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Hippocrates all of them.... esp. Obama

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Hypocrites all of them.... esp. Obama

Hypocrites all of them....

in the news today...They fired up Marine one and the small jet (Gulfstream instead of the normal B747 Air force one) so Obama can go on a date night in New York.

Just lovely after trashing our industry.
 
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What should he have done got on Amtrak and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express? How do you fault a guy for getting out of the house?
 
What should he have done got on Amtrak and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express? How do you fault a guy for getting out of the house?

yeah right, If that is your answer I will not waste my time trying to explain it to you so you might understand.
Sorry to be rough with you, but wake up and open your eyes to what is going on.
 
Well...(In a libtard whine)....THEY didnt take TARP money!...evil CEOS.

(oh nevermind)
 
Hypocrites all of them....

in the news today...They fired up Marine one and the small jet (Gulfstream instead of the normal B747 Air force one) so Obama can go on a date night in New York.

Just lovely after trashing our industry.

When you're the president of the US, your choices are limited to ... no life (And that's not a good thing for any human being).. or use of the Government fleet of jets/limo's to go ANYWHERE.. All presidents have done this, Obama is no different and deserves no less.
 
When you're the president of the US, your choices are limited to ... no life (And that's not a good thing for any human being).. or use of the Government fleet of jets/limo's to go ANYWHERE.. All presidents have done this, Obama is no different and deserves no less.


That is great in normal times, but with the steps they have taken and things they have said, is that really appropriate at this time. Couldn't he go out in D.C.?
Do you remember what they said about corporate jets, Las Vegas etc.?
 
While POTUS has a right to have a life...

...POTUS is also the ultimate "fat cat CEO".

The appearances are not just bad but awful, especially given the economic situation and how much debt our country just sold last week to pay for all these bailouts & budget items, not to say ANYTHING of the environmental concerns of such a personal trip when cap-and-trade is on the political agenda.

Like Obama or not, this is about as boneheaded a move as hanging a "Mission Accomplished" banner on an aircraft carrier...although MSM will give Obama a pass on this and it won't receive much attention outside of industry and right-wing circles.
 
It amazes me that STILL so many americans are willing to defend their masters after all that has happened here recently.

Regardless of what anyone else has done in the past, the guy who is the "most concerned" about our current and future deficits should not be adding to it by going to NYC to see a play - nor any other place he is not conducting the People's Business. If he decides to do so, he should drive himself (with an SS escort - the President does need protection at all times).

And, no, I am not a republican. I have been forced into polictical atheism by both parties' non-representing representatives and believe it may be time to clean house. Our government employees at the Congressional and Executive level are all delusional and self-serving. I can think of maybe 3 who prove time and again that they are not.

ClassG
 
I'm just saying that yes it is expensive and yes it is unwarranted but he cannot stay holed up in the house all the time.He has to travel and relax. The job is just too stressful to have no down time. At least he took the Gulfstream. Isn't that a good faith gesture? Watching Discovery channel about Airforce One, Bush took the 747 to NY.
So we can all get an idea of what is acceptable over the next 4 years please give us an idea of what is and is not acceptable for the president to do while in office in terms of travel and vacation. I would like to hear your opinion. One trip a year? Two? None? What would you say it is ok?
 
The point is that it is none of the government or anybody else's business if a wealthy person (CEO or not) values his time enough to spend money on a private airplane instead of using the airline/bus/train system. They hypocrisy lies in the fact that Obama obviously believes his time and abilities are worthy of the necessary perk of using such expensive transportation to avoid staying home all of the time, but if anybody else in this country wants to do so, he will demonize them as living in excess. A classic example of hypocrisy.

It is obvious that the POTUS cannot just take his hybrid down to the local restaurant. But, what business is it of his if I choose to drive my hybrid or SUV or fly my G-IV to do the same?
 

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