Time for 17 days of Hawaii.

Time for 17 days of Hawaii.

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#1 Dec 15, 2013
President Obama and his family will leave Washington Dec. 20 for a 17-day holiday vacation in Hawaii.

The White House announced Friday that the Obamas will depart next week after what is expected to be a light work schedule for the president in Washington.

The president and his family traditionally spend their Christmas break in a rented home on Oahu with spectacular ocean views.

For his first three years in office, Mr. Obama rented a $24,500-per-week gated Plantation Estate, which offers security and privacy on the white sand beach of Kailua Bay.

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#2 Dec 15, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
President Obama and his family will leave Washington Dec. 20 for a 17-day holiday vacation in Hawaii.

The White House announced Friday that the Obamas will depart next week after what is expected to be a light work schedule for the president in Washington.

The president and his family traditionally spend their Christmas break in a rented home on Oahu with spectacular ocean views.

For his first three years in office, Mr. Obama rented a $24,500-per-week gated Plantation Estate, which offers security and privacy on the white sand beach of Kailua Bay.
Can't blame him a bit. Being President is a stressful job and he has been doing double duty since congress won't do their jobs.
Even if Obama took off 17 days every month , I still don't think he could catch up to G.W. Bush's record breaking 1020 days of vacation.
AlvinTostig

Steele, MO

#3 Dec 15, 2013
Buckwheat Rules wrote:
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Can't blame him a bit. Being President is a stressful job and he has been doing double duty since congress won't do their jobs.
Even if Obama took off 17 days every month , I still don't think he could catch up to G.W. Bush's record breaking 1020 days of vacation.
Yes, screwing the crap out of the American taxpayer every day is stressful business. MAY as well screw them out of a few more million and hide out in Hawaii for a few weeks.
Most Presidents spend some vacation time in their own homes... funny, you never hear about Obama and family going home to Chicago for a few weeks....
Can't say that I blame him. It's lots more fun spending millions of someone else's money playing Mr. King and Mrs. Queen.
Leaches.
guest

Caruthersville, MO

#4 Dec 16, 2013
Buckwheat Rules wrote:
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Can't blame him a bit. Being President is a stressful job and he has been doing double duty since congress won't do their jobs.
Even if Obama took off 17 days every month , I still don't think he could catch up to G.W. Bush's record breaking 1020 days of vacation.
What we don't see is commie explaining his excuses for why he was totally silent when President George W. Bush was setting the presidential record for most vacation days. Bush was not only on vacation more than any other president. He spent more money on non-official travel than any other president in American history. As president, George W. Bush used Air Force One to fly to his ranch in Crawford, TX for vacation. George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford. The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.
The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.

Unlike President Bush who used Air Force One as personal vacation and campaign jet, President Obama’s events were held to discuss the public policy issue of the impending increase in the student loan interest rate. Bush spent over $124 million of our tax dollars flying to Crawford to clear brush, and while he was doing this Republicans like John Boehner never demanded that he pay back the cost of his travel to the taxpayers.

People like commie just don’t get it. This is a non-issue, and if they really want people to look into the cost of presidential travel, they aren’t going to like the results. They are not going to be able to paint Obama as a presidential globetrotter whose travels is coming on the taxpayer dime. Instead of creating a distraction issue, commies attack on President Obama has alerted the American people to the fact that they owe us a whole lot of money. And we would like to be paid. George W. Bush and the Republican Party owe taxpayers over $124 million, so until Bush pay us back, people like commie need to keep their hypocrisy infected mouth closed.
Jeebus

United States

#5 Dec 16, 2013
Personally I'd prefer if barry and the Wookie. Stayed in Hawaii

“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

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#6 Dec 16, 2013
guest wrote:
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What we don't see is commie explaining his excuses for why he was totally silent when President George W. Bush was setting the presidential record for most vacation days. Bush was not only on vacation more than any other president. He spent more money on non-official travel than any other president in American history. As president, George W. Bush used Air Force One to fly to his ranch in Crawford, TX for vacation. George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford. The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.
The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
Unlike President Bush who used Air Force One as personal vacation and campaign jet, President Obama’s events were held to discuss the public policy issue of the impending increase in the student loan interest rate. Bush spent over $124 million of our tax dollars flying to Crawford to clear brush, and while he was doing this Republicans like John Boehner never demanded that he pay back the cost of his travel to the taxpayers.
People like commie just don’t get it. This is a non-issue, and if they really want people to look into the cost of presidential travel, they aren’t going to like the results. They are not going to be able to paint Obama as a presidential globetrotter whose travels is coming on the taxpayer dime. Instead of creating a distraction issue, commies attack on President Obama has alerted the American people to the fact that they owe us a whole lot of money. And we would like to be paid. George W. Bush and the Republican Party owe taxpayers over $124 million, so until Bush pay us back, people like commie need to keep their hypocrisy infected mouth closed.
Every year taxpayers in England have to spend $57.8 million for the first family of Great Britain to make sure that everything’s maintained and everything is taken care of and their security and everything else,$57.8 million. And the people in England are upset about it,” Glenn explained this morning.

“How much did we pay our royal Obama family? How much did it take to maintain our royal family, the Obamas, just last year? Now, this is really interesting, especially as we come up for another vacation for the Obamas. This one is going to cost us $4 million. This vacation in Hawaii for Christmas is going to cost you $4 million. How much did we spend last year?

Remember, the royal family cost $57.8 million. Would you be stunned if I told you it was $100 million? Would you be &#8209;&#8209; would you be bowled over if it was $200 million? How much do we spend? The total last year, a little higher than $57.8 million.”

So what was it?$250 million?

Not even close.

The answer:$1.4 billion
guest

Caruthersville, MO

#7 Dec 16, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
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Every year taxpayers in England have to spend $57.8 million for the first family of Great Britain to make sure that everything’s maintained and everything is taken care of and their security and everything else,$57.8 million. And the people in England are upset about it,” Glenn explained this morning.
“How much did we pay our royal Obama family? How much did it take to maintain our royal family, the Obamas, just last year? Now, this is really interesting, especially as we come up for another vacation for the Obamas. This one is going to cost us $4 million. This vacation in Hawaii for Christmas is going to cost you $4 million. How much did we spend last year?
Remember, the royal family cost $57.8 million. Would you be stunned if I told you it was $100 million? Would you be &#8209;&#8209; would you be bowled over if it was $200 million? How much do we spend? The total last year, a little higher than $57.8 million.”
So what was it?$250 million?
Not even close.
The answer:$1.4 billion
Really? The UK? So not a word about the money the Bush's cost the American taxpayers. Again it's just all about Obama. Try using your own thoughts for once in your shallow life. Its sad when all you have to argue with is someone else words and even then that person words have no merit.

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#8 Dec 16, 2013
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Really? The UK? So not a word about the money the Bush's cost the American taxpayers. Again it's just all about Obama. Try using your own thoughts for once in your shallow life. Its sad when all you have to argue with is someone else words and even then that person words have no merit.
What's sad, is you still parroting discredited left wing propaganda talking points 6 years later, claiming it cost more to fly the Bush family TO THEIR OWN HOME, in Crawford Texas than it costs to fly around and put up the Obama family and a host of friends to Europe, Africa, Aspen, Martha's Vineyard, and Hawaii for extended vacations every year. Every three months they're heading off to some exotic location to chill out with their hangers-on buddies.

Those are my words. The facts (and common since) tell the truth. Your old left wing talking points are lies that only someone drawing a crazy check would be dumb enough to believe.

Well, gene might believe it...
guest

United States

#10 Dec 17, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
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What's sad, is you still parroting discredited left wing propaganda talking points 6 years later, claiming it cost more to fly the Bush family TO THEIR OWN HOME, in Crawford Texas than it costs to fly around and put up the Obama family and a host of friends to Europe, Africa, Aspen, Martha's Vineyard, and Hawaii for extended vacations
every year. Every three months they're heading off to some exotic location to chill out with their



No what's sad
hangers-on buddies.
Those are my words. The facts (and common since) tell the truth. Your old left wing talking points are lies that only someone drawing a crazy check would be dumb enough to believe.
Well, gene might believe it...
no, what's sad is everyday I see your name beside a bashing Obama story. then when you see you get little or no replies you start posting under anonymous names. you must be single to spend this much time on a daily basis at a computer all day and all night and repeat the same parroting speech is over and over and over
guest

United States

#11 Dec 17, 2013
but what is hilarious is your paranoia of you perceiving that everybody that replies to you is "Gene"
guest

Caruthersville, MO

#12 Dec 17, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
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What's sad, is you still parroting discredited left wing propaganda talking points 6 years later, claiming it cost more to fly the Bush family TO THEIR OWN HOME, in Crawford Texas than it costs to fly around and put up the Obama family and a host of friends to Europe, Africa, Aspen, Martha's Vineyard, and Hawaii for extended vacations every year. Every three months they're heading off to some exotic location to chill out with their hangers-on buddies.
Those are my words. The facts (and common since) tell the truth. Your old left wing talking points are lies that only someone drawing a crazy check would be dumb enough to believe.
Well, gene might believe it...
No what is REALLY sad is for a grown man to act like a immature child online arguing about a opinionated subject such as politics and to think that all are going to agree with what he says. By the way I am female. So calling me someone named Gene is about like your posts. Irrelevant.

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#13 Dec 17, 2013
Speaking of "bashing Obama stories" Miss immature Guest,

I see where where Obama has blown past President Bush in the race to the bottom lot the pool of sinking poll numbers. You gotta go all the way back to Nixon to find anyone comparable when it comes to poll numbers.

No one can trust anything he says.

Obamacare has become a national embarrassment, not to mention tragedy. Come January, you will have millions more Americans without healthcare coverage than you had a year ago. Those of us who do still have insurance will be paying more in deductables and premiums.

What did Obama say the purpose was? More people insured for less money?That was an obvious LIE from the get-go...

Who out there was actually stupid enough to vote for this worthless piece of story telling shit anyway....

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#14 Dec 17, 2013
MALIA ZIMMERMAN - KAILUA, Hawaii – The now familiar signs that President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and First Dog Bo will be arriving in Hawaii for Christmas are appearing in the close knit beachside community on Oahu’s windward side.

Coast Guard officials have contacted boat owners in the area to remind them the canal and popular surf spot fronting the private beachfront homes where the President will vacation beginning Friday are off limits for 17 days. The Coast Guard also has released information on the temporary security zone that will be enforced from 6 a.m. on Friday to 10 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2014.

Black SUVs and government issued vans are parked along the street fronting homes now occupied by the U.S. Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard.
By the time the President arrives, concrete blockades and security will bar direct entrance to Kailuana Place where the President stays. Coast Guard on armed boats will patrol the canal and ocean. All airlines will be barred from flying over the island.

Michael Tasselmyer of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, estimates the 18-hour roundtrip aboard Air Force One, which he said costs $179,750 per hour for flight and operation, will total $3,235,500 for the roundtrip. A Congressional Research Service report released in May 2012 matches that figure.

The cost for USAF C-17 cargo aircraft that transports the Presidential limos, helicopters and other support equipment to Hawaii has never been disclosed, but the roundtrip flight time between Andrews Air Force Base and Hawaii is 21.5 hours, with estimated operating cost of $12,000 per hour.(Source: GAO report, updated by C-17 crew member).

The U.S. Marine Corps provides a presidential helicopter, along with pilots and support crews for the test flights, which travel on another C-17 flight. That is $258,000, not including costs for the 4-to-6-member crew's per diem and hotel.

U.S. Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard rent homes along the canal and ocean for $250 per room per night, according to residents renting their homes. Real estate source said the delegation rents at least 7 homes in the area, and arrive ahead of the President, costing taxpayers more than $183,750 for the length of the visit.

White House staff who do not stay in Kailua secure hotel rooms at the posh Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa on Waikiki Beach. Hotel rooms typically rent for $670 a night, but the hotel offers discounted government rates for about $255 per night, according to hotel public relations manager Diana Su. The hotel does not disclose information about The White House visit. However, estimating prices for room, as well as Transient Accommodation Tax and General Excise Tax, for about two dozen staff, totals more than $100,000.

The President is accompanied by 22 vehicles, whether he goes golfing and to a basketball game with friends at his Punahou alma mater or to body surf at Sandy Beach and local favorite restaurants such as Nobu’s and Buzz’s Steakhouse.

Honolulu Police are on special duty, paid $250,000 by city taxpayers, and another $10,000 is spent on around-the-clock ambulance detail.

There are several costs the White House annually refuses to release, citing security.
For example, The White House rents an entire floor of an office building in Kailua on the canal during the President’s stay

Security upgrades, such as bulletproof glass, and additional phone lines, are added to private homes, while existing security systems are disabled.

Rental cars and fuel for staff and security, as well as additional travel costs Secret Service and White House staff traveling ahead of the President, are kept secret.

The White House has not released expenses, citing security concerns. However, the most conservative estimate, based on what is known, for a 17-day vacation in Hawaii for the President and his family and staff and security is more than $4 million.
Bluff Guest

Poplar Bluff, MO

#15 Dec 18, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
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What's sad, is you still parroting discredited left wing propaganda talking points 6 years later, claiming it cost more to fly the Bush family TO THEIR OWN HOME, in Crawford Texas than it costs to fly around and put up the Obama family and a host of friends to Europe, Africa, Aspen, Martha's Vineyard, and Hawaii for extended vacations every year. Every three months they're heading off to some exotic location to chill out with their hangers-on buddies.
Those are my words. The facts (and common since) tell the truth. Your old left wing talking points are lies that only someone drawing a crazy check would be dumb enough to believe.
Well, gene might believe it...
Actually what the other Guest told you is not discredited propaganda. Its called "facts". I dont know you but I'm assuming your a Republican or Tea Party and most likely get your news from a "filtered" source like Fox news that holds back facts that doesn't always lift your party up.
Also, Obama pays the rent on the places he vacations at.

No talking points here, just facts and Bush holds the record by a large margin when it comes to trips and blowing tax payers dollars on vacations.
You probably wont see this on Fox so here are some factual links for you to view!

http://theweek.com/article/index/235844/decon ...

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/30/bush-s ...

http://www.crewof42.com/flashback/the-most-va ...

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/artic ...

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/14/cost-o ...

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