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Exclusive - Study: Obama Most Well-Traveled, Expensive President In History Through Five Years
Breitbart ^ | 3/23/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 03/23/2014 8:17:45 PM PDT by Nachum

President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a forthcoming study from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation (NTUF) provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release.

“The most internationally well-traveled President, through five years, is also flying the most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date,” NTUF wrote.

After five years in the White House, Obama has taken 31 trips for a total of 119 days abroad. At that point in George W. Bush’s presidency, Bush had taken 28 trips for 116 days, while Bill Clinton had taken 27 trips for 113 days. Ronald Reagan, after five years, had taken 14 trips for 73 days while Richard Nixon had taken 12 trips for 60 days after five years in the White House and Lyndon Johnson took 10 trips for 34 days at the half-decade mark. Dwight Eisenhower took 8 trips for 31 days after five years in the White House.

Citing a recent report in the Washington Examiner that found through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that taxpayers are on the hook for about $228,288 per Air Force One flight hour in 2013, a 27 percent increase from the previously confirmed cost of $179,750 per fight hour that NTUF used in its last study, the taxpayer watchdog concludes that Obama’s flights have cost taxpayers more than any other president.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: af1; history; obama; traveled
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1 posted on 03/23/2014 8:17:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 03/23/2014 8:18:11 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: All

3 posted on 03/23/2014 8:21:38 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

0dungo, Bush, and Clinton. I want to see what percentage of those trips that each has taken as a vacation(s).


4 posted on 03/23/2014 8:21:41 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Antihero101607

In the black community, this behavior is labeled “Niggah Rich”


5 posted on 03/23/2014 8:24:37 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: Nachum
well - traveled vacationed
there, fixed it
6 posted on 03/23/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Nachum
LOLOL!!! haven't hear that song in years...
7 posted on 03/23/2014 8:29:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

The B-52’s Roam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEqEg5MVDu4


8 posted on 03/23/2014 8:30:17 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Abroad doesn’t even count his trips in the lower 48 and those Hawaiian/Florida/California/Anywhere to give a speech vacations. He must be way over the top.

Plus his wife and her personal mileage abroad with vacations on the mainland have to be a record to beat all the other presidents and their wives put together!


9 posted on 03/23/2014 8:30:50 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Nachum

“Well we’re movin’ on up...”


10 posted on 03/23/2014 8:31:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Presidential-Plane-Gets-Repainted-in-Fort-Worth-251463391.html


11 posted on 03/23/2014 8:32:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Antihero101607

No doubt he trips W took to visit the troops are counted as “vacations”


12 posted on 03/23/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Nachum

Add the endless campaign trips and we have a screw the taxpayer, me and the posse be livin large......


13 posted on 03/23/2014 8:34:12 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Nachum
yup... the redhead is smokin hot!
14 posted on 03/23/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Nachum
How much of Bush's trips in his first years, dealt with meeting other leaders about the WOT?

How many times did Bush fly in to the Mid East to support our troops.

I remember one in particular, Thanksgiving I believe, where he flew in, early in the morning, served a Thanksgiving meal to our soldiers, then flew home.
He was in country, just a matter of a few hours, so that enemies couldn't mount an attack while he was there. We're talking about 13 hours EACH WAY, to surprise and serve our troops for a few hours.

Zero would never inconvenience himself for the benefit of another.

15 posted on 03/23/2014 8:39:59 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Nachum

And if Bush had spent that much time overseas the “news” media would have complained that he wasn’t at home “taking care of the people’s business”.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Chode
yup... the redhead is smokin hot!

Well...If you think tho...

17 posted on 03/23/2014 8:48:17 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

I think they all play for the other team.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

US Media Reaction-

“Only racists and Fox News-watching zombies care about this stuff. What does it matter?”


19 posted on 03/23/2014 8:51:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: dfwgator

Kate Pierson, the red haired woman has a “partner”.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 8:56:33 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man
whoa... the OTHER redhead, i guess i never looked at the fag long enough to notice what color it's hair was
21 posted on 03/23/2014 8:56:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mountn man

Their original guitarist died of AIDS.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 8:58:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Chode

Kate Pierson swings the other way also.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Was everyone in a band from Athens gay? Michael Stipe, too.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 9:04:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

Remarkable. All that travel, and he’s perfectly safe.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 9:06:53 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: mountn man
she might have a partner but from what i've read she's bisexual
26 posted on 03/23/2014 9:06:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mountn man
yup, depends on her mood
27 posted on 03/23/2014 9:08:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Nachum
I've read MSM employees acknowledging the claim that Bush spent several hundred days on vacation is true;

but, they added, it needs to be noted that the majority of those days were spent at Bush's "vacation home." So yes Bush was on vacation far more than Obama could ever hope to match.

Oh.. and Obama has to travel all over because he does not have a vacation home, the MSM employees stressed. (At least then didn't say that Obama lacked a vacation home because he is victim of racism.)

28 posted on 03/23/2014 9:09:47 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: mountn man
i went out with a barmaid one summer that was bi

i ask her what her trigger was and she said she was only interested in girls much better looking than she was and she was hot as hell... needless to say she didn't have that many girl hookups and only one while we were dating and that one was a tourist

29 posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Nachum

..........After five years in the White House, Obama has taken 31 trips for a total of 119 days abroad. At that point in George W. Bush’s presidency, Bush had taken 28 trips for 116 days, while Bill Clinton had taken 27 trips for 113 days..............................

Wait a minute! Lets put these stats through the parsimeter

Whhhhirrr!

The parsimeter indicates that this bull sh!t press release does not include trips within the 57 states. No trips to Florida, none to Hawaii, California, even Chicago; or double trips to Martha’s Vineyard, or triple trips, with dog, to Maine.

And maybe even the trips that Zer0 was not on the plane: Vail; Aspen; Spain; China; Cancun; Florida; Africa.

And many others.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Nachum

Well, he’s not going to be accused of being niggardly.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 9:34:05 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: jeffc

And if Bush had spent that much time overseas the “news” media would have complained that he wasn’t at home “taking care of the people’s business”.
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Exactly. They even complained (and still do) that Bush 43 spent his vacations at his own ranch in Texas, where he was in constant communication with D.C. and elsewhere.

He and Laura were not at lavish resorts or renting houses at inflated rates in Martha’s Vinyard or Hawaii; plus all of the staff and secret service personnel housing, etc.

Bush had housing for the SS on his ranch and often furnished the BBQ dinners. ...At Christmas, the Bushes often went to Camp David (not Hawaii) so the majority of their staff and SS could spend time with their own families.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 3:49:09 AM PDT by octex
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To: Nachum

Awesome contrast. Any idea where and when it was taken? I’m guessing at some sort of memorial service.


33 posted on 03/24/2014 4:04:50 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Nachum

Oval Office = work
AF1 = not work

The Obama’s have always had those jobs where you show up and get paid


34 posted on 03/24/2014 4:10:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

And then we have the rest of his family ilk who live “N7777R Rich” on our money. SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, who the hell cares, it’s not THEIR MONEY they’re spending.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 4:14:51 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

There is a cultural expression that describes the condition but if I mentioned it I would be banned for a racial slur


36 posted on 03/24/2014 4:19:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Nachum

Actually, he’s not doing the work of a President. He’s a salesman selling crappy health insurance policies.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 4:21:40 AM PDT by IamConservative (Damn that groundhog!)
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To: Nachum
OK, so "taxpayers are on the hook".

Who put them there? Who writes the appropriations bills for the White House operation? What House committee passes these appropriations, and who is the chairman of that committee?

38 posted on 03/24/2014 4:25:13 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Stayfree

In Dear Leader’s head he is merely personally recouping all those black slavery reparations in behalf of his people for leading them through the struggle.


39 posted on 03/24/2014 11:31:43 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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