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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    To be fair, Bush went to his own home in Texas. Some of the cost probably wasn't as much.
    You don't think the remodeling of Bush's ranch to accomodate him wasn't that much? Puuuuhlease. This is a clear "because Obama is a Dem, let's criticize ANYTHING he does" move from the OP.

    Presidents have and will go on vacation to their home states. Obama's happens to be Haawaii. Don't like it, don't vote for someone from Hawaii.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    A breadth of fresh air and common sense.

    Google is their friend - Bush and Clinton took much more vacation time than Obama.

    Of course, the truth is completely ignored by these folks wrapped in their own hyperbole.
    I think the same thing of those dickheads as well.

    You are not POTUS for life. You won't croak if you cannot go where ever you wish for a few years.

    And when Americans are suffering as much as they are - the LEAST a POTUS can do is to forgo lavish holidays as long as the nation is suffering.

    That $4 million can help make a lot of children a LOT happier at Christmas - and just maybe save a few lives if some money is given to medical clinics.


    Yeah, what a guy...he is doing EVERYTHING he can for America...except forgoing mega-expensive vacations while Americans suffer.

    What a dick.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You don't think the remodeling of Bush's ranch to accomodate him wasn't that much? Puuuuhlease. This is a clear "because Obama is a Dem, let's criticize ANYTHING he does" move from the OP.

    Presidents have and will go on vacation to their home states. Obama's happens to be Haawaii. Don't like it, don't vote for someone from Hawaii.
    Well, I'm not joining in the criticism of Obama on this one. I'm just saying it might not have cost as much for Bush to go to a house he owned in Texas, just like it would probably cost less for Obama to head home to Chicago.

    But realistically, $4 million doesn't sound like much for the POTUS to go anywhere. It probably cost $100,000 for Michelle to go to Target in Maryland.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I think the same thing of those dickheads as well.

    You are not POTUS for life. You won't croak if you cannot go where ever you wish for a few years.

    And when Americans are suffering as much as they are - the LEAST a POTUS can do is to forgo lavish holidays as long as the nation is suffering.

    That $4 million can help make a lot of children a LOT happier at Christmas - and just maybe save a few lives if some money is given to medical clinics.


    Yeah, what a guy...he is doing EVERYTHING he can for America...except forgoing mega-expensive vacations while Americans suffer.

    What a dick.
    Just try and take a minute to remember every time you were working and all of the stress that goes along with that. Then of course you have your family which raises your stress level. The car starts acting funny, one of your kid gets in a fight at school. Bill are due and your wife's company is downsizing and she might lose her job. Man, imagine the kind of stress that you would be dealing with.

    Now imagine your job is to be the President of the United States of America. And it's not your car acting funny, say it's Congress. And it's not your kid that gets in a fight, but Israel. And the bills? Oh yea, that's for the entire ****ing U.S.

    Moral of the story? Give the guy a ****ing break.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    i thought this vacation nonsense was stupid when they threw it at Bush, and i maintain that it's still partisan nonsense.

    number one, "vacation?" right. my guess is that a president's vacation day is probably still like a regular workday for the rest of us. i mean, just look at how they age in office. does that look like somebody that's jerking around and doing nothing?

    secondly, every president does this. it's damned expensive for a president to go to the john, or even to mcdonalds.

    so the vacation criticism translates to this : "i hate me some president (insert name here,) and i'd melt into a puddle of hyperpartisan fury even if his offense was putting the toilet paper roll on the wrong way."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I think the same thing of those dickheads as well.

    You are not POTUS for life. You won't croak if you cannot go where ever you wish for a few years.

    And when Americans are suffering as much as they are - the LEAST a POTUS can do is to forgo lavish holidays as long as the nation is suffering.

    That $4 million can help make a lot of children a LOT happier at Christmas - and just maybe save a few lives if some money is given to medical clinics.


    Yeah, what a guy...he is doing EVERYTHING he can for America...except forgoing mega-expensive vacations while Americans suffer.

    What a dick.
    There are ALWAYS people suffering in America, does that mean a president should NEVER go on vacation? Yet again, don't see you whining about previous presidents doing this while people are "suffering".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Just try and take a minute to remember every time you were working and all of the stress that goes along with that. Then of course you have your family which raises your stress level. The car starts acting funny, one of your kid gets in a fight at school. Bill are due and your wife's company is downsizing and she might lose her job. Man, imagine the kind of stress that you would be dealing with.

    Now imagine your job is to be the President of the United States of America. And it's not your car acting funny, say it's Congress. And it's not your kid that gets in a fight, but Israel. And the bills? Oh yea, that's for the entire ****ing U.S.

    Moral of the story? Give the guy a ****ing break.
    Awwwwe...pooor baby.

    As I posted above - it's about $3 million just to fly Air Force One (with equipment) to Hawaii and back. He could not find somewhere closer to Washington to relax? He is going to drop dead from exhaustion unless he spends $3M tax dollars and gets to Hawaii?

    Give me a break.

    No one forced him to take the job - he knew it would be stressful.

    But if going to Hawaii is more important to him then helping the poor with $3 million dollars saved from flying there - fine...he will be judged accordingly. He is a selfish dickhead...on top of being a crummy President.

    Hope and Change my ass.

    More of the Same is more like it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Awwwwe...pooor baby.

    As I posted above - it's about $3 million just to fly Air Force One (with equipment) to Hawaii and back. He could not find somewhere closer to Washington to relax? He is going to drop dead from exhaustion unless he spends $3M tax dollars and gets to Hawaii?

    Give me a break.

    No one forced him to take the job - he knew it would be stressful.

    But if going to Hawaii is more important to him then helping the poor with $3 million dollars saved from flying there - fine...he will be judged accordingly. He is a selfish dickhead...on top of being a crummy President.

    Hope and Change my ass.

    More of the Same is more like it.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well, I'm not joining in the criticism of Obama on this one. I'm just saying it might not have cost as much for Bush to go to a house he owned in Texas, just like it would probably cost less for Obama to head home to Chicago.

    But realistically, $4 million doesn't sound like much for the POTUS to go anywhere. It probably cost $100,000 for Michelle to go to Target in Maryland.
    It would probably cost more to go to Chicago because his house is in a suburban neighborhood and that would be a bigger pain to secure. It cost a $1M toll just to send an aircraft carrier one way through the Suez, so I don't complain about presidential travel costs because it is small potatoes in comparison to the money we throw around and history shows us what can happen when we skimp on security. It isn't like he and Michelle can road trip on their own or fly American out of Dulles with 4 tickets alone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All I can say is, unbelievable! This man is spending 4 million TAXPAYER dollars on a luxury vacation is the US economy teeters on the verge of a double dip recession and he himself is calling for higher taxes instead of reduced spending. You guys still proud you voted for this idiot?

    "President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.”According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an Obama stay will be in place for 21 days, from December 17 through January 6"


    .The Yeshiva World Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation Frum Jewish News
    Wish I could take vacations when I had work to do.

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