Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,499 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,007,911
Pageviews Today: 1,969,267Threads Today: 829Posts Today: 15,205
09:35 PM

Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing

Wouldn't it be refreshing if BHO . . .

Offer Upgrade

User ID: 30670093
United States
12/22/2012 10:37 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Wouldn't it be refreshing if BHO . . .
(1) Relinquished his holiday vacation in Hawaii, considering that America is falling apart at the seams:

Even as Republicans and Democrats report minimal progress so far in talks to meet a deadline to avoid sharp tax hikes and spending cuts, the White House was moving forward with the first family's and friends' $4 million vacation to Mr. Obama's native state.


Of course, he's having to cut the vacation short a few days, but will no doubt make it up somewhere else.

(2) Refused to indulge in such lavish White House christmas decor:

54 Christmas trees! 50% MORE than last year.

I suppose BHO wanted one tree for each recognized state in America.

(3) Flatly refused to allow any activities related to the inauguration other than a simple, public swearing-in ceremony:

The official activities will span three days, starting with a National Day of Service on Jan. 19 and culminating on Jan. 21 with the swearing-in, the parade and the balls. Last time, it was four days of events.

Wow, he's cutting the festivities back ONE day.

As for those inaugural balls, there won’t be as many. There were 10 official balls four years ago, but this time around a source close to the inaugural planning says there will be fewer balls, though no final number has been decided yet.

Another change is the way Obama will raise his inaugural funds.

Unlike four years ago, he now is accepting money from corporations to help pay for the festivities, and there are no limits on those donations.

Besides the balls and the traditional parade, private money also would pay for items such as giant TV screens on the mall for the swearing-in and thousands of portable toilets.

The other gigantic part of the tab is all the security. That’s picked up by taxpayers, but it’s harder to put a complete dollar figure on security. The Secret Service says it doesn’t discuss those costs.

In 2009, the federal government reimbursed the District of Columbia $44 million for the inauguration. That was just for city costs, not Secret Service or military personnel.

For this inaugural, some public money has already been set aside.

—The Architect of the Capitol has $4.2 million to spruce up the Capitol grounds for the swearing-in ceremony on the west front. That money also pays for the inaugural platform under construction, along with bleachers, and barricades.

—Nearly $2 million has been approved for U.S. Capitol Police.

—$1.2 million has been budgeted for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which stages the day’s activities on the Capitol grounds, including the traditional inaugural luncheon for the president and vice president. The menu at the luncheon four years ago featured seafood stew, duck, sour cherry chutney and apple cinnamon spongecake.


Wouldn't it be a rare and admirable call for a president to flat out REFUSE to partake in any of these things?

Obama could just say: We just need a few days of downtime at home, we only need one tree, and NO parties or parada, just swear me into office and let's get this country in order!
User ID: 1266067
United States
12/22/2012 10:40 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wouldn't it be refreshing if BHO . . .

I thought it was gonna say BHO's plane hits a flock of seagulls over the pacific.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 30732606
United States
12/23/2012 05:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Wouldn't it be refreshing if BHO . . .