild of clinton, which worked until the repackaged loans were unsellable, which was inevitable at some point. i think there's a generalized trend though to blame obama for trying to fix this, while forgiving GWB his inability to stop this either.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Where are you getting this data? That's completely false. He's already spent more than Bush. How do you think he's tripled the debt?
    yeah but thats because of the shape of the economy that was screwed up already, its not his fault. Its crazy that most people are not talking about what got us here in the first place, only thing I see is people criticizing this man for doing what hes doing. He didnt create this problem I give him some credit for stepping up and taking this mess of a situation. And who cares how much his date cost with his wife. They were not the only people there and are not the only people spending big amounts of cash. He is the president and hes in a privliedged posistion to do those things. Hes earned it, people need to get over it and stop picking at everything this man does, Hes a man and has many flaws just like you, sounds like a lot of animosity to me. Do you or any one on here have the credentials to run this country better than him, I doubt it. Very judgemental if you ask me, if you want to help him then start to pray for him and ask god to lead him instead of picking him apart everyday, I mean evryday its a thread talking about this man and its just getting old. Of course it dosent realy matter what I say or anyone for that matter because hes still going to be the president and go on his dates and evrything else,

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    You're missing the point. It's not that he's spending the money, it's that he's spending the money yet telling us we are going to have to work together and sacrifice for the good of the country.
    And? How is that any different than Gore telling everyone to sweat and drive pipsqueak electric cars while he powers a Bimmer out of any one of this x trillion square foot fully airconditioned homes? I mean, when you write these posts IC you come across as surprised. That politicians in general and leftes in particular are full of it is known fact. It's generally known and accepted at this point. It's always someone else who has to sacrifice when politicians say "we" need to sacrifice.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    But it didn't. If he wants to do this crap then so be it, but him and Michelle both need to shut up about this non-profit, serve humanity BS.
    just curious how you know that aspect?

  24. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    i think there's a generalized trend though to blame obama for trying to fix this, while forgiving GWB his inability to stop this either.
    That's because GWB didn't try to stop it, and Obama's 'fix' is analogous to trying to cure an alcoholic whose just come in from a bender with an additional eight fingers of whiskey and easy credit at the nearest bar.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    And? How is that any different than Gore telling everyone to sweat and drive pipsqueak electric cars while he powers a Bimmer out of any one of this x trillion square foot fully airconditioned homes? I mean, when you write these posts IC you come across as surprised. That politicians in general and leftes in particular are full of it is known fact. It's generally known and accepted at this point. It's always someone else who has to sacrifice when politicians say "we" need to sacrifice.
    I didn't say it was any different...and no, I'm not surprised, just frustrated by each event like this that occurs.

    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    just curious how you know that aspect?
    I don't understand your question. Know the aspect to what?

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post


    I don't understand your question. Know the aspect to what?
    How you know they didnt pay out of their pocket? Just curious

  27. Quote Originally Posted by NattyT View Post
    yeah but thats because of the shape of the economy that was screwed up already, its not his fault. Its crazy that most people are not talking about what got us here in the first place, only thing I see is people criticizing this man for doing what hes doing. He didnt create this problem I give him some credit for stepping up and taking this mess of a situation. And who cares how much his date cost with his wife. They were not the only people there and are not the only people spending big amounts of cash. He is the president and hes in a privliedged posistion to do those things. Hes earned it, people need to get over it and stop picking at everything this man does, Hes a man and has many flaws just like you, sounds like a lot of animosity to me. Do you or any one on here have the credentials to run this country better than him, I doubt it. Very judgemental if you ask me, if you want to help him then start to pray for him and ask god to lead him instead of picking him apart everyday, I mean evryday its a thread talking about this man and its just getting old. Of course it dosent realy matter what I say or anyone for that matter because hes still going to be the president and go on his dates and evrything else,
    He didn't earn crap. He hardly spent any time in the senate, and yes, I would gladly see plenty of board members on here run the country over Obama.

    Of course I'm going to criticize what he does. He's the President and he works for me. This country is ran by We the People.

    But no, you don't understand that. You just sit back and be the obedient citizen that you're told to be.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    How you know they didnt pay out of their pocket? Just curious
    Are you speaking of the drinks and broadway show or the multiple planes and helicopters, or both?

    ...did you happen to catch that they were an hour late so they held up the show for an hour? - That's just a little extra information. I know it's not relevant.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    He didn't earn crap. He hardly spent any time in the senate, and yes, I would gladly see plenty of board members on here run the country over Obama.

    Of course I'm going to criticize what he does. He's the President and he works for me. This country is ran by We the People.

    But no, you don't understand that. You just sit back and be the obedient citizen that you're told to be.
    Just curious IC, were you this vehement about GWB?

  30. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Are you speaking of the drinks and broadway show or the multiple planes and helicopters, or both?

    ...did you happen to catch that they were an hour late so they held up the show for an hour? - That's just a little extra information. I know it's not relevant.
    The planes and helicopters? you do realize that he cannot go anywhere without "proper security" Not that the people should be charged, but curious the origination of the funds for the planes and helicopters
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