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UK: Thatcher funeral cost taxpayers $5.6 million
Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2013 2:33 PM EDT

Posted on 04/25/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral cost taxpayers £3.6 million ($5.6 million), mostly for security. …

Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Thursday that Thatcher’s family was paying the cost of the undertaker and flowers for the funeral. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; eussr; funeral; jellyandicecream; leftisthoods; security; statefuneral; thatcher
If not for the leftist louts, then no need for that kind of security.
1 posted on 04/25/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
UK: Thatcher funeral cost taxpayers $5.6 million

...or as much as ONE MOOshelle Obama vacation.......

2 posted on 04/25/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Olog-hai
Some Britons balked at the grand ceremonial funeral with military honors held for a politician whose legacy divides the country.

That's right AP, piss on her grave right up until the end.

3 posted on 04/25/2013 12:05:56 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

And Thatcher’s life saved the UK BILLIONS!


4 posted on 04/25/2013 12:06:09 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d much rather give $5.6 million to security personnel than to the kind of people who make the security necessary.

Instead of saying, “It’s awful they spent that much money,” Brits should be saying, “It’s awful that our population includes so many rotten people.”


5 posted on 04/25/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: Olog-hai

Good. At lest it wasn’t spent on welfare and NHS.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 12:07:33 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Olog-hai

How many BILLIONS in taxes did she save them?


7 posted on 04/25/2013 12:07:45 PM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Olog-hai

$400 Million USD to bury President Reagan. *SNIF*

$5 Million Pounds to bury Princess Diana.

$9 Million Euros for Pope John Paul II

$40 Million USD for JFK

$600 Million USD (in today’s dollars) for Alexander the Great


8 posted on 04/25/2013 12:08:52 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai
So that's $0.10 per Brit.

Or roughly one ten thousandth of how much more they'd be paying in taxes right now had she not been Prime Minister.

9 posted on 04/25/2013 12:09:25 PM PDT by wideawake
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She saved your asses and all that you are... show a little appreciation... you muzzie loving communist ingrates (for the left of Britain only).

LLS


10 posted on 04/25/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tax-chick

” Instead of saying, “It’s awful they spent that much money,” Brits should be saying, “It’s awful that our population includes so many rotten people.””

Bingo!


11 posted on 04/25/2013 12:12:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Olog-hai

AP finally aknowleges Thatcher’s funeral.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 12:14:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tax-chick

We shouldn’t have to make such a choice, of course.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 12:15:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

no big deal

that’s just the cost of a couple nights in Paris hotels for VP Biden, or another fancy resort vacation for his boss


14 posted on 04/25/2013 12:26:53 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Little Ray

???


15 posted on 04/25/2013 12:28:50 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
"Some Britons balked at the grand ceremonial funeral with military honors held for a politician whose legacy divides the country."

Ingrates...idiots...Stay classy "Some Britons".

Is that correct - "Britons" ?

16 posted on 04/25/2013 12:32:57 PM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: Olog-hai

I guarantee that kind of security won’t be necessary for Bill Clinton’s funeral. Conservatives won’t have any interest in disrupting it.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 12:35:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: stuartcr

The money went to honor a hero of the UK. I wasn’t thrown down the the toilets of NHS and social welfare.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 12:39:07 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

Do you think she wanted that much spent on her, or to help those in need?


19 posted on 04/25/2013 12:44:37 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Olog-hai

I would give a 100 times that to have someone with her courage, strength, wisdom, and fortitude in our white house right now. Someone that at least loves our country.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 1:01:39 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: stuartcr

You mean to subsidize the lifestyles of the lame, lazy, weak, stupid and perverted?

If anything, she’d rather it be given back to the taxpayers, but that was never an option in your mind or the government’s, was it?


21 posted on 04/25/2013 1:25:17 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Olog-hai
"...funeral cost taxpayers £3.6 million ($5.6 million..."

He11, that doesn't even cover one of the obamabillies vacations.

22 posted on 04/25/2013 1:30:27 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Little Ray

No to help those that need it


23 posted on 04/25/2013 2:30:14 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

Yeah. That has worked so well, that entire generations have been raised on the dole.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 4:45:53 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

There are many legitimate recipients of welfare and NHS


25 posted on 04/26/2013 5:53:32 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

I don’t care anymore. All the dole and NHS does is make poverty comfortable for the deserving and undeserving alike, and transfer money from people who have earned it to people who have not, while bureaucrats take a healthy cut.
Worse yet, most doleists actually seem to believe they DESERVE the money.
Nope. If it can’t go back to the taxpayers, it was better spent of Dame Thatcher’s funeral.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

That’s just not true.

People that are deserving of help, should not be allowed comfort?


27 posted on 04/26/2013 6:19:28 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

Their need does not create an obligation on the part of others. Why should the productive be the slaves of the lame and the lazy?
And no. If you are living on charity, comfort should not be a consideration at all.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 7:02:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

I believe the needs of some, do create an obligation on the part of others.


29 posted on 04/26/2013 7:05:59 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

I do not.
Charity is one thing. I am charitable and will help folks. I kept one man in his house at considerable expense until he recovered from the tragedy that had befallen him. No so much as a good deal as my wife and I trying be good Christians.
But they better not think for a second I owe them a darn thing.
Same goes for others. Their needs do not create an obligation for me. And government transfers are not charity. Worse, they seem to go some of the vilest individuals.
So I think you are completely and absurdly wrong.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 7:13:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Olog-hai

And?


31 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:10 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Little Ray

ok


32 posted on 04/26/2013 7:21:25 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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