They can afford to pay, what is the issueBut even for powerful CEOs, there’s no such thing as a free lunch: White House staffers collected credit card numbers for each executive and carefully billed them for the cost of the meal with the president.
This is why it's hard to take the wing-nutters seriously.
On one hand he's too extravagant.
On the other he's too cheap.
Maybe he should consult with the freeper nation before he makes any other lunch plans.
Naahhhaa, it's in their damn DNA, they'd just find something else to whine about...LOL...
With all this tallk about the hubris of Auto CEO's flying to washington in private jets. Isn't it rather a display of poor judgment for Obama to use your tax dollars to throw a cocktail party that includes $400lb kobe beef?
What sort of message does this send where on one hand we scolded about our fiscal responsibility and the bailout we must swallow, all while he is throwing extravagant parties...
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
Does anyone ACTUALLY think that if someone's invited to the White House for a meal, and the government pays for that meal, that represents a "conflict of interest"?
That's one of the more asinine things I've heard come out of a superlatively asinine White House.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.