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PostSubject: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon May 05, 2014 11:05 am

"President Obama’s trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone, according to Air Force records.

The activist group Judicial Watch said the trips in February and March cost $2,952,278 for flight expenses of Air Force One.

Mr. Obama combined his trip to Palm Springs with an event to highlight California’s severe drought. Critics noted he spent the rest of the weekend golfing on exclusive courses in the desert that use about 1 million gallons of water per day to keep them green.

During March 7-9, the First Family spent Spring Break at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., where members must have a minimum net worth of $35 million to join. Other expenses of that trip have not been made public.

“It is clear that the Obamas continually abuse the perks of the president’s office at taxpayer expense,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And it is particularly interesting that Obama has chosen to take not one but two luxury vacations back-to-back while inveighing against ‘income equality.’ President Obama’s waste of the hard-earned tax dollars of working Americans on unnecessary luxury travel is an abuse of office.”

According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, through Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits, the Obamas and Vice President Joseph R. Biden and wife Jill have spent more than $40 million taxpayer dollars on trips since 2009.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/30/obama-golf-trips-cost-taxpayers-3m/#ixzz30rANaMLb

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon May 05, 2014 11:24 am

I'm sure the Dems on the forum will find where BOTH Bush's spent a lot more money on vacations..

My son was USAF EOD who spent time on AF1 and at the white house and many other places with the past 4 presidents and says the Obama's are the rudest most inconsiderate people he has ever met.. He retired rather than stay at the job 1 more day..
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon May 05, 2014 12:53 pm

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I'm sure the Dems on the forum will find where BOTH Bush's spent a lot more money on vacations..  

My son was USAF EOD who spent time on AF1 and at the white house and many other places with the past 4 presidents and says the Obama's are the rudest most inconsiderate people he has ever met..  He retired rather than stay at the job 1 more day..

Not surprising to hear that....even some retired secret service agents claim that Hillary was no walk in the park either...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon May 05, 2014 12:57 pm

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"President Obama’s trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone, according to Air Force records.

The activist group Judicial Watch said the trips in February and March cost $2,952,278 for flight expenses of Air Force One.

Mr. Obama combined his trip to Palm Springs with an event to highlight California’s severe drought. Critics noted he spent the rest of the weekend golfing on exclusive courses in the desert that use about 1 million gallons of water per day to keep them green.

During March 7-9, the First Family spent Spring Break at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., where members must have a minimum net worth of $35 million to join. Other expenses of that trip have not been made public.

“It is clear that the Obamas continually abuse the perks of the president’s office at taxpayer expense,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And it is particularly interesting that Obama has chosen to take not one but two luxury vacations back-to-back while inveighing against ‘income equality.’ President Obama’s waste of the hard-earned tax dollars of working Americans on unnecessary luxury travel is an abuse of office.”

According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, through Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits, the Obamas and Vice President Joseph R. Biden and wife Jill have spent more than $40 million taxpayer dollars on trips since 2009.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/30/obama-golf-trips-cost-taxpayers-3m/#ixzz30rANaMLb


Can't wait until he has MUCH more time to golf...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon May 05, 2014 2:04 pm

Basically, he said the same about Bill and Hillary until Obama got in and he was worse yet, especially Michelle......
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 5:56 am

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Basically, he said the same about Bill and Hillary until Obama got in and he was worse yet, especially Michelle......

He ever thought about writing a book?....'Fiction' of course...the names have been changed to protect the arrogant...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 10:07 am

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Basically, he said the same about Bill and Hillary until Obama got in and he was worse yet, especially Michelle......

A former staffer, Reid Cherlin, wrote The Worst Wing about what it was like working for MO.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 10:13 am

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Jake92 wrote:
Basically, he said the same about Bill and Hillary until Obama got in and he was worse yet, especially Michelle......

A former staffer, Reid Cherlin, wrote The Worst Wing about what it was like working for MO.

No defense...but look who she has to put up with.....
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 11:35 am

He was and is sworn to secrecy wihich he will NOT break.. He has many other things he will slightly hint at but not confirm or deny such as weapons of mass destruction and higher up military/political LIES about them from BOTH parties..
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 12:20 pm

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He was and is sworn to secrecy wihich he will NOT break..  He has many other things he will slightly hint at but not confirm or deny such as weapons of mass destruction and higher up military/political LIES about them from BOTH parties..  

So he has intrgrity...honesty....professionalism and ethics....as opposed to those that he was around?...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 12:46 pm

Here is a self-proclaimed Liberal website says about presidential and first lady travel expenses, compared to previous Presidents and their first ladies.  The whole PolitucusUSA article

The last paragraph of the article:
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The reality is that presidential trips are expensive. It would be fair to be opposed to all of them, but the hypocrisy of only being outraged when certain presidents travel is unacceptable. George W. Bush appears to have had himself quite a little African spending spree, but apparently cost only matters when Barack Obama is the president who is doing the traveling.

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 1:06 pm

Eric wrote:
Here is a self-proclaimed Liberal website says about presidential and first lady travel expenses, compared to previous Presidents and their first ladies.  The whole PolitucusUSA article

The last paragraph of the article:
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The reality is that presidential trips are expensive. It would be fair to be opposed to all of them, but the hypocrisy of only being outraged when certain presidents travel is unacceptable. George W. Bush appears to have had himself quite a little African spending spree, but apparently cost only matters when Barack Obama is the president who is doing the traveling.

'nochain' is always picking on democrats.... the cowh.... and his families travels!...It's so out of proportion the way this stuff is being done against the cowh....hypocrites....We can look back in time and NEVER heard any complaining from the angelic democrats about any republicans trips....they would NEVER stoop to such low standards and it's just not fair that this behavior is directed only at the cowh....If you've not learned anything from reading some of these types of posts it's that....it doesn't matter Bush did it too...that's what's important....Six years plus in and it still remains somehow the fault of Bush....
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Tue May 06, 2014 2:31 pm

Eric wrote:
Here is a self-proclaimed Liberal website says about presidential and first lady travel expenses, compared to previous Presidents and their first ladies.  The whole PolitucusUSA article

The last paragraph of the article:
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The reality is that presidential trips are expensive. It would be fair to be opposed to all of them, but the hypocrisy of only being outraged when certain presidents travel is unacceptable. George W. Bush appears to have had himself quite a little African spending spree, but apparently cost only matters when Barack Obama is the president who is doing the traveling.

Bush got hammered for his vacations and trips abroad too. This kind of thing goes with the job but it seems criticism of BHO is not to be tolerated. Also I find blanket statements in the article like the last sentence patently false given all the easily found articles on the subject.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Wed May 07, 2014 5:41 am

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Eric wrote:
Here is a self-proclaimed Liberal website says about presidential and first lady travel expenses, compared to previous Presidents and their first ladies.  The whole PolitucusUSA article

The last paragraph of the article:
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The reality is that presidential trips are expensive. It would be fair to be opposed to all of them, but the hypocrisy of only being outraged when certain presidents travel is unacceptable. George W. Bush appears to have had himself quite a little African spending spree, but apparently cost only matters when Barack Obama is the president who is doing the traveling.

Bush got hammered for his vacations and trips abroad too. This kind of thing goes with the job but it seems criticism of BHO is not to be tolerated. Also I find blanket statements in the article like the last sentence patently false given all the easily found articles on the subject.

There was complaining when he went to Camp David!....The article mentions his trips to Africa ("little spending spree") but now years removed from office the former president has been applauded for his AIDS work in Africa and those involved have said that he did more than any other president for that cause....The last sentence...'apparently cost on matters when [name] cowh is the president who is doing the traveling'....pretty much sums up the agenda of that article...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Wed May 07, 2014 8:28 am

Camp David and his Texas ranch were both a LOT less expensive than the Obama childrens party in Mexico......
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Wed May 07, 2014 8:46 am

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Camp David and his Texas ranch were both a LOT less expensive than the Obama childrens party in Mexico......

Geez don't try and use logic...common sense to the defenders/apologists for the cowh...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:49 am

Obama's been one of the best Presidents that ever lived. At least he can travel the world unlike Bush who would be arrested as son as he steps off the plane.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:52 am

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Obama's been one of the best Presidents that ever lived. At least he can travel the world unlike Bush who would be arrested as son as he steps off the plane.

Now that's the funniest thing I've ever read!!!! I believe there must be an indictment prior to risk of arrest. He has never been indicted in any country. ROFLMAO!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:13 am

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Obama's been one of the best Presidents that ever lived. At least he can travel the world unlike Bush who would be arrested as son as he steps off the plane.

Comedy Central!!!!!!!! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!  For the humor post of the year: 'kk' landslide!... Too bad another poll has him as the WORST in 70 years...
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:34 am

Oh give me a break! Any personal vacations are paid for by the Obama's. This subject has been proven to be nothing more than petty propaganda meant to rile the masses.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:39 am


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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:25 pm

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Oh give me a break! Any personal vacations are paid for by the Obama's. This subject has been proven to be nothing more than petty propaganda meant to rile the masses.

Sure, right, uh huh, that's the petty propaganda meant to calm the REALLY uninformed masses.

They pay some personal expenses if the trip is considered "personal". All other expenses (AF One, security, housing, cargo plane for vehicles, etc. - which by the way are the largest cost drivers) are paid by taxpayers. Somehow most politicians manage to mix in some bogus official activity to lighten the load on their wallet, that magic trick isn't confined the BHO. However the extravagant vacations by Moochelle and her kids (and their friends in some cases) cost the taxpayers an enormous amount of money.

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RS21835_20070410.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmpAVOvMf94

Not too informed are ya'll?
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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:30 pm

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmpAVOvMf94

Not too informed are ya'll?

That nut case (Boyle) has traveled the world trying to find a country to charge Bush and others – and FAILED. The best he could do is convince some artificial tribunal in Malaysia with no international or even national legal authority to hold a kangaroo court to say they were guilty in absentia.

Get all your news from you tube??

BTW, even Obama told Spain no no no when the nutcase Boyle approached that country.

Not very informed are you?

Too funny.

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PostSubject: Re: 3 Million Dollar Golf Trips!   Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:54 pm

Obama's Christmas vacations have cost taxpayers over $20 million. The Obama's do not pay for their staff and Secret Service expenses and certainly not most of their own expenses.....
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/01/04/taxpayer-bill-obamas-hawaii-vacations-20-million/
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