Washington Not In Crisis

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Martin, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Martin

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    I'm sorry, but this is an outrage.

    "(CNN) – The global economy may be undergoing a significant downturn, but the White House's dinner budget still appears flush with cash." -LINK
     
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    It is the same mindset as bailing out AIG with tax dollars then the weekend parties for the executives at our expense.

    If I were in charge, the first 100 billion of the 850 billion would be to build a large prison, filled with Wall Street, political, and CEO crooks. And it would not be a country club atmosphere. Days would be spent on chain gangs and breaking rocks.
     
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    And that Paulson crook would be the first inmate.
     
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    I agree. I thought about this recently when a meeting was held here is Ireland to discuss the financial crisis here and the menu was similarly high priced.

    Remind any one of the closing scene of Animal Farm?
     
  5. targus

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    It will be interesting to see what Obama's inauguration ceremonies are like.

    Will they be serving Boones Farm and mac & cheese?

    Not likey... although it would be his first official opportunity to show how the next administration will be different.
     
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    "Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

    - Animal Farm
     
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    Preachin to the Choir

    One of the many things Bush has failed to do properly that has left me with disgust in my mouth...

    ***WHERE*** is the Accountability and Responsibility?????

    We have the Fanny-Mae and Freddie-Mac rip-offs... Then AIG squanders the Bail-Out...

    Would you believe that during the Clinton administration that several States Attorneys Generals attempted to mitigate the problem and were *firmly* rebuffed by Clinton's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency?

    Further, that during Both the Clintom and *BUSH* administrations States continued to pass legislation to mitigate and prevent and were thwarted by the *FULL* power of the Federal Government!!!!! (Business Week ?Oct23?)

    There is a Special Place in **** for people who wrote loans making people believe they could afford a home and then letting the bottom cave-in on the them!

    I can't express my outrage in a Christian Manner so I won't... Arrrrggggghhhh!

    Suffice it to say, they *tried* to over qualify me. But, I knew I'd have at least one car die during the period of the loan and that raises wouldn't cover the extra payment. So, I bought a tiny house.

    Actually both cars died... We are still solvent, barely...

    Mike Sr.
     
  8. Marcia

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    This fails to outrage me.

    There is much worse spending going on in other areas that makes this look insignificant. (Btw, I am not a Republican nor a Democrat).
     
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    Doesn't bother me in the least....It is appropriate in these circumstances...
     
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    So they gather to discuss a world financial crisis and they go all out on the festivities. It certainly makes it appear as if they are not really taking it seriously.
     
  11. Martin

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    ==It probably would if you knew all the budget cuts that are going on around the country in important agencies. The money spent on that dinner would not have saved the country, but it should not have been spent at this point in history. The government can't go around telling average citizens that they must tighten their belts while the government spends an ungodly amount of money on a dinner for rich folks.
     
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    As the saying in the Navy goes, an aircraft carrier or a submarine or two may be cut from the budget, but the admiral's barge will always be funded and fully stocked.
     
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    Imagine that.
     
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    Politics as usual.
     

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