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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    He is from Hawaii. If he were from Baltimore, it would be cheaper. The President has no control over what the Secret Service does to protect him and that comes at a cost. Sure he could go to Camp David, but he isn't from Camp David. He could eat off the dollar menu and fire the WH kitchen staff too and save us some money. He could grow pot on the south lawn and make us some money. Not everything in the universe is about the cost-benefit.
    It should be when youre borrowing 1 trillion a year. The President could choose to lead by example. Instead his example is wasting money.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Maybe I'm just jaded after all these years but every single time a president goes on vacation we have to do this partisan song and dance.

    It's a monument to hyperbolic stupidity and futility.
    Again, when the govt isnt broke, then the argument might be valid. As Obama would say 'lots of people would love to have a job. much less take a vacation from it. dont boo, vote!'

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Oh God, the silly Obama-vacation meme continues?

    How many vacations did Bush take and what did they cost? Come on, conservatives, you can say it.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    I'm more concerned about the 20 day vacation.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Why can he not do all this after 2016 and give the $4 million he saves to the poor?

    What, living in the White House is too confining?

    Awwww - poor baby.

    Why doesn't he go to a shelter in D.C. and complain to the poor there that living in the W.H. is too confining for him?

    Selfish jerk.
    Not so fast buddy......


    Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.

    The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.

    The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.

    During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.

    If cost of the flight was the only expense involved to taxpayers Bush’s vacations would still seem rather economical, but there is more, much more. Unlike the Obama’s $4 million Christmas vacation price tag, which includes the cost of everything from transportation to accommodations for the First Family, the White House staff, and the White House press corps, Bush’s numbers only include the cost of flying the president to Crawford. The cost of transporting and accommodating staff, media, friends and family is not included in Bush’s vacation numbers.
    Bush Spent 5 Times More On Flights To Texas Than Obama
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    A president takes a vacation! Amazing!

    Glad Reagan didn't take any vacations.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by JRog View Post
    I do.
    Dude that's a month..

    Must be nice, but when I'm not working I ain't making money and we can't have that.


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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Yeah, as I already typed time and again, I am against ANY POTUS for overspending on vacations at taxpayer cost.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Most of that cost is what it would cost him to visit ANYWHERE else in the U.S. The restrictions, secret-service, etc. are all costs that happen no matter where the president is.

    Don't like a president visiting his place of birth, don't vote for someone from Hawaii. Funny though, I can't seem to find any posts from you complaining about GOP president travels and costs, I wonder why that is?
    Common sense just isn't all that common.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Who the hell gets 20 days off in a row anyway? Besides congress and the President?


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    Honestly. Do you actually believe the POTUS ever really gets a day off?

    You righties sure are desperate.

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