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The week that was

April 7, 2013

SHARING THE PAIN? – Giving back 5 percent of your salary is a little easier when you’re earning $400,000 a year, but, hey, we’ll give President Barack Obama credit for at least making a good gesture....

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icart68

Apr-12-13 2:45 PM

So I just love how MY comments are being deleted....Does that mean the MDN Doesn't like facts, or does the truth hurt too much for them??? Even the post about how George W. Bush spending $124 MILLION dollars out of taxpayers on his vacation...and how Obama has only spent $20M!! hhhmmm...Wonder where it went??? (poof)

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icart68

Apr-11-13 8:16 PM

As I stated before - "W" spent $20 MILLION JUST ON TRIPS TO TX...For what?? Oh yeah, to cut BRUSH!!!

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locomotive

Apr-10-13 7:37 PM

PL, you really believe that?

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ProgressiveLiberal

Apr-10-13 1:49 AM

But, but, but Michele Bachmann said that Obama's trip to India cost $200 million alone and we know that everything printed on the internet has to be the truth.

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icart68

Apr-09-13 11:29 PM

Hey Dust....All I did was "google, copy and paste" Maybe if you would spend your time more wisely (Outside of MDN) In the REAL WORLD...I might not have to waste my time making you look like an IDIOT!!!...But, thanks anyways...Anytime I can do that for you...I'm here!! ;-)

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icart68

Apr-09-13 11:27 PM

As far as the cost of the vacay's... Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford. During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for j Bush’s ranch flights. The total cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation may be $4 million, but George W. Bush spent exponentially more taxpayers dollars, because he used Air Force One for political purposes in an attempt to distract the public from the amount of days that he was spending on vacation.

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icart68

Apr-09-13 11:21 PM

As far as Vacay goes...FACT

So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch. George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history. Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation less days than President Bush at 958 days. In 2005, the Washington Post noted President Bush’s frequent vacations in a piece titled Vacationing Bush Poised to Set a Record as Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years.

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Missy1

Apr-09-13 7:57 PM

Veritas, I was having a Chemical Burn on my neck and ears. The doctors are so afraid of all the new regulations, people don't get treatment when they need it. Well, I got it, and raised a whole lot of cane doing so. Obama Care is awful and so is President Obama.

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locomotive

Apr-09-13 10:41 AM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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billldoesntgetit

Apr-08-13 11:10 PM

missy1 next time one of your friends heads up to Canada or down to Mexico for a weekend have them pick you up a couple bottles of antibiotics.. They REALLY come in handy when the phone doesn't ring and you need medication.

Barracks giving back part of his salary as he spends another trillion.. Mighty Big of him ain't it???? Lying piece of dirt that he is.. I can hardly wait till he brings up all the money he is spending on whining and Dining the Republicans.. And no Whining is not misspelled

Thats gotta be really sticking in his craw...

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Missy1

Apr-08-13 8:33 PM

And the ones that want something for nothing, think that their lives will be so much better. I also decided I can no longer donate.

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Missy1

Apr-08-13 8:25 PM

Oh heck I don't know. After paying 37% of my earnings, getting a perm and having a skin reaction and getting Prednisolone, and it not working, and calling the clinic and doctor since 1:00, as all says I need antibotic, I can't get help. I have insurance and still no call. And 7:19. I can't even get a retirement or sell something. What a parasite. Thank "God" I don't have employees and don't have to babysit them. And Marvin 51, You are dead wrong. I told my husband, get your social security out, otherwise you will never get it. As Obama thinks only of himself, so will I. And when I am dead, it's not my problem.

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Missy1

Apr-08-13 3:28 PM

Figures don't lie, People that Figure do lie. By the way, that was "big of Obama".

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centerfield

Apr-08-13 9:48 AM

You obviously don't know squat, dusty. Figures from OMB show that spending has been down all five years of the Obama administration. It also shows the deficit has been slowly shrinking. Oh, and it shows that the programs the Bush administration started and are still in effect are causing the deficit spending. But, you would not be interested in the correct figures. Let me see: the war and the subsidiary effects on the soldiers is expected to ultimately cost 3-4 trillion dollars. Medicare Part D is still running out of control. We could go on and on but you really don't care for the facts.

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Independent

Apr-07-13 8:31 PM

Why don't I find the MDN was suprised at the results of the poll. What say the MDN do an analysis on traffic accidents and crime rates over the last five years. That would probably cause them to go into cardiac arrest.

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Independent

Apr-07-13 8:28 PM

I'd rather he give it to a charity like Secretary of State Kerry. At least the money will have better chance of doing some good.

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centerfield

Apr-07-13 10:20 AM

Great point, Marvin.

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Marvin51

Apr-07-13 6:01 AM

Nice to see the Minot Daily News admitting those making more would have an easier time paying more taxes.

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