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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:55 AM
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Treasury Dept. Hosting Holiday Party In "Cash Room"
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 12:01 PM by George Oilwellian
The Treasury Department may be in the midst of one of the greatest challenges in its history
but it won't be canceling its annual holiday party.

The Department has sent out invitations to the December 11, 2008 gala, which will feature
Secretary Hank Paulson and his deputy Robert Kimmitt.



It would be soulless to criticize Treasury for indulging in a bit of Holiday cheer.
And the fact that they are hosting the event at the department's D.C. headquarters
suggests this won't be a blowout affair.

But the fact that they chose to host the party in the "Cash Room" is either an overt
attempt at contemporary humor or a subconscious-influenced coincidence. Either way,
it's ironic. The Treasury may end up spending over a trillion taxpayer dollars in an
effort to save the financial markets from massive chaos. Right now, word is getting out
that Paulson wants the second ($350 billion) half of the Troubled Assets Relief Program
money. Congress, however, isn't exactly keen about forking over the cash.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/05/treasury-dept-...
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:57 AM
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1. Why not? It's empty.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:58 AM
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2. Snap!
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:02 PM
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3. Why have a party at all?
Particularly NOW.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:51 PM
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4. "Treasure bath!"
:party:






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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:54 PM
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5. Holiday Party?
Is O'Lielly going to boycott the US dollar now?
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:47 PM
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6. Sadly, I must send my regrets.
I never attend parties where I have to supply my DOB and SS #.
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