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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Considering the amount of time the last president spent on vacation... this is nothing.
    The President of the United States is never really on vacation.

    I just wish the current POTUS didn't have to always stay in the most expensive locations.

    All Presidential vacations should have to take place within driving distance of a military base to house his staff.

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, the taxpayers don't foot the bill on buying or renting the places he stays on vacation. The use is given to the first family by the owners/friends as a gift (Camp David being the exception). Transportation to and from is probably a tax payer expense, which would be roughly identical depending on distance if he'd been staying at his own ranch, if he owned one. I agree however that the dog should have made the trip with the family. If he got accidentally left back at the White House, leave the dog at home or get someone to drive him to Massachusetts at their personal expense and not send a military helicopter to go get the dog.
    The First Family pays for their own hotels, homes, etc. but they travel with a tremendous entourage.

    That's where the real cost comes from.

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    The President of the United States is never really on vacation.

    I just wish the current POTUS didn't have to always stay in the most expensive locations.

    All Presidential vacations should have to take place within driving distance of a military base to house his staff.
    I agree. Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard - big bucks!!!

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Of all the things to be upset with Obama about, this is the silliest. By the way, Slick Willy was very fond of smoozing at Martha's Vineyard as well.

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    it is interesting when the responses are well the past Presidents did X. I don't care anymore what Clinton, Bush, Nixon did. That is in the past. What I care about is what is Obama doing. The question is he spending tax dollars in a prudent manner for his vacations?

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Of course it costs extra for the handling of the dog. Someone else is getting paid to do this. Nothing is free!
    Well, I doubt the dog will cost much in extra fuel and the helicopter was already flying to there with or without the dog.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Well, I doubt the dog will cost much in extra fuel and the helicopter was already flying to there with or without the dog.
    Everything costs money. The person who has to handle and care for the dog is definitely being paid to do so. Why the heck can't the first family care for their own dog like normal people do?

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Considering the amount of time the last president spent on vacation... this is nothing.

    But got to love the ultra biased partisan US media and American right on this subject, making it sound like they air lifted the dog and not that the dog came along for the ride with the staff... pathetic.
    Isn't Obama keeping track with that vacation time? Not that Obama and Bush are significantly different anyway.
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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Of all the things to be upset with Obama about, this is the silliest. By the way, Slick Willy was very fond of smoozing at Martha's Vineyard as well.
    Our country is in a recession right now, and the government keeps telling us how broke they are.

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Does this not outrage anyone else? Someone to carry the presidential basketballs? Is he too good to carry his own balls?!
    Maybe they are now calling the "football" a "basketball?"

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