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Obama could go on vacation until his term ends, and he still wouldn't rack up as much vaca time as Bush. And, by the way, there is no Health Care debate. The ACA is law. End of debate.
It’s not just the President who has been racking up the miles—and the bills. Taxpayers also cover the costs when the First Lady travels, and travel she does! Ms. Obama has been to Ireland, Africa, Western Europe, and Copenhagen on the taxpayers’ dime, likely flying on a C-40B or C, which costs between $19,755 and $26,936 per hour, or at times the larger C-32 passenger jet, which costs taxpayers a whopping $42,936 per hour. Source
As president you're going to get perks including Obama to the dismay of many conservatives. It's just reality. None of you seemed to care back then so there's really no real reason for you to suddenly care now, aside from partisan BS as per usual.
Obama Derangement Syndrome is very strong in some people.
Is the President wealthy? I guess that would depend somewhat on your point of view.
The point is, no matter who the President is, it costs us quite a bit for him to be him. Whether or not he's "on vacation". Which, I think, he never really is.
As some people just hate Obama for who he is, Obama Derangement Syndrome is very strong in some people.
Just think of all that money going to the economy of Hawaii!
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These folks are living the life of extravagant luxury why a large portion of the country goes hungry.
Just out of curiosity. Sports stars and Hollywood actors. They make millions and millions. Is it okay or not okay for them to be living luxuriously? I know this is tangent. Again, just curious.
Thinking about this, wonder if Bush should EVER take vacation day.