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presidents can only be in office for one year – no campaigning needed. The problem is also that we live in a ‘global’ world where the president has to meet world leaders both at the White House and at their homes in foreign countries. Since the president is paid so little for the job, I doubt any but the ultra wealthy could afford to be president under the conditions where they have to pay for all the extras. You have to admit that the president’s salary is extremely below that of corporation CEOs and even ‘board members’ of these corporations. When a board member receives ‘compensation’ in the millions and the President doesn’t get close to that, something is off.
As to the wife and family using Air Force One, technically if he isn’t on it, it isn’t AFO but just a regular Air Force plane. They have to have the same security as the president does so unless they only stay where he does, it’s going to happen. Of course you could have a single guy with no family connections – rare but possible. The solution could be that for the 4 years, the president and his family can’t leave the White House and can only go to Camp David for vacations. If you think it was expensive for the Obamas’ vacations wait to see how much will have to be spent if Romney and Ryan get in as you are going to have all their homes (not sure on the Ryans’ but the Romneys have at least 3) having to be ‘outfitted’ for secret service etc and that would really cost big bucks!
totally eliminated so there aren’t special interests involved. I’d give each candidate a certain amount of equal airtime/newspaper ad/etc. But not this constant who can raise the most with extravagant parties. Come to think of it, if both sides took all the money that was raised and put it toward the national debt, we’d be in a better place! lol
I know sometimes the difference (margarine/oil impacts too). One other thing: humidity level in the house might be affecting it.
1. He promised jobs when he was elected governor – it didn’t happen unless you count the 2 people he hired for government jobs that paid beyond what anyone else was paid for the same job. He said since he and the Lt. gov weren’t taking salaries he should be able to hire these 2 but their salaries were more than he and she would have been paid as gov/lt. gov. We lost more jobs during his time and many went overseas.
2. He said, "No new taxes" – yes we didn’t get taxes but we got "user fees" for everything that weren’t able to be deducted from your taxes.
3. When he left the office, the state was in the beginning of the Big Dig mess which he should have been paying attention to when he was in office. We’re still paying for this corrupt mess now.
4. We do have "Romney Care" which he was so proud of until he discovered the rest of the country didn’t want the healthcare that was mandated in MA.
5. As to leaving before his term was up – he had ‘promised’ before being elected that he would be there for the whole time. If he hadn’t, I wouldn’t have included that.
As I said, they say what they think you want to hear/promises don’t mean anything. I’d rather someone not promise what they can’t guarantee they will deliver. His beliefs on social issues are not mine either.
and delete the reasons I posted so as not to cause trouble on the board. I will say, look up his record in MA and note that he quit being the governor before his term was up.
They both say whatever they think will get them elected. I’ve been through Mitt in charge once and wouldn’t want to see it again.
that she picked Jef as she seemed to be more attracted to Ari. She really blindsided Ari but not even going on the final date with him. They had contact only for closure, it sounds like. Maybe the reason she picked Jef was he seems to have a great family and values that match her own. He always thought of Ricki and mentioned her. Ari’s profession of race driver might have scared her off subconsciously due to what happened Ricki’s father – she’s been through that and maybe she just had more fears about it? Jef’s job is less threatening.
though. Ian could still be connected.
cliffhanger~ thanks for the laugh!
along with Victor’s. I wonder if he was originally the 3rd person in that old story where Victor/Stefano and someone else (off screen I believe) was involved in trying to take over the world.
half of the show as I usually watch Y&R too and they share 30 minutes. I haven’t even been interested enough to watch the first half. I hate this Sami/EJ/Lucas crap – sorry I don’t like her with either guy and the writers seem to have ruined Rafe/Sami for me. Carrie, another old fave, has also been ruined since she first left with Mike for Israel. Gabi/Chad/etc Blah!!! Will was the best part of the show but even now his smirks are getting to me -what is he really up to? Frankly, if I were Ken Corday, I’d be darn worried about my show and if it will have an audience after the Olympics! That is the last thing this show needs going into a long break. They are obviously taping too far ahead to realize how bad things have gotten and instead of dumping out the stuff that is bad and replacing it early, they seem to be in the mind frame to just let the crap play out and then hope there’s an audience left for the new writers. Dumping Peter Reckell and the actress that plays Madison – dumb ideas to go with the dumber than dumb story lines. They need to cut out the stuff that isn’t working and focus on slowly developing what is. It seems like they may also be doing what the other remaining soaps have done – hire the laid off actors from AMC and OLTL. It is working well on Y&R with 2 – Debbie Morgan and Darniel Williams but some of the others aren’t.
the outdoor room was cool!
as the other two just didn’t do it for me. EJ is just a rapist and Lucas is a spoilled little boy. My opinion, I know others don’t agree.
up EJ? He wants to take over the empire from what I can see.June 29, 2012 at 11:59 am in reply to: I need the back story on this Eileen Davidson and… #34009
could not have known about his swimmer issues, lol, or he wouldn’t have believed EJ to be his child. I’d almost like him to Ian’s but that could be a little out there. lol Steffie’s swimmers wouldn’t have been as old as they are now as EJ should only be an 18-19 year old if you go by his on screen conception. Sami could have been his mother – lol!