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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    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".
    He cannot vacation close to home?

    He will drop dead if he does not charge taxpayers $3 million just to fly to Hawaii?

    Give me a break.


    I will ask you again, do you not think it would be a great gesture at Christmas for Obama to forgo this trip and spend that saved millions of dollars at local food banks/shelters/make a Wish foundations/ etc?

    Yes or no, please?


    And I complained plenty about other POTUS's that did the same thing.

    When you become POTUS - your happiness takes second place to the nation's.

    If that is too rough for you - don't apply for the job.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    There is plenty of room on Canada - feel free to move.

    Maybe they have room for an such a high caliber expert on US Presidential behavior.
    In other words - you have no reasonable reply to my statements, so you will resort to childish banter.

    Gotcha.


    Have a nice day.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post

    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."

    This. Bravo - and thank you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    He cannot vacation close to home?

    He will drop dead if he does not charge taxpayers $3 million just to fly to Hawaii?

    Give me a break.


    I will ask you again, do you not think it would be a great gesture at Christmas for Obama to forgo this trip and spend that saved millions of dollars at local food banks/shelters/make a Wish foundations/ etc?

    Yes or no, please?


    And I complained plenty about other POTUS's that did the same thing.

    When you become POTUS - your happiness takes second place to the nation's.

    If that is too rough for you - don't apply for the job.

    And I answered you already, much of that money is costs that are ALREADY incurred EVEN WITH the president at the White House.

    It would be great if every rich person in the nation would give their excess money to homeless shelters, food for poor, etc. but that isn't going to happen. Do you blame the rich people for not providing all their excess money to charity?

    So again, I will ask YOU, do you think a president should NEVER go on vacation?

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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
    I get that all presidents do this, but I don't understand why they're allowed to without paying for it themselves. They make 300k a year, yet take vacations worth 13 times their yearly salary?
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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

    I can't get worked up about this. If he works on a plan to cut spending on vacation, then I hope he has a great time.

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

    Did you expect any less from this man? Why do you think he needs to raise taxes so much? He's got a golf game to perfect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I get that all presidents do this, but I don't understand why they're allowed to without paying for it themselves. They make 300k a year, yet take vacations worth 13 times their yearly salary?
    Much of the costs is incurred by sercret service, Airforce one on standby, etc. no matter whether the president leaves the White House. The president DOES pay for hotel costs, food, etc. but since his salary is payed for by the government (i.e. taxpayer money), people also add that costs to "taxpayer" incurred expenses.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Did you expect any less from this man? Why do you think he needs to raise taxes so much? He's got a golf game to perfect.
    So you believe a president (even a GOP president) should NEVER go on vacation then right?

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

    He is a selfish jerk and he ran against another selfish jerk so I don't know why all the surprise here. Obama is on his way up to rich, his competitor had hundreds of millions and never did a major act of charity (giving to you church don't count) or he would have gotten my vote.

    All these guys want to be President cause its a life of luxury. Of course you are jealous. Me too.


    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.

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