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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Obama declaring due to the sequester (which limited how much the federal government can increase it's budget this year) that White House tours have to be canceled. This reminds of the historic Jimmy Carter declaring the White House Christmas Tree would not be lite due to a gasoline shortage - although electricity doesn't come from gasoline.

    Does the stunt of the President declaring the government is too broke for White House tours remind you of Jimmy Carter's stunt of not lighting the White House Christmas tree? Is this the same stupid kind of stunt by a President?
    If the government can afford to give away billions in foreign aid, let the navy waste millions in biofuel, interfere with other nations, spy on Americans then the government most certainly can afford white house tours.
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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I very strongly disagree.


    The White House tours were a very big deal, for years, for buses of schoolchildren visiting DC. Why hurt the children the Dems care so much about...when it comes to funding the unions for education, apparently, but not seeing history firsthand? I suggest that using some of the money we're funneling overseas to countries that hate us could be better spent on White House tours!
    No, they are not a big deal. Yes, they should be avail to the population, but they are not critical to american needs. I'd rather see the money spent on feeding the homeless. I noticed some talking heads on FOX said that they would put their own money in to open it back up. Why not feed people instead? Nawwwww... compassionate conservatives? yeah right!

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Riiiight! ICE doesn't report to anyone, but are permitted to do what they want without questions from higher-ups? C'mon!
    I was talking about the media. Of course, the media will say to the demographics what they want to hear.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    No, they are not a big deal. Yes, they should be avail to the population, but they are not critical to american needs. I'd rather see the money spent on feeding the homeless. I noticed some talking heads on FOX said that they would put their own money in to open it back up. Why not feed people instead? Nawwwww... compassionate conservatives? yeah right!
    Maybe Michelle can donate to the poor instead of going on multiple multimillion dollar vacations. Or is she exempt because she's a Democrat?

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Maybe Michelle can donate to the poor instead of going on multiple multimillion dollar vacations. Or is she exempt because she's a Democrat?
    Im not gonna get in a pissing match with people over which side donates. We both know that both the right and left donate.
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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Im not gonna get in a pissing match with people over which side donates. We both know that both the right and left donate.
    christ!
    I just notice that you seem rather selective in your criticism. There's a reason why you won't get in the pissing match.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Yes it's a political stunt. The talk about White Tours even though the staff has not been fired or laid off and their have been several millionaires willing to fund the tours but all the awhile the White House doesn't talk about the cutting of Tuition Assistance to the active duty military.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I just notice that you seem rather selective in your criticism. There's a reason why you won't get in the pissing match.
    What you posted has nothing to do with the president closing the tours. I was merely pointing out that a conservative/libertarian talking head said that they would pay to keep the tours running. I think feeding the homeless would be a better cause.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    What you posted has nothing to do with the president closing the tours. I was merely pointing out that a conservative/libertarian talking head said that they would pay to keep the tours running. I think feeding the homeless would be a better cause.
    I wholeheartedly believe that you think feeding the homeless is a better way for Republicans to spend non-essential money.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I wholeheartedly believe that you think feeding the homeless is a better way for Republicans to spend non-essential money.
    no, im pointing out that it would be for the greater good to feed the homeless for those that want to send their own money to keep the tours open.
    Dont get me wrong, the tours are nice, but i rather see the money go to the needy.

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