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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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.
    Really?

    Not even Rahm?

    Wow, he was a community organizer there for years...

    It should go to Hawaii, we can have the first presidential library in Asia.
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Really?

    Not even Rahm?

    Wow, he was a community organizer there for years...

    It should go to Hawaii, we can have the first presidential library in Asia.

    Oh yeah Rahm is a friend.....but where is Rahm going to go after he is done screwing up Chicago?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya IM. So does this mean you think the taxpayers should have to pay for it?
    If the alternative is foreign interests buying favor...yes. All Presidents should have a library, but I don't want any quid pro quo thank-you.

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

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's

    How is a Presidential Library paid for and funded?

    A Presidential Library is constructed with private or non-Federal funds donated to non-profit organizations established usually for the express purpose of building a Presidential Library and supporting its programs. Some libraries have also received construction and development funding from state and/or local governments.

    The library is then transferred to the Federal government and operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through its congressionally appropriated operating budget. Some staff and programs at Presidential libraries are paid for with funds from associated private foundations organized to fund the construction of the library and provide continuing support for library programs and special events, such as conferences and exhibitions.
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    If the alternative is foreign interests buying favor...yes. All Presidents should have a library, but I don't want any quid pro quo thank-you.
    Realistically tho.....it doesn't have to be with foreign interests. Why can't they raise the money themselves Right here in the US.

    So now if there is no others outside the US.. Where does that leave the question on the taxpayers having to foot the bill?

    Btw you don't think Bush can even compare to the money that the Clintons receive from the Saudi. Which that Global Initiative that Bilbo came up with to help attract all those foreign interests as you say..... and is and ongoing and ever building process. Each and every year now, did ya?

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

    Other then 'the Right did it' - what possible reason that contains ANY logic is their for taxpayers forking over the money for yet another POTUS library?

    With roughly 50 million people on food stamps and a massive fiscal deficit...can supporters of this really think of nothing better to do with the nation's dwindling financial resources?

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

    How much will a library of pop-up coloring books cost anyways?
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    Re: Bill to Fund Obama Library slides through House Committee.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Other then 'the Right did it' - what possible reason that contains ANY logic is their for taxpayers forking over the money for yet another POTUS library?

    With roughly 50 million people on food stamps and a massive fiscal deficit...can supporters of this really think of nothing better to do with the nation's dwindling financial resources?
    Another good Point DA. Illinois is broke.....has trouble keeping business and people here. Already Pays the one of the highest taxes in the country. Which btw the Demos are raising property taxes even though they say they don't like doing it. It just has to be done. Cost of living is already high. Their credit as a state has been downgraded by all major Creditors. On the verge of bankruptcy as a State.

    Yet for some reason these Democrats want the taxpayers to pay for Obama tributes. Even though they are having trouble with their Unions over pension benefits and money they have and are stealing from them. From school to labor. City and State workers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    How much will a library of pop-up coloring books cost anyways?
    Obama's?.....100 mil to the tax payer alone. That's not what else they can sucker out of people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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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