“No I don't know that! He is living on the tax payer’s dime now, and a president needs to live as modestly as possible. That’s the way it should be anyway not this, live high on the hog, lifestyle that all resent presidents and politicians have made the norm. IT’S CALLED “PUBLIC SERVICE””
“I’ll volunteer to be “held prisoner” at the capital, being waited on hand and foot any time. Really do you expect me to feel the least bit sorry for any president?”
Strywever on Dec 1, 2013 at 09:18:57
“The point is that any president's ability to live as the rest of us do -- going where we please, when we please -- is already restricted. Suggesting that presidents never leave the White House except on official state business because of the cost to taxpayers is silly. And you know that.”
“Anyone who has to have a security detail, especially one paid for with tax dollars, should just stay home, shop on line and save us all the trouble and money. Every time any president or his family steps foot outside the Whitehouse it just raises security and resource costs.”
tweeksmom on Dec 1, 2013 at 04:36:55
“Just listen to yourself...Do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound?”
disgusted2012 on Dec 1, 2013 at 01:13:58
Oh give us a break. If he would have stayed home you would have been whining about he doesn't promote small business.”
Kenneth Webb on Nov 30, 2013 at 23:21:31
“We will remember that when you want to go outside tomorrow morning. Stay inside and the police will just protect you from home intruders. That saves on security costs, right? Shop online, watch TV, work from home.”
Strywever on Nov 30, 2013 at 23:21:08
“Yep, yep, yep. They should be treated like prisoners so each taxpayer can save about a penny and a half.
“That is possible, if not probable, but I’m not sure what the answer is. Like I said, there does need to be an avenue to determine culpability. I just wish we had NOT gone into Iraq in the first place. I just don’t think the action was justified at the time. We had less cause then, then we do now to take action against Iran or N. Korea now.”
twinter14 on Nov 30, 2013 at 22:30:29
“That's really at the core of so many issues we're facing now. That and the fact that we have 2 facets of the same party representing us I'm Washington at the moment. ”
“As nice as it would be to have a neat, tidy and clear cut “trial” I just don’t think it’s that simple, wish it was, but I don’t think so. I’m not a history buff or a law scholar but I’m not sure how practical “trials”, as we know them, would have been for many of the guys. There should be an avenue to determine their culpability and their likelihood to re-offend, but in a civilian court of law? I just don’t know.
As far as our president goes?! I believe, as it has been for decades, the process of high government elections are probably as much a façade as anything. The oligarchy, that are the members of the federal bank, are most likely the puppet masters and the, alleged “elected officials” are no more than puppets. Their sole purpose being to make us believe that we live in a democracy. But that’s just my personal opinion and I have no articulable proof. What do you think?”
twinter14 on Nov 30, 2013 at 09:12:16
“I don't know that what we need is a neat ot tidy trial. I'm of the opinion that not everything has to be tidy :) I think what bothers me so incredibly is the fact that not all of the men in Guanatanamo are guilty of the crimes for which they're serving time. That's my big issue.
And I think you said it best when in regards to the Presidency :)”
“I would say that Guantanamo is quagmire much like many of the recent conflicts we have been involved in, but to say it’s “Un-American” maybe a questionable choice of words. What is “American” and what is “Un-American” maybe as much opinion as anything. Make no mistake that Guantanamo is an uncomfortable, expensive dilemma but the alternative, killing them on the battlefield, may have been much less palatable for many. It is what it is and realistic solutions have not been forthcoming as of yet. Is it a “disgrace”? Only in, we did not have a more thought-out solution for the inevitable prisoners. But I think most will agree that taking the prisoner is a much more humane then killing them on the battlefield.”
“Yep! Seems a little short sighted to base your whole voting proses on blocking a particular politician rather than voting based on the issues. Obama like all politicians has done some good things and some bad things. It’s just not as simple as “giving an inch to Obama” Or even the Democratic party.”
“You said something about health benefits & I don’t know about your dad but where I policed we didn’t get employer paid healthcare until the late 90’s &even then it just covered the employee & not family. When I started here @ the electric coop in 07 they offered awesome health care for not just me, but my wife & daughter too. Unfortunately since all this Obamacare BS I have seen those benefits dwindle, & foresee paying income taxes on the benefits I do have, making those benefits more of a financial burden then a benefit. I’m not trying to argue with you or anything, just trying to point out how fortunate we with jobs are & that a little loyalty & appreciation to your employer isn’t a sin.”
“I left the PD in 07 & now work for the power coop. Better money than policing. Only reason I mentioned the policing was because of all the domestics. Point is, in the big scheme of things those of us who do have jobs are lucky, & if working holidays is what it takes to get ahead, so be it. I’ve flipped burgers, stocked shelves, culled chickens & did a lot of other unpleasant jobs, many on the holidays, but I did all of them gladly because I knew it’s what it took to survive & get ahead. Holidays aren’t the only time of year you could go home to be with family, I’m sure you have regular days off & vacation, you could take advantage of. Truth known, you may be able to enjoy a random day home with family more than an over emphasized holiday.
To be continued….”
“I worked on thanksgiving and was paid handsomely for it! I don't mind, I'm just glad to have a job. I will work Christmas, new years and every other holiday of the year and I get paid well for it! I know my employer appreciates it and my loyalty. My family knows how the bills get paid and have never given me grief about my work requirements.
The emphasises that are put on holidays is ridiculous and only causes unneeded stress. That's why in the 17 years I spent in law enforcement I had to go to so many Domestic violence calls on the holidays. Make the most of every second of everyday with friends and family and don't wait to squeeze it all in on just a few holidays.”
twinter14 on Nov 29, 2013 at 05:31:42
Worlds Greatestsinner on Nov 29, 2013 at 04:20:37
“Ummm yeah....working as a civil servant is a lot different than working as a some one who slings pizza for 8 bucks an hour. Your sense of proportion is way off. I'm sure if this guy was gonna pull double time and had the health benefits you do he might consider it. Personally, I think retail and food service industries should close on the holiday.
And before you give me the "you don't know" rant. My father was in law enforcement for 25 years and did the same. Some holidays he was home, some
Your point on being with family as much as possible is great. But what if you live to far away to do so. I currently live 1200 miles from my family due to my job. Can't be with them every day or as much as I'd like. Holidays, in my lifes experience, has always been a time to see those family members one hardly gets to see.”
alantatanka on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:44:42
“I know what you are saying have have paid my dues.. I can not help but think "we" don't count. We are expected. No ifs, ands or butts. Take care and stay safe..”
“"Kids up to 26 years old"? What the??!!! Last time I checked most people and places, and many laws considered 18 an adult and certainly 21!! My kid had better be out of the house, working and have her own insurance by the time she is 22!!! That gives her four years for college and that's plenty.”
“Seems to me that insurance companies have to loving the new forced customers the government has supplied them with. It would be interesting to see the financial interests politicians have in different insurance companies.”
“You operate under false assumptions. Your statement “rising tide” would imply there was a greater amount of civility in the past. Given the tumultuous, violent past of the U.S. that would seem to be a romantic, but untrue view of the past. May I remind you of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy, Roosevelt and Reagan, just to name a few.
Many like to believe the vitriol surrounding obama is a new phenomenon due to the race of the president. That is obviously not true and in fact it may be argued that he has been spared much criticism due to his race.
“He could stay home and watch the game from there. He didn't need to come. Save us all the time and money the security detail cost. IF he had stayed home the Assassintion scenario would have been a non-issue. Anytime he leaves the capital the cost of security goes up. ”
“Well, being that many people feel their voice is being ignored by this and many other administrations, sometimes you just have to take advantage of any opportunity you have to express your displeasure. Lord knows Cindy Sheehan pushed her freedom of expression to the limits of the law. That’s the great part of living in the USA.”
sierraseven on Nov 18, 2013 at 04:32:02
“I'm sorry, I can't agree that the rising tide of rude, childish, and irrational behavior is a "great part" of living in the USA.”
“Even if I was qualified, and I am not, I would never want to be president if I had children that age. I left law enforcement partly due to the birth of my daughter. I didn’t want her to grow up a cop's kid. Seems kind of selfish to me for a person to put their political aspirations above their children.”
moniqeva on Nov 18, 2013 at 01:22:01
“That had nothing to do with politics its about how low some have become. The First Ladies and a group of children (not theirs, some group event) were booed at nascar and the husbands weren't even there. The poor kids were visibly upset..”
“I went to a Razorbacks game back in the 90’s and Clinton showed up. It was a total pain in the backside. We all had to stand outside going through security and waiting for him to get all situated before anyone else could go in. By the time we go in everyone, even people who voted for him hated him at that moment. People that need security that will inconvenience everyone else should just stay home and watch it on the TV. Don’t ruin it for everyone else. It’s rude and inconsiderate.”
JJenius on Nov 18, 2013 at 00:11:58
“Some Americans enjoy seeing and hearing a President in person, especially an intelligent one like Obama.”
thekcholdingco on Nov 17, 2013 at 23:39:47
“And you feel inconvenienced...
Hmmmm....just how had you have felt if a terrorist got let in before the President of our country, and he had been assassinated at that game.
By the way.. did you enjoy the game.. even though you may have had an hour's worth of inconvenience?
POTUS is human.. but he has more responsiblity in one day, than you will have in your lifetime.
Thanks for letting us know that you have some kind of compassion and understanding.”