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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Presidential Power Lunch | Bush, Obama, Bush, Clinton and Carter

Presidential Power Lunch
George H. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush
Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter meet at the White House

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They look like they're singing together, barbershop-harmony style.

Except for the guy in the middle, who probably can't carry a tune in a bucket!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, do the colors of the ties mean anything?

Anonymous said...

all that garbage in one room!

Anonymous said...

An assembly of 5 guys who despise their country and did everything in their power to destroy the principles for which it stands. I see 5 enemies, 5 people that should refresh the tree.

Anonymous said...

I remember a time when people respected their presidents but that was a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

There was a time when President's respected the Constitution. These guys deserve our scorn.

Anonymous said...

Lots of confusion displayed here on this blog. There could not be more differences between politics and philosophies. If you broad brush them as all garbage then you have disdain for our system of government.

Only "W" trashed the constitution.

Anonymous said...

Only W, are you nuts? Clinton lied under oath, undermining the very rul eof law, the Rosetta Stone of our entire civilization.

Carter, is a hate America first anti-Semite.

Both Bushes, Carter, and Clinton did not obey their oath of office under Article 4, section 4, hence the reason Aurora is such a backwater dumping group for the least desirable elements of society.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever wondered what the “bailout” has and will cost?
Every one of these guys has been part of the present problem in some way.

More than $1.5 trillion in Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. loan guarantees, including a $139 billion assist to the lending arm of General Electric Corp.

$1.8 trillion in cash, tax breaks and loan guarantees doled out from the Treasury Department to taxpayers, financial institutions and credit companies.

$300 billion for homeowners from the Federal Housing Authority.

$25 billion in assistance for auto companies from a program overseen by the Energy Department, which is separate from the bailout proposal that tanked last week in the Senate.

And $5 trillion worth of new money, loan guarantees and loosened lending requirements from the Federal Reserve Bank.

According to Bianco Research President James Bianco, who crunched those numbers, that amounts to more government aid and assistance than nine other historic bailouts and big government outlays combined.

The New Deal, for instance, cost an estimated $32 billion in its day, which would be about $500 billion in today’s dollars.

The Marshall Plan cost about $12.7 billion, which is the equivalent of a paltry $115.3 billion.

The Louisiana Purchase? The French got $15 million, which would be worth about $217 billion today.

If you take those three items, add in the adjusted costs of the Race to the Moon, the savings and loan crisis, the Korean War, the Iraq war, the Vietnam War and assistance for NASA, you still get to just $3.92 trillion — not even half of the taxpayers’ exposure today, according to Bianco.

These figures are found in an article by Jeanne Cummings at Yahoo/Politico