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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    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.
    Was that in 4 years or 8? Bush sucked!!! Obama sucks!!!
    And a link would be nice.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    "When American families are cutting back on travel due to rising gas and food prices, President Obama should be considerate of the sacrifices millions of citizens are forced to make and adjust his travel plans accordingly. Statistics published by The Blaze note the Obama vacation to Hawaii last year cost approximately $4 million. Before the family trip to Hawaii, the Obama's had already spent $10 million dollars of taxpayer money traveling to Vail, Colo.; Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and Spain".

    President Obama's Lavish Vacations Are Under Scrutiny Again - Yahoo! News


    From everything I can find on Bush he spent 20 mill over two terms so they seem to be about even. The difference is Bush flew home alot to get the Hell out of DC while obama takes less frequent but far more lavish luxury vacations. It is very telling of who these men are and the different way they see the world but dollar for dollar it is pretty even.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    From everything I can find on Bush he spent 20 mill over two terms so they seem to be about even. The difference is Bush flew home alot to get the Hell out of DC while obama takes less frequent but far more lavish luxury vacations. It is very telling of who these men are and the different way they see the world but dollar for dollar it is pretty even.
    Neither you nor Glenn Beck has found very much. Mr. Bush made 77 visits to the "Crawford ranch". Flight time from DC to Waco is approximatley two hours and ten minutes. According to GAO, flight costs for Air Force 1 are at least $56,518 per hour. Each trip was supported by at least one C-17 cargo jet. According to GAO, flight costs for a C-17 are at least $6,960 per hour. So that's ($56,518 + $6,960) x 4.33 x 77 = $21,164,200 just as a lowball estimate for the flight costs. Somebody is trying to gild the lily.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    Was that in 4 years or 8? Bush sucked!!! Obama sucks!!!
    And a link would be nice.
    Here, lazy. Let me google that for you...

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

    Sawyer-
    BushII didn't fly home, he flew to a photo-op political stage, a faux ranch for faux Reaganesque down homie-ness...

    You can 'at a time like this' any administration, BushII when the Dot.com bust hit, Katrina, as his trumped up excuses to attack Iraq fell apart and then as the attack fell apart and thousands of troops fought and died instead of being feted with candies and flowers...

    He didn't fly 'home' to escape the E-Viles of DC, but rather having to answer the questions that arose over his 'decidership'.

    seriously dude....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    BushII didn't fly home, he flew to a photo-op political stage, a faux ranch for faux Reaganesque down homie-ness...
    It had been a turkey and hog farm until Bush bought it, but that wasn't such good imagery, so they tore all that stuff out and then arranged for some cattle owned by a friend to be brought over to graze in the background. Totally fake operation. The original hope had been that Bush could duplicate Reagan's galloping about the spread, but he had never learned to ride and looked like such a dork in the saddle that they decided to settle for "cutting brush" with a chainsaw as the manly part. No actual rancher would have done that, but so what.

    Another reason why he went so often to "the ranch" was that he would have been so seriously unwelcome almost anywhere else. Same reason his foreign travel was so limited. At almost any other destination, serious rallies and protests against him would have resulted, meaning major increases in hassle and public safety costs for whatever local jurisdictions he was in. Bad press too. They tried those "remote" free speech zones for a while, but those didn't go over so well either. Best just to keep things to "Crawford", Camp David, and Kennebunkport.
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Name calling??? Nice.
    No, I wanted a link to the exact proof of what you posted, not a whole list of google.
    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 Rapunzel52 View Post
    Name calling??? Nice.
    No, I wanted a link to the exact proof of what you posted, not a whole list of google.
    You think that is name calling? Oh you are in for a rude awakening in other posts...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Sawyer-
    BushII didn't fly home, he flew to a photo-op political stage, a faux ranch for faux Reaganesque down homie-ness...

    You can 'at a time like this' any administration, BushII when the Dot.com bust hit, Katrina, as his trumped up excuses to attack Iraq fell apart and then as the attack fell apart and thousands of troops fought and died instead of being feted with candies and flowers...

    He didn't fly 'home' to escape the E-Viles of DC, but rather having to answer the questions that arose over his 'decidership'.

    seriously dude....
    Never said it was a working ranch but it was the Bush's home and looks like a fantastic place to get out of DC for some clear air and clear thinking.

    Tour the Bush's Crawford, Texas, Ranch - Oprah.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Never said it was a working ranch but it was the Bush's home and looks like a fantastic place to get out of DC for some clear air and clear thinking.

    Tour the Bush's Crawford, Texas, Ranch - Oprah.com
    Once out of office he sold it pretty quickly.

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