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Report: Obamas to spend holidays in Hawaii at $4 million cost to taxpayers
The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2012

Posted on 11/30/2012 5:40:43 AM PST by NYer

The first family will be vacationing in Hawaii for the Christmas holidays at a cost of at least $4 million to taxpayers, according to a report from the Hawaii Reporter.

The Hawaiian paper reports that residents living near the beachfront homes at Kailuana Place, where the President Obama and first family have visited annually since 2008, were notified Monday that there will be restrictions on their movements in place for 20 days, from Dec. 17 through Jan. 6.

The Hawaii Reporter calculated the $4 million cost to taxpayers based in part on the price of a round trip flight to the island on Air Force One, the transport of the president’s support equipment, housing of security and staff and the cost of police to local taxpayers.

The first family pays for their own rental on the beach, according to the paper.

The White House Dossier notes that the White House has yet to officially announce the vacation or the president’s travel plans and notes Obama could be in Hawaii on the day the country goes off the “fiscal cliff” if no deal is reached in time.

The Dossier adds that the vacation could help to add “subtle pressure” the president to reach a deal.

Author Robert Keith Gray estimated in his book “Presidential Perks Gone Royal“ that last year taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on the first family, compared to the $57.8 million British taxpayers spent on the royal family, The Daily Caller reported in September.

Last year the Hawaii Reporter estimated the president’s 17-day holiday vacation in Hawaii was more than $4 million as well.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: insanity; obamas; taxes; vacation

1 posted on 11/30/2012 5:40:52 AM PST by NYer
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last year taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on the first family, compared to the $57.8 million British taxpayers spent on the royal family
2 posted on 11/30/2012 5:41:56 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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3 posted on 11/30/2012 5:43:12 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: NYer

I bet those folks in New York and New Jersey, victims of Sandy, are really happy for the Obamas.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 5:43:49 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: NYer
The first family pays for their own rental on the beach, according to the paper.

See? They're just like regular people!

5 posted on 11/30/2012 5:44:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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If we hit the cliff while he is away, Air Force One should be grounded. He should have to find his own way back to DC


6 posted on 11/30/2012 5:44:12 AM PST by PizzaDriver ( on)
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Or as the Obamas would sing, Mele Kalikimaka Suckers!


7 posted on 11/30/2012 5:44:36 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They come from a culture in which the reason for achieving elected office is to “live large” on someone else’s dime.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 5:48:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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while we worry about putting food on the table, fuel in the car and Christmas for our kids.

OBAMA HOVER DEPRESSION...stop calling it a recession, it ceased to be that 2 years ago.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/11/04/obama-economic-record-hoover/


9 posted on 11/30/2012 5:49:29 AM PST by GailA (those who do not keep promises to Military, won't keep them to U)
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One of the (many) things that pisses me off to no end about this is that so many Secret Service and other support staff will (again) have to be away from their families at Christmas because of this.

Contrast this with Bush, who I believe didn't leave town until the day after Christmas so they could at least spend part of Christmas with their families.

Of course with the Kenyan it's all himself all the time.

10 posted on 11/30/2012 5:50:03 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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We “little people” have no say in the matter.

Except to pick the tab.

With none of the enjoyment.

I’m sure this is what our founders had in mind.

Exactly.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 5:51:23 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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He should have to find his own way back to DC

My neighbor assures me that Obama would be able to walk home from this vacation, if he had to.

12 posted on 11/30/2012 5:55:55 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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What? Not going to the Jersey Shore to get his hands dirty?
13 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:20 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: eCSMaster
They voted for him anyway I don't care anymore let the country go to hell in a hand basket.
14 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:31 AM PST by angcat
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by what basis in the constitution can u restrict movement?


15 posted on 11/30/2012 6:05:55 AM PST by GreaterSwiss
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To: Tigerized
NO WORDS NEED, sign says it all


16 posted on 11/30/2012 6:50:46 AM PST by GailA (those who do not keep promises to Military, won't keep them to U)
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red x


17 posted on 11/30/2012 6:52:01 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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18 posted on 11/30/2012 6:55:21 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: NYer

The Big Party continues!


19 posted on 11/30/2012 6:57:14 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic)
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People not able to even have enough money for Christmas dinner and these greedy hogs spend that much money that we do not have to go on vacation..and to think the people of NY and New Jersey put this free loader over the top and he got elected..along with the fraud he committed at the voting booth..
20 posted on 11/30/2012 6:58:23 AM PST by PLD
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He SHOULD be making plans to move to Hawaii permanently!


21 posted on 11/30/2012 7:14:54 AM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: NYer
Photobucket The only Christmas card from Obama I want to see..
22 posted on 11/30/2012 7:17:48 AM PST by baddog 219
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IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING!


23 posted on 11/30/2012 7:28:00 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Marathoner

i have no pity for anybody who is part of this regime. Collaborators all.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 8:54:15 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: angcat
Yep, I agree completely. I've seen that smug, self-satisfied expression on his face (photo above) before, below. Steve Urkel - Nerd Pictures, Images and Photos
25 posted on 11/30/2012 9:15:46 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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Yeah....he’s a real scary socialist. He’s probably going to Hawaii so him and his family can put in 14 hour days on the pineapple farms. What a crock. Every time a Republican says Obama’s a socialist, he should get a lump on his head. Hit him where it hurts....in the Democrat party. He don’t care even a bit about the country. He’s not an American.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 9:29:57 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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