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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Compared to $18.5 *trillion* yes it is freaking petty. A lot of that cost is unavoidable too. It's called security, and it's something BOTH parties demand when they have the presidency. Not to mention the prez or first lady coming into town can actually boost a local economy

    Next we will see faux news crying hysterically over the cost of the sunglasses used by secret service
    It must be comforting to know that having standards that are always relative means you have nothing to worry about. As for boosting a local economy, have you ever lived in a place where the President and First Lady visit regularly? They have a unique ability to snarl traffic in a major way.

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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    It must be comforting to know that having standards that are always relative means you have nothing to worry about. As for boosting a local economy, have you ever lived in a place where the President and First Lady visit regularly? They have a unique ability to snarl traffic in a major way.
    Well i did drive down the e-way once on the opposite side of a prez motorcade, during the campaign. I didn't find it inconvenient at all, and they tend to visit places near major airports, or use a helicopter rather than driving.

    I'm contesting the absurd claim in the OP title is all. My standards is there is no need for these visits to far flung talk show filming, or for campaigning. It might not get the audience riled up, but he can appear on a damn tv screen from washington

    But he has a right to travel for personal reasons as well, whether it's to see a dying grandma or go on vacation, and for security and job performance, it's gonna be on air force one. Bush II did it dozens of times

    Either way, i won't throw a goddamn fit about it and pretend it's responsible for the national debt

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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

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    Well i did drive down the e-way once on the opposite side of a prez motorcade, during the campaign. I didn't find it inconvenient at all, and they tend to visit places near major airports, or use a helicopter rather than driving.

    I'm contesting the absurd claim in the OP title is all. My standards is there is no need for these visits to far flung talk show filming, or for campaigning. It might not get the audience riled up, but he can appear on a damn tv screen from washington

    But he has a right to travel for personal reasons as well, whether it's to see a dying grandma or go on vacation, and for security and job performance, it's gonna be on air force one. Bush II did it dozens of times

    Either way, i won't throw a goddamn fit about it and pretend it's responsible for the national debt
    Well, this isn't too old, but this is typical of what we face in a big city The President does visit often: Prepare For Traffic During President Obama Visit To Philadelphia CBS Philly. He flies to our airport and then motorcades wherever he needs to be. It isn't just the President, but the First Lady and the Vice-President and even the Second Lady. If they are going to the same city then they can damn well travel on the same plane when it is on the tax payer dime. Would they use two planes if they were picking up the tab? We know the answer to that.

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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Well, this isn't too old, but this is typical of what we face in a big city The President does visit often: Prepare For Traffic During President Obama Visit To Philadelphia CBS Philly. He flies to our airport and then motorcades wherever he needs to be. It isn't just the President, but the First Lady and the Vice-President and even the Second Lady. If they are going to the same city then they can damn well travel on the same plane when it is on the tax payer dime. Would they use two planes if they were picking up the tab? We know the answer to that.
    If i were them, i would be sure to not make this 'mistake' again, just to cut down on the useless uproar. But then it'd occur to me that repubs and faux news will have a raging hardon to criticize me no matter what, so i'd just shrug my shoulders and order a 3rd plane for my dog to make an extra trip on that same day

    It's like how i'd handle the birth certificate racist horse**** - dress up in a traditional kenyan outfit and have my portrait painted and hang it next to washington

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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    If i were them, i would be sure to not make this 'mistake' again, just to cut down on the useless uproar. But then it'd occur to me that repubs and faux news will have a raging hardon to criticize me no matter what, so i'd just shrug my shoulders and order a 3rd plane for my dog to make an extra trip on that same day

    It's like how i'd handle the birth certificate racist horse**** - dress up in a traditional kenyan outfit and have my portrait painted and hang it next to washington
    So you don't think it was a mistake? Do you think it is hard to not look like a hack when criticizing other hacks?

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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    So you don't think it was a mistake? Do you think it is hard to not look like a hack when criticizing other hacks?
    I already explained i think they shouldn't have gone, but that this is massive overreaction from a party network (and its viewers) that had NO objections to Bush II sauntering out to texas on a regular basis on the taxpayer dime

    And that's all i care to say unless it's to make fun of the overreactions

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    Re: This is the entitlement mentality that creates a $18,500,000,000,000 ND.

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    They had different schedules, so it didn't make sense to fly together. This is a non-issue.
    I hate to break this to you, but the American people didn't elect the Michelle, so who gives a damn about her schedule? If she was flying off to meet with a world leaders wife, OK. But to take two planes to LA on the same day to appear on Ellen, just because the Mooch couldn't adjust her 'important schedule', really proves my entitlement mentality point.
    The Gruber-crat is strong in this one!

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