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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant
    It is still a $4 million vacation and the taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Are you saying the idea wasn't Obama's?
    "At $3,480 per week for seven weeks, taxpayers are paying about $24,360 per Congressional official for, um, nothing. Assuming that there are 535 voting members of Congress, that works out to an astonishing $13,032,600 in tax dollars for just one recess. Not including staff and benefits. Yes, eight figures.

    The five week summer break? $9,390,000."

    Congress Takes Home Millions of Tax Dollars While on Recess - Forbes

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Then there are those of us who think "public servants" should be just that. But, then there are those of YOU, who think they should be able to profit off the public dime. Go figure huh?
    uh where have I said that-I lampoon those who support office holders who get filthy rich off of being in office

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Obama promised jobs and Romney promised more tax cuts for himself. I think it's obvious why the working class voted for Obama.
    now that is a rather biased and inaccurate assessment

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I will take that as a concession
    The only choice that's left in the absence of any salient argument or counter-argument to put forward. Mere slurs and feeble misapprehensions have already been drained from the arsenal to no avail, after all. The only option now is to declare victory and go home, the glaring tail-between-the-legs factor notwithstanding.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh where have I said that-I lampoon those who support office holders who get filthy rich off of being in office
    Boehner got filthy rich from being office and I assume you support him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    now that is a rather biased and inaccurate assessment
    Rubbish.....

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

    As he was with regard to what (with his help) eventually became the internet, Al Gore was at the front of the pack in understanding the science and implications of global warming. He did a great deal to put the problem into the public consciousness, an important early step toward addressing the problem. Deniers who don't know the difference between weather and climate or between global and regional manage only to mock themselves in deriding Gore's efforts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Boehner got filthy rich from being office and I assume you support him.
    Did you know he has admitted to playing an average of 100 rounds of golf per year? That's more than triple what Obama plays.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's amazing that those same people who approve of a $4 million dollar vacation for Obama claimed that Mitt Romney, because of his wealth, could not possibly be a man of the people.
    Actually Willard showed himself to not be a man of the people by his deeds and actions... the 10,000 dollar bet with Gov Perry was a classic.

    The 4 million dollar price tag isn't for lavish food, drink, massages and companions but rather a large part goes to security, government staff and communication to keep the Leader of the Free World but a shout out away from the rest of the world.

    What I could do with 4 million on vaction is FAR more than what President Obama gets for his... even with the Secret Service paying for their own hookers...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh where have I said that-I lampoon those who support office holders who get filthy rich off of being in office
    So you haven't voted for any GOP or Dem senators and congressmen then? If not, I will concede and offer my apologies to you for saying what I did.

    The amount senators and congressmen make is obscene considering that many couldn't even find the time to read the healthcare bill that was passed.

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