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40 million dollars for Inaugural Ball

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by MaaseyRacer, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    I do not think it is really necessary to spend 40 million of the Tax Payers money for this.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commen...04,print.column

    I think that money should be going towards body armor for troops, and other supplies for Iraq. Our budget is tight right now, we are spending a billion dollars a week in Iraq, in times of war we need to make sacrifices, and a 40 million dollar ball should be one of them.
     
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    wow
     
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    yeah they dont give a fuck though
     
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    you suck buddy!
     
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    thats bullshit. 40 million will buy one hell of a pile of body arm, supplies, phone calls home, countless other small items that would greatly help troops.
     
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    As expected from the current exectutive administration.
     
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    The Presidential inauguration is PRIVATELY funded. There are no public funds dispersed for this event and the commettee has to reimburse the District of Columbia for the event.



    Yeah, and imagine if your guy had won. There would be no way the dems would forgo THAT party! Well, better luck in 2008 w/ Hillary and Barack Obama
     
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    Fuck Bush.

    I'm just glad that he can't run again.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    As mentioned before, it is privately funded.

    New Orleans Saints football team owner Tom Benson gave $50,000 and his companies gave $200,000

    Northrop Grumman Corp., the world's largest shipbuilder and second-largest U.S. defense contractor, donated $100,000.

    Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc., the world's largest personal computer maker, gave $250,000. So did United Technologies, maker products ranging from escalators to aircraft engines.

    Investment banking firm Stephens Group Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., gave $250,000. And the education loan firm Sallie Mae gave $250,000.

    Occidental Petroleum Corp., whose business stands to benefit from the president's actions concerning Libya, donated $250,000, as did Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company.

    Other donors from the energy sector included Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, who gave $250,000; and former Enron President Richard Kinder, who left the firm five years before it collapsed and now is CEO of one of the largest energy transportation and storage companies in the country. Kinder also gave $250,000.

    Energy provider Southern Co., which owns utility companies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, gave $250,000.

    The Nuclear Energy Institute, the policy organization of the nuclear industry, gave $100,000.

    40,000,000 for nine balls and three dinners is absolutely pigish in a time like this. But don' think for a minute that Kerry would have choosen to give the money to someone that needed it more.


    I must say though, Bush contributing a whooping $10,000 to the Indonesia Tsunami victims was outstanding (sarcasm)
     
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