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Will take $4million dollar vacation for three weeks to Hawaii for Christmas. Not only will he likely be in in Hawaii when we fall off the cliff, but the man who hates rich people will spend $4million of our money to go on vacation.
To read more about the adventures of His Majesty King Obama I, click the link below.
Oh and BLF nearly all of Bush's vacations were to Camp David and his Crawford ranch and cost nowhere near as much as what the Obama's spend on theirs including this one. Also whatever his predecessors did doesn't justify anything he does, so don't use that lame argument either.
The prospect of pitching over the federal s year-end Hawaii vacation plans.
This post was edited by TroyTide 16 months ago
Actually, Bush spent over $20M on flights alone back and forth to his ranch, not counting security and administrative costs.
Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation dont want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
Over eight years. And Bush wouldn't have left DC during something like this cliff crisis. And again doesn't matter what anybody else did, doesn't make it any better.
The timing still couldn't be worse and the President cost way too much. In one year we spend like $1.7 billion on the president and his family...whereas the British spend like $5o+ million on the ENTIRE Royal Family. Our presidents are traveling far too much and getting too many perks.
Not to Hawaii he doesn't. And why the hell is he doing campaign like stops after being re-elected? The only places a President needs to go are the White House, International summits, foreign trips for business purposes...and that's it.
"Over eight years."
Wait, so a total of at least $20M spent on vacations is fine, as long as it's spread out more?
"And Bush wouldn't have left DC during something like this cliff crisis."
Really? The president who was on vacation for almost 3 years (1,020 days) of his 8-year term? Obama has used 78 vacation days since he took office. He's on pace to match about 15% of the vacation days Bush took.
"And again doesn't matter what anybody else did, doesn't make it any better."
Wait, so here it doesn't matter what anyone else did, but when we're talking about increases in the national debt, it does matter that debt has risen X amount under Obama as opposed to Bush or anyone else?
We are talking 4 million for one vacation here...4 million! And again all that matters right now is what Obama does, you can make all the comparisons to Bush all day but is doesn't mean s***. Obama can change his mind and save the country 4 million dollars, Bush can't do anything now about the money he spent except apologize and some good that would do us.
Bush is no longer the President, Obama is.
They shouldn't have done it either, and a little consideration for the times seems warranted.
Common or not it's a waste, this isn't 1900 were a President needed to travel around to be heard. This stumping is outdated and wasteful.
Who gets to define the standard for "doing their job correctly"?
I understand everyone needs a break every now and then and that the President is only human. But when you take this office you get to be the most powerful man in the world for at least four and no more than eight years. You get the opportunity to etch your name forever in history and set a country of 300 million+ on a different course based off your ideas.
That's an incredible benefit. And it only requires at most 8 years of your time.
In addition you get to live in a fabulous house and are waited on hand and foot everyday.
So for just eight years seems you could cut back on some things, if you want to get away, hop in Marine One and head to Camp David.
Is it coincidence he is leaving before dec 21 2012. ooooooooooooooooooo I think not. Something is up.
Are you saying Hawaii is going to be the only place to survive the Mayan Apocalypse?
I'm just confused why this is such a big deal when other presidents have taken more vacation time, travelled more, and spent more money than Obama is now. Are presidents not allowed a vacation if the economy is struggling?
What bothers you more, the fact that this vacation is costing $4M, or the fact that it's Obama who's causing the spending of this money?
How the hell does a vacation cost $4million dollars?
yes.....yes i am
You're right, it's just money and we have plenty of it.
Excuse me...I have to purchase a plane ticket....
You didn't answer my question, but in response to yours, it's because we go to extreme lengths to ensure that our president isn't assassinated.
I'll ask again, what bothers you more, the fact that this vacation is costing $4M, or the fact that it's Obama who's causing the spending of this money?
While I appreciate your sentiment, I think it's a bit silly to penalize the president for obstructionist policies that are out of his control.
FFS, certain segments of Congress are so committed to deadlock that a Senator actually filibustered HIS OWN BILL yesterday.
WASHINGTON -- A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on raising the nations borrowing limit on his own.
So you're freely admitting that a good portion of the reason you're so up in arms is just simply because Obama is the president and Obama is the one taking this vacation.
Sounds like someone still hasn't gotten over the election.
Whatever dude. Your argument is stupid. FDR put Japanese Americans in camps...so if Obama does that are you going to be okay with it? Like I said, your argument is stupid.
This entire thread is stupid. The only reason it exists is because Barack Obama is in the White House. I'd be willing to bet that if Mitt Romney had won the election, you wouldn't have made this thread.
All you're doing is looking for anything to attack Obama on because you're still upset about the election.
The man is wasting our money and taking three weeks of vacation while the country is trying to sort out this fiscal cliff. So if everything goes to hell and a bad deal is reached is he just going to claim he wasn't around so it's not his fault? lol.
He already said the vacation would be delayed until the fiscal cliff was resolved. Try again.
WASHINGTON Congress to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance. Both measures are set to expire at the end of the year.
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