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To: presidio9

Everything we do presently, whether it be welfare, food stamps, billion dollar bombers, 3 meals a day for “poor” kids in schools, six figure salaries for almost all bureaucrats above the entry-level, etc. are unsustainable. That includes the current level of ostentatious living for the president, vice president, cabinet, supreme court justices and congress. If you had an inkling of how they live you’d probably agree with me. We cannot go on like this. We can safeguard them without anywhere near our present spending. For instance, why does Michelle Obama need a high-paid staff of almost 30 people? Throughout history, most first ladies had NONE at all. Jackie Kennedy paid her social secretary out of her own pocket, IIRC. Mr. Lincoln ran the entire Civil War with two clerks, also paid for by him. Did Nancy Pelosi need better transport than President Reagan had?


47 posted on 09/10/2012 8:16:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We can safeguard them without anywhere near our present spending. For instance, why does Michelle Obama need a high-paid staff of almost 30 people? Throughout history, most first ladies had NONE at all. Jackie Kennedy paid her social secretary out of her own pocket, IIRC. Mr. Lincoln ran the entire Civil War with two clerks, also paid for by him. Did Nancy Pelosi need better transport than President Reagan had?

You are making zero sense here. Zero.

Mrs. Obama's "staff" is not her security detail, President Licoln WAS assassinated, and Nancy Pelosi does not work in the White House. If you have a point to make, you'll have to try a bit harder than that.

50 posted on 09/10/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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