U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-07-2010, 08:50 AM
 
955 posts, read 2,055,940 times
Reputation: 404

Advertisements

It seems as though the President (or his aides) choose to take the helicopter instead of driving for a very short trip. It was about a twenty minute drive.

Obama takes chopper for 6-mile trip - Abby Phillip - POLITICO.com

Is this wasteful or appropriate?

I have no problem with the decision. As a person of great influence and power, he did it because he could. The First Lady went abroad on her recent vacation because she could. Just please do not lecuture us on corporate executives flying on private jets instead of taking Amtrak.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-07-2010, 08:53 AM
 
24,841 posts, read 35,288,163 times
Reputation: 11518
Simple really....do as I say...not as I do.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 10:52 AM
 
33,414 posts, read 31,305,397 times
Reputation: 19954
you do realize that it is not just one helicopter that goes, it is three. and they change position constantly so that people on the ground dont know which chopper the president is in, thus making it harder to take down the right chopper. same with the motorcade. all the vehicles needed to throw people off as to which car the president in actually in, and the back ups, the ambulance, etc.

i agree, i dont care if he takes the motorcade, though it would disrupt traffic for a long time, or if he flys in marine one. either way it is going to be expensive, and they are the only ways to take the entire presidential entourage with him.

but i also agree that he needs to stop the complaining about corporate CEOs flying business jets.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 11:08 AM
 
29,984 posts, read 40,616,594 times
Reputation: 12801
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbohm View Post
you do realize that it is not just one helicopter that goes, it is three. and they change position constantly so that people on the ground dont know which chopper the president is in, thus making it harder to take down the right chopper. same with the motorcade. all the vehicles needed to throw people off as to which car the president in actually in, and the back ups, the ambulance, etc.

i agree, i dont care if he takes the motorcade, though it would disrupt traffic for a long time, or if he flys in marine one. either way it is going to be expensive, and they are the only ways to take the entire presidential entourage with him.

but i also agree that he needs to stop the complaining about corporate CEOs flying business jets.
Awwww come on. All Progressive elitists in this administration deflect and point the finger at others so no one pays attention to their own behavior. Why would Obama attempt to be any different?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 11:20 AM
 
3,789 posts, read 5,864,988 times
Reputation: 7798
I'd venture to say that most CEOs don't have folks out to kill them every day. Get a grip folks. The leader of the free world, whether he/she is a Democrat, Republican or an Oompa Loompa, needs and deserves the perks and protections of the office. I bet when the other party was in office, the complaints on here were the same. Just from different posters. Spare us all your righteous indignation at these petty and unjustified concerns. Save your wrath for what is really important. This isn't in the grand scheme of things.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 12:44 PM
 
952 posts, read 872,711 times
Reputation: 610
...many were expecting him to arrive on a Donkey
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Here
11,547 posts, read 13,100,432 times
Reputation: 6857
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphaluce View Post
...many were expecting him to arrive on a Donkey
Michelle is in Spain so that wasn't possible.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
36,515 posts, read 37,486,520 times
Reputation: 57272
Quote:
Originally Posted by sayulita View Post
I'd venture to say that most CEOs don't have folks out to kill them every day. Get a grip folks. The leader of the free world, whether he/she is a Democrat, Republican or an Oompa Loompa, needs and deserves the perks and protections of the office. I bet when the other party was in office, the complaints on here were the same. Just from different posters. Spare us all your righteous indignation at these petty and unjustified concerns. Save your wrath for what is really important. This isn't in the grand scheme of things.
Oompa Loompas Say "Pelosi Must Go!" Demand rebuttal time for the next State of the Union.

It's not whether the President flies or drives. It's the hypocrisy of his criticisms sort of like the Hollywood people and their lectures.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 02:22 PM
 
3,789 posts, read 5,864,988 times
Reputation: 7798
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
Oompa Loompas Say "Pelosi Must Go!" Demand rebuttal time for the next State of the Union.

It's not whether the President flies or drives. It's the hypocrisy of his criticisms sort of like the Hollywood people and their lectures.
Do you seriously not see the difference here? He is the President of the United States and his transportation and security are directed by the Secret Service and others. He has no choice and he must be protected. And he makes a salary of what - $300,000 a year? The CEOs and movie stars make millions and use their planes indiscriminately. They HAVE a choice. How can you possibly compare them? No matter what you think of Obama and his presidency, you are comparing apples to oranges here. And it makes you all look really small.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2010, 02:37 PM
 
5,336 posts, read 5,840,439 times
Reputation: 6053
I really have no issue with the choice, however just
to go to a sign factory but he could not spend a few
moments with the Boy Scouts
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top