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the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations

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Dr. Spatic
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Just out of curiosity (not really, I know the answer) which president has taken the most vacations and spent the most taxpayers money while doing so? Hint: It is not the current president and most people on this board never whined when he did it. Conservatives are are funny. They are like whiny little children.
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I95
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Considering w was them zen master of vacations.... This is hardly news.
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Jasper Spatic wrote:
Just out of curiosity (not really, I know the answer) which president has taken the most vacations and spent the most taxpayers money while doing so? Hint: It is not the current president and most people on this board never whined when he did it. Conservatives are are funny. They are like whiny little children.
Can you back it up with fact?
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Philip wrote:
Can you back it up with fact?
Yep.
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Jasper Spatic wrote:
Yep.
Then I challenge you.
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Philip wrote:
Then I challenge you.
Back at ya
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I95 wrote:
Considering w was them zen master of vacations.... This is hardly news.
b bb but Booooooosh!! then if it's not news to you why are you responding? You need to get over your BDS. Bush spent many of his vacations "working" at his ranch, not gallavanting around the world visiting exotic places on AF 1, costing taxpayers millions in security and travel costs. Build a bridge and get over Bush once and for all.
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Dr. Spatic
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Philip wrote:
Then I challenge you.
http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/president-obamas-vacation-days/ President George W. Bush spent even more time away from the presidential mansion in the nation’s capital than Reagan. Of the 77 total "vacation" trips the former president made to his Texas ranch while in office, nine of them — all or part of 69 days — came during his first year as president in 2001, according to Knoller. http://mediamatters.org/blog/201008050054 But getting back to her suggestion that following Bush's example would save taxpayer money. President Bush took 149 trips to Camp David, 77 visits to his Crawford ranch, and 11 trips to his father's Kennebunkport mansion. Since Air Force One reportedly cost $56,800 per hour to operate in 2004 (which Bush used to get to Crawford), and the plane can travel up to 630 miles per hour, it cost at least $259,657 to get the 2,880 miles to Crawford and back, each time Bush went, or roughly $20 million dollars just for taking the plane on the Crawford trips alone. Add in the cost of putting up Secret Service and other staff for the ranch trips, as well as the Kennebunkport and Camp David trips, and you get, well, a lot. http://www.politicususa.com/cost-obama-christmas-vacation-bush.html Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president. http://www.politicususa.com/cost-obama-christmas-vacation-bush.html If cost of the flight was the only expense involved to taxpayers Bush’s vacations would still seem rather economical, but there is more, much more. Unlike the Obama’s $4 million Christmas vacation price tag, which includes the cost of everything from transportation to accommodations for the First Family, the White House staff, and the White House press corps, Bush’s numbers only include the cost of flying the president to Crawford. The cost of transporting and accommodating staff, media, friends and family is not included in Bush’s vacation numbers. http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18563_162-20093801.html So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch. And I like this one because it uses the GOP logic, funny stuff... http://www.politicususa.com/gop-owes-taxpayers-124-million-bush-vacation-travel.html "President George W. Bush spent over 124 million taxpayer dollars on trips to his ranch in Crawford, TX, and using John Boehner’s logic we demand that the GOP pay us back." Number of George W. Bush flights for vacation in Crawford, TX: 77 Cost of running Air Force One: $179,000/hour Flight time one way from the White House to Crawford: 4.5 hours Cost of one way flight: $805,500 Roundtrip cost: $1,611,000 Total cost to taxpayers of Bush’s vacation trips to the ranch: $124,047,000 Unlike President Bush who used Air Force One as personal vacation and campaign jet, President Obama’s events were held to discuss the public policy issue of the impending increase in the student loan interest rate. Bush spent over $124 million of our tax dollars flying to Crawford to clear brush, and while he was doing this Republicans like John Boehner never demanded that he pay back the cost of his travel to the taxpayers. Boehner and the Republican Party just don’t get it. This is a non-issue, and if they really want people to look into the cost of presidential travel, they aren’t going to like the results. They are not going to be able to paint Obama as a presidential globetrotter whose largesse is coming on the taxpayer dime. Instead of creating a distraction issue, Boehner and the Republican Party attack on President Obama has alerted the American people to the fact that they owe us a whole lot of money. And we would like to be paid. George W. Bush and the Republican Party owe taxpayers over $124 million, so until Boehner and Bush pay us back, the Speaker needs to keep his hypocrisy infected mouth closed.
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hsmom wrote:
b bb but Booooooosh!! then if it's not news to you why are you responding? You need to get over your BDS. Bush spent many of his vacations "working" at his ranch, not gallavanting around the world visiting exotic places on AF 1, costing taxpayers millions in security and travel costs. Build a bridge and get over Bush once and for all.
hahahahahahahahaha Do me a favor and check your hate for a change. Look at reality. Your hypocrisy is stunning.
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Bush deserved them a lot more than Michelle. I think she DID turn over a shovel full of dirt last year though.
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