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    Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    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

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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

    Most of that cost is what it would cost him to visit ANYWHERE else in the U.S. The restrictions, secret-service, etc. are all costs that happen no matter where the president is.

    Don't like a president visiting his place of birth, don't vote for someone from Hawaii. Funny though, I can't seem to find any posts from you complaining about GOP president travels and costs, I wonder why that is?

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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
    When you consider how much Secret Service and all that goes along with a President travelling anywhere for a length of time, 4 million doesn't sound like that much actually. Think of how much it costs any of us to fly to Hawaii. And I don't have an infrastructure going with me! I think when I went 5 years ago, it cost about $1600 round trip tickets (each) for my wife and myself. Figure a little inflation....$2000 per person in the Obama family, counting Michelle's mother that's $10,000 right there. Take 10 Secret Service agents, that's another $20,000 right there. That's to fly coach on Delta. The President doesn't fly coach on a regular airline for obvious reasons. Then the hotel rooms for 10 Secret Service guys for 2 weeks...in Honolulu....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Most of that cost is what it would cost him to visit ANYWHERE else in the U.S. The restrictions, secret-service, etc. are all costs that happen no matter where the president is.

    Don't like a president visiting his place of birth, don't vote for someone from Hawaii. Funny though, I can't seem to find any posts from you complaining about GOP president travels and costs, I wonder why that is?
    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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    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
    He's burned out from all that campaigning. Based on his latest fiscal cliff proposal, he might as well leave now. Joe can take care of things when he's gone.

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

    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.
    Because much of that 4 million is cost that is ALREADY being paid for simply by him being president. Do you think they don't have secret service at the white house? Do you think they don't keep Airforce one on standby?

    Seriously, it's hilarious watching many people think the president should just stay in the white house like that doesn't incur costs in itself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonawanda View Post
    He's burned out from all that campaigning. Based on his latest fiscal cliff proposal, he might as well leave now. Joe can take care of things when he's gone.
    Did you say the same thing about Bush and his vacations?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Because much of that 4 million is cost that is ALREADY being paid for simply by him being president. Do you think they don't have secret service at the white house? Do you think they don't keep Airforce one on standby?

    Seriously, it's hilarious watching many people think the president should just stay in the white house like that doesn't incur costs in itself.

    If they allocate 'x' number of dollars for trips AND he only uses part of that money, then the remainder is unused.

    Or do you think that flying Air Force One around (with all the support planes/vehicles that goes with it) is free?

    'Air Force One airfare: $179,750 per hour'

    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...1#.ULjgvuQ0WSo

    It's over 4800 miles from D.C. to Honolulu. AF1 cruises at 575 mph. That is 8+ hours each way minimum. 16 hours round trip minimum times $180,000/hour equals $2,880,000 just to get there and back.

    And the surplus could then be given to charities.

    You don't think that would be a nice thing for a President to do at Christmas?

    Especially when the nation has been mired near/above 8% unemployment for almost his entire time as President?

    Especially when food stamp usage has risen over 40% since he took over?
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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Did you say the same thing about Bush and his vacations?
    To be fair, Bush went to his own home in Texas. Some of the cost probably wasn't as much.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Did you say the same thing about Bush and his vacations?
    A breadth of fresh air and common sense.

    Google is their friend - Bush and Clinton took much more vacation time than Obama.

    Of course, the truth is completely ignored by these folks wrapped in their own hyperbole.
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