If the point of the stimulus is to create jobs, why is Obama outraged when a corp remodels a conference room?

The room doesn't exactly remodel itself. It takes an interior designer, furniture manufacturers, construction workers, truck drivers, electricians, engineers, building inspectors, etc. If the rationale is we don't want tax payer dollars going to remodeling, why is Obama hiring the same interior designer to refurbish parts of the White House? If someone who accepts taxpayer money should get no perks, then Obama should be taking the bus instead of Air Force One.

Asked By: Jane S - 2/24/2009
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Because of the public outcry about corporate junkets, a lot of firms have cancelled conferences and off-site meetings. The conference centers have laid off thousands of workers as a result.
Answered By: Simian - 2/24/2009
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Sorry, but no one needed a 35K commode from tax payers money. A white board sure. A parchment toilet. Nope.
Answered By: Forget War Buy More (RPCV) - 2/24/2009
Just once I would love for you people to site your source for your stories. Are you ashamed of where you are hearing this stuff?
Answered By: Dolores B - 2/24/2009
Remodeling is one thing honey $18,000.00 trash cans are another You really can't be serious here now can you You just want to show how much you hate your country
Answered By: Voice Of Reason - 2/24/2009
Especially when it was pre-bailout dollars? He is infested with the Liberalism Mental Disease. Lack of logic.
Answered By: WhiteHouse Watching - 2/24/2009
He is p****d because after the remodeling is done they have to find another job. Obamas plans offer lasting jobs that go for upwards of two years which by that time his jobs outlook should be at least closer to normal than it is now.
Answered By: ☻Ädam☻ - 2/24/2009
because dont you know...there are one set of rules for Obama...and an entire other set for everyone else. It is his world and we are all just living in it. Hypocrite narcissistic idiot.
Answered By: Lea - 2/24/2009
Because that doesn't create jobs as much as it makes life easier for those making tenfold what he makes as President of the United States of America
Answered By: Representative&Gov Advisor,fmr. - 2/24/2009
Hate to see them line up in congress BEGGING for bail out. that sucks enough. Its pathetic to watch. I intend not to watch the hearing so please dont bring this crap in here.
Answered By: Proletariats Unite!!! - 2/24/2009
Why is the White House being remodeled? Becaue Michelle wants it that way. Let them dig into their pockets and pay for it. How about the seniors who have paid taxes and contributed to the system all of their life and now barley living on a fixed income and facing the infation increase.
Answered By: Tom W - 2/24/2009
It's not the remodel itself - it's the corp that did it. They accepted bail-out money - taxpayers money - that's the difference.
Answered By: alleymaxx - 2/24/2009
You mixed apples and oranges. The point of the stimulous is to create jobs. The point of the auto and financial bailout are loans to help struggling business. These must be paid back. They must prove need, and remodeling the ceo's office is definately not a need.
Answered By: Handey Randy - 2/24/2009
Or, when Wells Fargo canceled a Vegas trip for its top performers, did the finger waggers consider the people employed in Vegas who would be hurt since the Wells Fargo people weren't coming? Always, always, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
Answered By: Sergeant Vince Carter, USMC - 2/24/2009
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