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:
Answer by Marianne140 at 8:24 AM on Jan. 22, 2011
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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
Answer by May-20 at 9:19 AM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:22 AM on Jan. 22, 2011
Yeah i'll 'pick my battles' http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704754304576096171216582908.html#articleTabs%3Darticle He STILL does not get it!
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:22 AM on Jan. 22, 2011
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