[quote=eagleye13]Obama's burial costs
Some may want to know;
When a president dies, the country pays for their burial. In the case of a president like JFK, who was a war hero and assassinated in the middle of a term, something extravagant is in order. His burial at Arlington with the memorial paid for by the people cost almost $4 million in today's money, adjusted for inflation. The Kennedy family paid for the casket, vault and the eternal flame.
Ronald Reagan, one of the most influential men in history, is buried in California at his Presidential Library, paid for by donations from the people and the Reagan family. In fact, other than Kennedy, which we can all agree was warranted, no president has ever cost the taxpayers more than $100K in today's money to bury.
The clause in the Presidential Contract enacted by congress in 1819 states that the president shall receive the burial service deemed fit for his stature and that the cost of the funeral and burial plot will be paid for by the people of a grateful nation. While every president who has died in modern history, except Reagan, took advantage of that perk of the presidency, none have gone so far that anyone would ever have noticed. Until now that is.
Barack Obama has just submitted his plans for burial in a plot that will house his entire family, citing the Kennedys, the Tafts and the Roosevelts as precedent, inside a monument he had designed to celebrate the nation's first black president. The monument, will cost the taxpayers roughly $120 million and will be listed as a national historical place with 24 hour protection from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, just like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The memorial would be built immediately upon approval and occupy the Northeast quadrant of the lawn near the Washington Monument with a view of the White House:
The monument itself would include quotes from his years as president along with a giant bronze statue and burial crypts for him and his family under a large arch:
You heard that right. Obama will be guarded around the clock in a monument among those of our founding fathers and greatest heroes, paid for by the taxpayer. It's not too late to call or contact your congressman and object.
According to Snopes this article is false. It came from America’s Last Line of Defense - a satirical publication.
As I see it, I didn't raise the bar, you did. What do you expect? Changing Global Warming to Climate Change because the facts don't prove it. COLDEST YEAR this year and last!!!! When the American People get tried of the left saying the opposite of what they promise or start working with the duly elected President, then I'll raise the bar on positive responses!
I don't think you understood what I said. I was replying to Lone Wolf's post listing Trump's actions that have hurt the American people, not replying to your post. I used the term "raising the bar" to say that the conversation had been elevated to a higher, better level by posting facts instead of insults.
The earth is getting warmer, and this will have severe and terrible consequences. This is not a lie, and I think most people understand that it will not improve unless we act now. I think the Left does try to deliver on their promises, but Donald Trump frequently tells people what they want to hear with no intention of helping them. A few examples: better cheaper health care, lowering taxes on the middle class while making sure the wealthy pay their fair share, and reaching across the aisle to work with each other for the betterment of all the people.
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Yes, thank you for posting facts. I have a theory with the President. If he accuses a person of committing some action, he is almost surely guilty of that action. Other people are crooked, racist, sexual abusers, liars, etc. However, when Trump or one of his supporters hear facts that they do not like, they call it fake news. I often wonder if Trump people really believe Trump is the next savior, or they are actually in Russia trying to undermine the American political system. The earth is in real danger because of climate change, yet our elected officials are ignoring the obvious signs because their wealthy donors tell them what to do and say. Where is the concern they voiced for years about leaving a huge debt to our children? How about giving our future generations a world that may be uninhabitable because of global warming.
Unfortunately, some people rely on insults instead of having a civil conversation. But, you have raised the bar today on One Political Plaza.
Maybe we can change the law and have him in there for a 3rd term.
It will probably take two terms for Trump to destroy the United States. However, if he did serve a third term he could successfully destroy the world. He is kind of like an evil genius, without the genius part.
Agreed - I used to work in a nursing facility in New York and Medicaid and Medicare paid the submitted claims. However, insurance companies delayed and delayed for months until finally paying their claims. There was no fraud or overbilling, they simply did not want to pay for their insured customers until the quarterly profit and loss statement came in. To turn the health care industry over to insurance companies would be the final nail in the coffin of honest citizens
of this country who still believe in the empty promises of our elected leaders. Be aware, Medicare and Social Security are in the sights of government officials seeking to reduce the deficit, give tax breaks to the rich, and force the population to die because of greed. The next few years will be a true tragedy.
By firing Preet Bhrara, Trump has let loose his worst enemy - the truth. Preet has taken down Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos in New York. Outside of New York, this means nothing, but this man will prove the dishonesty and criminal behavior of Our Glorious Leader.
President Trump will be soiling his adult size diapers in a week, or a month. This is big, people - you can deny or insult, but Trump is done.
I checked on Snopes:
Claim: Forty Marines rescued children from a Pentagon daycare facility on 9/11, then enclosed them in a protective corral of cribs.
This story is FALSE
There were daycares near the Pentagon, including one located in a building 30 yards from that facility, fortunately on the opposite side from where the airplane struck. Children from these facilities were evacuated by those running those establishments, with help from other sources arriving only well after the fact. There was no group of 40 burly Marines racing into a distressed daycare center to snatch up toddlers and cribs, then forming a defensive ring around the tykes; instead, in the absence of outside assistance, those in charge of the kids fended as best they could for those in their care.
A scouring of news stories from the days immediately following 9/11 through the next few months uncovered no news accounts about a cadre of Marines rescuing children from a daycare center near the Pentagon, or indeed of members of any other branch of service snatching up kids and cribs then making a protective corral of the cribs and standing guard over it. This is not a story that would have gone unreported, because even if the Marines in question had kept their peace about their actions that day, the kids, the daycare workers, and the parents of the kids certainly wouldn't have.
Rich people have been hoarding all those extra profits, and storing it offshore.
Small business people are creating jobs.
Deregulation gets us poison food from china.
Fewer inspectors also helps to kill us.
Regulations were put in place for a reason.
We let the banks get away from regulations and it almost destroyed the country.
That is the truth the American people keep ignoring - thank you for your succinct post.
I planned for the revolution and I plan to look you up punk. You won't need your retirement and I don't care about demise. And moron it is not entitlements if you paid in. I will have your IP address within the our the rest is academic asshole.
I think you just threatened my life for being sarcastic.
Everything since the election is leading to one planned event. Believe it or Not ( REVOLUTION )I am by no means a violent person But maybe it should happen, AND FINISH OF THE MINIONS OF FREE FEEDING COCKROACHES. Enough is enough.[/quote]
Everyone should be responsible for their own health care and retirement. I cannot wait until Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, and all of the other entitlements are stopped dead in their tracks. I have saved for my retirement, and I don't give a damn about anyone else.
Good question for Chris Christie - I will call him right now from the ledge he is on.
You should look up how to spell shudder.
TRUTH BE TOLD.. despite the sick humor in this. T... (
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?! Yes, you are a traitor to the United States.