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Thread: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    If they build Obama's library in Chicago, it should be located in one of the social service welfare buildings on Chicago's South Side.
    Heya Apache. They just had a school built and named after him here too.

    Although.....not on the more economically depraved south-side of the city.

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya JH. What do you think with only the Home states having the Right to Bid as opposed to allowing any state to bid?
    I don't think any state should bid. The President's supporters should make a decision and proceed.
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Apache. They just had a school built and named after him here too.

    Although.....not on the more economically depraved south-side of the city.
    I just hope they don't name a U.S. Navy ship after Obama. I don't think the Navy operates any garbage scows anymore.

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I don't think any state should bid. The President's supporters should make a decision and proceed.
    Yeah that's Right......you bring up a good point. He started his group. Shouldn't they be out to raise money for him? Even any Other President who should form a group should be about doing the same.

    I don't think they should use tax payers money myself.

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I just hope they don't name a U.S. Navy ship after Obama. I don't think the Navy operates any garbage scows anymore.
    Theres always a mine sweeper.....just sayin!

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I thought most came thru private donations.....are there others wherein the taxpayers had to up the money?
    i do not know of any.

    I am not surprised that Obama wants tax money.

    He has, after all, been living off the taxpayer all his life, why should he change?
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    i do not know of any.

    I am not surprised that Obama wants tax money.

    He has, after all, been living off the taxpayer all his life, why should he change?

    You would think with all his campaigning he wouldn't have any trouble raising the money to get it built. They also want to have a Museum for him. Myself I think it should go to Hawaii. That's where he was living before he ever came here.

    I am even wondering if he will come back here to live. Since he doesn't have to many friends around here.

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    A library?

    Does anyone under 50 actually go to those things anymore - other then the homeless who want someplace to sleep in the day?

    I loved libraries when I was younger - now they seem almost totally superfluous.

    If there are things you can find in a library that you cannot find online - they ain't much, I assume.


    Why don't they just do what libraries like this are really for - glorified statues to ex-POTUS's...so just build a big ass statue and move on.

    Then America can elect the next totally useless POTUS that they can built a statue/library to him/her when they are through wrecking the country just a little bit more.
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I have always believed that Presidential libraries are built and funded by private donations from both individuals and various groups. Have taxpayers ever been asked to provide the funds via taxes?
    Yea, Where are those Saudi Princes when you need them? I think all Presidents should take anonymous foreign contributions while in office to build their libraries.

    (Newser) – President Bush's coy refusal to name the mystery donors helping to erect his $200 million presidential library is problematic, writes David Corn in Mother Jones' MoJo blog. Though the law doesn't require him to reveal names, his actions raise serious ethical questions. "What's problematic is the prospect of a sitting president obtaining foreign cash for a pet project and not disclosing it," argues Corn.

    Corn suggests that Saudi Arabia's royal family—which reportedly funded both George HW Bush's and Bill Clinton's libraries—is a likely contributor, and worries that it's "an easy way for these foreigners to curry favor." He also points out that while still in office, Bush could "hit up American corporations and individuals looking to score points with the White House."
    Who's Funding Bush's Library? - Money coming in during presidency raises concerns over quid pro quo

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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yea, Where are those Saudi Princes when you need them? I think all Presidents should take anonymous foreign contributions while in office to build their libraries.


    Who's Funding Bush's Library? - Money coming in during presidency raises concerns over quid pro quo

    Heya IM. So does this mean you think the taxpayers should have to pay for it?

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