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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Our country is in a recession right now, and the government keeps telling us how broke they are.
    We are not in a recession and it isn't like the POTUS has any control over the circus that travels with him.

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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 First Family pays for their own hotels, homes, etc. but they travel with a tremendous entourage.

    That's where the real cost comes from.
    I guess that's part of the job for any president. President Bush flew out west to his ranch so often even the White House started calling it "The Western Whitehouse." I had no problem with it because he was the President and the job requires 24/7 access to the assests needed to operate the government. Nobody wants the President to be a hostage to 1600 Pennsyvsina Ave., not Bush, Clinton or any other President I don't think.
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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    We are not in a recession and it isn't like the POTUS has any control over the circus that travels with him.
    Tell that to the people who are out of work and have been, and have run out of unemployment benefits and are no longer counted on the rosters. Really, how naive. If you had been out job hunting, you would KNOW BETTER than to make that comment.

    Also, of course he has control over his staff. Another ridiculous suggestion. Double eye rolls for both comments.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The president gets a salary just like congress does....or did you think he works for free?

    "Effective January 1, 2001, the annual salary of the President of the United States was increased to $400,000 per year (up from $200K), including a $50,000 expense allowance....
    Presidential Pay and Compensation – Pay and Compensation of the President of the United States


    I'm pretty sure the president is paying for his vacation rental house.


    Did you complain when congress doubled Bush's salary?
    Obama's family vacation to Africa cost more than Obama's entire yearly salary and and expense allowances combined and doubled.
    And it wasn't a business trip taking care of the official business of state.

    With in six weeks of Obama entering the White House Obama realized that the job of POTUS was bigger than he was.
    If there was any official state business to be taken care of in Africa, that's what Obama's incompetent State Department is for.

    Michelle Obama's hotel bills running all over the world surpasses the President's salary.

    Lets not forget Obama's daughters Malia and Natasha little vacations outside of America and the cost of staying at the most expensive hotels, meals, and their five car motorcades.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Tell that to the people who are out of work and have been, and have run out of unemployment benefits and are no longer counted on the rosters. Really, how naive. If you had been out job hunting, you would KNOW BETTER than to make that comment.

    Also, of course he has control over his staff. Another ridiculous suggestion. Double eye rolls for both comments.
    Yeah I live in a city that has had at or near double-digit unemployment since well before Obama was President and I didn't hear too many people outraged when Bush was in Texas so often and so long they came up with a "western White House" logo to disguise to the gullible that he was an absentee President so please spare me the feigned outrage and double-dog eye-rolls.

    BTW, most of the "costs" of a Presidential vacation would not be saved by him not going because the same people would still be working somewhere else doing something else while he sat in the Oval Office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Same is true for Chicago.

    When I lived there, every time Obama would come to visit, it seems like I would have to get through a security detail just to get to my own apartment.

    The man has no regard for the regular folks. The entire city has to stop and go on lockdown so that he and his wife can have dinner at a friend's. Ridiculous.

    I think it started with the Kennedy's and got worse with every Democratic president since. They think they're American royalty.
    One of Ronald Reagan's Secret Service agents wrote a book about when he was responsible for protecting Reagan when he was President. He said Reagan would go out of the way to make sure he wasn't an inconvenience to business, jamming up streets, etc.

    When Reagan wanted to eat out at a restaurant in the DC area it was one car, climbing up fire escapes, etc. Same true when Reagan was staying at his ranch. One car to a restaurant in Santa Barbara, enter through the back door through the kitchen. Attending church, sneak in sneak out nobody knew he ever was there.

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

    This dog won't hunt. A big fat yawn. Right wing radio...Epic Fail.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I'm sorry, but sometimes you just got to call something stupid when it is stupid. This is stupid that the president had to get his dog airlifted to the vacation. Yes, I know Bush wasted money too, but stupid is still stupid. This is stupid.
    Unless the dog had his own plane, I don't see this as a big deal. I am more concerned about the 100K leash holder, and the extra plane used so M could depart 4 hours earlier than the pres during one of the earlier Marthas Vinyard visits.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Obama's family vacation to Africa cost more than Obama's entire yearly salary and and expense allowances combined and doubled. And it wasn't a business trip taking care of the official business of state.
    Rubbish. The notion that Obama went to Africa and didn't meet with leaders is absurd. He's the first African American president of the US for crying out loud and many expected he would focus more on Africa rather than ignore it like he did during his first term. China, Russia, Brazil have all been heavily investing in Africa and if the US doesn't get it's act together and start investing over there as well it's gonna get left behind. He should have gone over sooner because now it just looks like a guilt trip because he waited so long.

    With in six weeks of Obama entering the White House Obama realized that the job of POTUS was bigger than he was. If there was any official state business to be taken care of in Africa, that's what Obama's incompetent State Department is for. Michelle Obama's hotel bills running all over the world surpasses the President's salary.

    Lets not forget Obama's daughters Malia and Natasha little vacations outside of America and the cost of staying at the most expensive hotels, meals, and their five car motorcades.
    I beg to differ. If the Obama's visit opens up new markets for private investment and businesses (capitalism) then it will more than have paid for itself.....

    CNN) -- President Barack Obama concluded his trip to Africa Tuesday after making a final pitch for partnership at a Tanzanian power plant. Some 70% of Africans lack access to reliable electricity, Obama said, and the United States can help bring more power on line.

    "The first step that we're going to take is to try to bring electricity to 20 million homes and businesses," he said.

    The president spoke at the Symbion Power Plant at Ubungo, was had been idle until the Tanzanian government used U.S. help to revamp it.

    "This is just the beginning. We look forward to even more companies joining this effort," he said.

    Such partnerships create more jobs and exports in the United States, he said......"

    Obama concludes Africa trip - CNN.com
    Do you think Nixon went to China because he liked chinese food? Hardly, he went there to open up trade with China for US businesses. Obama is just doing the same thing in Africa....representing US capitalism and trade.

    You might want to rethink your blind partisanship because the only thing I can conclude from your remarks is that you're anti-capitalism and hate freedom.

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

    Bo has his own Snopes page. Cool.

    snopes.com: Obama Dog Flies on Own Plane
    "Never before in modern history have we had a president-elect so ill-informed, ill-tempered, irrational and ill-equipped to deal with the major issues that face this country." Kareem Abdul Jabbar, 1/19/17

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