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

    If Obama stays home, then he portrays "weakness" much like Carter did by turning down the thermostat and wearing a sweater. So if Carter got knocked for that, who is to say people wouldn't say the same thing about Obama? The simple fact of the matter is that no matter what he does, the GOP will complain and will complain just for the sake of doing so. Obama should go out and have a good time and it is not hypocritical that he expects the executives to cut frivolous expenses. Why?, it wasn't Obama who wrecked the auto industry, the banking industry, or the financial investment houses. Until he messes up to the extent that they have, he should the time of his life as leader of the free world. The execs are more indebted to the citizens and taxpayers of this country through their actions than Obama is his through his.
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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Let's review briefly a few of the costs involved in a night on the town.
    Cost of Air Force one at $56,518 per hour 2 hour min.
    Cost of Air Force one to sit waiting
    Marine one to fly all the way to NY & back.
    Another plane to deliver the Presidential Limo ahead of Obama arrival
    Disruption of traffic and business in New York
    Extra cost of police and secret service
    I'd guess we're talking about at the very least a quarter million dollars of tax payers money to see a a show and have dinner?
    Hey what the hey Michelle used to make $307.69 an hr. for a job she didn't bother to show up for much of the time. So this isn't too far out of line with the I got mine Obama crowd. He'd say now the rest of you listen to what I say do pay any attention to what I do. We're all in this recession together as far as you know and as long as the media ignores my personal wasteful spending of the money we're going to continue to take from you with things like the CO2 tax that we'll say is to save the world but in truth it's to pay for waste in a liberal world of excessive personal perks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Let's review briefly a few of the costs involved in a night on the town.
    Cost of Air Force one at $56,518 per hour 2 hour min.
    Cost of Air Force one to sit waiting
    Marine one to fly all the way to NY & back.
    Another plane to deliver the Presidential Limo ahead of Obama arrival
    Disruption of traffic and business in New York
    Extra cost of police and secret service
    I'd guess we're talking about at the very least a quarter million dollars of tax payers money to see a a show and have dinner?
    Hey what the hey Michelle used to make $307.69 an hr. for a job she didn't bother to show up for much of the time. So this isn't too far out of line with the I got mine Obama crowd. He'd say now the rest of you listen to what I say do pay any attention to what I do. We're all in this recession together as far as you know and as long as the media ignores my personal wasteful spending of the money we're going to continue to take from you with things like the CO2 tax that we'll say is to save the world but in truth it's to pay for waste in a liberal world of excessive personal perks.
    Good lord, read the actual article if you want to comment on it...

    Quote Originally Posted by linked article in OP
    A White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, said the smaller planes were used because fewer aides traveled with the presidents and the planes were more efficient than the big jet.
    Air force one was NOT used.

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

    Big deal they replaced one big plane with smaller (PLANES) meaning more than one it still cost more than most people make in a year, or even two.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Let's all see how small and petty we can be.
    I agree. Apparently, Obama and his wife are to stay permanently cooped up in the White House and only leave if it's on official government business.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Big deal they replaced one big plane with smaller (PLANES) meaning more than one it still cost more than most people make in a year, or even two.
    It costs money to guard the president at the White House, should we leave it unguarded to to save the taxpayers? How petty some people can be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post



    Air force one was NOT used.
    Actually Yes it was used any time the President of the United States is in a Fixed Wing Aircraft it's callsign is Air Force 1

    And for the record the planed used was a Boeing 737-750 to be even more to the point this was the plane used,
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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It costs money to guard the president at the White House, should we leave it unguarded to to save the taxpayers? How petty some people can be.
    Finally a liberal idea that I can live with. lol
    No what a bunch of BS all the president wants is to invite any singer actor, act or anyone to D.C. and they flock there and they can also detour from official trips to do other things. Point now is we have to cut back because of inflation and the recession and he is wasting money needlessly while many Americans who supported him are hurting big time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Yep I think Mr. Obama might have done one of those duhh what the hell was I thinking,

    Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism - Political News - FOXNews.com

    The White House refused to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers.

    Even before the Obamas left Washington, the there-and-back trip drew criticism from Republicans. They questioned the president's decision to travel to New York for a night of entertainment during a recession and while automakers struggle to survive.

    It was just a few months ago that auto executives were roundly criticized when they traveled to Washington for congressional hearings in pricey private planes.
    Was what Obama doing any different that what other presidents were doing? If not this is nothing more than the same old petty bull **** that that liberal did when Bush was in office. We should be above this kind of petty nonsense. There are plenty of legitimate **** to do that the democrats did when Bush was in office like try to block judicial nominations or try to block certian bills or laws.
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    Re: Obamas' Date Night in New York City Draws Criticism [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Big deal they replaced one big plane with smaller (PLANES) meaning more than one it still cost more than most people make in a year, or even two.
    During the time it takes Obama to pinch a deuce, the salaries of the people guarding/attending on him probably cost more than the average person makes in a year. Who the **** cares.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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