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Critics bash Obama´s
plans for vacay

USA Today, by Aamer Madhani and David Jackson

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 8/8/2013 8:46:52 PM

President Obama and his family are heading to Martha´s Vineyard on Saturday for a week of rest and relaxation, but not before facing the ritual partisan grumblings that presidential vacations are extravagant and waste taxpayer money. While Congress is in the midst of its own five-week break, Republican officials haven´t missed the opportunity to question the president for heading to the upscale Massachusetts community at a time when automatic cuts to the federal budget have left the Defense Department and other agencies furloughing employees. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said no one begrudges the president taking some time with his family.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/8/2013 9:09:58 PM     (No. 9465156)

Very good, USA Today. The WH instructions on how to justify Obama´s vacation were followed perfectly. You got all the buzzwords in: Republicans "grumble", "scoff", "partisan". And you even counted Bush´s time in Crawford as vacay time and compared 367 days of Bush´s to 92 of Obama´s as being on vacation. Maybe the WH will buy you an ice cream cone this week for being so good.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/8/2013 9:11:29 PM     (No. 9465158)

This is just plain theft by the Third World obama Dictator.

The job pays $400K, plus room and board, plus travel, commonly called T&E. End of deal.

The fact that Boehner is a limp wimp doesn´t make it legal. Obama´s vacations are theft from the American taxpayers.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/8/2013 9:11:56 PM     (No. 9465159)

The 0bama´s spend an unprecedented amount of money to entertain themselves at the taxpayers´ expense, and they have a huge sense of entitlement. The democrats are quick to say the Bush family took lots of vacation, but the difference was that they went to their own ranch in Texas, and the taxpayers were not picking up the tab for all their accommodations. The 0bamas spent millions on their posh Hawaiian Christmas holiday. Then Michelle and girls left for a double vacation over spring break spending millions both at Atlantis and at Sun Valley. 0bama spent a Million Dollars to play golf with Tiger Woods, then the whole family and extended family go on a Hundred Million Dollar vacation to Africa. So why wouldn´t people be critical that Michelle and 0bama now want to spend more taxpayer dollars to stay at such an expensive resort in Martha´s Vineyard. Most Americans are struggling to just keep food on the table, and all the 0bama´s can think about is what expensive, lavish and luxurious resort can they visit next, all at the taxpayers´ expense. Do they have no common sense and no shame.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/8/2013 9:15:37 PM     (No. 9465164)

Why are they going to Orlando first? Another of Mooch´s pre-vacation vacations?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/8/2013 10:05:49 PM     (No. 9465220)

They just got back from a multi-million dollar vacay in Africa.

Rather than count the days (which i think are calculated in a very strict manner), let´s see the dollars spent.

Furthermore, they are partying all the time, traipsing about the countryside, going to bed late, getting up late.

And, to top it off, he is wreaking havoc and misery, not just here, but across the planet. Meanwhile, he just pah-ty pah-ty

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Reply 6 - Posted by: badrad, 8/8/2013 11:17:33 PM     (No. 9465316)

The more equal pigs yukking it up with the rich and famous.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: avmermaid, 8/8/2013 11:18:51 PM     (No. 9465318)

Though Bush was at his ranch, it was considered the Western White House where many diplomats and dignitaries met and accomplished much. Unfortunately, the MSM forgets about that and counts all those days as vacation.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/9/2013 6:32:31 AM     (No. 9465509)

Vacation for rest and relaxation? That´s all the tin pot has done for the last 4-1/2+ years.

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