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    First Family and Dog Bo to Leave Cold DC for $4 Million Hawaiian Vacation

    They are at it again, showing us Po'folk how the better half lives.

    Must be nice to be elitist like they are.

    The President and his friends pay for the private home accommodations that rent for $25,000 per week, however taxpayers both federal and county - pick up the majority of the bill for the rest of the trip.

    Michael Tasselmyer of the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, estimates the 18-hour roundtrip aboard Air Force One, which he said costs $179,750 per hour for flight and operation, will total $3,235,500 for the roundtrip. A Congressional Research Service report released in May 2012 matches that figure.

    There are reports the President might also stop on the island of Maui, a 30-minute flight from Oahu, which would add additional expense.

    The cost for USAF C-17 cargo aircraft that transports the Presidential limos, helicopters and other support equipment to Hawaii has never been disclosed, but the roundtrip flight time between Andrews Air Force Base and Hawaii is 21.5 hours, with estimated operating cost of $12,000 per hour. (Source: GAO report, updated by C-17 crew member).

    The U.S. Marine Corps provides a presidential helicopter, along with pilots and support crews for the test flights, which travel on another C-17 flight. That is $258,000, not including costs for the 4-to-6-member crew's per diem and hotel.
    Sunny Christmas: First Family and Dog Bo to Leave Cold DC for $4 Million Hawaiian Vacation | Hawaii Reporter

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    Dude... He's visiting his home for the holidays. Do you think he's the first president ever to do so?
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    They aren't sending the dogs on their own helicopters again are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Dude... He's visiting his home for the holidays. Do you think he's the first president ever to do so?
    Um.... He's going to Hawaii, not Kenya
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    Unconfirmed, yet I believe it to be true: I hear they are planning on flying the long way around the globe to get there... just cuz they can.
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    How many warships are accompanying them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    How many warships are accompanying them?


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