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Obama Keeps His Big Apple Pledge $24,000 Date!!!!!

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posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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Democrat or Republican, Obama supporter or hater, We, the taxpayers should be outraged!! We are in massive debt with no intelligent plan to get out of debt, Obama himself said "We're out of money", unemployment is at an all time high, prime borrowers are now facing foreclosure because of job losses, AND

The President spends $24,000 for a date in NYC? (Even if he spent his own money on dinner and a show, we covered the rest)

Where is the public outrage?????????????????




posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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More...

Lawmakers Bill Taxpayers For TVs, Cameras, Lexus


WASHINGTON -- Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) spent $24,730 in taxpayer money last year to lease a 2008 luxury Lexus hybrid sedan. Ohio Rep. Michael Turner (R) expensed a $1,435 digital camera. Eni Faleomavaega (D), the House delegate from American Samoa, bought two 46-inch Sony TVs.

The expenditures were legal, properly accounted for and drawn from allowances the U.S. government grants to lawmakers. Equipment purchased with office expense accounts must be returned to the House or the federal General Services Administration when a lawmaker leaves office.


As you can see this is not isolated to the Executive branch of the government. Waste and corruption is rampant through the Legislative branch also.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by AllexxisF1

Conservatives never bitch about an illegal war, botched rescue of victims of Katrina, oversight of the markets and it's players while it Peter Pan'ed into the abyss or the unthinkable in the ordering of torture.



None of which is the topic of this thread, is it? Unless you have something to say about the subject at hand how about you shut it?



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by habu71

Where is the public outrage?????????????????


Dude, people still worship Obama and the ground he walks on despite that the man has shown that all he brings to the table for president is good speaking skills. The liberals and most Democrats will give Obama a pass at anything - ANYTHING, and the moderate conservatives aren't going to act out because liberals and Democrats are too busy calling them hate mongers.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Unfortunately, sooo true.........As a post script to the "date" story, just heard that as the motorcade drove to the restaurant, all of those who had to be forced off the road and delayed, cheered the motorcade.........

Of course, it is new york city....



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by AllexxisF1
Conservatives never bitch about an illegal war,

The war isn't illegal. Saddam broke the UN ceasefire resolutions that he agreed to when he lost his war against Kuwait. Each of those resolutions carried the penalty of further military action.


botched rescue of victims of Katrina,

1 - the Mayor of New Orleans was a corrupt democrat.

2 - The Gov. of Louisianna was an incompetant democrat.

3 - Bush43 offered assistance but the idiot gov. said 'we'll get back to you'
and then didn't until it was too late.

4 - Those 'victims' wouldn't have needed rescuing if they had gotten out of town when told to instead of all deciding to take the free food and shelter at the super dome.

5 - What's all that got to do with Obama pissing our tax money away on his elite vacations from a job he never shows up for on time anyways???



[edit on 6/1/2009 by FlyersFan]



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by AllexxisF1
Conservatives never bitch about an illegal war, botched rescue of victims of Katrina, oversight of the markets and it's players while it Peter Pan'ed into the abyss or the unthinkable in the ordering of torture.

But...

They are super pissed about Obama going to N.Y. with his wife for dinner and a play.



Why are liberals never critical of Obama? He has quadrupled the national debt, allowed govt to take over private industries, taken over the census and even included ACORN in the responsibilities, continued the illegal war you are complaining of, traveled across the globe ragging on his own country... I can list many more but it wouldn't make a difference to the Obamatrons.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by habu71


Absolutely unbelievable.....Obama finally delivers on a pledge..And what is it?

He spends $24,000 of taxpayer money taking Michelle to New York for dinner and a show.......

But wait, he did take a Gulfstream instead of the VC25 (guess the VC25 was doing another photo op somewhere.....

Does anyone else see a problem with this????

www.nypost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


nope...only you and your right-wing friends...maybe if you added up all the taxpayer money spent on george bush while he spent 879 days of his presidency on vacation and that is just at his ranch, (well known and documented), then i would think you had something to complain about. well...you could complain that he broke president ronny's record, but, of course, that's not what this post is about. this is making a mountain of a molehill, sean hannity style.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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all he brings to the table for president is good speaking skills.

Seriously?



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by sos37

Originally posted by habu71

Where is the public outrage?????????????????


Dude, people still worship Obama and the ground he walks on despite that the man has shown that all he brings to the table for president is good speaking skills. The liberals and most Democrats will give Obama a pass at anything - ANYTHING, and the moderate conservatives aren't going to act out because liberals and Democrats are too busy calling them hate mongers.


ah yes..republicans now have the ability to speak for democrats by again making up phrases on how democrats think. how godlike you people must feel. and democrats aren't calling right-wingers hate-mongers, just hypocrites and liars. oh yeah...one of your bible-beaten, god-fearin' breathren just killed another abortion doctor, this has to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. the right to life organization should be classified as a domestic terriost group. the doctor body count is now 4, NOT including the ones that actually were wounded and lived. yup, what a great and patriotic organization to be associated with. what next...an organization to kill gays, then liberals, acorn members, uppidity blacks and latinos?

[edit on 1-6-2009 by jimmyx]



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx

ah yes..republicans now have the ability to speak for democrats by again making up phrases on how democrats think. how godlike you people must feel. and democrats aren't calling right-wingers hate-mongers, just hypocrites and liars. oh yeah...one of your bible-beaten, god-fearin' breathren just killed another abortion doctor, this has to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. the right to life organization should be classified as a domestic terriost group. the doctor body count is now 4, NOT including the ones that actually were wounded and lived. yup, what a great and patriotic organization to be associated with. what next...an organization to kill gays, then liberals, acorn members, uppidity blacks and latinos?

[edit on 1-6-2009 by jimmyx]


Huh. Who is the one making rash generalizations now, genius? You certainly aren't doing YOUR political party any favors, either. Good to see you took the high road, eh?



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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There is so much incorrect information in your post that one begins to wonder if your head is inside in a dark and smelly place.

The point is simple to make as always, Republicans have literally no leg to stand on and more importantly lack any REAL facts to backup their idiotic assertions.

THANK GOD ALMIGHTY that 70%+ of this country have finally put your ridiculous 23% back into your backwards reality righteous closet from whence you came.

Moreover, do you really, REALLY want to get into a who spent and grew Government more debate (Democrats or Republicans) over the history of this great country?

Do you REALLY WANT TO GO THERE.

Right wing radio has literally brainwashed some people in this country. Enough to believe Obama isn't and American citizen to SOMEHOW the response to Katrina was the Democrats fault.

It seriously boggles the mind about how Neo Conservatives see this world. It literally is fantasy land loaded with guns, where black is white and white is purple.

Obama and every other past President visits part of the nation and attends events. Why in Gods great name is this even remotely more important of an issue than lets say...the economy or North Korea.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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People are looking at this the wrong way. It's not really about the money...after all..it's microscopic when compared to the rest of the chaos...especially if he was using his own money.

What should bother everyone is that Obama....JUST LIKE BUSH...is having a good ole time while AMERICAN SOLDIERS DIE....not to mention innocent civilians and children!



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Here are some photos of the protection detail in NYC: (subnote: I have the ultimate respect for the USSS, they are probably the MOST professional of all of the federal agencies)

Obama date night protection detail

[edit on 2-6-2009 by habu71]



posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II

Originally posted by Soldat401
Why did they need 3 planes? It seems to me the only people other than Barack and Michelle that needed to be there are secret service for security. Why do the taxpayers need to pay for his aides and reporters to tag along as well?

Unbelievable.


Because,




I believe the other planes are there as a diversion. I remember watching about Marine1 on TV and how there were 3 identical choppers that played a "shell game" to further protect the president.



posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:49 PM
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There is nothing outrageous about it. I'm surprised its only $24,000.
He paid for the date. The govt paid for the travel and security. That's one of the perks of office. Don't hate the player hate the game.



posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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$24,000 American dollars?
Thats only what, a few british pounds?
Maybe 15$ aussie bucks now isnt it?



Personally, id rather a president take his wife to a show for the weekend, than take weeks off to go fishing and hunting on his reserve.

But then again, George wasnt black, so no one really cared.

Secondly, Do you really believe the president of the united states would be allowed to buy a plane ticket on 'United Airlines, and just mozey on down to broadway, eat at the local macca's then return home?'

he's the president for christ sakes.



posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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Taxpayers footed the bill for the big night on the town, which included a total of at least $24,000 for the three aircraft used to ferry the Obamas, aides and reporters to New York and back. Dinner costs and orchestra seat tickets -- at $96.50 apiece -- were paid by the Obamas


Tax Payers footed the bill for the security, Obama paid for the meal and concert tickets.

Didnt Abraham Lincon attend theartre?
Doesnt government officials attend various outings all through their terms?
Isnt it responsible that the President uses security and proper means of transport to protect the nation when hes in transit?

Do you want Obama to just sit at home in the whitehouse for 4yrs straight without leaving?

some people and there excuses... its just pathetic.


the man just gave a speach that could effectivley change the course of disagreement between war'ing religions.. and all some of you really give dam about is a night of broadway.

Atleast this president appreciates fine art.
Fine food..
and respects culture.



[edit on 5-6-2009 by Agit8dChop]



posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 08:23 AM
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In this economy it's appalling to see the president not tightening the belt. Fact of the matter is that Obama for one date spent more than I make in a year. That's disgusting!



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