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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


    Good for him, he can get some much needed rest while the GOP contemplates what's going to happen to their House members up for reelection in 2014 if they do not act to do what the Democrats in the Senate have already done, extend the tax cuts for the middle class.

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

    Why all the interest in Obama's vacations? Last I heard Obama still hasn't taken as much vacation time as Bush or spent nearly as much as Bush did on vacations,
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Why all the interest in Obama's vacations? Last I heard Obama still hasn't taken as much vacation time as Bush or spent nearly as much as Bush did on vacations,
    Last you heard? Where did you hear this?

    In any case, Bush is no longer President. It's time to move on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Last you heard? Where did you hear this?

    In any case, Bush is no longer President. It's time to move on.
    And as far as I remember Bushy usually went to his ranch, not some lavish resort.
    If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Why all the interest in Obama's vacations? Last I heard Obama still hasn't taken as much vacation time as Bush or spent nearly as much as Bush did on vacations,
    Have any real stats to back up what "you heard"?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Last you heard? Where did you hear this?

    In any case, Bush is no longer President. It's time to move on.
    Every time the right wing brings up a slew of articles on how terrible Obama is for the vacations he is taking there is a a slew of counter articles comparing his vacation history to that of George W. Nobody really cares when their guy is in office and when he is out they make the same argument you are making above. So I'm not sure why it matters. It is pretty much the pot calling the kettle black.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    And as far as I remember Bushy usually went to his ranch, not some lavish resort.
    His ranch? You mean the phony multi-million dollar stage prop? Do you have any idea of the taxpayer dollars that had to be poured into that pretense of a place to make it ready for prime time in terms of security and communications? Bush meanwhile easily holds the all-time record for most total days on vacation, and next in line come more Republicans by the way. Bush also holds the title for highest percentage of days in office being on vacation. Obama by comparison is far down the list. When he has vacationed at all, it has been during the August and Christmas recesses when Congress is not in session. In fact, most of Washington is not in session during those time periods. Bush was apt to wander off at any old time, and not just to so-called Crawford. He spent as much time at Camp David and let's not forget the "family compound" in Kennebunkport.

    And of course it is still true that -- just like you -- all Presidents and First Ladies pay out-of-pocket for the costs of their residence, food, transportation, shopping, and entertainment while on vacation or other personal travel. Whatever place they choose to stay is on their dime meaning you have no horse in that race at all.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Every time the right wing brings up a slew of articles on how terrible Obama is for the vacations he is taking there is a a slew of counter articles comparing his vacation history to that of George W. Nobody really cares when their guy is in office and when he is out they make the same argument you are making above. So I'm not sure why it matters. It is pretty much the pot calling the kettle black.
    I think the point is over yet more patent hypocrisy from the right-wing in railing against Obama's low rate of vacationing given the extreme rate of his predecessor that resulted in total silence from them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Last you heard? Where did you hear this?

    In any case, Bush is no longer President. It's time to move on.
    When I see that I can't help but think... "Ignore what OUR guy did... we want to pummel YOUR guy!"

    Now a word about Bush's 'ranch'. He was doing a poor imitation of Reagan with his ranch 'work'. Fact is BushII has retired to a nice city home in a nice suburb of Dallas, the Big D as we call it. I doubt he will ever set foot on his 'ranch' again for any length of time...

    I would opine the real cost of where the President goes is more the security, communications, and salaries of those who hover in waiting, be it a ranch in the middle of no where so all the electronic support had to be one-off installed or a hotel knee deep in sophisticated support services.

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