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Obama's Christmas vacation: 17 days in Asia

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  1. Wolfpack

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    Why is the left so quiet these days when POTUS goes on vacation? Why is that? :confused: :confused:

    THE WHITE HOUSE TRAVEL OFFICE

    Trip of the President

    to

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    December 17th, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012

    Trip Overview

    On Saturday, December 17th, 2011, the President will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii. He will return to Washington, DC on Monday, January 2nd, 2012. ...

    ...no public events are scheduled during the trip. ...
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I wonder how much that will cost taxpayers?
     
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    He wants to be close to Singapore....
     
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    and here is an example of "concern" over spending becoming comical

    When you have something constructive to offer, please share.
     
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    He visited Indonesia as well. I don't begrudge anyone a vaca:D but he chooses some interesting destinations. :cool:
     
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    The Democrat Media used to go Insane when Bush "cleared brush"

    :singing::singing:
     
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    Remember when Presidents used to vacation at Camp David:confused:
     
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    #18 Jersey

    I'm not sure if taxpayers cover the cost of presidential vacations, but if we do, it's an extremely valid point. Not specifically for Obama, but for all presidents.

    The POTUS shouldn't be able to take his family anywhere they want on the taxpayer's dime. As a matter of fact, they should pay for their vacations out of their own pocket. Of course they would still need secret service protection...but we shouldn't be paying for the rest of it.

    Wouldn't you agree?
     
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    When we see people like KDDP expressing their supposed concern for presidential vacation expenses for a President other than Obama, it will have some validity.


    From what I've read, they do pay for the costs a normal person would have. Obviously, that's a fraction of the true cost, but there's no practical alternative.
     
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    #18 Jersey

    I'm not an "attack Obama" guy which is why I made my comments directed at all presidents.

    If that's true, then I'm ok with it.
     
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    Yeah, most especially they shouldn't be allowed to go home.
     
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    Kenya........................:singing:
     
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    Will be nice when we have a President who every vacation decides to donate all that money to charity and just stay home.
     
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    While he is saying congress will be kept in session he needs a break from all the fundraisers he has been attending.


    Perhaps he should go the the PRNK to get some ideas for his next term.
     
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    An Asia vacation............I remember the days when Obama got crucified for traveling to New York City.
     
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    Who cares they're all alike, scumbag grinning politicians.
     
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    Was that when they buzzed the Statue of Liberty for a Photo op?
     
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    He still does, but I go back to Dwight D. and he used to vacation at Newport, RI...

    I suspect Obama will probably always have some kind of relationship to Hawaii.....

    President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 34 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

    Ronald Reagan took a 25 day vacation when unemployment was at 9.5%...

    While partisans want to point fingers at Obama, this has been going on for a long time.. the big problem is that Obama does not have a ranch where there is warm weather.
     
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    #15 Jersey

    I don't know. What I do remember is that there was a quite lengthy thread on Obama going to NYC for a few days (weekend show?) and there was a lot of rant going on regards to the cost.
     

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