View Poll Results: Should the presidency come with a set amount of vacation time and how much.

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  • Yes

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  • No

    12 60.00%
  • none at all

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  • 1 week

    1 5.00%
  • 2 weeks

    3 15.00%
  • 3 weeks

    3 15.00%
  • 4 weeks

    1 5.00%
  • 5 weeks

    1 5.00%
  • 6 weeks

    0 0%
  • 7 or more weeks

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    Presidential vacation Poll

    I've heard several people complain about President Obama (and President Bush before him) taking too much vacation. I'm curious whether people think it would be a good idea for the presidency to come with a set amount of vacation per year just like any other job. And if so, how much. This is a multiple choice poll. The first two options are whether or not you think this is a good idea, the other 8 are for, if you said yes, how much you think he should get.
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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    Let 'em vacation as much as they want to.

    1. Prez is a very stressful job.

    2. The less gov't does, generally speaking the happier I am....

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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I've heard several people complain about President Obama (and President Bush before him) taking too much vacation. I'm curious whether people think it would be a good idea for the presidency to come with a set amount of vacation per year just like any other job. And if so, how much. This is a multiple choice poll. The first two options are whether or not you think this is a good idea, the other 8 are for, if you said yes, how much you think he should get.
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    Week of Christmas

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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    the current "vacations" aren't really vacations, as the president is on duty the entire time. how is "vacation" defined?

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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    The president is on the job 24/7/365. He does not ever get a real vacation.
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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    4th of July
    Thurs and Fri of Thanksgiving
    Week of Christmas

    That's it.
    I think a little more... I'd be generous.

    3 weeks of vacation
    Christmas day & day after
    New Years
    July 4th
    Memorial Day

    But of course, the President would need to be on call in case of an emergency, and would always need to be on call 24/7. Hazard of the job I'm afraid...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    Everyone else working has a finite number of weeks for vacation, so why not the President?

    I said 4 weeks a year.


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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Everyone else working has a finite number of weeks for vacation, so why not the President?

    I said 4 weeks a year.
    I had never thought about limiting his vacation time, but then upon reading the OP I thought this... maybe 4 weeks.

    But, as has been mentioned, they don't really take vacations like we do, either. Plus, even if we did limit it, they still take them and classify them as something else, thereby encouraging even more duplicity. They're always on call, they're always being watched, I say leave it as is.
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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

    This is substantially a ridiculous proposition. President's do not go on vacation, they only move their base of operation. Sure they might get a round of golf in, chop some wood or ride a mountain bike around the ranch, but they do not have vacations like most of us. I don't know about you, but when I go on vacation... I may take my phone, but I have someone in charge at the office and don't want any calls unless its an emergency... I want to get away. Presidents get no such luxury. Who cares if there base of operations moves to Camp David, Nantucket, Crawford, Martha's Vineyard, Kennebunkport, Rancho del Cielo, Plains, Vail, San Clemente, Hyannis, Gettysburg or Timbuktu?

    Perhaps we should also restrict the Prez to two ten minute coffee breaks a day?
    Last edited by upsideguy; 04-29-12 at 01:33 PM.

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    Re: Presidential vacation Poll

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    Last edited by upsideguy; 04-29-12 at 01:31 PM.

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