Obama takes $4 million dollar vacation as fiscal cliff looms

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The Ultimate Kaptoz

Freetown, IN

#1 Nov 29, 2012
Obama snubs his nose at the tax payers as he prepares to take a $4 million dollar vacation in Hawaii with his family and many friends he is taking along for the fun and partying. Obama tells Republicans they better do something about this looming fiscal cliff. He scolds rep8blicans about being for the rich only. Then Obama takes a vacation that will cost taxpayers $4 million bucks Are you serioussssssssssssssssssss.Whe re is the outrage from the media? Where is the media at on this big Obama spending spree ? call up the white house and congress and demand why Obama is spending $4 million dollars of taxpayers to party on in Hawaii.Just had 18 hostess workers lose their jobs. I'm sure they would love to party in Hawaii with the Obama's and all his friends.Imgaine how many pell grants and scholarships could be funded with $4 million dollars, How many school books and laptops could be bought for $4 million dollars or food pantries filled to the max. Now does Obama truly care about the poor as he takes a big vacation that cost $4 million. Gwb and RON REAGAN always took their vacations on their ranches .The Obama's have been millionaires for years now. Why don;t they pay for this big Hawaian vacation themselves?

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2plumsfor1

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Does your employer not provide you with a vacation?

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Unfortunately for his sake Obama does not have a ranch out in the middle of nowhere like GW or Reagan. Obama's home is in the heart of Chicago, and the cost of providing security there would easily be more expensive than doing so in Hawaii.

And don't act like the president going to Texas or California is a whole lot cheaper than his going to Hawaii. Security is the biggest cost of presidential travel. Do you think that the Secret Service just took the month off on any of the numerous occasions that Bush went to Crawford? They had that town locked down every bit as tight as the White House and W wasn't paying the bill.

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Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#4 Nov 30, 2012
You get what you vote for. Pontificatin, we are not talking about Bush. I bet you blame Bush as much as Obama still does.

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What a greedy SOB

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 30, 2012
2plumsfor1 wrote:
Does your employer not provide you with a vacation?
Not a $4 million dollar vacation.
This is all about the greedy Obama.
Obama does not give a rat's ass about the middle class. It's all about Obama maintaining his power and pleasuring himself paid for by the taxpayer.
What a greedy SOB!!!

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Starlett Miller

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 30, 2012
It is ridiculous to think that other presidents haven't done the same thing.

In other words, same story different party...

In other words, Blah Blah Blah....

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Linda Bledsoe

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Nov 30, 2012
DavidM wrote:
You get what you vote for. Pontificatin, we are not talking about Bush. I bet you blame Bush as much as Obama still does.
These liberal scum will continue to blame Bush because it makes them feel better and it is a trendy thing to do. In this case, the user wants to justify Obama's shifty decisions by trying to associate him with Bush. When Obama does something stupid, it is not a big deal because Bush would have also done something stupid. Until they get over George Bush, there will be no progress.

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furacistidiots

Greenwood, IN

#8 Nov 30, 2012
While his adult life was in Chicago he was raised in Hawaii and has family there.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#9 Nov 30, 2012
What they don't understand is Congress and Obama do not come together by January a lot of people are going to hang their heads.
Here is just a sample. Dividends is taxed at 15% right now. In 2013 it is going up to 23.8%. Up from 15% Now what do you think this will do to the stock market? Think you are going to going to get something from you parents estate? Well hold on. The exemptions will go from $5,120,000 in 2012 to $1,000,000 in 2013. Maybe it would not effect most here but some it would. They are also raising the tax from 35% to -----55%. That means that the government is going to take half over anything over one million dollars. If you are one of those "rich" making $250,000 and above, you will go from 35% to 43% tax bracket. Would you work harder if Obama plans on taking almost half of you income? Don't think so. Also taxes on dividends increases from 15% to 43.8%. If you happen to sell your stock for a profit, they will hit you with a 23.8% tax. Up from 15%. And this don't even come close to the new taxes for ObamaCare. Have a happy new year.
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
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These liberal scum will continue to blame Bush because it makes them feel better and it is a trendy thing to do. In this case, the user wants to justify Obama's shifty decisions by trying to associate him with Bush. When Obama does something stupid, it is not a big deal because Bush would have also done something stupid. Until they get over George Bush, there will be no progress.

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The Ultimate Kaptoz

Carmel, IN

#10 Nov 30, 2012
These Liberals truly crack me up lol. I love how easily they are to forgive anything Obama does right in their faces and laughs at them all, They voted for the thug and liar again, This is what they approve of lol. He takes long extended pricey vacations and party's with his rapper celebrity pals . We have a possible fiscal meltdown that could send us in a very deeper recession and even a great depression. They go oh well we understand why Obama takes such pricey vacations, They hounded Reagan and GWB just for vacationing on their family ranches . It's a whole different story as they defend Obama for every crime and robbery of the taxpayers he commits .He is mocking the whole fiscal cliff ahea. He sends Timothy Geithner to send the bill to House Republicans in what he demands, He wants 1.7 trillion in taxes raised on the rich and middle class with an additional 50 billion in stimulus dollars .4 Americans killed as he gave the orders to stand down. He sends Rice out to explain a terrorist attack was a mere unruly crowd as even the heads of those states said those were terrorist attacks and even one of his Generals said so as well. Yet liberals for Obama are willing to let him sweep 4 murdurs heroes under the carpet. They can't see that this makes watergate look even more third rate of a robbery. Yet they tore into Nixon and still do. Bob Woodward recently said, They are trying to make these terrorist attacks look like third rate terrorist attacks.Imagine had GWB took a $4 million dollar vacation or even Mitt Romney . Obama himself would be out there with his OWS trained thugs demanding answers on everything spent and everything covered up.

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Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#11 Nov 30, 2012
These people do not understand how much Obama is spending. With government spending spiraling out of control, Obama has a unlimited budget for the White House. It is estimated at $1.4 billion dollars today for Obama. Britain only pays just under $60 million annually to maintain the entire British royal family just for an comparison.
The President has a hundreds of secret service agent, securing travel ares, and funding for a TEAM of doctors to follow the him and his family where ever he goes. This sure has not decrease the amounts of trips they are taking. This happens even if he is on a campaign trip not counting the cost of Air force one that he takes on these trips.
The true cost of a trip from Washington to New Orleans is close to $300,000. His staffers are the highest paid staffers in history. Don't you wish that you had a check book with no balance? Just write the checks and let the taxpayers pay and pay. Then hit them with the most tax raise in history.
The Ultimate Kaptoz wrote:
These Liberals truly crack me up lol. I love how easily they are to forgive anything Obama does right in their faces and laughs at them all, They voted for the thug and liar again, This is what they approve of lol. He takes long extended pricey vacations and party's with his rapper celebrity pals . We have a possible fiscal meltdown that could send us in a very deeper recession and even a great depression. They go oh well we understand why Obama takes such pricey vacations, They hounded Reagan and GWB just for vacationing on their family ranches . It's a whole different story as they defend Obama for every crime and robbery of the taxpayers he commits .He is mocking the whole fiscal cliff ahea. He sends Timothy Geithner to send the bill to House Republicans in what he demands, He wants 1.7 trillion in taxes raised on the rich and middle class with an additional 50 billion in stimulus dollars .4 Americans killed as he gave the orders to stand down. He sends Rice out to explain a terrorist attack was a mere unruly crowd as even the heads of those states said those were terrorist attacks and even one of his Generals said so as well. Yet liberals for Obama are willing to let him sweep 4 murdurs heroes under the carpet. They can't see that this makes watergate look even more third rate of a robbery. Yet they tore into Nixon and still do. Bob Woodward recently said, They are trying to make these terrorist attacks look like third rate terrorist attacks.Imagine had GWB took a $4 million dollar vacation or even Mitt Romney . Obama himself would be out there with his OWS trained thugs demanding answers on everything spent and everything covered up.

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The Ultimate Kaptoz

Carmel, IN

#12 Nov 30, 2012
Also Michelle Obama has 22 servants at her calling always.Let's not forget about all the Tsars Obama has employed and they don't even answer to congress, they can do anything they please against the people without any fear of being prosecuted for any crimes. I recall how liberals like OBAMA whined about lobbyist and earmarks , soon as he got into office he signed a bill with over 8000 pork earmarks to reward his pals in the unions also. He then waived his waiver he had against lobbyist doing business in his white house lol.Now we have 4 dead heroes killed by terrorist and Obama laughs at any hint of wrongdoing , Then he says anyone comes after his people, They be coming after him lol. Thus in command makes Nixon and Putin look like saints.This is the biggest crime of the centruty being done by Obama and his staff covering up BENGHAZZI . tHEN TRYING TO SAY REPUBLICANS ARE picking n Susan Rice, The Repubs didn;t send Susan Rice out there to spin a lie and change the facts like Obama has done.They thought be bringing Genral Petraeus AFFAIR into the mix, Then it would go away. Guess what Obama and liberals out there, 4 Americans were killed, One was a USA Ambassador , That is an act of war to kill one of our US Ambassadors . What don't this liberals for Obama understand?Imagine if we killed the Ambassador from China or Iran what would happen. Say we killed the Ambassador from Saudi Arabia , You would see oil jacked up to $500 bucks a barrel . enjoy those Obama phones and food stamps, when we head over that fiscal cliff all those goodies will be gone, The one you can blame is Obama himself and his party of tax and spend and party hard on tax payers expense as they blame others for the crimes they commit and cover up. The huge debt they have built up on pupose to crash America or good.

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Linda Bledsoe

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Nov 30, 2012
DavidM wrote:
What they don't understand is Congress and Obama do not come together by January a lot of people are going to hang their heads.
Here is just a sample. Dividends is taxed at 15% right now. In 2013 it is going up to 23.8%. Up from 15% Now what do you think this will do to the stock market? Think you are going to going to get something from you parents estate? Well hold on. The exemptions will go from $5,120,000 in 2012 to $1,000,000 in 2013. Maybe it would not effect most here but some it would. They are also raising the tax from 35% to -----55%. That means that the government is going to take half over anything over one million dollars. If you are one of those "rich" making $250,000 and above, you will go from 35% to 43% tax bracket. Would you work harder if Obama plans on taking almost half of you income? Don't think so. Also taxes on dividends increases from 15% to 43.8%. If you happen to sell your stock for a profit, they will hit you with a 23.8% tax. Up from 15%. And this don't even come close to the new taxes for ObamaCare. Have a happy new year.
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Your numbers are off, but your point is valid. There are easy ways around the inheritance tax that high net worth individuals understand. Most stock earnings are in the form of capital gains, not dividends. Dividends were never taxed at 15% unless that was your ordinary income tax rate. On the table is raising the capital gains tax from 15% to 20%. This is earnings realized on stocks held as least 12 months. Dividend payouts have always been subject to the taxpayer's ordinary income tax rates. Today the top ordinary rate is 35%. Obama wants to raise it to 39.6%.

That said, I strongly disagree with raising taxes at this time. I believe the first step is to stop the bleeding and make cuts to expenditures. Obama wants to raise the debt ceiling and spend even more. I think he is an idiot.

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Since: Dec 06

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#14 Nov 30, 2012
I feel sorry for those investors that did not see the signs before the election. I sold 80% of my stocks a month before the election. After thinking about the first of the year, I just sold another 15% Most of my income from stocks is dividends. The capital gains that I did made is offset by the loss. But over all I have done somewhat of a good year on return, around 12% overall. Next year? Who knows.
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
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Your numbers are off, but your point is valid. There are easy ways around the inheritance tax that high net worth individuals understand. Most stock earnings are in the form of capital gains, not dividends. Dividends were never taxed at 15% unless that was your ordinary income tax rate. On the table is raising the capital gains tax from 15% to 20%. This is earnings realized on stocks held as least 12 months. Dividend payouts have always been subject to the taxpayer's ordinary income tax rates. Today the top ordinary rate is 35%. Obama wants to raise it to 39.6%.
That said, I strongly disagree with raising taxes at this time. I believe the first step is to stop the bleeding and make cuts to expenditures. Obama wants to raise the debt ceiling and spend even more. I think he is an idiot.

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nuffsaid

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Nov 30, 2012
When all is said and done; after all the facts have been uncovered; historians will prove that Obama was the biggest hoax foisted upon us since the beginning of America.
Of course it won't matter to us. We'll be long gone.
But our grandchildren and their offspring will be the ones to suffer in a country that went toally PC-stupid in the early 21st century.

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give more money Obama

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Nov 30, 2012
nuffsaid wrote:
When all is said and done; after all the facts have been uncovered; historians will prove that Obama was the biggest hoax foisted upon us since the beginning of America.
Yeah, that B. Hussein Obama is the biggest phony baloney since Milli Vanilli.
Why the voters voted to penalize the achievers by having Obama steal their money to give to the welfare crowd -- it's insane.
So why work? Let Obama pay for everything.

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what

Terre Haute, IN

#17 Nov 30, 2012
what people are upset about is the hypocrisy
obama tell us all to spend less give more work harder because we all have to make sacrifices

but not obama

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4 more years of this fool

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Dec 1, 2012
what wrote:
we all have to make sacrifices
but not obama
But not Obama is right.
We don't see Obama cutting back on spending taxpayer money on himself:$4 million vacations (paid for by the taxpayer), scores of golfing trips, partying with Jay-Z, Snoop Doggy doo-doo, and on and on. Obama is living a fat cat lifestyle paid for by you, the taxpayer.
The $millionaire Obama could have paid more on his 2011 income taxes (like he demands everyone else to do) but instead paid a low rate and even took deductions to drive his taxes even lower.
What a hypocrite. And what a greedy SOB the Obama is.

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Since: Dec 06

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#19 Dec 1, 2012
Don't you fly you barber in for a $21 haircut every two weeks? Who is paying for that? President Obama 'flies favorite barber from Chicago to the White House every TWO WEEKS'

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hahahahahaha

Carmel, IN

#20 Dec 1, 2012
2plumsfor1 wrote:
Does your employer not provide you with a vacation?
Most people can't afford to go on a vacation much less one that costs 4 million! Some people work another job and their vacation days give them a chance to earn extra income.

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