Thursday, December 30, 2010

Obama Vacation: $1,474,200

President Obama and his family are enjoying a delightful Christmas vacation with friends and family in the chief executive's home state of Hawaii.
Nobody questions a president's right or need to take take away from the White House, but an investigation by Hawaii Reporter has turned up some eye-opening information about the costs and other aspects of the Obama get-away.
Just consider these estimates on part of the costs of the latest Obama Hawaii trip:
* Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii: $63,000 (White House Dossier)
* Obama’s round trip flight to Hawaii: $1 million (GAO estimates)
* Housing in beachfront homes for Secret Service and Seals in Kailua ($1,200 a day for 14 days): $16,800
* Costs for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel: $134,400 ($400 per day for 24 staff) – excluding meals and other room costs
* Police overtime: $250,000 (2009 costs reported by Honolulu Police Department)
* Ambulance: $10,000 (City Spokesperson)
TOTAL COST: $1,474,200
Read more at the Washington Examiner: Here..

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  1. January 16 2009. George W. Bush is today making his final visit to Camp David as president.

    He will likely miss the place: According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, today's trip marks Mr. Bush's 149th visit to the presidential retreat. The planned three-day stay, during which the president is being joined by family and former and current aides, will bring his total time spent at Camp David to all or part of 487 days.

    Yes, that's 487 days. And Camp David is not even where the president has spent the most time when not at the White House: Knoller reports that Mr. Bush has made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there.

  2. Go add up Bush's vacations and lets compare numbers. Funny nobody cared about his vacations but all of a sudden it's a big deal.

  3. bush vacations in 8 years totaled $3 billion dollars for family at camp david and at his fake cowboy ranch in texas, costing taxpayers billions.

  4. Barry Soetoro needs to take more and longer vacations. Our republic is in less danger when the clown is on the links.

    Keep working on your game Barry and leave the nation's business to the adults.

  5. If he's on vacation, why does he need to take 24 staff members with him?

    The dumb ass should have parked his ass on that military base, 2 minutes away, but no, he has to waste more taxpayer money.

    I can't remember the last time I had a vacation...


  7. @December 30, 2010 11:32 AM

    Stop complaining, slave! Back to plantation!....
    I am joking, man! Looks like we all going to have a prolonged vacation-10-20 years if things go OK, if not-who knows how long. One thing I’m absolutely sure about-the bastards are not going to succeed with their plans to enslave the world, even though they have advanced a lot.

  8. I agree with 12:32 -- the plan for "world domination" won't work. They have gone too far over their heads. It has never worked in the past, and it won't work in the future. Case closed.

  9. I liked when bush from maine, wore his fake cowboy ronald raygoon wannabe cowboy look, it cost the taxpayers billion for his fake, cocaine snorting, drunk ass to travel the world, to make wars and cost us trillions in debt, we can never get out of. Bush bought property in paraguay, because he knows how badly he ruined the country, even he is going to move out of the country he destroyed, by design!

  10. Give it a rest fuckhead; he's a loser, barry's a loser, and so are you. You cannot even stay on subject. We are not cocerned if LBJ diddled his secretary, JFK did Marilyn 125 times, Nixon
    hid 100 dollar bills under the spare tire or Carter had Liver pills in every jar in the house.

    We are concerned that this CURRENT idiot


    CHANGE !?

    WE think not.

  11. 1:43 are you blind? They are doing it little by little. Changing laws weekly, confiscation, imprisonment, airport searches, heavy taxes all in the name of security and control. As we all get used to it, the noose gets tighter around our necks until we SUBMIT..sort of like we do everyday.

  12. 238 give it a rest loser, get a life and a job, get off welfare you leetch. You elected obama now live with it moron, the next moron elected will be just as bad as your mother.

  13. A foreign observer says.
    Well bribed !
    Was Obama protected and pre-selected by a conspiracy of the ruling elite?
    The question of the non existence Obamas long form birth certificate is not a left /right party political problem at all .
    Why for example was Mc Cain forced to prove his legibility to stand and the other contender was not.
    An inadvertent Mistake? Simple Neglect ?

    Obama wastes millions in taxpayers money to deny the citizens of American their constitutional rights to know the truth about “their” president..

    Personally, I view Obama as an imperialist war mongering, blackface actor ,a well paid celebrity fake leftist, a manager for the bankstas and the US ruling elite of the economic crisis ,no different in practice than say a McCain or a Bush in passing out tax concessions to the rich elite and the better off ,even though tax revenues are falling in a Ponzi debt crisis already intensified by the bi-partisan bailouts socializing the losses of the elite.
    While only Austerity is promised for the working people and the middle class is being looted of its savings and assets.
    And under Obama the imperialist “Bush” wars against the third world are expanding through increased deficit spending military keynesianism.
    So by American imperialist standards, I am a “lefty”, but that only reflects the views learned in practice of contempt for the americans militarist system . Now the view of the majority of the worlds peoples .
    I do not vote in an American computerized “vote counting” machine anyway and certainly have no right or eligibility to stand as POTUS!

    Americans have to sort out their own country and democracy.

    But I am saddened by the degeneration of constitutional democracy and the nature of the growing Fascist like Corporate State rule and the abandonment of peoples constitutional rights emerging especially since the 9/11 incident was set up, with at least apparently some government/CIA involvement , or pre –knowledge ,facilitating its success.

    The majority of Americans may not be fully informed on the nature of these EXPLOSIVE events and how were actually bought about, but they do know now that something was rotten in the government controlled “investigations” by their state .
    But, do nothing about it.

    There is much disinformation circulated to cloud over what actually happened on 9/11,the weapons of mass destruction lies on Iraq . But, the military circulated anthrax letters ,together with 9/11 created an “anti-terrorist” paranoid “anti Muslim” justification for wars and rule by Patriot act and the executive orders of the POTUS.

    So, it is not a question of whether or not whether Obama is a Muslim /commie / village idiot from Kenya ,or even a Cia agent /tool whose background is protected information on national security grounds.

    But a problem of how democracy and the requirements of the constitution were obviously ignored and manipulated by a conspiracy of the politicians ,the ruling elite ,their lobbyists and of how the MSM and money power manipulated Messiah elections.

    And of the use of the courts to this day, to deny Americans the right to view the proof of the eligibility of their own president and commander in chief to hold office .

    Abercrombie ,governor of Hawaii “a personal Friend” of Obama and his parents , keeps the scam going because HE is “offended” by Obama citizenship questions”but can produce no real hard evidence!

    "This has to do with the people in Hawaii who love him, people who loved his mom and dad. This has to do with the respect of the office that the president is entitled to," he said.
    How can real free speech exist when knowledge of facts is controlled?

    Americans are told to eat shit and shut up about their constitution by their “own” courts!
    Perhaps ,one explanation might be that it is illegal for even a court to ‘Out” a CIA agent or COINTELPRO type community organizers history ?

  14. my politician can jump tall politician can beat your politician up...LOLOL

    so politicians are what? men, women..they are...? humans, mankind
    and what sort of things does mankind do..

    anyway it's said people get rulers they deserve, and in part the ones they desire also, seems true

  15. If you dont have anything to say, why not go on the attack against someone's mom!

    It is beyond belief how ANYONE could defend Bush's travel and expenditures for the last 8 years and single out only the last one year of the current presidency. Of course they are BOTH terrible politicians, but let's try to keep it all in proper perspective.

  16. Arguing about politicians is like saying one turd are is prettier than another. Clinton = turd, Bush = turd, Obama = turd.

    It's all shit anyway you look at it and they all stink! Flush twice.

  17. I agree with 9:07 all recent Presidents have traveled - vacationed - thrown elaborate and expensive parties.

    But the Obama's seem to have taken it to a new level of ostentation. Trips to Hawaii for Christmas; Mrs. trip to Spain, Mrs. trip to London, the multi plane flights to Copenhagen for the Olympic bid, the 10 day trip to India, Indonesia, Japan.

    President Obama believes his own hype - he is a rock star. Mrs. Obama has no problems shutting down streets in DC so she can shop at a farmer's market undisturbed.

    Even if they pay for the trips out of their own pocket, the support costs associated with it are mind boggling.

    If the economy was booming - like in the 90's no one would care but with the highest unemployment since the early 80's and the longest unemployment since the great depression it is appalling.

  18. @December 30, 2010 2:49 PM
    1:43 is not blind, neither I am. This is called the Law of Time, some people refer to it as new information level. What it means is this. The processes that used to take hundreds of years 3-4 thousand years ago now take only a few decades. The common awareness of the masses grows parabolicly. Tell me what these rats are going to do if all of us stock up food and just quit going to work and paying our bills (mortgage, insurances, utilities) for a month? Credit rating? Oh, you are concern with your credit rating. They are going to wipe their asses with our credit rating-one by one. So, if all of us do what I describe-what are they going to do? The whole system will collapse. It cannot work without YOU-every individual bowing down to these crooks. Is it so difficult to stock up some food and prepare?

  19. 6:26 You really hit the nail on the head. Not only is this idiot just as bad if not worse that his predecessor; he thinks he is friggin' god and in these economic times even my boss didn;t take a bonus this year ( first time in 15 years)

    A real "leader" does so by example - much to the dismay of alot of posters here; people aren't stupid man; they see what the fuck goes on.

    I mean they gave the Nobel Peace prize to this

    We might be slow Elmer; but we sure as hell ain't stupid; not by a long shot.


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