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Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million
White House Dossier ^ | January 4, 2013, 10:07 am | Keith Koffler

Posted on 01/04/2013 10:25:38 AM PST by Olog-hai

Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, “We’re in Hawaii,” and that’s Christmas gift enough.

But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it’s an expensive one.

The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nation’s security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a “family tradition” and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer to home. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: debt; deficit; kingbarry; royalty; spending; vacation; vacations

1 posted on 01/04/2013 10:25:43 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Only a dictator would think to do something like that. Only a dictator would get away with it. And we still think calling our congressmen and signing petitions is going to affect our liberty.


2 posted on 01/04/2013 10:32:12 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Olog-hai

Imagine that - a four year old ‘family tradition’.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 10:33:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I guess ya gotta start somewhere....


4 posted on 01/04/2013 10:34:51 AM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: MWestMom
I guess ya gotta start somewhere....

Yep - as soon as it becomes 'all expenses paid'.

5 posted on 01/04/2013 10:37:39 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

20 mil x 52 weeks x 4 years is about 4.2 billion.

Pay him to stay there, it’s cheaper.

Oops forgot about Valerie and the auto-signer.


6 posted on 01/04/2013 10:38:16 AM PST by Scrambler Bob (Honk Honk - I am the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs - and I have tightened the sphincter! ....)
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To: Olog-hai

Think about thhat while you’re job hunting...


7 posted on 01/04/2013 10:42:11 AM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Olog-hai

I believe that he goes to Hawaii so that he doesn’t have to experience the “Cindy Sheehan” style of protesting during his time away from Washington. Much more of a deterrent for us conservatives to make it to Hawaii!


8 posted on 01/04/2013 10:44:41 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Olog-hai

I like to think of it as a special stimulus program for the State of Hawai’i (sarc)


9 posted on 01/04/2013 10:51:54 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: demshateGod

While I believe that Obama believes that he is a demi-dictator able to pick and choose what he wants to do and order done, I do not think that the underlying problem that causes such an egregious flaunting of propriety in the midst of a terrible recession is that.

Obama’s voters fall into a couple of categories: his ‘people’ - the same people that cheered when OJ was declared not guilty in his criminal trial, and the people that hate anything conservative, anything associated with it, and more importantly, conservatives.

Both groups get off on seeing him pissing us off and the media ignoring it. They live and enjoy revenge vicariously through him. He might as well be dressed in parachute pants, gold teeth, gold bling and showing us his “Crib” on MTV for cripes sake.

As long as the one group can suffer in their misery content in conservatives being apoplectic and the other group can revel in ‘whitey’ being pissed and the ‘brutha’ gettin over on him, then all’s well. Both groups still have their ObamaPhones, their EBTs, their EITC, their SNAP, their Section 8, their WICs, their Pell Grants, their heating assistance, their electricity assistance, their weekly visits to the stupid-white-Christian-food banks, and dozens of other programs with which to drown their sorrows.

And finally, the more functionally ideological of their groups can enjoy their newfound renewal of events that will allow them to further erase our freedoms by erasing (attempting to) the second amendment and wholesale public condemnation of anything and anyone ‘gun’....


10 posted on 01/04/2013 10:52:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: llevrok
I'm fairly sure it is a net loss for the state, what with all the extra cops and overtime, businesses that have to shut down for the turd.

No one evers seems to ask them why not go to Chicago where their house is. Is it vacant? At least there, they would be around a lot more of Holder's people, you'd think the Mooch would prefer that. Hawaii does not have all that many, but then, they do not mingle.

11 posted on 01/04/2013 10:56:24 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Tzimisce

Keep clipping coupons-Obama’s next vacation depends on you.


12 posted on 01/04/2013 10:58:46 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Olog-hai

1. Why does not the House of Crooks cut off funds for this robbery of my and your money?

or

2. Hand this illegal royal family a $20,000,000 bill as they step off yours and my aircraft.

(No where does the British Royal Crown spend this much a year...not even on official duties.)


13 posted on 01/04/2013 11:06:23 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: Olog-hai

Meet The Grifters

America's Black Royalty


14 posted on 01/04/2013 11:09:03 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

“Yeah, but Bush did it ,too”
(standard reply from leftist Obamatron)

You need to understand. Redistributin is hard work and he needs rest.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 11:20:17 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Iron Munro

A Marx-Nero hybrid successfully marketed to the deluded American sheeple class as a “hip” and caring leader.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 11:35:27 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: Olog-hai
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17 posted on 01/04/2013 12:57:26 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Olog-hai

How did it go from an original $4mm to well-over $20mm? Yikes.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 1:02:22 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: carriage_hill

They are talking about combined vacations over 4 years. This particular one cost us 4 million. Dictators.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 1:13:27 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

Okay, got it now; thanks.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 1:15:15 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Gaffer

I agree with what you said here, there seems to be a great benefit to him to have his peeps happy at our expense.

So much hatred for us it’s stunning!


21 posted on 01/04/2013 2:19:26 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

If there was an opposition party they’d cut funding and that would be that. He can only write hot checks for so long.


22 posted on 01/04/2013 3:17:05 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I post so people who hate me will know what I think. And they can't seem to stop reading. LOL)
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To: Olog-hai

Here is the message that I wanted to post on Facebook, but chickened out because it would make my liberal friends (ok, acquaintances I have to work with) mad.

FB Message:

Did you hear about Mitt Romney spending $7 million dollars on his 20 day Christmas vacation?

Unbelievable what these super-rich, fat cat Republicans will do to lavish on themselves untold material pleasures while the rest of us are struggling just to pay gas.

Wait. It wasn’t Romney. It was Obama. http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/


23 posted on 01/04/2013 7:59:58 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: carriage_hill

“How did it go from an original $4mm to well-over $20mm? Yikes.”

The article says that $20 is adding up all three trips, counting the extra $3 million for O to RETURN to paradise after the budget deal.


24 posted on 01/04/2013 8:05:53 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Olog-hai
$7 million dollar, 20 day Hawaiian vacation.

Reparations are sweet.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 8:13:19 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Gaffer

Dittos! My thoughts are about the same


26 posted on 01/04/2013 8:16:15 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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