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View Poll Results: Should taxpayers pay for Melania's personal choices?
Yes 5 38.46%
No 8 61.54%
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 07:28 AM   #1
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Should taxpayers pay for Melania's personal choices?

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.
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Yes or no are the options.
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Yes or no are the options.
I will pass. Your yes or no question is a mind game. It is like asking you if you stopped beating your wife. Yes or no are the options. Pass, but good luck. I am sure the leftards will run up a lot of no's
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I will pass. Your yes or no question is a mind game. It is like asking you if you stopped beating your wife. Yes or no are the options. Pass, but good luck. I am sure the leftards will run up a lot of no's
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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.
Melania Trump is no Dolly Madison and not even close to Abigail Adams. Hillary Rodham Clinton is like Mary Todd Lincoln.

edit: I voted no, was that faux pas for the Conservative Establishment?

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Poor winner.

It's pretty obvious this marriage is a sham. Melania Trump must be an extremely unhappy woman--thrust into the spotlight and into a position she never wanted.
Poor little rich girl--married to a narcissist---a glory seeker, who must be a daily embarrassment for her.

It's quite sad.
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