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

    It'd be nicer if they reflected honest economic costs. Truth is that costs associates with most land transportation and Secret Service-based costs are sunk costs - those exist if the dude essentially takes a drive downtown to In and Out Burger. I'd rather them reflect the costs that accurately portray the difference between doing something and doing nothing. That's what I'm worried about as an accountant.

    Anyone with a financial background who doesn't differentiate fixed and variable costs is an ideologue, period.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    LOL! Actually, Chris Sommers went on the total-joke Fox & Friends morning show shortly after the White House event specifically to shoot down the stupid right-wing bunk about his trip. Not that the facts mattered much to those idiots. But you might still have learned the actual first-hand details there. You might even have learned that the business uptick from all the positive publicity had caused him to hire 15 new employees. You might even have found out that the pizza served in the Roosevelt Room had included the pesto-flavored "East Loop", the vegetarian "Berkeley," and the "Bucktown," which is topped with roasted chicken. There was also a custom pizza, the "Hyde Park", with Buffalo wing hot sauce made specially for the President, an obsessive when it comes to hot sauce.

    But no. Instead...
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    Got any links?

    Also they paid for the secret service and the sweeps? Show us the receipts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Got any links?
    Got any idea how hard they would be to find all by yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Also they paid for the secret service and the sweeps? Show us the receipts.
    LOL! The White House is protected 24/7. But it's an office complex. People are coming and going all the time. They are included in the tab whether they cook any pizza or not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Got any idea how hard they would be to find all by yourself?


    LOL! The White House is protected 24/7. But it's an office complex. People are coming and going all the time. They are included in the tab whether they cook any pizza or not.
    You are not aware of what takes place when non government people interact with the President, figures, we knew what you were talking out of all along.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    You are not aware of what takes place when non government people interact with the President, figures, we knew what you were talking out of all along.
    Found any of those links to the St. Louis pizza people paying their own way here and back yet? Bothered to look or just as happy not to find out how wrong you were? Maybe you should go look at the White House visitors logs as well, by the way...

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

    Don't understand the issue here?

    Is it that Obama shouldn't take a vacation?

    Obama isn't "spending" 4 million. He's taking a vacation.

    The protocols of protecting the President apply no matter where he is. He has to travel by Airforce One = its not his choice he is basically a prisoner of the secret service. He can't go anywhere without them, he can't travel by normal transport, he can't be "uncovered" at any time, he can't just randomly go to a restaurant or movie theatre.

    And yet, the right is bitchin' about the costs of the most powerful man on the planet taking a break from the stresses of the job. Or is mental and emotional well being not important?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    tempest meet teapot.
    It's not even that. It's just made up partisan nonsense. Every President takes vacations. Criticize the ones who take more than others perhaps, but Eisenhower went off to play golf, Reagan went off to ride horsies, and Bush-43 went off to cut brush for some reason (even though no actual rancher would have done that). And while it's true that no President is allowed to fly commercial, they are all in fact required to pay out-of-pocket as if they and those they took along had. They also pay out-of-pocket for lodging, meals, and entertainment while on vacation. Kind of the same deal as you and I get. But you can count on somebody out there being crass enough to manufacture yet another dose of faux-outrage over it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Found any of those links to the St. Louis pizza people paying their own way here and back yet? Bothered to look or just as happy not to find out how wrong you were? Maybe you should go look at the White House visitors logs as well, by the way...
    It is you that has the burden of proof, so far there has been none just as suspected

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

    Hey I have no problem with any President taking a vacation! Feel lucky I am not the President I can only image the damage I could do at SaxFifth while on the government dole. I would make Sarah Palin look cheap on her 100k spending spree. That would get spent on a Thursday

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    It is you that has the burden of proof, so far there has been none just as suspected
    Beyond legally blind and determined to remain so. Just as suspected. What awful things would happen in your world simply from learning that the Pi people did indeed pay their own way to DC? A world that could be upset by such a little thing can hardly have been very well imagined.

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