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    Obama's daughter spends spring break in Mexico


    The Obama's at it again, spending 2.5 million dollars of TAXPAYER MONEY for their daughter to go to Mexico during spring break with 12 of her friends and 25 secret service agents.
     
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    From a purely financial point of view, I would rather that that money be spent here in the US, helping OUR economy....There are plenty of great spring break places here at home like Florida or the Jersey Shore.(place not TV show)....
     
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    It was a school trip - not a spring break vacation. The same trip has been taken yearly by Sidwell Friends School for years. The students do volunteer work at a Mexican orphanage and visit archaeological sites. She went with 9 classmates, which is entirely different than 12 "friends" traveling to Mexico for "spring break."


    And nowhere can I find your "sum of taxpayer" money spent.

    I'm sure you can link me, however.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/w...s-trip-delights-mexico-tourism-officials.html

    Besides which, this is a several months old story....can't find anything current to gripe about?
     
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    Does Mexico have any "Illegal Aliens"-------:confused:
     
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    Yeah the Sidwell friends elitist trip is so April, you do need to stay current dear kdpp, last weekend was the trip for Mochelle and the girls to go see Beyonce in Atlantic City and it only cost a bit over 50K for the weekend. Nothing to worry about We are anxiously awaiting the June trip before the Summer Vacation in Martha's Vineyard.

    Living in the WH is so difficult for the elites don't you know a monthly vacation is the least we can do.
     
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    Yes, they do.

    They also have a fair amout of American citizens living there, too.....mostly retirees who've found that their SS checks from American jobs go alot further there.

    Immigration to Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Thank You, I knew you would know----------:D
     
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    I'll say what I've always said when it comes to the personal lives of the kids in these situations...myob. I saw a headline about how the media doesn't report on the kids a lot. Um, good. Cuz they shouldn't.

    From a financial standpoint, if the figure is true (which i honestly have no idea), then yikes! It is what it is though. She's the child of the president, so whatever they do will carry an exhorbent price tag. That's to be expected imo. Maybe from a public perception angle it might have been more prudent to go to a site/place inside the US instead. Who knows, maybe that wasn't for her (or her handlers) to decide.

    From a personal pov:

    Man, when I was 13 I wasn't going to Mexico without anyone but my parents. Of course, for starters we couldn't afford to, and then my neighborhood was pretty much central america anyway. :D
     
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    The only elitist who took a month off was George the Moron..

    So you want them to stay in the White House all the time?? Seem to remember previous presidents daughters doing some jet setting stuff over the globe, but no one noticed.

    It is what it is an opportunity for kids to travel and bond with friends, with a family income of over 1 million dollars, they can afford.

    Know you were not paying attention, but they are not going to MV this year.. think they are all going to stay in the basement of the WH to save your money.
     
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    "Sidwell Friends elitist trip" -- one more example of the right's newforund hatred for education
     
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    kddp (and 13), were you upset about the cost of the trips that George and his family took?

    If Romney wins, will we see you starting threads about his family's trips?
     
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    This is the non-troversy or faux outrage of the day..
     
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    There is no truth to the rumor that malia and friends are being transported in a choom wagon. :p
     
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    IIRC, Bush Sr, Reagan and W. all took most of their summer vacations at their own summer homes, obviously cutting down the costs and since they were in the US, pumping money into the local economies.....
     
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    "their own summer homes" is the operative phrase...

    this was a school trip...
     
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    Most or all?

    Regardless, this is a school trip, so I don't think the US question is relevant, and the personal home question clearly is irrelevant.

    I'm skeptical that staying at one's personal home cuts costs significantly, given the what the cost of a hotel is within the overall cost of a Presidential trip. Plus, my understanding is that the President pays for the "usual" expenses that would be incurred, which would include hotel costs.

    I agree with you re. the US for trips for the President and his wife, though kdpp and 13 appear to have a problem with the Vineyard.

    I disagree that trips should be in the US when it comes to kids -- while some trips should be domestic, I'm not going to begrudge anybody, including the President, who seeks to broaden their children's horizons by also taking them abroad.
     
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    So opposed to the Obama's being jetted to and staying at luxury locations Bush stayed at his eco home in Texas, oh the horror.

    Snopes compared Bush's home with Al Gore's mansion:

    snopes.com: A Tale of Two Houses


    Almost all of the Bush 'vacations' were at Camp David or his home in Texas, as opposed to the current lot having the tax payers renting out entire hotels.

    I would note L Bush took here kids to Africa in 2007, shall we comnpare that to Michelle's travels thus far.

    BTW Obama has held more fundraisers so far than his 5 predicessors COMBINED.

    Obama holds more fundraisers than his 5 predecessors combined - HUMAN EVENTS



     
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    No outrage merely pointing out the facts.


    BTW the ADP payroll report today was dreadful.
     
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