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How little are you?

Sacrifice is for the little people.
It may be the worst recession since the Great Depression but that doesn’t mean everyone is suffering.
The Obama Administration went all out last night at their State Dinner for Communist China.
Here’s the menu:

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Asked by tyme4me2day at 8:17 AM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I'm sorry it's like this in the States at the moment, that sucks. Where I am now (NL), if the PM did that, there would be a huge outburst about it. People don't take a lot of cr@p here and if this happens, the PM knows for sure he will not be re-elected next voting and that the people WILL strike till they get what is fair. But it really sucks that this happens in the US at the moment.

    Answer by Marianne140 at 8:24 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I'm constantly asking myself why people aren't rioting in the streets over what's going on in the USA.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I'm constantly asking myself why people aren't rioting in the streets over what's going on in the USA.

    If things continue on the course they are on. They will.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:32 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • We should be anonymous but at the same time then that would give O a reason to implement martial law..which he'd love.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:50 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • This is not the 1st president to entertain in such a way. (& it wont be the last) When the leader of our country is entertaining other leaders/dignitaries- isnt it best to make a good impression? We are asking China to invest in our country! Do we want him to come here & be taken to a Steak & Shake or a Taco Bell b/c our economy is bad? Yes the economy sucks & spending is out of control- but we really need to pick our battles here.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:17 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • There's a difference between making a good impression and spending money we just don't have to spend. $199 bottles of wine is simply ridiculous. I'm sure there were other choices that would have been just as acceptable and a lot less expensive.

    Answer by May-20 at 9:19 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Politicians are like actors ... they throw extravagant parties. Its always been like that and it always will be. However, like any business wooing a potential client, you want to give the impression that everything is A-Ok and they will MAKE money by investing.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:22 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:22 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Wow didnt this happen in france where the king and queen were living high on the hog and the people were starving so they lost their heads or something like that??

    Answer by mrssundin at 9:36 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • State dinners have always been extravagant. Entertaining with an eye of future trade negotiations and investments requires something more than a box of wine and Domino's pizza. Mrsmom110 is right. This isn't even close to a battle worth fighting. A dinner with $5 bottles of wine and cheap food wouldn't make a dent in our deficit. Anyone in the business world would tell you that wining and dining a client is the way its done. A CEO wouldn't try to impress a potential client by taking him to McDonald's and picking items from the dollar menu--even if that would be best for his current budget, he has to look to the future.


    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:29 AM on Jan. 22, 2011

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