Obama's 2011 Vacation to Hawaii $4 Million Tax Dollars

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Taxpayers, meaning us, paid for the Obama's 2011 Vacation to Hawaii to the tune of nearly $4 million:

    But this freeloader family wants to raise taxes on the rich!!!
     
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    But what is he to do to cut costs? In addition to having to pay for an actual vacation, he cannot choose to take a regular airline, go without secret service, forgo security where he goes (in addition to secret service), etc. Yes, it costs - and it seems silly but when you figure out all that they are including, I don't see much of a way around it. He certainly couldn't even go camping for less than a few million, I'm sure!
     
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    For starters, the POTUS and the First Lady could fly on the same plane.
     
  4. LadyEagle

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    Secondly, they could quit taking so many vacations on our dime!! That trip to Maine, the DOG and Obama's "personal assistant" Reggie Love flew on a separate plane.

    From Maine's Morning Sentinel:

    CARBON FOOTPRINTS, ANYONE?
     
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    But maybe she has more time to be away - or has to be away at certain times with the kids and it doesn't coordinate with her husband's schedule. I would guess she and the kids have a bit more freedom in the summer and on school holidays whereas he may have presidential things to do during that time. :)

    I don't think it's an Obama thing - it's just a presidential thing. Fortunately, many of our presidents had places to go that they owned so they didn't have to pay as much for vacation. I don't believe President Obama has a ranch or a compound somewhere. LOL
     
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    I highly doubt the flight was for the dog alone. :laugh:
     
  7. preachinjesus

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    For what it's worth the actual cost to taxpayers isn't realistic, these costs are all budgeted.

    Ironically I never saw any of you guys complaining about the Bush family vacations or trips overseas when he was in office.
     
  8. InTheLight

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    It's hard for me to get revved up about the Obama's taking an expensive vacation when he's doing so much more real and lasting damage to this nation with his deficit spending and running up of the debt.
     
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    That's different! :rolleyes:
     
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    So he's just supposed to sit in the White House for 8 years?
     
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    Many people have to stay in their own houses much longer than 8 years. And very few of them are the size of the White House.
     
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    I mean I don't angry if he takes a vacation. There's so much nit-picking about Obama--doesn't wear a flag lapel pin, puts his feet up on the White House desk, takes too many vacations, etc. etc. Meanwhile while the right is getting torqued off about that they lose focus of how Obama is bankrupting our nation with his wild budgets and deficit spending.
     

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