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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.
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.
Take a normal vacation on your own money, I understand security issues and such, but in that case just go somewhere it is easy to secure like Camp David.
Taxpayers covered the cost of approximately $8 million for presidential travel during the Reagan's first 6 years in office
President Ronald Reagan retreated to Barbados for Easter in April of 1982 at a taxpayer cost of $3.5 million.
Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.