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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    At least your honest about it.

    See WillRockwell, its the left that hates CEOs.
    Meh, i have no need to lie.
    I hate the CEO's of our banks (don't really care about American CEO's) and if hanging was re introduced they would be amongst the first who should be in line. Greedy bastards especially fred the shred

    Besides, my opinion hardly matters as this is american taxmoney.
    The rules and manners state in UK if the PM invites someone to lunch, taxpayers pick up the bill as we were the ones that extended a invitation - Same for Mayor, Minister or MP's.


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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Uh, no, what we hate is corporate leaders making huge bonuses when their companies are taking losses and getting government stimulus money.
    Legal contracts suck dont they?


    What we hate is corporations not paying their taxes, or worse, getting government assistance because they slipped a couple hundred thousand dollars into some slimeball Congressman's war chest.
    Which companies are not paying their taxes? Oh I know, I bet its the companies that get charged with tax evation right?

    Only socialists are OK with failing companies getting government bailout money.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    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...
    Actually, if you bothered to read the criticisms, it's not about being either too extravagant or too cheap....it's about being crass, boorish, and basically rude.

    Glitzy cocktail parties while telling people to cut back and make "hard choices" is bad political theater. Inviting CEOs to a White House lunch and getting their Visa cards is bad political theater. Both are mis-steps that betray an amazingly tone-deaf political sensibility.

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    And when they give hopelessly lame excuses for it, it only makes it worse. These people are amateurs.
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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    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"?

    Seriously?

    That's one of the more asinine things I've heard come out of a superlatively asinine White House.
    So you think they did it just because they felt like it? When no one would have likely bat an eye had the White House picked up the tab? They WANTED this to come out so that people could blast them? Okay.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    So you think they did it just because they felt like it? When no one would have likely bat an eye had the White House picked up the tab? They WANTED this to come out so that people could blast them? Okay.
    Two things I know:

    1) It was a breach of etiquette.

    2) The excuse given for it is transparently lame.

    Beyond that, I'll leave whatever actual whys and wherefores to you and the cleanup crew, because it hardly matters.
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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    So should we be checking the bank accounts of people we invite over for meals? I'm having a BBQ this weekend, and one of my guests makes a lot of money. I'm gonna ask the capitalist pig to pay for his own darned burger. I might charge him a portion of the water bill if he flushes the toilet. Rich jerk.


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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    There's a big difference between inviting guests over to my house for a mean and inviting guests over to someone else's house for a meal.

    If it's someone else's house, I don't let the homeowner pick up the tab.

    The White House is our house. If this is unofficial business, then the guests or Obama himself should pick up the tab for the meal.

    With the beer for Crowley and Gates, Obama should have covered the tab himself.

    Personally, I don't see why the President doesn't have pay for ALL of his own food and meals.

    I would prefer to see this policy enacted for any non-diplomatic state dinners. Only diplomatic situations constitute state business that may warrant the schmoozing of a free meal.

    I'd prefer to see this policy enacted for discussions with anyone, and enacted for the president himself for all of his and his family's meals.

    **** them, nobody's buying me every meal.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Personally, I don't see why the President doesn't have pay for ALL of his own food and meals.
    For the most part, the President has to do exactly that.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    For the most part, the President has to do exactly that.
    Good. I think that he should have to.

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