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  •  You have never been more wrong. (4+ / 0-)
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    The WH isn't a goddamned charity.


    Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

    by jayden on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:18:35 AM PST

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    •  Which means its not tax deductable (1+ / 0-)
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      doesn't people cant donate to it.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:49:05 AM PST

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      •  What gives a Fox News Host... (2+ / 0-)
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        the right to produce tours of the White House? The US government once gave tours of the White House and now they have stopped because of the sequester. How does a private citizen have the right to order them up again, even if they are willing to open up their own check book to fund it.

        This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

        by Tonedevil on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 01:29:25 PM PST

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        •  What? (1+ / 0-)
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          Hes not ordering.  What he's saying is that the publicly stated reason the tours stopped is because of cost.  It was to save the $74,000 so he is offering to pay the $74k himself if that's the only reason the tour isnt happening.

          Why am I suddenly having to defend some douche from FOX News?  I couldn't give one-half of one rat's ass about this guy but I dont understand why some non-elected person offering to pay for this for some kids from Iowa is the most dickish move we've ever seen some right-wing hack make.

          Seems a simple minor side-show distraction kind of thing.. how'd did we get to "How dare this scumbag offer his own money to pay for something that hes thinks is good and involves children!!!!"?

          Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

          by Wisper on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 02:57:06 PM PST

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          •  I don't know... (1+ / 0-)
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            what priority list the White House tours are on nor do I know what money bucket the cash comes from. What I am pretty sure is it is someone's job to make that list and to apportion that money. I am also pretty sure that job doesn't fall to a Fox News Host. If said host wants to give $74,000.00 to the White House that is fine, but I don't think that means he gets to say it goes for White House Tours.

            This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

            by Tonedevil on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 04:17:33 PM PST

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      •  Wisper - if we wanted to fund White House tours (1+ / 0-)
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        it could be very easily be done as a charitable deduction. When a new POTUS is elected it is common that a tax exempt foundation is established to give the new First Family a budget to redecorate. That's just one of many White House items funded by private, tax deductible donations. The same could be easily done for White House tours. If someone starts a fund to raise the $2 million for this fiscal year, or an endowment to take White House tours off the White House budget forever, I will donate to both.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 02:45:04 PM PST

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      •  there's probably not even a way to put (0+ / 0-)

        money directly into whatever account would pay for those expenses. fungible and all that, you know

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 05:25:33 AM PST

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