Where is this spending authorized?
I mean, I know most of these military personel are full-time paid employees no matter where they are, but under what authorization is vacation money other than that allocated and approved?
Is there at least a budget?
Well, why all the guarding? Why don’t they start that assault rifle ban right there in Hawaii, starting with all the SS surrounding the Griftwolds ... ?
Will sequestration of our military budget include WH first family travel?
We don'ts needs no steekin budget...
In one interview Laura Bush said items such as food for the living quarters are considered personal expenses and not paid for by the taxpayer. IOW, they were responsible for the family grocery bill.
I would imagine the same held true for the Obamas. If so,I would hope room and board for a personal vacation is considered a personal expense and the Obamas picked up the bill.
That being said, I do not doubt for one minute that Obama uses every loophole available to make all vacations business trips so that we pick up as much of the expense as possible. It is not above him to squeeze us for all we are worth (and then some) so that the US taxpayer is footing 99.9% of what should come out of his own pocket, which is exactly what he accuses those mean, old fat cats of doing.