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    So 13 year old Malia Obama and 12 middle schoolers can go to Oaxaca, MX for spring brea....All on the taxpayers dime.
    The Obama's are no longer the First Family..They are the Royal Family.
    I can only guess the cost of this little vacation. I am sure it's well into the millions of dollars.
    Did the Obama's as parents ever hear of the word "no"?
    Not only is this trip a ridiculous waste of money. It is also highly inappropriate. American people are struggling to make ends meet, the economy is in the shitter and the Obamas so out of touch have the gall to sanction this!
    Even if the economy was great and 95% of us were working, it makes no difference.
    The Obamas should have said "no Malia, this is inapprpropriate"...
     
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    Want some cheese with that whine? Another conservative victim.
     
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    As long as the Obama's paid for the vacation out of their own pocket, I don't really give a rats ass.

    As for the cost of the SS detail, it comes with the job. I'm willing to live with it.
     
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    As a conservative, I have absolutely no problem with it. Shocking, I know... but I am totally comfortable with his kids leading as normal a like as possible... and it is a requirement that we protect his children... they didn't choose this life, their parents did.
     
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    Well you kinda have to have the Secret Service there to protect her from rabid Dikembe Mutombo fans who tend to confuse the first daughter for the former NBA allstar.
     
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    If the Obama family paid for all bit SS, and their expenses, OK.
     
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    Ditto.

    I never heard a single complaint from these newly fiscally conservative whiners in all the eight years of Bush and his many, many vacations.

    Not one.
     
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    if the Obama family paid for the trip it is not a problem, like the others said as far as the SS is concerned, it goes with the territory. anyone else think it is strange though for a 13 year old to go to Mexico for Spring Break?
     
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    I don't get this idea that the first family should be hemmed up in the White House 24/7, Obama should be chained to his desk and the family should stay in their rooms. Americans who can still afford vacations (or get them at all) should by all means get the hell out and live a little.
     
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    Mostly because when Bush went on "vacation" he went home and worked.

    How many trips to Hawaii? Martha's Vinyard? Spain?
     

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