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Report: Obama Spent Twice as Much Time on Vacation/Golf as Economy
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Posted on 04/28/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Report: Obama Spent Twice as Much Time on Vacation/Golf as Economy

by Wynton Hall 28 Apr 2013, 4:00 PM PDT

According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours).

The report, “Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis,” used the official White House calendar, Politico’s comprehensive presidential calendar, and media reports through March 31, 2013 to calculate its results.

GAI’s findings may actually understate Obama’s recreational hours.

Last year, Obama told CBS News that playing golf is “the only time that for six hours, I'm outside." But instead of six hours, GAI counted a round of golf as taking just four hours. Likewise, for presidential vacation hours, researchers attributed just six hours of any day of vacation to leisure activity.

“Like most people, presidents still do work while on vacation,” said GAI President Peter Schweizer. “So we really went out of our way to fairly and accurately reflect how the president spends his time.”

The study applied a similarly generous assessment to Obama’s time spent in economic meetings by counting anything on the official White House calendar even remotely related to the economy as an economic meeting. For example, “Obama meets with Cabinet secretaries” and “Obama has lunch with four CEOs” counted as economic meetings.

GAI’s new report dovetails with its presidential calendar analysis last July that found Obama devotes little time to economic meetings.

Asked whether the latest numbers paint a negative portrait of presidential economic leadership, Schweizer says that is for others to decide.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: golf; jobs; laser; obama

1 posted on 04/28/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

That is why this unknown jerk from who knows where wanted to be president. For the perks. He doesn’t have to spend any time on the economy, he already destroyed it. He might take 2 more hours this year to make sure it’s dead but that’s it.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 4:59:54 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I dunno....might be a good thing.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 5:01:39 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: Sub-Driver

I, for one, approve this report. The further we can keep the Prince of Fools from the levers of powers, the better off we are. The question we need to answer is how do we keep the fools from doing all the damage?


4 posted on 04/28/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Sub-Driver

I, for one, approve this report. The further we can keep the Prince of Fools from the levers of powers, the better off we are. The question we need to answer is how do we keep the fools from doing all the damage?


5 posted on 04/28/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t Call him King Putt for nutt’n


6 posted on 04/28/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The economy is clearly racist.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 5:05:18 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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8 posted on 04/28/2013 5:06:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t let him laser-focused on economy, like his previous years’ on JOBS.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 5:06:51 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can hear it now from the zombies: “But Bush...but Bush...”


10 posted on 04/28/2013 5:08:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

976 hours is damn near a half man year.


11 posted on 04/28/2013 5:09:13 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

976 hours is damn near a half man year.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 5:10:28 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s always a chance of lightning.


13 posted on 04/28/2013 5:11:09 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course, we won’t see David Gregory talking about this..


14 posted on 04/28/2013 5:11:23 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let him spend 10x as much time on vacation and golf, than on any aspect of his work duties (economy, foreign or defense policy, anything!)

Let him spend 100x as much time on vacation and golf!!!!

Stop criticizing his expensive vacations and excessive golf.

The more time and energy he spends on anything BUT his job duties, the better for America!

(Am reminded of my Father’s complaint after 13 months of 24/7 television coverage about Bill Clinton and Monica. Finally, my Dad couldn’t take it anymore, complaining that the media was deliberately not informing us about what’s really going on in the federal government (sound familiar?).. But, when a friend pointed out it was Clinton’s fault, my Dad said: “the more time these damned political hacks spend screwing their interns, the less time they spend screwing the rest of us!”

Same for O’s vacations and golf...


15 posted on 04/28/2013 5:12:28 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Gaffer

Well he’s certainly less than half a man by any measure.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 5:12:42 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver
King Obama's empire has the economy in a free fall over the cliff and no need to do anything but just wait and the crash is eminent.
17 posted on 04/28/2013 5:15:11 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver

Only because he’d rather be a celebrity than president.


18 posted on 04/28/2013 5:16:33 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: AmusedBystander

“There’s always a chance of lightning.”

OH, RAT FART!


19 posted on 04/28/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nero ... fiddle ... yadda yadda yadda ...


20 posted on 04/28/2013 5:24:53 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Given the federal government’s constitutionally-limited powers, the power to regulate intrastate postal services (Clause 7 of Section 8 of Article I) arguably being about half the list, Obama should be spending even more hours on golf courses than he already does.

In other words, military issues aside, the Founding States had envisioned all presidents to arguably be lame-duck presidents by design where their mostly nonexistent powers to influence local and state issues are concerned.

In fact, Constitution-ignorant voters are concerned about who the president is, imo, only because of the perceived powers of the Oval Office which the corrupt media, including Obama guard Fx News has helped to foster. After all, given the Electoral College, the Founders had arguably intended for citizens to have to guess who the current president is, not that they’d really care. So the next time that you hear Fx News referring to the Oval Office as the most powerful office in the land, you now know better.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 5:27:45 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: AmusedBystander
After lightening strike.
22 posted on 04/28/2013 5:36:20 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
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23 posted on 04/28/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Another Louis the XVI and Marie Antonett from the house of Bourbon.
24 posted on 04/28/2013 5:53:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

If only Valerie Jarrett would take up a hobby.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 6:00:31 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is just a puppet, and a mouthpiece for the people really calling the shots. The people calling the shots only need him in front of the teleprompter, and giving speeches.

Obama could be away from the White House and playing games 100% of the time, and the people doing the damage to the country will continue as if Obama never existed.


26 posted on 04/28/2013 6:01:36 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Sub-Driver

I actually would not mind and approve a President taking lots of vacation time IF he was doing a good job! Well, if you take that into consideration, Obama should not be taking any vacations at all!


27 posted on 04/28/2013 6:14:54 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Sub-Driver

Breitbart exaggerates. There is no way that Obama has spent over 100 hrs on the economy throughout his entire life. The only economic life lesson he had received prior to becoming President came from his teenage years. He learned that he could win friends by stealing ice cream from his employer and ‘redistributing’ it.


28 posted on 04/28/2013 6:20:00 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: griswold3

I agree. The more Obama spends golfing the better.
He should take a 3 year European vacation. His daily Whitehouse schedule is already light!


29 posted on 04/28/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Sub-Driver

And yet, if he could run again people would vote him back in...America gone wrong.


30 posted on 04/28/2013 7:08:10 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Deagle

he’s focused...”like a laser”.


31 posted on 04/29/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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