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What Can $300,000 Buy? One Outfit for Cindy McCain.


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Tom
- 3969 days ago - rushprnews.com
The value of the outfit Cindy McCain wore on national TV while she explained to America that John McCain and the Republicans understand their economic and social woes was about $300,000. So, what will that amount buy in America? Read on and find out....



   

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Rachel D (57)
Friday September 5, 2008, 1:44 pm
All the better to rail against the "liberal elitists" in
 

Laura H (950)
Friday September 5, 2008, 1:54 pm
What's the damn thing made out of~diamonds and gold?!?!
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday September 5, 2008, 2:08 pm
What a fa$hion $nob Cindy Mc$ame is!
 

Marian E (152)
Friday September 5, 2008, 2:18 pm

She needs to gain a little weight. That would do more for her than her designer clothing.

Thank you Tom.
 

Joycey B (750)
Friday September 5, 2008, 4:04 pm
I could do so much with that money other then buying a dress. Thanks Tom.
 

Tom M (814)
Friday September 5, 2008, 4:10 pm
So, what does $300,000 buy in America?

- An average American home —- plus $80,000 in upgrades.

- Full, four year college tuition, plus room and board, for two students

- Nearly four times the average retirement savings for persons age 45 to 62.

- Roughly ten full-time community organizers working to make neighborhoods and America better.

- Ten full-time special needs caregivers for a year

- Twelve full-time maids for each of your seven homes.

- 6,000 hours of picking lettuce at $50 per hour

- 600 pairs of John McCain’s $500 Italian loafers

And last, but not least…….

- One outfit for Cindy McCain to wear on national TV while she explains to America that John McCain and the Republicans understand their economic and social woes.

Pffft. Believe that and I’ve got a “Bridge to Nowhere” I’d like to show you……
 

Louise L (48)
Friday September 5, 2008, 4:27 pm
What a shining example of not understanding what it is to be a middle class American. The money would have been better used to buy a bunch of votes, because I'm hoping that's the only way they'll get any. And, by the way, if she is not aware the camera is rolling, her face looks like Leona Helmsley: hard. Enlightening article, Tom.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday September 5, 2008, 5:06 pm
Republican operatives have officially welcomed 9/11 into their bag of acceptable advertising and marketing tools. The families of the victims must be thrilled to know that the horrific deaths of their loved ones can now be used to sell stuff.


If McCain doesn't get a 15-point bounce, the convention will be repeated over and over until he does.

 

Kerry S (0)
Friday September 5, 2008, 6:47 pm
Geez you guys did you bother to break down what Barry's $6 million acceptance speech would have bought..thought not...and that wasn't his money...it was yours! That dress was bought with her money...I think she's earned it since she's done a hell of alot more charitable work than either michelle or barry...so back off and grow up!
 

GoChi Gal (1)
Friday September 5, 2008, 7:46 pm
Agree Kerry!!!
None of us Americans want to B told how to spend R hard earn money!!
IT'S HER MONEY...SHE CAN SPEND IT HER WAY. I could care less!
NOBODY IS GOING TO TELL ME WHAT I CAN/CAN'T BUY W/MY MONEY!!!! SHAME ON U ALL! She most likely has done more charity work than most of us!

If it's tax dollars money than shame on her and any other gov. official that spends OUR TAXES this way.

 

Tom M (814)
Friday September 5, 2008, 8:45 pm
"But don't forget that most men without property would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich, than face the reality of being poor." (1776)
 

Laurie Wolfe (335)
Friday September 5, 2008, 8:54 pm
What Kerry and Susan both said!!!

Geez you guys did you bother to break down what Barry's $6 million acceptance speech would have bought..thought not...and that wasn't his money...it was yours!

That dress was bought with her money...

I think she's earned it since she's done a hell of alot more charitable work than either michelle or barry...

None of us Americans want to B told how to spend R hard earn money!!
IT'S HER MONEY...

SHE CAN SPEND IT HER WAY. I could care less!

NOBODY IS GOING TO TELL ME WHAT I CAN/CAN'T BUY W/MY MONEY!!!! SHAME ON U ALL!

She most likely has done more charity work than most of us!

If it's tax dollars money than shame on her and any other gov. official that spends OUR TAXES this way.

so back off and grow up!

What's funny is YES Cindy AND JOHN McCain has done THEIR charity work and still does.

Since this election started it was all about O(sama)bama.

It was not ever a chance but guess who WILL get in office!!!

McCain/Palin!!!!
 

Laurie Wolfe (335)
Friday September 5, 2008, 8:57 pm
Tom wrote: "So, what does $300,000 buy in America?
- An average American home —- plus $80,000 in upgrades.
- Full, four year college tuition, plus room and board, for two students
- Nearly four times the average retirement savings for persons age 45 to 62.
- Roughly ten full-time community organizers working to make neighborhoods and America better.
- Ten full-time special needs caregivers for a year
- Twelve full-time maids for each of your seven homes.
- 6,000 hours of picking lettuce at $50 per hour
- 600 pairs of John McCain’s $500 Italian loafers
And last, but not least…….
- One outfit for Cindy McCain to wear on national TV while she explains to America that John McCain and the Republicans understand their economic and social woes. Pffft. Believe that and I’ve got a “Bridge to Nowhere” I’d like to show you……

See you can complain all you want about the problems now you can't blame a man that's not even president.

I have an idea why don't you be president for aand see if YOU can handle that BIG job.

I BET NOT!!!!!
 

Marcla G (108)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:33 pm
Dang they're coming out in droves, the trolls.
BTW, who's Barry? Am I not up on this lingo?
I'm glad to see there are so many "middle class" here fighting for for McCain, glad there are so many millionaires here at Care2. Just like McCain, have no "GRIP" on what it is about, I'm not for Obama, but at least he has a better "grip" on the middle class and lower, I will give him that.
And Laurie, it takes MILLIONS to run for pres, you should understand the best ones who ran couldn't find the millions to make it as far as McCain & Obama, and since most of us here at care2 are more than likely POVERTY in the McCain thinking, we could NEVER run for president. Afterall, according to him, we are poverty. The middle class is a millionaire.
Now I'll go see what designer dress I can find at goodwill some middleclass person might have tossed out after wearing once, but ofcourse, since I boycott China and India, I do usually shop at Goodwill, you would be surprised of the beautiful/nearly new stuff people toss out, that is AMERICAN made. And I believe in reduce, recycle and reuse.
 

Marcla G (108)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:40 pm
oh and btw, the lies Palin AND McCain about Palin have been telling are coming out, and her corruption. The bridge to nowhere, she WAS for. You would think politians would learn not to go spouting off lies if they have skeletons in their closets. Seems like they would have learned a long time ago. All politians are corrupt. Except a VERY few.
Palins corruption/lies/past is coming back to bite her and McCain, BIG time.
 

Tom M (814)
Friday September 5, 2008, 10:07 pm
Laurie isn't a troll. She is just a bit ignorant, lazy and misguided. If she had bothered to read the article I posted BEFORE attacking me personally, she would have known that the words I posted in the "comments" section were cut and pasted verbatim straight from from the article. I didn't write the article. Next time do your homework Laurie, and don't shoot the messenger lol. Not a good way to make friends. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I think personal attacks are a poor substitute for reasonable debate on the issues.
 

Laura H (950)
Friday September 5, 2008, 10:35 pm
OF course Cindy McCain can spend "her money" anyway she wants. That is not the point here. Spending THAT kind of money on a DRESS is ANOTHER example of just how out of touch the McCain's are to how most of the people in this country live. People are losing their homes, jobs, savings, prices keep going up and up on goods and services~and she has the NERVE to parade around on national t.v. in a $300,000 dress while spewing that her husband and the Republican party understands our economic and social woes...... PULEEZ!! Give me a BREAK!!!
 

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 12:57 am
I hope she doesn't have to fill all her bedroom closets. That would be hard even on her budget.

Laurie, I'll take the job. I'll even do it for half the pay and work twice as many hours as bush did. As a plus, I'm 10 times more qualified for the job than Klondike Barbie.
 

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 12:59 am
I'd also like to throw my hat in as fashion advisor for Cindy. I can get her a nicer dress at my local thrift store and she can pay me half of what she paid for that rag.
 

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 1:08 am
I'd also like to throw my hat in as fashion advisor for Cindy. I can get her a nicer dress at my local thrift store and she can pay me half of what she paid for that rag.
 

Hans L (958)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 2:04 am
The problem is not the Dress the problem is that they will not stop spending YOUR MONEY the WAY GWB has started it! $ 9,671,433,289,054 and counting up....
The eye-popping $9 trillion gross national debt is owed by the "General Fund." That's the part funded by your income taxes. Half of that goes for the military and to pay interest on the debt.
http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
The estimated population of the United States is 304,676,835
so each citizen's share of this debt is $31,741.80.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$1.93 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
Concerned?

Not most of the Americans i love comments like these i just have to share:

Go Republican! Palin is God given. Finally a real american mom as VP, maybe President. I believe any real devoted mother can run this country better than any political man.

seriously with a national debt. so high. why don't they just stop invading other countries and find an alternate route to pleasing the debt we put ourselves in. all the money spent on war obviously isn't covered by the oil they're stealing. its just more and more debt. eventually our tax dollar will be the entire dollar. maybe a few cents left for us... and that makes a nation completely enslaved by the debt. their leaders have lead them to.

Forget the dress!
 

Peace M (185)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 4:31 am
I agree with Laura's post: "OF course Cindy McCain can spend "her money" anyway she wants. That is not the point here. Spending THAT kind of money on a DRESS is ANOTHER example of just how out of touch the McCain's are to how most of the people in this country live."

IMO, it's another example of the haves vs. the have nots. But I guess as the old adage goes...if you got 'it' flaunt it! The only problem being is that you alienate those who don't.
 

Peace M (185)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 4:43 am
Blue, just viewed the vid you posted... Both hubby and I are appalled the repugs are using this to bolster their candidates. This type of 'promotion' is repulsive and if nothing else, should give anyone who is affronted by the use of emotional trauma to sell their candidates, pause to think about their choices.
 

Mary Cook (518)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 5:02 am
How many shelter animals could be saved?
 

ROBIN M (312)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 5:32 am
if she wears that much before she gets in office think what her wardrobe will cost if she gets in the white house you know she will have to go out shopping to fill her new closets.
 

JOYCE ROOKER (13)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 2:40 pm
The dress aside (that's just plain vulgar). There are so many other things that money can do. Good things. He understands nothing about the middle and lower class. Let him try living off $600 a month. By the time two bills are paid and food is bought the money is gone. He couldn't survive it. What tics me off is the fact that he has Palin there in the first place. It is insulting to women everywhere. He brought her in to get women's votes. Does he think we are all stupid? Does he think we will vote because she is a woman and not see her record? Not hear what she is saying?
 

Bob F (10)
Sunday September 7, 2008, 1:35 am
Get real, rich people spend lots of money on silly things. This is still america, if you make it, you can spend it anyway you want. Still, it does show how stupid rich people can be. Makes them almost human.
 

No Way (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 3:23 pm
WAKE UP PEOPLE! DO NOT get sidetracked from taking precious time to learn about what REALLY matters - things that will effect your life now and into your future.

No One Every makes a big deal about the so-called stars of today who parade onto any red carpet they can get invited to, wearing overpriced and often too ugly fashions and accessories! Yes, I know, much of this stuff is loaned to them for the press, but come on! WHO REALLY CARES? Yes, the difference too, is that most of 'them' are Democrats and/or liberals, who are NOT asked about their money and how wisely they've spent it . . . In fact, the 'Hollywood' lifestyle and/or wasteful behavior is praised All The Time, and it's ruining how children look to their future, because they don't expect to have to work for anything. Oh please, don't get me started!

No doubt, the information about Cindy McCain's outfite was put out in the media to distract YOU from looking at the real issues, to decide for yourself. Pay attention though, cause it will only get worse as November gets closer!
 
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