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    Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers Thousands

    Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers Thousands

    Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers Thousands | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier

    Michelle Obama Thursday traveled separately from President Obama to Martha’s Vineyard, costing taxpayers thousands in additional expenses to get her a few hours of extra vacation time.

    Mrs. Obama and her daughters arrived just before 2 pm Thursday on a U.S. government jet, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, which got its information from the local airport. The first lady’s office has been silent on her travel. President Obama arrived in the evening along with the family dog Bo.


    If there is supposed to be some sort of "shared sacrifice" shouldn't the POTUS lead by example? I have nothing against presidential vacations but it seems that he could trim some of this excess in order to "lead by example". What say you?

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    I think Obama and his wife deserve to take a break once in a while. I don't think they should be audited for expenses every time they fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    If there is supposed to be some sort of "shared sacrifice" shouldn't the POTUS lead by example? I have nothing against presidential vacations but it seems that he could trim some of this excess in order to "lead by example". What say you?
    Still way less than the previous guy who made over 4,000 American GI's pay the ultimate sacrifice for his wars & made us all sacrifice in re our home values & 401K losses.

    COLUMN: Record Breaker! Bush Takes Most Vacation Days For Sitting President
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    This story was written by Beau Elliot, The Daily Iowan
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    President Bush recently spent his 879th day at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, since the Supreme Court, in all its great wisdom, elevated him to the presidency. This according to NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me," which noted that Bush broke former President Reagan's record for taking vacations from the White House.rIt's interesting to recall, all these wild years later, that George W. Bush did not decide to buy the ranch near Crawford until after he decided to run for president.
    COLUMN: Record Breaker! Bush Takes Most Vacation Days For Sitting President - CBS News

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitiboy View Post
    I think Obama and his wife deserve to take a break once in a while. I don't think they should be audited for expenses every time they fart.

    lol my how times have changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    If there is supposed to be some sort of "shared sacrifice" shouldn't the POTUS lead by example? I have nothing against presidential vacations but it seems that he could trim some of this excess in order to "lead by example". What say you?
    Since my employer doesn't finance my vacations (when I actually get to take one), I don't think the Obamas should get their vacation financed by HIS employers.

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    @Devil505 I don't know if you have realized that a) Bush is no longer the president, and b) Michelle Obama has a staff of 23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Still way less than the previous guy who made over 4,000 American GI's pay the ultimate sacrifice for his wars & made us all sacrifice in re our home values & 401K losses.

    Is there a reason you feel the need to disrespect those who died in service of thier country in order to deflect from Obama and this topic? This subject is Obama and the costs of these vacations in these economic times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitiboy View Post
    I think Obama and his wife deserve to take a break once in a while. I don't think they should be audited for expenses every time they fart.
    I agree with you.

    She is not even the President. Her and the kids should get more of a break than he does. AND the taxpayers can foot the bill. They are, after all, removed from their home in Illinois while their husband/dad, serve the country. THEY are doing PLENTY of sacrificing as well.

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    There are 300 million tax payers in this country...did you do the math to figure out how much this trip is costing each of us? I'll cover your share if you'd like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    There are 300 million tax payers in this country...did you do the math to figure out how much this trip is costing each of us?


    So that's justification for waste? no wonder we are in so much debt.

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