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Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Scaling Back Summer Vacation Plans Due to the Economy
Michelle Malkin .com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Doug Powers

Posted on 06/30/2011 11:11:55 AM PDT by Hojczyk

This morning I read a CNBC economic survey which included the following:

60% of the public is reacting to higher food and gas prices by scaling back on summer vacation plans… Timing is everything, because no more than five minutes later I ran across this story:

President Obama, for the third straight year, is planning to return to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation this summer, according to a White House official.

The Obamas are scheduled to spend seven to 10 days on the island in mid- to late August, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security concerns.

Some have wondered if public “perception” would be taken into greater consideration with 2012 just around the corner. There’s your answer. Now get back to work and up your game, America!


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1 posted on 06/30/2011 11:11:56 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Vacation?


2 posted on 06/30/2011 11:13:09 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

The family living in El Casa Blanca is going full throttle on vacations this summer.


3 posted on 06/30/2011 11:15:29 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Hmmmm. Get back from Africa....go to Martha’s Vineyard.


4 posted on 06/30/2011 11:18:03 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hojczyk

Seven to 10 days at Martha’s Vineyard, and I haven’t had a vacation since 2007.


5 posted on 06/30/2011 11:18:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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6 posted on 06/30/2011 11:21:56 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: wastedyears
Seven to 10 days at Martha’s Vineyard, and I haven’t had a vacation since 2007.

I feel your pain. We're doing a road trip in two weeks...my first real vacation of longer than 4 days in several years.

7 posted on 06/30/2011 11:24:13 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Hojczyk
60% of the public is reacting to higher food and gas prices by scaling back on summer vacation plans...

I know who is part of the 40% going hog wild.


8 posted on 06/30/2011 11:26:39 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s the Change they wanted.


9 posted on 06/30/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would http://see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Hojczyk
Vacation?

Vacations are for Presidents and first lady's.

10 posted on 06/30/2011 11:30:18 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Night Hides Not

I took a “real” vacation last year. It’s looking like I can manage one every two years. I am working to save for a cruise, maybe next April. If the raise pool goes away again this year, it probably won’t be until Fall 2012.


11 posted on 06/30/2011 11:34:55 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Night Hides Not
Our last vacation was our 2009 trip to DC for the 9/12 Rally. Since our 30th anniversary was later that month, we extended our vacation to 12 wonderful days visiting our nation's capitol, but it still wasn't enough time to see everything.

Alas, that will pry be our last real vacation for years to come. This year we're taking our 7-year-old granddaughter on a 5-day road trip to San Diego. We lived there for years so not much for us to explore, lol....but it's the best we can do currently.

Hope it rains on the Vineyard the whole time Zero is there.

Mrs. Prince of Space

12 posted on 06/30/2011 11:35:18 AM PDT by Prince of Space ("The problem with quotes on the internet is it's hard to verify their authenticity." Abe Lincoln)
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To: Hojczyk

We alternate each year between doing two weeks in Maui, or Southern California. This year because of the economy we chose to vacation local and not fly. Plenty of great vacation spots here in the Northwest. Stunt Kites at the Ocean, Camping in the Okanogan National Forest, and sailing the San Juan Islands on a yacht trip we won, are all in our Summer plans


13 posted on 06/30/2011 11:36:37 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Prince of Space
Considering the abysmal weather Al Gore usually brings along with him everywhere he goes, I suspect it will rain while Obama is there.
14 posted on 06/30/2011 11:40:10 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: NavyCanDo

If you’re able to disembark that yacht, if that’s San Juan, Puerto Rico, I’d suggest doing down there. There’s a nice hotel chain on Isla Verde with great restaurants, and two beat-up forts to check out.


15 posted on 06/30/2011 11:43:36 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: wastedyears

Vacation? Heck I have a choice of 3 day old bread or 4 day old bread.


16 posted on 06/30/2011 11:52:20 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberals who graduate from Ivy League schools are the dumbest people on the planet.)
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To: wastedyears

What’s a vacation?


17 posted on 06/30/2011 11:52:27 AM PDT by Josa
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To: wastedyears

Wrong San Juan. San Juan Islands Washington. Just beautiful

http://www.pugetsoundexpress.com/whale-watching-and-wildlife-tours/san-juan-islands/


18 posted on 06/30/2011 12:00:18 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Hojczyk
That is everybody that doesn't work for the Government. Think about it.

The government workers have only prospered during the Obama depression.

19 posted on 06/30/2011 12:03:51 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: wastedyears

Considering the abysmal weather Al Gore usually brings along with him everywhere he goes, I suspect it will rain while Obama is there..........

or snow!


20 posted on 06/30/2011 12:05:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Hojczyk

The President is lazy and disengaged from his job.


21 posted on 06/30/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Hojczyk

obama’s reign has brought us the term “staycation”.

Meanwhile he is setting a record in airmiles.


22 posted on 06/30/2011 12:08:23 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Prince of Space
We'll be spending a few days in your neck of the woods (Grand Canyon).

We designed this trip to maximize use of family accommodations...in-laws in El Paso, sister in NV.

Disneyland...Yosemite...Tahoe...Vegas...Grand Canyon.

TX to LA on I-10, back to TX on I-40.

Wish we had time for San Diego. I know my 9 YO son would love to visit the USS Midway.

23 posted on 06/30/2011 12:22:22 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Hojczyk

Glad to hear Caesar is getting an opportunity for some badly needed rest. Must be hard golfing that much.


24 posted on 06/30/2011 12:39:39 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: NavyCanDo
“Plenty of great vacation spots here in the Northwest.”

I just got off a four day fishing trip on the Deschutes River with friends. good trout fishing, good food and drink, and more adrenaline than I needed running White Horse rapid at a high flow.

Living in the NW is never boring if you like to fish, hunt, and don't mind sleeping in a tent.

25 posted on 06/30/2011 1:03:42 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: Hojczyk
I can drive to a lake, rent a house with pool table and ping pong table, big screen television, wi-fi, 4 bedroom 3 full bathrooms and hot tub, deck over the water with boat rental that can rent out jet skis, ski boats and pontoon party boats....all 1:15 minutes from my house. My kids can bring some friends and stay there for 5 days. Wife and the girls can shop at a mall while we guys fish, play tennis or sleep in.

Or I can pay 6 round trip air fares, have my teenage daughters groped by men that would be shot if they did that anywhere else but an airport, have TSA thieves steal from my luggage, put up with renting a car, hotels and several hundred dollars in amusement park fees+food+drink, then stand in line forever with crowds of people that I'd rather avoid.....and not be able to carry a weapon if I choose to.

Do yourselves a favor and drive to a lake, do VRBO and see the great bargains within driving distance DURING the week.

It was awesome, we were one only a few boats on a nice lake with great weather. For those of you from Texas, "Screw the airlines, screw the TSA, to heck with Cali, NYC, Europe or any other 3rd world dump..... Texas is just fine with me or a nice drive to Colorado for the mountains and other types of fun."..... or like the commercial says..."THen there's Michigan"....bwahahahahahahahaa

26 posted on 06/30/2011 1:06:12 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Hojczyk
I've been on vacation this past week. I've spent it having maintenance on my car (including adding to the economy by purchasing a new set of tires), doctor appointment, staying up late, taking afternoon naps (a treat!) and watching DVD’s. My “treat” yesterday was spending extra money on gas and going to a nearby town to shops that I go to only once every couple of years.
27 posted on 06/30/2011 3:05:47 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: Hojczyk

How many dimowits blame Obastard for this situation? I’d guess 1 out of 100! It’s like a guy who keeps hitting himself on the head with a hammer. When asked why he does it he says because it feels so good. However in this case I don’t see the good.


28 posted on 06/30/2011 3:06:04 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Hojczyk

What vacation?


29 posted on 06/30/2011 3:07:38 PM PDT by linn37
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To: mickey finn

“Living in the NW is never boring if you like to fish, hunt, and don’t mind sleeping in a tent.”

Just make sure you always pack the Blue Rain Tarp


30 posted on 06/30/2011 5:29:09 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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