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View Poll Results: Should taxpayers pay for Melania's personal choices?
Yes 5 38.46%
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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:02 PM   #11
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That's funny. It's not like the progressives have not been throwing temper tantrums since King Trump was elected.
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We've never had a First Family for whom living in the White House was a step down, a BIG step down.
It’s OK if Melania Isn’t a Traditional First Lady. But Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay for Her Choices.

In the seemingly endless first two weeks of the Trump presidency, Melania Trump made clear what many already suspected from her appearance on the campaign trail: She has no interest in being first lady. Melania has yet to appoint a social secretary, press secretary, floral designer, or White House chef, all roles that traditionally fall under the umbrella of the first lady’s office....

As a result of Melania’s failure to appoint anyone to run the White House visitors office, tours of the White House have been suspended. Melania also hasn’t announced her platform—although she has stated an interest in addressing online bullying—or her social schedule. The coup de grâce? She’s not even living in the White House. The Trump administration says she will move from New York to Washington, D.C., at the end of son Barron’s current school year, but rumors swirled this week that she might stay in New York indefinitely.

In one sense, Melania’s refusal to hew to tradition is refreshing. It is undeniably retrograde that it is considered the president’s wife’s job to oversee the traditionally feminine realms of tours, meals, and flowers. And there’s something admirable in Melania’s apparent intention to keep her life the same as it was pre-presidency.

...What’s genuinely troubling about Melania’s abdication of the traditional duties of her office—apart from the fact that the White House, a government building, is currently closed to the public—is that her decision to stay in New York is costing taxpayers a ton of money. According to a widely reported pre-inauguration estimate, New York City was spending $1 million a day on police assigned to keeping the Trumps and Trump Tower safe....
It?s OK if Melania isn't a traditional first lady. But taxpayers shouldn?t pay for her choices.
Her personal choices? What a vague and unclear poll you have created. You do not wish to make a clear point you want it to be muddy and vague. What if she did not want to be in the Whitehouse much but instead wanted to be continually on vacation to Spain and Hawaii and all over the world constantly on the tax payer's dime? You know like Michelle Obama did. Would that be fine with you?
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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #13
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So since your poll is so unclear I will assume you mean should we pay for what she does just like what Michelle Obama did, my answer will be yes.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #14
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We've never had a First Family for whom living in the White House was a step down, a BIG step down.
It’s OK if Melania Isn’t a Traditional First Lady. But Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay for Her Choices.

In the seemingly endless first two weeks of the Trump presidency, Melania Trump made clear what many already suspected from her appearance on the campaign trail: She has no interest in being first lady. Melania has yet to appoint a social secretary, press secretary, floral designer, or White House chef, all roles that traditionally fall under the umbrella of the first lady’s office....

As a result of Melania’s failure to appoint anyone to run the White House visitors office, tours of the White House have been suspended. Melania also hasn’t announced her platform—although she has stated an interest in addressing online bullying—or her social schedule. The coup de grâce? She’s not even living in the White House. The Trump administration says she will move from New York to Washington, D.C., at the end of son Barron’s current school year, but rumors swirled this week that she might stay in New York indefinitely.

In one sense, Melania’s refusal to hew to tradition is refreshing. It is undeniably retrograde that it is considered the president’s wife’s job to oversee the traditionally feminine realms of tours, meals, and flowers. And there’s something admirable in Melania’s apparent intention to keep her life the same as it was pre-presidency.

...What’s genuinely troubling about Melania’s abdication of the traditional duties of her office—apart from the fact that the White House, a government building, is currently closed to the public—is that her decision to stay in New York is costing taxpayers a ton of money. According to a widely reported pre-inauguration estimate, New York City was spending $1 million a day on police assigned to keeping the Trumps and Trump Tower safe....
It?s OK if Melania isn't a traditional first lady. But taxpayers shouldn?t pay for her choices.
I didn't realize it was that expensive to keep immigrants out of the White House. At least she doesn't have to worry about her husbands executive order keeping her from getting her visa through the airport if she goes back to where she came from.
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Her personal choices? What a vague and unclear poll you have created. You do not wish to make a clear point you want it to be muddy and vague. What if she did not want to be in the Whitehouse much but instead wanted to be continually on vacation to Spain and Hawaii and all over the world constantly on the tax payer's dime? You know like Michelle Obama did. Would that be fine with you?
Permanent residence = vacation.

Typical right wing logic.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:32 PM   #16
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Permanent residence = vacation.

Typical right wing logic.
Well it doesn't because the cost of bringing a giant entourage to Spain or Africa is extremely expensive.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:34 PM   #17
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Well it doesn't because the cost of bringing a giant entourage to Spain or Africa is extremely expensive.
And the security costs per day Melania is wracking up?

Right, she's a Republican so it is probably hidden from the books somehow. More of Reagan's magic economics.
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Would have? Maybe? What if?
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Talk about a biased way to ask a question, this is a good example. Our current federal law requires her to have Secret Service protection. The President/Vice President and their immediate families are protected 24/7, regardless of where they are. When former president, Bill Clinton's wife travelled all over the world as Secretary of State she had both Secret Service and State Department protection details.

It amazes me that President Donald J Trump is trying to get his cabinet together and lead the country, and this is what the left wants to focus on? There is no requirement for the wife of the president to live in the White House. She is not on the government payroll. Donald is only getting paid a salary of $1 per year that will save the government over $3 million in his 8 years.

The people elected Donald J Trump even though he lived in New York city. His son is ten-years-old and in school. Is it a horrible thing for the Trumps as parents to want Baron to finish this year at his current school?

The wording of the question is total partisan hackery.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 09:29 AM   #20
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Talk about a biased way to ask a question, this is a good example. Our current federal law requires her to have Secret Service protection. The President/Vice President and their immediate families are protected 24/7, regardless of where they are. When former president, Bill Clinton's wife travelled all over the world as Secretary of State she had both Secret Service and State Department protection details.

It amazes me that President Donald J Trump is trying to get his cabinet together and lead the country, and this is what the left wants to focus on? There is no requirement for the wife of the president to live in the White House. She is not on the government payroll. Donald is only getting paid a salary of $1 per year that will save the government over $3 million in his 8 years.

The people elected Donald J Trump even though he lived in New York city. His son is ten-years-old and in school. Is it a horrible thing for the Trumps as parents to want Baron to finish this year at his current school?

The wording of the question is total partisan hackery.
Given the latest estimates, the $3 mil Trump is not collecting in salary is spent on one day of the extra protection wifey needs because she is staying in NYC. So are you happy paying for the other 2921 days?
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