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Thread: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    While they're begging for a bailout? Really?
    You do understand that to drive from Detroit to DC is close to a 15 hour drive and the actual cost between gas,tolls would be almost the same to take the Corp Jets which they have owned for over 15 Years and about 2 and 1/2 hour flight.

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

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    How much did it cost the taxpayers for transportation each and every time Bush went to his ranch instead of staying at the White House.

    When Obama goes back and forth to a place in Chicago many times, then maybe the right has something to gripe about.
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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    The auto execs flew three separate corporate jets from the exact same place to the same place asking for handouts. The outrage was in part that these execs had not learned to do what most of us working class types have learned, car pooling to save money. Also, and I repeat, this was congress and the media, not Obama making the fuss.

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    You do understand that to drive from Detroit to DC is close to a 15 hour drive and the actual cost between gas,tolls would be almost the same to take the Corp Jets which they have owned for over 15 Years and about 2 and 1/2 hour flight.
    You do understand they all took separate jets from the same place to the same place, right?

    One word: jetpooling.

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

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    You do understand that to drive from Detroit to DC is close to a 15 hour drive and the actual cost between gas,tolls would be almost the same to take the Corp Jets which they have owned for over 15 Years and about 2 and 1/2 hour flight.
    Sorry, but that isn't even close to being true. I live in Virginia, and I drive to North West Ohio frequently.
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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    Sorry, but that isn't even close to being true. I live in Virginia, and I drive to North West Ohio frequently.
    I work in DC and have done the drive to US Military Tank Assembly Plant outside of Detroit many times and it has always been close to 15 hours,

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    I work in DC and have done the drive to US Military Tank Assembly Plant outside of Detroit many times and it has always been close to 15 hours,
    The timing is about right, but the cost isn't close. It's about $100/$150 for fuel, toll, food etc. Maybe $200/$300 if you get a hotel, and make a 2 day trip. The cost of a single private jet far exceeds those cost's for this trip. The pilot, and crew alone probably cost a lot more than that.
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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    The timing is about right, but the cost isn't close. It's about $100/$150 for fuel, toll, food etc. Maybe $200/$300 if you get a hotel, and make a 2 day trip. The cost of a single private jet far exceeds those cost's for this trip. The pilot, and crew alone probably cost a lot more than that.
    Ah but you forgot at this time gas price's were around 4.50 a gallon then their is the tolls the last time I did the drive it was close to 75 round trip.

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Ah but you forgot at this time gas price's were around 4.50 a gallon then their is the tolls the last time I did the drive it was close to 75 round trip.
    No it was not. The auto execs flew to Washington in November 08 to beg for money. Gas prices where not nearly 4.50 at that time.

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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Ah but you forgot at this time gas price's were around 4.50 a gallon then their is the tolls the last time I did the drive it was close to 75 round trip.
    I just made the trip last month. The toll for the Penn. Turnpike was $10, Ohio Turnpike was $6. Its only approx 700 miles each way, even at $4.50 a gallon, and only 20 MPG, fuel cost's are only approx. $315 round trip.
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