BIG difference Between Obama VS Bush "vacations"..Taxpayers paid for Obama!!

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    Everyone seems to think all "presidential vacations" are equal and how often have we heard "yea but Bush has taken a lot more vacations then Obama"!!!

    But the following FACTS show that Bush spent MORE of his "vacation" days at his HOME or parents home... NOT some expensive hotel etc.
    spending millions of tax payers dollars!

    "It should be noted that no sitting modern president, including President Roosevelt, can ever take “a vacation.” Simply being away from the White House does not constitute a vacation. "
    Obama's Vacations? Of Any President, Bush Racked Up the Most | Politic365

    What is the MAJOR,MAJOR difference though between Bush's vacations and Obama?
    Taxpayers pay for MOST of Obama's vacation visits to Ca.,FL. Ireland, Africa, Hawaii,Martha's vineyard,Aspen,et.al. and how many times has Obama been to his home in Chicago?

    He will likely miss the place: According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, today's trip marks Mr. Bush's 149th visit to the presidential retreat.
    The planned three-day stay, during which the president is being joined by family and former and current aides, will bring his total time spent at Camp David to all or part of 487 days.

    Yes, that's 487 days. And Camp David is not even where the president has spent the most time when not at the White House: Knoller reports that Mr. Bush has made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there. 26 at Kennebunkport, Maine.

    Obama has made 33 visits to the official Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, totaling all or part of 84 days.
    (Knoller does not count Camp David trips as “vacation.”)
    487 Days At Camp David For Bush - CBS News

    So between the Crawford,Texas HOME that GWB owns and Kennebunkport HOME that his Father owns, Bush spent 516 days of the "vacation" days
    ON he and his family's OWNED property... NONE of which required hotel deposits, hotel payments for the Bush Family!
    Remember these VACATION DAYS were to their homes!

    OBAMA???
    Obama begins a nine-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where he spent summer vacation in each of the first three years of his presidency.
    He skipped his annual Vineyard vacation during last year’s re-election campaign. (Remember.. getting re-elected more important then being President!!!)
    Washington - By The Numbers: Obama's and Bush's Presidential Vacations

    Remember THESE ARE ALL to VACATION SPOTS... All on the tax payer tab for hotels, entertainment, security, food,etc...

    NONE of which would apply to the times GWB spent at Crawford or Kennebunkport... and remember Bush was working just as Obama said HE WAS working!
    It's just Obama goes to places that COST TAXPAYERS... Bush went to his home or his Dad's home at NO hotel/lodging,food,entertainment cost to the tax payers!

    Africa vacation..2013
    Judicial Watch Obtains Documents: Secret Service Tab for Obama Family 2013 Africa Trip Cost Taxpayers $2,189,727.60 for Lodging, Entertainment, and Security
    2014 Palm Springs Key Largo
    Judicial Watch Obtains Records Revealing Obama’s 2014 Palm Springs and Key Largo Golf Outings Cost Taxpayers $2,952,278 for Flight Expenses Alone
    Records Reveal Obamas’ Ireland Trip Cost Taxpayers $7,921,638.66

    President Obama’s June 2013 trip to Belfast, Ireland, including a Dublin sightseeing side trip by Michelle Obama, her daughters, and her entourage, cost the taxpayers $7,921,638.66.

    JW Obtains Docs from Secret Service Regarding Security Costs for Obamas’ “Date Night” in New York City

    $11,648.17 in security costs related to President Obama’s “date night” with First Lady Michelle Obama on May 30, 2009 in New York City.

    Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing Cost of Barack and Michelle Obama’s Failed Bid to Bring 2016 Olympics to Chicago

    Expenses for the two-week trip appear to have far exceeded $467,175, in light of the fact that costs associated with the aircrafts ‒ two Boeing 747s and several Air Force cargo planes – have not been made available.

    Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing Obama 2013 Africa Trip and Honolulu Vacation Cost Taxpayers $15,885,585.30 for Flight Expenses Alone

    The Obama family 2013-2014 vacation to Honolulu cost $210,877 per hour for travel alone; at 36.9 total hours, the cost to taxpayers for the vacation’s flight expense was $7,781,361.30

    Obama, Biden Presidents’ Day Weekend Vacations Cost Taxpayers $295,437 According to Records Obtained by Judicial Watch

    President Obama spent the Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 15-18) on a golf trip in West Palm Beach, Florida. First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters spent the same holiday weekend on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado. Vice President Biden and his family spent that weekend skiing in Aspen…

    JW Reveals Obama’s 2013 Vacations Cost Taxpayers $7,396,531

    Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that President Obama incurred $7,396,531.20 in flight expenses alone for his 2013 vacations to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard and his trip to California to appear on the Jay Leno Show.

    Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing the Cost to Taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s Family Trip to Africa

    On June 28, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking the mission taskings, transportation records, and passenger manifests for Michelle Obama’s Africa trip. Documents were only provided after Judicial Watch filed suit…

    Malia Obama Vacations In Mexico With 25 Secret Service Agents
    Keeping with the Obama family’s penchant for costly vacations, the president’s 13-year-old daughter enjoyed spring break in a country plagued by so much violence that the State Department has issued travel warnings to discourage Americans from going there.

    Michelle Obama’s August 2010 Vacation in Spain Cost American Taxpayers $467,585 According to Records Obtained by Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch obtained documents from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle Obama’s controversial August 2010 vacation to Spain. According to a Judicial Watch analysis, the records indicate a total combined cost of at least $467,585.

    Michelle Obama’s Family Ski Trip to Aspen, Colorado Cost Taxpayers at Least $83 Thousand Say Records Obtained by Judicial Watch

    As U.S. taxpayers dish out millions for President Obama’s lavish Hawaiian vacation crushing year-end statistics reveal unprecedented government debt and a myriad of waste that should outrage all Americans.
    First Family Vacations | Judicial Watch

    Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer.

    As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009.
    The 119 days spent overseas have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
    How Many Taxpayer Dollars Obama's Have Spent On Vacations | The Federalist Papers
     
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    Thanks, HM. I (We conservatives,) appreciate the effort required to compile all this information. I can only hope this will put to rest any more posts about poor ol' Obama's lack of "vacation" time.

    Even when Obama is in D.C., he is having huge soirees, complete with actors and other dignitaries or BBQs on the east lawn or beer busts in the White House. etc. There should be no more crying and moaning about the Obama's down time. There needs to lots more scrutiny about their UP time.
     
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    There are so many more differences between Bush and Obama with this one being such a glaring example:
    Which President would say our military is "air raiding villages, killing civilians"???
    Since Obama never served ONE day in the military and has a very low esteem it is no surprise that as a US Senator Obama said this!

    Bush on the other In December 1969, Bush began 21 weeks of fighter interceptor training on the F-102 in Houston at the 147th's Combat Crew Training School, soloing in March 1970 and graduating in June 1970. When he graduated, he had fulfilled his two-year active-duty commitment.
    So there is NO question that Bush holds the military and the military's traditions in such high regard (his Dad was a WWII fighter pilot!) that he would NEVER consider saying those vile, dangerous words.
    Dangerous because the terrorists used Obama and the other traitors who hated the US and the US military to call our troops "terrorists",
    cold blooded killers, Nazis!
    And Obama was agreeing with them and NOW he is the CIC!
    Sad and totally disgusting!
     
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    I can't believe you Obamatrons!
    Where is your defense of Obama's spending $44 million TAX payer money for his vacations?
    NOT one of you can defend Obama's trips around the world and extravagant hotels,etc. whereas Bush took his vacations at his HOME or his family's home!
    NO cost to the government for hotels,entertainment, food etc.
    Bush spent almost all of his "vacation" at his home! Obama? Spent less then 10 days in his Chicago home even though he promised:

    As president-elect, Barack Obama proclaimed his Kennebunkport was Chicago's South Side and said he'd try to get back every six to eight weeks.

    Instead he's unwound on ocean-splashed Oahu or Martha's Vineyard and has made it back to Chicago seven times, about half as often as he anticipated.
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...a-s-kenwood-barack-obama-hyde-park-hair-salon
     
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    Maybe you micro managers could learn to leave someone alone and let them live, but you guys are trying to split the split hairs...get another hobby, it will be healthier for you...
     
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    George W. Bush's vacation time (grand total)

    487 days at Camp David
    490 days at Crawford Ranch
    43 days at Kennebunkport Compound

    Total: 1020 days, more than 1/3rd of his presidency. Bush set the record for most vacation time taken by president.

    Carter took 79 days in 4 years.
    Clinton took 152 days in 8 years.

    Reagan took 335 days in 8 years.
    Bush Sr. took 543 days in 4 years!

    So much for the mythological Republican hard worth ethic.

    George W. Bush's vacation time (grand total)

    The Out-of-Towner: While Bush vacationed, 9/11 warnings went unheard

    George W. Bush is the vacation king of all presidents. He spent 2.8 years on vacation.
     
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    How did he get there, dope? Did he drive and pay for his own gas? Did he buy a ticket and fly commercial? Did the Secret Service stay back in Washington?

    And please show us which hotels cost millions of dollars.

    You're one of the biggest idiots on this site. If not for Stephanie, you could be #1!
     
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    You point to your sig often but it's still as retarded as it was the first time you wanted us to read it.

    Asking people to read your sig should mean it actually has something to say.

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