Is it vacation time already?

Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:29 pm

http://now.msn.com/obama-vacation-costs-prompt-complaints

This ought to be amusing. :)

The president is planning another Hawaiian vacation, and the public’s reaction is 100 percent predictable. To die-hard conservatives, Barack Obama is now Benedict Arnold in board shorts, abandoning the country at its hour of fiscal need to frolic in the surf. To lionhearted liberals, he’s a weary warrior who deserves this R&R after a heroic election victory that saved the nation from right-wing chaos. The facts: The vacation will last for 20 days, and security and other needs mean it will cost taxpayers approximately $4 million, out of a federal budget of $3.7 trillion. Relatively speaking, that's small change, but it hasn't stopped the hefty arguments.


http://www.hawaiireporter.com/residents-alerted-to-obamas-hawaiian-holiday-plans/123
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: bigstick6017555 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:04 pm

it may be amusing to some but i think i am going to puke :shock: :mad:
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:10 pm

And after a nice long 20 day vacation there is only one way to unwind. Golf.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:58 pm

Awww, c'mon fellas he's had very tough life the past few months. Ok not as tuff as the rest of us, but hey 4 million of our hard earned taxes is a mere pittance for our Royal families well deserved time away.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:18 pm

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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: rockwood On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:44 pm

The "ranch" doesn't require flying airforceone most of the way across the pacific and cost 4+ million. The price tag of this every year is what burns my ass.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:50 pm

RW, if you go half way many more times then I guess that doesn't add up. The point is almost all do it but in reality like my link mentioned none of them are ever totally on vacation. For the Houses, how many days are they actually in session? On second thought I guess it doesn't make much difference with this group now.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: rockwood On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:00 pm

I'm not one to stick up for Bush or anyone else but 4million is obscene no matter who does it. I don't know how anyone could see it any differently.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: rockwood On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:08 pm

Sorry for losing my temper a bit but spending that much of the "peoples money" for vacation just isn't right for any politician to do.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:32 pm

And with that, you are absolutely right. :(
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:36 pm

I'd expect nothing less from, President Barack "Do Nothing" Odumbass.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:47 pm

I think most here are in agreement that it's a lot of money but unfortunately what else can be done, because he has to have in reality a traveling W.H. & all the security & protection that goes with any POTUS. It is a job that comes with a wee bit of pressure, who knows maybe he will find the pair of balls that he lost long ago. In any event they all have gone on vacation & I'm sure they will all continue to.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:47 am

The whole government needs to follow suit and go on vacation for a long time. Along with the IRS.

BTW does Obama bailing on the country when he is needed surprise anyone. More of what has been done the last 4yrs. He should lock himself and congress in a room and not come out till a budget is passed.
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:26 am

I am perfectly happy with Obama flying around the world at 4 million $ a pop!!! Let him stay on vacation as long as he wants!!!! The more time he spends on vacation, the less he has time to destroy the country!!!! ;) I'll take $4 million over $4 Billion pumped down a rat hole any day of the week!!!!
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Re: Is it vacation time already?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:14 am

Sam you always have to carry OB water...give it a break for once please.

Last I checked we were in the worst recession in our time, unemployment at record levels ( the calculations they use now vs 1930's and it's around 23%) the "fiscal Cliff" is looming and this CLass Warrior who ran a sucessful campaign on Hate the Rich is going on a va-ca that will cost more money than most of us combined will ever see.

From his own mouth: “Everyone must sacrifice… Everyone must have some skin in the game.” Yeh Right, the hypocrisy of this a-hole knows no bounds.
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