obama Off To Another $4 Million Dollar Vacation

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    This guy has no decency what so ever. Millions losing their health ins and millions will be uninsured come Jan 1 because of him, Veterans who have lost limbs and spent years serving this country having their pay reduced and a nation drowning in debt and he takes off on another $4 Million dollar vacation. Boy you liberals have a hell of a leader

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    Sunny Christmas: First Family and Dog Bo to Leave Cold DC for $4 Million Hawaiian Vacation
    [​IMG]BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - KAILUA, Hawaii – The now familiar signs that President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and First Dog Bo will be arriving in Hawaii for Christmas are appearing in the close knit beachside community on Oahu’s windward side.

    Coast Guard officials have contacted boat owners in the area to remind them the canal and popular surf spot fronting the private beachfront homes where the President will vacation beginning Friday are off limits for 17 days. The Coast Guard also has released information on the temporary security zone that will be enforced from 6 a.m. on Friday to 10 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2014.

    http://www.hawaiireporter.com/hawai...eave-cold-dc-for-sunny-4-million-vacation/123
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    Another year, another dumb thread offering fake outrage about Obama going on vacation, as every other modern president has done.
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    If it is so dumb dont bother reading it and name us one President who has spent the money obama has taking vacations
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    I'm not a fan of the President but he is not responsible for the costs of his vacation due to security concerns. He did grow up in Hawaii so going there for Christmas is not out of line.
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    He really doesn't have to go back to Hawaii every year, though.

    I mean, you're the most powerful man in the world, take a few years and skip the vacation.
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    i don't see how this is a big deal, i think its a stupid but it should be expected by now with this scumbag.
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    The Bushes have their ranch in Texas. Reagan had his in California. Before becoming President, Obama lived in Illinois, but he did grow up in Hawaii. All took vacations around the holidays. Perhaps going to Hawaii costs more than Cali or Texas, but who vacations in Illinois in the winter?
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    You seem to operate under the delusion that Obama invented presidential vacations yet this nonsense about vacations was debunked here last year. Nevertheless, here's a few links on presidential vacations: 1, 2, 3

    How about showing us the evidence where he's spent more money or more days taking vacations than his predecessor.
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    Just curious, but is 17 days typical for vacations these days?? A nearly 3 week long vacation?--in the same place every year at Christmas??

    Must be nice to be king.
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    good good for him.
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    Since when does it cost near as much to go on vacation in Texas as it does for obama to go all over the world
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    Ronald Reagan spent most of his free time at his California ranch. Taxpayers covered the cost of approximately $8 million for presidential travel during Reagan's first six years in office, according to the Los Angeles Times. That amounts to $1.3 million a year.

    For George Bush the cost of flying Air Force One to his Texas ranch was approximately $56,800 per trip, for each of the 180 trips according to Media Matters. President Bush spent Christmas during his two terms at the White House so his staff and secret service could spend the holiday with their family, according to Conservative Byte.
    Now Obama plans to blow away all previous presidents' leisure travel costs on our dime with a better than Disney World extravaganza trip to Africa.

    However Obama had to cancel the safari because of the need to fill the surrounding jungle with snipers to guard the president from wild animals!

    The trip will cost upwards of $100 million, the highest cost for any presidential vacation since Bill Clinton spent $50 million for a single vacation and it wasn't to Arkansas.

    The Obama vacation will require a hospital ship stationed near their resort in case anyone needs medical attention, 14 limousines, aircraft and an additional 56 support vehicles. The cost for protecting a president is enormous.


    http://moneymorning.com/2013/06/21/the-latest-obama-outrage-the-familys-100-million-vacation/
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    Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

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    The Obamas' summer break on Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.

    But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.

    White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year.


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    Expensive taste: Michelle Obama, pictured yesterday in Massachusetts, has been accused of spending $10m of public money on vacations

    Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.


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    The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.

    'When it's all added up, she's spent more than $10million in taxpayers' money on her vacations.'


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    His and her jets: The President and his wife, who are spending nine days on Martha's Vineyard, have come under fire for travelling on separate planes

    The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

    And the first family's nine-day stay in Martha's Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...10m-public-money-vacations.html#ixzz2o1jTbzdi
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    When its on some one else s dime opps some one else s millions who cares
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    Just for some perspective, $1.3 million in 1980's dollars is about $2.9 million in today's dollars. But Reagan's vacations were cheaper for two reasons. One, yes, he flew to California instead of say, Hawaii. And two, his children were grown and didn't always accompany the family on vacation, versus Obama's kids, who are, of course, still in school. The bigger the Presidential travelling family, the more Secret Service members needed, the higher the cost.

    Last, it doesn't bother me at all the President, whichever party he or she belongs to now or in the future, takes a vacation. The President is human, and like all humans, works better if he has some down time with his family. I'm sure President Obama looks forward to his Christmas in Hawaii with his family every year, especially as a father with two girls growing up fast. I'm sure these trips are good for Obama's mental health, just like vacations are good for anybody's mental health in general.
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    It didn't cost $4 million to go to Crawford Texas.
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    Recent presidents didn't have school age children.

    Any president who has them almost has a moral responsibility to get them out of the WH for a few weeks a year.

    As for the costs, these things were never reported with past presidents. Why does this one differ, I wonder?
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    Veterans' benefits cut, the Administration spends their money.
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    How large an entourage will he have, other than those for security and those necessary for government function?
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    When you take 77 trips to Crawford. But Azcat already covered what I was going to post and puts a more accurate perspective to what you've posted.

    My question to you though is why be so gullible to the partisan hacks on the internet or in the media when they put this stuff out there? You gotta know that this is done just to get mindless people in a tizzy, no? Seriously, why not just stand up and reject this type of nonsense, regardless of how you feel about the president?
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