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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 07:07 AM
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Missed opportunity?
"Last night on the nightly news, heart-breaking pictures of the Atlanta job fair sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus showed long lines of thousands of job seekers standing for hours in the heat, eager for a small chance at landing a paycheck, any paycheck. That video was followed immediately by shots of the president arriving on Martha's Vineyard for vacation yesterday afternoon. White House correspondents along for the ride reported from the scene with a harbor full of moored yachts bobbing in the background. Pretty much a PR nightmare.

Don't get me wrongthere's nothing wrong with the president spending time with his wife and childrenbut with yesterday's panic selling in the stock market after a week of volatile ups and downs, news yesterday that jobless claims are up, and fears about the European debt crisis and now a second U.S. recession ... maybe Martha's Vineyard wasn't the best idea."

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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 08:14 AM
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1. I am so sick of this type comparison. I'm sure the President will be
pleased with your permission for he and his to vacation. I'm starting to hate this place. Unrec.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 08:49 AM
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2. Then I guess you are 5 times as mad at Congress for
taking 5 weeks vacation vs the President's 1

Tell you what, you post some links to articles here in your thread
condemning Congress for taking so much time off, should be easy
with everyone bitching about vacations..........
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