Obama spends $800,000 to redecorate the Oval Office...
The Oval Office was done over by the chichi decorator Michael Smith, who was previously paid $800,000 for his part in refurnishing the lair of the former Merrill Lynch C.E.O. John Thain (a $1.2 million project featuring the notorious $35,000 antique cabinet, or commode).
Does anyone defend the spending as effective use of taxpayer money
frivolous wasteful spending in bad economic times>
Answer by May-20 at 2:50 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:41 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by mommy2boys03 at 2:46 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Here's the thing. It does NOT matter that every president has done it and it does NOT matter where the money came from. The economy is the sh*tter and ALOT of Americans are very concerned this president is completely out of touch with the reality of day to day Americans and that he isnt DOING enough to help those who PUT him IN that office he redecorated. Its like the lavish vacations. Ita the Let them eat cake mentality that is making people crazy. Did he have EVERY RIGHT to do it...yes. Would it have been a a MUCH more POSITVE thing if he had come out and said " I am not redecorating the oval office because of current economic conditions and the money could be used elsewhere....maybe to hire workers to redo a veterans hospital." OMG I would have stood up and applauded THAT decision...WHY is it crazy to expect MORE from our elected officials?? ESPECIALLY one that said he would be DIFFERENT!
Answer by momof030404 at 2:56 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by WomanWitty at 2:47 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:54 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by kenzie07 at 2:47 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 2:47 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:01 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 3:08 PM on Sep. 1, 2010