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Michelle Obama - "Disgusting" - "Vacation Junkie" - 10 Million On Vacation Binges

 
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Polly why so many negative karma points?
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I'd hardly call that time a relaxing vacation. Constant contact with staff, updates, reports, they move the White House WITH the President.

Want to deal in real facts?

[link to assets.opencrs.com]

So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office.

By this time, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch.

And, Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Clinton took 28.
 Quoting: Pollyannuh


Been waiting for you to come defend her
Like clockwork Polly

Shame on you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



I'm so very happy I was able to accomodate you.

Truth has to come out, A.C.1089924.

You wouldn't want misinformation on GLP, now would you??

flower
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

So, you think it's ok that she's spent 10 mil on vacations?

Leave Bush, Reagan and Clinton out of your answer. They all suck too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C., Michelle Obama did not spend $10 million on vacations. As with every other president, the costs of the air travel, military, etc., are borne by the taxpayer, but much is paid for by the seated president, and in some cases, i.e., bush's trip to visit the Queen in England, she hosted them.

All the years I've been here I've tried to encourage people to do their own homework. It's easy! I provided one link which should answer some of your questions.

For example, the trip she took to Spain was a private trip. The Obama's paid for the trip and all expenses themselves!

The truth is "out there" if one takes the time to do the research.

peace
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Polly why so many negative karma points?
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Because people are mining the GLP system and extracting those posts made years before the new 50% rule was placed in effect.

Just goes to show you what an active GLP'er I've been!

Actually, I'm rather delighted that I have such a "distinctive" honor, lol!

And, for all the others claiming nonsense, there is where I'll admit to being a bit proud. Seems I have an impact and people are forced to admit the truth by their votes!

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I've done my homework Polly. This just flies in the face of every American, the flippant attitude, she's now, for the first time in her adult life, "proud" of her country.

I'm tired of the we won nananana screw you. Do as I say not as I do. Sort of reminds me of Piglosi's hubby, prez of Del Monte foods, got a f'n bailout cause one of the farms is on American Samoa. Yah, it's hard damn work to ruin/oops mean run a country.
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I've done my homework Polly. This just flies in the face of every American, the flippant attitude, she's now, for the first time in her adult life, "proud" of her country.

I'm tired of the we won nananana screw you. Do as I say not as I do. Sort of reminds me of Piglosi's hubby, prez of Del Monte foods, got a f'n bailout cause one of the farms is on American Samoa. Yah, it's hard damn work to ruin/oops mean run a country.
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Wasn't Barry just telling us that we had to cut back? Didn't he say that we shouldn't go to Vegas?

Do as I say, not as I do?
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Been waiting for you to come defend her
Like clockwork Polly

Shame on you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



I'm so very happy I was able to accomodate you.

Truth has to come out, A.C.1089924.

You wouldn't want misinformation on GLP, now would you??

flower
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

So, you think it's ok that she's spent 10 mil on vacations?

Leave Bush, Reagan and Clinton out of your answer. They all suck too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C., Michelle Obama did not spend $10 million on vacations. As with every other president, the costs of the air travel, military, etc., are borne by the taxpayer, but much is paid for by the seated president, and in some cases, i.e., bush's trip to visit the Queen in England, she hosted them.

All the years I've been here I've tried to encourage people to do their own homework. It's easy! I provided one link which should answer some of your questions.

For example, the trip she took to Spain was a private trip. The Obama's paid for the trip and all expenses themselves!

The truth is "out there" if one takes the time to do the research.

peace
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

You know what Polly, you can keep blowing smoke and defending her all you want. It makes you look foolish. Michelle Obama is a disgrace to this country and she proves everyday of her adult life. Shame on her and shame on people like you for supporting her.
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Thank goodness, Polly was here to save face.
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I've done my homework Polly. This just flies in the face of every American, the flippant attitude, she's now, for the first time in her adult life, "proud" of her country.

I'm tired of the we won nananana screw you. Do as I say not as I do. Sort of reminds me of Piglosi's hubby, prez of Del Monte foods, got a f'n bailout cause one of the farms is on American Samoa. Yah, it's hard damn work to ruin/oops mean run a country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1517099


A.C. 1517099, quote from below source: (Michelle) Obama said, "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."

Then in Madison, she said, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change."

[link to blogs.abcnews.com]

So she's proud, she never said she WASN'T proud. Good grief. Take the quotes in context, not as an insult. Did you really do your homework????

Where on earth do you see, read, or hear "we won..nanana.."?? Are you sure this isn't a projection issue?

I'm not familiar with this but why would a claim by Pelosi's husband for a farm on American Samoa upset you?
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Claims are made that she has spent upwards of 10 million dollars in government money on her vacations. Sounds like she's not all health food all the time either! Another liar in the white house? Say it isn't so!
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Wookies need their time for beating around in the bush.
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I've done my homework Polly. This just flies in the face of every American, the flippant attitude, she's now, for the first time in her adult life, "proud" of her country.

I'm tired of the we won nananana screw you. Do as I say not as I do. Sort of reminds me of Piglosi's hubby, prez of Del Monte foods, got a f'n bailout cause one of the farms is on American Samoa. Yah, it's hard damn work to ruin/oops mean run a country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1517099


Wasn't Barry just telling us that we had to cut back? Didn't he say that we shouldn't go to Vegas?

Do as I say, not as I do?
 Quoting: LunaticFringe



Reading the entire quotation, LunaticFringe, it IS commonsense.

"This isn't how responsible families do their budgets. When times are tough, you tighten your belts," he said at a New Hampshire forum today. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices. And it's time your government did the same."

[link to www.lasvegassun.com]

How can anyone challenge commonsense???

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I'm so very happy I was able to accomodate you.

Truth has to come out, A.C.1089924.

You wouldn't want misinformation on GLP, now would you??

flower
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

So, you think it's ok that she's spent 10 mil on vacations?

Leave Bush, Reagan and Clinton out of your answer. They all suck too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C., Michelle Obama did not spend $10 million on vacations. As with every other president, the costs of the air travel, military, etc., are borne by the taxpayer, but much is paid for by the seated president, and in some cases, i.e., bush's trip to visit the Queen in England, she hosted them.

All the years I've been here I've tried to encourage people to do their own homework. It's easy! I provided one link which should answer some of your questions.

For example, the trip she took to Spain was a private trip. The Obama's paid for the trip and all expenses themselves!

The truth is "out there" if one takes the time to do the research.

peace
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

You know what Polly, you can keep blowing smoke and defending her all you want. It makes you look foolish. Michelle Obama is a disgrace to this country and she proves everyday of her adult life. Shame on her and shame on people like you for supporting her.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C.1089924, when faced with facts, most people without a clear argument choose insults.

Sadly, the reflection of shame and foolishness is on you, A.C.

The First Lady is the President of the United States wife. She is very intelligent, very beautiful, very elegant, and seems to be a good wife and mother to her children.

She is our first black First Lady, and you know what, A.C.?

I'm proud of her!!!

The shame is all yours....
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Hey, wow, I just had a bit of a lightbulb moment in the shower, always seems I think more creatively and clearly in the shower, weird.

Anyway, imagine this scenario...

You are the wife of one of the most powerful men on the planet, and you have much wealth and manpower at you disposal. You, and you family, are about to be shut-into an underground bunker system, for, say 2 years or more, who knows? You and you children will not see the outside world, mostly because there will be massive destruction or unsafe living conditions above ground. Also, all the beautiful, historic, enjoyable places you'd like to see in the world may also be ruined forever from whatever you'll be hiding in the bunker from.

Seems like a good time to take some around-the-world family vacation time, eh? Get a taste of it before it's gone.

Too bad we can't all do that.
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I seem to have developed a type of dyslexia that does not allow me to ever type the "r" in the word "your" when I'm typing something online. Really becoming annoying.


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I seem to have developed a type of dyslexia that does not allow me to ever type the "r" in the word "your" when I'm typing something online. Really becoming annoying.


1doh1
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or should I say, "typelexia"? haha, I invented a new disorder. Run with it, folks.
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I seem to have developed a type of dyslexia that does not allow me to ever type the "r" in the word "your" when I'm typing something online. Really becoming annoying.


1doh1
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or should I say, "typelexia"? haha, I invented a new disorder. Run with it, folks.
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I seem to have developed a type of dyslexia that does not allow me to ever type the "r" in the word "your" when I'm typing something online. Really becoming annoying.


1doh1
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1rof1

YouR lightbulb moment was funnneee, too!
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So, you think it's ok that she's spent 10 mil on vacations?

Leave Bush, Reagan and Clinton out of your answer. They all suck too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C., Michelle Obama did not spend $10 million on vacations. As with every other president, the costs of the air travel, military, etc., are borne by the taxpayer, but much is paid for by the seated president, and in some cases, i.e., bush's trip to visit the Queen in England, she hosted them.

All the years I've been here I've tried to encourage people to do their own homework. It's easy! I provided one link which should answer some of your questions.

For example, the trip she took to Spain was a private trip. The Obama's paid for the trip and all expenses themselves!

The truth is "out there" if one takes the time to do the research.

peace
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

You know what Polly, you can keep blowing smoke and defending her all you want. It makes you look foolish. Michelle Obama is a disgrace to this country and she proves everyday of her adult life. Shame on her and shame on people like you for supporting her.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C.1089924, when faced with facts, most people without a clear argument choose insults.

Sadly, the reflection of shame and foolishness is on you, A.C.

The First Lady is the President of the United States wife. She is very intelligent, very beautiful, very elegant, and seems to be a good wife and mother to her children.

She is our first black First Lady, and you know what, A.C.?

I'm proud of her!!!

The shame is all yours....
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

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Well I have been here for years too, Polly, as have many many other people who have done their homework as well and the majority seem to have come to some very different conclusions from what you write.

Go ahead and keep beating your drum. Drum away. The Obama's actions and lack thereof speak more loudly than any drum you pound.
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A.C., Michelle Obama did not spend $10 million on vacations. As with every other president, the costs of the air travel, military, etc., are borne by the taxpayer, but much is paid for by the seated president, and in some cases, i.e., bush's trip to visit the Queen in England, she hosted them.

All the years I've been here I've tried to encourage people to do their own homework. It's easy! I provided one link which should answer some of your questions.

For example, the trip she took to Spain was a private trip. The Obama's paid for the trip and all expenses themselves!

The truth is "out there" if one takes the time to do the research.

peace
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

You know what Polly, you can keep blowing smoke and defending her all you want. It makes you look foolish. Michelle Obama is a disgrace to this country and she proves everyday of her adult life. Shame on her and shame on people like you for supporting her.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C.1089924, when faced with facts, most people without a clear argument choose insults.

Sadly, the reflection of shame and foolishness is on you, A.C.

The First Lady is the President of the United States wife. She is very intelligent, very beautiful, very elegant, and seems to be a good wife and mother to her children.

She is our first black First Lady, and you know what, A.C.?

I'm proud of her!!!

The shame is all yours....
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

Fool
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You may call me whatever you wish, A.C.1089924. I care not.

You, however, have publicized your character.
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You know what Polly, you can keep blowing smoke and defending her all you want. It makes you look foolish. Michelle Obama is a disgrace to this country and she proves everyday of her adult life. Shame on her and shame on people like you for supporting her.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924



A.C.1089924, when faced with facts, most people without a clear argument choose insults.

Sadly, the reflection of shame and foolishness is on you, A.C.

The First Lady is the President of the United States wife. She is very intelligent, very beautiful, very elegant, and seems to be a good wife and mother to her children.

She is our first black First Lady, and you know what, A.C.?

I'm proud of her!!!

The shame is all yours....
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

Fool
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924


You may call me whatever you wish, A.C.1089924. I care not.

You, however, have publicized your character.
 Quoting: Pollyannuh


You are very well spoken, so I think I am safe in assuming you are a person of intellegence, and thus have great respect for you. But I have to ask if you actually read the entire article the OP posted, or just skimmed? Did you go through the itemized cost breakdown of each vacation? Someone has done their homework, and the costs are staggering. The author already took into consideration that the obama's paid for some things with their own incomes, however the amounts that the taxpayer had to pay for should make even the staunchest obama fan a bit queasy. I am glad that as a canadian i did not foot those bills, and I sympathize with everynoe on this thread that is angry at this. The people here you are disagreeing with will be lucky to get one vacation, a whole week in some cases, and it will not be at a chalet that costs $50k/week to rent. If the posters on here feel the need to blow a bit of steam over this, I would graciously let them. Life isnt fair - and we all understand that - but to see people taking advantage of USA taxpayers is just disgusting.
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I've done my homework Polly. This just flies in the face of every American, the flippant attitude, she's now, for the first time in her adult life, "proud" of her country.

I'm tired of the we won nananana screw you. Do as I say not as I do. Sort of reminds me of Piglosi's hubby, prez of Del Monte foods, got a f'n bailout cause one of the farms is on American Samoa. Yah, it's hard damn work to ruin/oops mean run a country.
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Wasn't Barry just telling us that we had to cut back? Didn't he say that we shouldn't go to Vegas?

Do as I say, not as I do?
 Quoting: LunaticFringe


Not only that...he told Congress to get back to work! he was asking them to suspend their recess to work on the economy and his super congress bill to get it passed. Now...he's relishing in his victory of taking this country one more step closer to the communist manifesto!
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Well I have been here for years too, Polly, as have many many other people who have done their homework as well and the majority seem to have come to some very different conclusions from what you write.

Go ahead and keep beating your drum. Drum away. The Obama's actions and lack thereof speak more loudly than any drum you pound.
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The majority, Corona?

If the "majority", conclude that the Obama's have spent $10 million on vacation binges, then they have not done their homework.

The information being discussed is readily available on the internet.

Speculation or misinformation is far from the facts and the truth, Corona. And, continuing to spread disinformation is no more than contributing to lies, imho.

If the subject were anyone, not only Obama, I would be presenting the truth time after time after time.

peace
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Bush spent 1,020 days of his presidency on vacation
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mind your own business
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A.C.1089924, when faced with facts, most people without a clear argument choose insults.

Sadly, the reflection of shame and foolishness is on you, A.C.

The First Lady is the President of the United States wife. She is very intelligent, very beautiful, very elegant, and seems to be a good wife and mother to her children.

She is our first black First Lady, and you know what, A.C.?

I'm proud of her!!!

The shame is all yours....
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

Fool
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1089924


You may call me whatever you wish, A.C.1089924. I care not.

You, however, have publicized your character.
 Quoting: Pollyannuh


You are very well spoken, so I think I am safe in assuming you are a person of intellegence, and thus have great respect for you. But I have to ask if you actually read the entire article the OP posted, or just skimmed? Did you go through the itemized cost breakdown of each vacation? Someone has done their homework, and the costs are staggering. The author already took into consideration that the obama's paid for some things with their own incomes, however the amounts that the taxpayer had to pay for should make even the staunchest obama fan a bit queasy. I am glad that as a canadian i did not foot those bills, and I sympathize with everynoe on this thread that is angry at this. The people here you are disagreeing with will be lucky to get one vacation, a whole week in some cases, and it will not be at a chalet that costs $50k/week to rent. If the posters on here feel the need to blow a bit of steam over this, I would graciously let them. Life isnt fair - and we all understand that - but to see people taking advantage of USA taxpayers is just disgusting.
 Quoting: chrissie123


Yes, Chrissie, I did read the entire article.

I prefer to "do my own homework", and chose to post a link to the information in pdf form. I don't know if you've read that or have done your own research, but the correct information is available.

I understand you are from Canada, and I'm not familiar with your government or what laws are pertinent to your representatives, but here in the US, the presidents do have certain norms. All presidents take vacations, some more than others. They, for the most part, deserve whatever down time they can acquire. Some portions of the vacations are paid for by the taxpayer, but the claims made against the Obama's are incorrect.

Insofar as blowing off steam, heck, I do that from time to time, too. But, personal habits and ideology prevent me from an inaccurate portrayal of the issue/event/whatever in a rant. Admittedly, I am projecting my personal character on others, but, Chrissie, right is right and wrong is wrong.

Thank you for your thoughts!
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You know what Polly, you can keep blowing smoke and defending her all you want. It makes you look foolish. Michelle Obama is a disgrace to this country and she proves everyday of her adult life. Shame on her and shame on people like you for supporting her.
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A.C.1089924, when faced with facts, most people without a clear argument choose insults.

Sadly, the reflection of shame and foolishness is on you, A.C.

The First Lady is the President of the United States wife. She is very intelligent, very beautiful, very elegant, and seems to be a good wife and mother to her children.

She is our first black First Lady, and you know what, A.C.?

I'm proud of her!!!

The shame is all yours....
 Quoting: Pollyannuh

Fool
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You may call me whatever you wish, A.C.1089924. I care not.

You, however, have publicized your character.
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Kinda like Michelle?
......and I do it for free.
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You may call me whatever you wish, A.C.1089924. I care not.

You, however, have publicized your character.
 Quoting: Pollyannuh


You are very well spoken, so I think I am safe in assuming you are a person of intellegence, and thus have great respect for you. But I have to ask if you actually read the entire article the OP posted, or just skimmed? Did you go through the itemized cost breakdown of each vacation? Someone has done their homework, and the costs are staggering. The author already took into consideration that the obama's paid for some things with their own incomes, however the amounts that the taxpayer had to pay for should make even the staunchest obama fan a bit queasy. I am glad that as a canadian i did not foot those bills, and I sympathize with everynoe on this thread that is angry at this. The people here you are disagreeing with will be lucky to get one vacation, a whole week in some cases, and it will not be at a chalet that costs $50k/week to rent. If the posters on here feel the need to blow a bit of steam over this, I would graciously let them. Life isnt fair - and we all understand that - but to see people taking advantage of USA taxpayers is just disgusting.
 Quoting: chrissie123


Yes, Chrissie, I did read the entire article.

I prefer to "do my own homework", and chose to post a link to the information in pdf form. I don't know if you've read that or have done your own research, but the correct information is available.

I understand you are from Canada, and I'm not familiar with your government or what laws are pertinent to your representatives, but here in the US, the presidents do have certain norms. All presidents take vacations, some more than others. They, for the most part, deserve whatever down time they can acquire. Some portions of the vacations are paid for by the taxpayer, but the claims made against the Obama's are incorrect.

Insofar as blowing off steam, heck, I do that from time to time, too. But, personal habits and ideology prevent me from an inaccurate portrayal of the issue/event/whatever in a rant. Admittedly, I am projecting my personal character on others, but, Chrissie, right is right and wrong is wrong.

Thank you for your thoughts!
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I did read your PDF, however it did not provide any actual information on any costs incurred by the Obama family. In fact, although in the header it says updated 2007, all the references are from 200 or prior, indicating that any figures presented might actually be even higher nowadays anyway. But I do not understand what your PDF is supposed to explain to us. I think the intention of this thread was to outline the expense of the vacations, and frequency, and ponder over whether these are the actions of a responsible governing family.
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Bush spent 1,020 days of his presidency on vacation
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^^^ bushtard ^^^

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Took the whole month of August 2001 off, pretending to clear brush at Rancho Boguso.
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Here's the facts...you can look at any non government controlled media and see that Obama is spending millions of tax payer dollars to "enjoy" his weekend away. Does his job never end? Of course not. Does his spending and frivilous alotments ever end? Of course not. Everything he does seems to fly in the direct face of what he tells the country we need to do. We need to save money, we need to work hard, we can we can we can! No we can't no we can't no we can't! We're all working against the president here! His way of life is so over the top that nobody could follow his example unless we had an endless stash of cash laying around! Like him! Except, we don't all have access to tax payer money like he does!
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I don't know why so many people compare Obama to Bush. That's like saying..."Johnny shot that guy with a .45 caliber handgun...but Davey shot another guy with a machine gun so Davey sucks and it's all Davey's fault!"

You see...you don't compare wrongs and choose which one is less wrong and be happy with it. You point out that there are wrongs happening and you stand up against it, you point it out. Nobody is arguing that Bush took more vacations or not...we're pointing out that the Obamas are living an EXTREMELY lavish lifestyle, on government resources!

If you haven't watched the HBO miniseries "John Adams" I highly suggest that you do. The idea of a secret service or security protection was nonexistant. Now, I know those were different days but...John Adams was expressly against use of government funds for the betterment or furthering of a political figure.

That's the way it should still be! I understand protection, I'm a former military guy, I've worked in law enforcement and in the Mayor's office. I understand. However...abusing that contingency is just wrong...just plain wrong! Look at what Obama did when he went to India! 200 million on one trip? And that didn't include taking a 1/6th of the entire Navy with him!!!
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You may call me whatever you wish, A.C.1089924. I care not.

You, however, have publicized your character.
 Quoting: Pollyannuh


You are very well spoken, so I think I am safe in assuming you are a person of intellegence, and thus have great respect for you. But I have to ask if you actually read the entire article the OP posted, or just skimmed? Did you go through the itemized cost breakdown of each vacation? Someone has done their homework, and the costs are staggering. The author already took into consideration that the obama's paid for some things with their own incomes, however the amounts that the taxpayer had to pay for should make even the staunchest obama fan a bit queasy. I am glad that as a canadian i did not foot those bills, and I sympathize with everynoe on this thread that is angry at this. The people here you are disagreeing with will be lucky to get one vacation, a whole week in some cases, and it will not be at a chalet that costs $50k/week to rent. If the posters on here feel the need to blow a bit of steam over this, I would graciously let them. Life isnt fair - and we all understand that - but to see people taking advantage of USA taxpayers is just disgusting.
 Quoting: chrissie123


Yes, Chrissie, I did read the entire article.

I prefer to "do my own homework", and chose to post a link to the information in pdf form. I don't know if you've read that or have done your own research, but the correct information is available.

I understand you are from Canada, and I'm not familiar with your government or what laws are pertinent to your representatives, but here in the US, the presidents do have certain norms. All presidents take vacations, some more than others. They, for the most part, deserve whatever down time they can acquire. Some portions of the vacations are paid for by the taxpayer, but the claims made against the Obama's are incorrect.

Insofar as blowing off steam, heck, I do that from time to time, too. But, personal habits and ideology prevent me from an inaccurate portrayal of the issue/event/whatever in a rant. Admittedly, I am projecting my personal character on others, but, Chrissie, right is right and wrong is wrong.

Thank you for your thoughts!
 Quoting: Pollyannuh


I did read your PDF, however it did not provide any actual information on any costs incurred by the Obama family. In fact, although in the header it says updated 2007, all the references are from 200 or prior, indicating that any figures presented might actually be even higher nowadays anyway. But I do not understand what your PDF is supposed to explain to us. I think the intention of this thread was to outline the expense of the vacations, and frequency, and ponder over whether these are the actions of a responsible governing family.
 Quoting: chrissie123


Chrissie, did you do a google (or whatever) search on who pays for presidential vacations?

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