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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

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    More race-baiting.
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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    My problem is not with the fact that it happened. Or the fact that people were fired. Personally I think charges should be pressed against those involved but any action is something. My problem with Obama on this is he, like he does with everything negative, is he deflected the blame. He does not seem capable of accepting responsibility for anything.
    You know he's running for reelection, right?
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    joke Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Heard this morning on the local news, the GSA planners of the Las Vegas bash, are getting a bonus for doing such a fine job of spending taxpayers money. Da*n that George W. Bush. The man as some kinda skills having that "future" bonus clause put into the budget for these civil servants.

    Bush sure has a L..O..N..G reach. Or was this done under the Obama watch?
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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Heard this morning on the local news, the GSA planners of the Las Vegas bash, are getting a bonus for doing such a fine job of spending taxpayers money.
    They received a bonus before this became well known. Now, as far as I've heard, the responsible parties are being fired.

    I think what they did with our money is reprehensible, and I'm glad people are being fired over it, but that doesn't mean that we should just start lying about things.
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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Just another government agency that doesn't care about the people they serve.
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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    They received a bonus before this became well known. Now, as far as I've heard, the responsible parties are being fired.

    I think what they did with our money is reprehensible, and I'm glad people are being fired over it, but that doesn't mean that we should just start lying about things.

    I do believe the head of GSA resigned, she was not fired, yes? Maybe she went back to Ben & Jerry's, who knows.

    Tell me what I was lying about.

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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    I do believe the head of GSA resigned, she was not fired, yes? Maybe she went back to Ben & Jerry's, who knows.

    Tell me what I was lying about.
    Right, she resigned like Rumsfeld resigned.
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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Right, she resigned like Rumsfeld resigned.
    Is this the thread on Rumsfeld? Gee I'm sorry for posting in the wrong thread.

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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Is this the thread on Rumsfeld? Gee I'm sorry for posting in the wrong thread.
    [Point goes over head]

    Point being that it's common as dirt for Presidents to allow high-ranking officials to "resign" when they've actually been fired. It happened with Rumsfeld and I'm sure that's what happened here.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    [Point goes over head]

    Point being that it's common as dirt for Presidents to allow high-ranking officials to "resign" when they've actually been fired. It happened with Rumsfeld and I'm sure that's what happened here.
    And it will happen again. Resignation is the way to not publically humiliate the person.
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