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Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Cost of Laura Bush's Holiday Dress: $8500

Too bad three other women who can afford $8500 for a dress donned the same one to the White House holiday party. The federal government's poverty level is $15,577 for a family of three. Wow. A poor family of three spends in six months what Laura Bush spends on one dress. Huh, so liberals aren't the only ones who spend wild amounts of money. Is Laura Bush an elitist?

4 Comments:

At 12/07/2006 3:18 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

I wonder how many of those dresses it would take to fill up one of those $100,000 gift baskets they hand out to needy Hollywood liberals at the Academy Awards.

 
At 12/07/2006 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Academy Awards aren't on the taxpayer's dime, ya dip. Of course, maybe Laura is using Bush oil money but the point is that there is nothing more elite than the ruling class, whether GOP or Dems. Just ask Marie Antoinette.

 
At 12/07/2006 4:09 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Uh, last time I checked there is a difference between Hollywood and the White House. Is the Bush family affected at all by the war? No. Should they show respect during a time of war? Families are suffering. Some will be w/o loved ones while others are feasting and wearing 8000 dresses to holiday parties. They aren't affected. They don't care.

The White House isn't suppose to accept expensive gifts, which means we paid for that damn dress.

 
At 12/07/2006 5:56 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

My, my...what bitter pills we have here.

A few things:

1. The President gets a salery. That means he can buy things with his own money. Dresses even. How do you think Clinton was able to pay $200 for those haircuts?

2. Quite often these dresses are donated to charities after the event. Many people are also employeed and recieve saleries because of the production of these items. Have you kids already forgotten the lessons from "luxery tax" of 1990?

http://jcgi.pathfinder.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,973305,00.html

3. The post linked the dress story to poverty levels. It seems to me that if you're so concerned about the rich getting richer you might see a connection to the obscene amounts of money spent on gift baskets for movie stars. Guess that's too much of a stretch if the name "Bush" isn't included in the narrative.

4. And by the way, when it come to charitable giving and personally helping those in need, have you ever noticed how much easier it is to throw stones than it is to actually give yourself? But of course you have...

http://instapundit.com/archives2/2006/11/post_431.php

 

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