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Obama's latest vacation cost US taxpayers at least 1.5 million $$

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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by kozmo
And finally, I could've easily attended an Ivy League school, as I had the grades for it. I opted to avoid the those socialist indoctrination academies and attended a much smaller institution that taught actual critical thinking skills. So, no thank you.


Is that what you told your parents? hey mom and dad...i don't want to go to a school like yale or Harvard because I don't want to be indoctrinated as a scoialist?

Not knocking small colleges and I didn't attend an Ivy league college...but my BS meter was off the charts on your above statement. I doubt you knew what a socialist was then...or now for that matter given your statement.


Originally posted by kozmo
But back to President Asshat, if he and his wookie wife aren't hosting glamorous bashes in the WH, they are on vacation. It is quite sickening! The guy is COMPLETELY worthless!


Curious about the "wookie" statement about the President's wife...is it a racist reference? Just stupid? Or just taking mean spirited pot shots at the President's family? getting your hate on? All of the above...?

It seems to be dehumanizing someone...saying that they are not human...and making way for hateful thoughts and speech unencumbured by the minimal compassion or courtessy that being human demands.

Every racist is a coward...they need words express themselves without actually owning their words...always been that way. Hate and fear are emotional siamese twins.




posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by MrXYZ
How dare they protect the president when he's on vacation...right? You lot are hilarious, no matter what the guy does, you'll find something.


If the POTUS woke up tomorrow and walked on water...the ATS Headline would read "Barry Hussien Obama can't swim!!!"
edit on 3-1-2011 by maybereal11 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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Smedley a bum off the street could do a better job in office! and yes i know i could being a former business owner of over 10 years until this mess happened, again, a bum could do a better job its not hard when you have the following>>
1) over 8500 people that you can appoint.
2) teleprompters helping your speaches.
3) breaks on the hour
4) media leading a blind eye.
5) etc
6) etc
Like i said the presidency has become a joke and any bum could take over i would put everything i own on it



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by maybereal11
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OK...squirelly numbers, but I will play.

2 weeks in Hawaii cost 1.5 Million for the whitehouse and secret service etc.

Hmmm..How much does it cost for the POTUS and family to stay at the white house for two weeks? add up the security, secret service, supporting staff, utilities, overhead etc. for that and then I will start to examine the numbers in earnest and do some comparisons.

Because absent that it seems to me you are whining about how expensive it is to simply be "The President of United States" in Hawaii or anywhere.

And a discussion about whether the USA can afford to have a POTUS would seem more relevant and honest, although more boring and certainly wouldn't support your themed agenda.

It seems a rather silly and dishonest complaint when a moment is taken to actually "think".


To answer your q as honestly as possible about $500,000 a week to upkeep the WH as no expense is spared.
White House West has been reestablished in Honolulu, Hawaii and went online in Dec 08 when Crawford, Texas went offline. Apparently the once active White House West website featuring Crawford for 43 is no more.
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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 05:49 AM
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These people don't get at all! 1.5+ mil for vacation, while others in this country are losing their homes, business's, etc.......I forget the tally for Michelle's trip to Spain, I think I do remember 100K for security. It's an arrogance I don't understand. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. I was taught by my Dad at a early age to lead by example and don't ask others to do anything you wouldn't do yourself. I don't expect Obama sleeping in a cardboard box, but maybe he should to see what others are going thru. Most politicians are very out of touch with reality it's sickening.



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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Originally posted by mtnshredder
These people don't get at all! 1.5+ mil for vacation, while others in this country are losing their homes, business's, etc.......I forget the tally for Michelle's trip to Spain, I think I do remember 100K for security. It's an arrogance I don't understand. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. I was taught by my Dad at a early age to lead by example and don't ask others to do anything you wouldn't do yourself. I don't expect Obama sleeping in a cardboard box, but maybe he should to see what others are going thru. Most politicians are very out of touch with reality it's sickening.


So what you're saying is he shouldn't go on vacation because the country's in crisis? How about you don't go on vacation anymore either? How about Bush who spent more time on vacation than any president before him...during one of the worst crisis in US times!! Where were you then?



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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That's exactly what I'm saying. He's got some work to get done. 1.5 mil on a holiday vacation in Hawaii while many are struggling to put food on the table, and no Bush was no different. Do you like spending 10's of thousands of $$$ so the guy can go play a round of golf? Is that money well spent in our current state of affairs? I think a Prez should get a vacation, but I don't think that nows a good time, when the country is in major fail.



posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 03:36 AM
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He is alloted 1 week for their Birthday and 1 week for the holidays as he needs to disconnect but things like his daily US Daily Intelligence Briefing and US National Threat Assessment reports briefings are to occur daily without fail, alteration, modification, amendtion.

Say he awakes at like 5a, he's got both briefing reports on his nightstand before the time he awakes and with his morning cup of coffee those are read and either approved, activated upon or cancelled. typically his work day is over by like noonish when he relaxes and chills until the mandatory late afternoon briefing.

Briefings are at wakeup, 8a, 1p, 6p, 10p. One occurs on the overnight and typically is handeled by authourized individuals.



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