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How much is this costing us?

UN-friggin-believeable! This tics me off no matter what presidetnt..esp during these rough economic times..well it' rough for SOME of us..and we are getting to help pay for lavish vacations with mega vamped up security..lke this one..

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 8:16 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Holy moley! I'm down with the pres. having security... But the TAJ MAHAL??? Sheesh! Seems like all Gov. officials should seem a bit more humble when so many are jobless and homeless in our country

    He is completely out of touch with the American people.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/president-obamas-vacation-days/

    This link will tell us all about past Presidential vacations...Reagan's, Bushes',etc. and hopefully give us perspective and avoid discriminating against any one President. Give the poor guys a break. They all need vacations and they all cost a ton of money--not just Obama's vacations.

    http://blogs.tennessean.com/opinion/2010/08/10/math-ends-debate-over-president-obama-vacations/

    This link to the Tennessean features personal opinons and some statistics...interesting comments....good to read for ideas on how they feel about Presidential vacations,etc.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 11:04 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • They are there on official business, No one cared when Laura spent an hour giving a speech then spending a week in Africa with the twins taking Safari's and such


    Of the former Pres. moving MOST of the office to Tx, which cost about $20 MILLION....Not to mention his ENDLESS vacations, topped only by his Daddy

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:14 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • YOu know it is sooooo funny that you complain about things like this. It is a fact that he needs extra security. Not his fault.
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 9:57 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • It is all stupid, no matter who ever does it when we are in need of jobs and our Country is going broke.

    It just shows he is not sensitive on how people are feelings!!

    What ever happen with sharing the wealth?? should he spending it all on his family?

    He saids one thing and does another.
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 11:59 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Americans were struggling when Bush would vacation and travel.
    Americans were struggling when Clinton would vacation and travel.
    Americans were struggling when Bush would vacatrion and travel.

    And so on and so on.

    There have been and always be, Americans who are struggling financially. Just because financial struggle is new to some, doesn't mean it is new to all. And every President, every Congress person, every elected official.. has travelled and vacationed while people were financially struggling.

    No outcry during those times? Did America just now suddenly have poor and financially struggling people when Obama took office? No.. We've always had them. Just those, one cared who vacationed while they were poor and struggling.

    Side note:: The Taj is a fabulous Hotel. Great Choice.. I love it.. I visit when I'm in Mumbai (even it it's just to eat... lol
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 1:08 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:29 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Time for transparency. I want to see the itemized bill that the taxpayers are going to be stuck with for this trip. And I want line-item veto power. "No, we're not going to pay for this. You will have to pay for this out of your own pocket." That often happens with business trips and expenses, you know.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 10:13 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Some of these "lovely Conservative Moms" here are wishing he DIDN'T have enough security.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:57 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Holy moley! I'm down with the pres. having security... But the TAJ MAHAL??? Sheesh! Seems like all Gov. officials should seem a bit more humble when so many are jobless and homeless in our country. Our country is broke, the working folks are broke-backed, and the Govt. continues to rub our noses in it. Sad really.
    kenzie07

    Answer by kenzie07 at 11:22 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

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