Bush Funeral Could set back Taxpayers a half a billion dollars

Apr 2012
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That is because trump sent Air Force 1 to bring the whole Bush family. Did not cost him a penny.

When told about how bad the deficit is growing, Trump answered,” I won’t be here when it crashes!”
 

johnflesh

Former Staff
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Yeah these events (govt shutdown, funerals) has always had a very high cost, historically.

These events are planned by the president who died by proclamation the day they start their first term, thus Bush Sr. in this case.
 
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Feb 2010
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I respected Bush senior and would take him in a heartbeat over the assclown we have in the Whitehouse now but a half a billion dollars? WTF?! And we don't think we have a monarchy of some kind?

Bush funeral could set taxpayers back a half-billion dollars
The formula for calculating "the cost" of the funeral ceremonies is pretty creative. And strikes me as somewhat over the top.

Am fine with how things played. The late President was worthy of high respect and it was given to him.




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I respected Bush senior and would take him in a heartbeat over the assclown we have in the Whitehouse now but a half a billion dollars? WTF?! And we don't think we have a monarchy of some kind?

Bush funeral could set taxpayers back a half-billion dollars
Mr. Enigma,

Agreed. So in that vein, we need to eliminate MLK day, and in fact all Federal holidays. Just think of all the lost production we can gain back....

Oh, wait, we are talking about government employees, so there is no production lost....;)
 
Mar 2012
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They just began the 2 1/2 hour train ride to the Bush Library. Its raining and so many out there to see it. They pulled the curtain back so they can all see the flag draped coffin as it passes.
 
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That is because trump sent Air Force 1 to bring the whole Bush family. Did not cost him a penny.

When told about how bad the deficit is growing, Trump answered,” I won’t be here when it crashes!”

Holy crap!

Is that an actual quote, MaryAnne?
 
Nov 2013
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I respected Bush senior and would take him in a heartbeat over the assclown we have in the Whitehouse now but a half a billion dollars? WTF?! And we don't think we have a monarchy of some kind?

Bush funeral could set taxpayers back a half-billion dollars
This is not different form any other former President... the majority of this "cost" is lost prodctivity due to the federal holiday the government gavce to their own lazy bums. And other presidents got the same.. so this is no reason for sudden outrage, at all.
 
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