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He's not deaf...

he just doesn't care what the people say. He knows better than they do.

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Will we be bankrupt by '12?

Perhaps his voters will absorb his irresponsible debt.....probably not though since they're all the ones that were clambering about how he was going to make their house payments for them. To bad we can't hold them all personally accountable for the debt they've shoved down our throats Sad

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We may be bankrupt NOW...

just hasn't dawned on us yet.

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(NT) and you may have been bankrupt 8 years ago
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the only way you could accomplish that....

...is to revoke their welfare. That won't make them pay for it, but at least it's not more wasted.

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How do these expenditures compare.....

....with other presidential visits to countries where there is a higher than average danger of a terrorist attack?

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From FactCheck.org...............

"So how much did those trips cost? In the case of some Clinton trips, we have figures from a 1999 report by the U.S. General Accounting Office ? now called the Government Accountability Office. The GAO said that Clinton?s trips to Africa, Chile and China in 1998 cost at least $42.8 million, $10.5 million and $18.8 million, respectively ? not counting the still-classified cost of providing Secret Service protection."

http://factcheck.org/2010/11/ask-factcheck-trip-to-mumbai/

As you said there is a higher than average danger of terrorist attack,therefore security to protect the president would be much heavier.Allow for inflation,etc.

As could be expected,all news reports from earlier in the day as to cost,personell and military support are being dismissed by the administration as crazy,rediculous and absurd.IOW,they're denying everything.

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This article from last week.........
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Looks like Tony did your homework for you.
Devil
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Is this unusual then?

Or does this happen to all Presidents when they visit foreign shores?

Mark

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I think Obama and wife

are the first to travel so extensively and to spend so much on it. How many vacations a year does anyone need? LOL

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(NT) is clearing brush a vacation?
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(NT) not including clearing brush in front of 1600 Pennsylvania
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LMAO!

Going HOME is a lot different than going on jaunts with 60 friends to do spa treatments lobster luncheons shopping and expensive Hotels! Why do you help pay for the Presidents vacations????

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Going HOME is a lot different than going on jaunts with 60 f

Going HOME is a lot different than going on jaunts with 60 friends to do spa treatments lobster luncheons shopping and expensive Hotels!

Well YES.

BUT it still was called a vacation.

It doesn't matter if he's home doing nothing for the country, as long as he's not spending money even if the money YOU think being spent is

The hard-to-swallow claim originated with a Nov. 2 Press Trust of India article quoting an unnamed "top official" in the government of Maharashtra (one of India?s states). The source was quoted as saying that Obama?s upcoming trip to Mumbai will cost $200 million per day for security and living arrangements, among other things. The story claimed that the president would be accompanied by about 3,000 people, including Secret Service agents, government officials and journalists, and will stay at the Taj Mahal Hotel ? the scene of a 2008 terrorist attack.

We find stories based on anonymous sources always deserve special caution, especially when they come from only one news organization. In this case, the anonymous official is not even in the U.S. government, and any information about costs would necessarily have come second-hand at best, an added reason for caution.


Put your money back in your wallet.

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Let's look at that closer

Since this was after 5 years of being President, and it was 319 days, that is out of total of 1825 days. That gives 17.48% time off. But oops, someone forgot to consider that as a normal 5 day work week and instead looking at it as a 7 day workweek. What if we make it closer to a normal 5 day workweek? Such a person is off 28.6% of the time each week, or 2 days out of 7.

Now, we don't know if there was an exact 5 to 2 day match on all those 319 days off in 5 years time, but it's more likely there were more weekend days in there than week days. However, even if we say those were actual 7 day weeks and he'd only been off 2 out of every seven, that means he would have missed 228 workdays in those 5 years. That's only 12.5% of the whole 5 years.

Let's try and make this comparison as honest as possible and only count 5 of every 7 days off as being weekdays, and let's count only 5 days per week for 5 years, which gives us 1300 work days per year. That would make Bush have off 228 work days during time period that included 1300 work days. What does that come to in percentage of time off? Well, it comes to 17.54% time off and that compares almost exactly to anyone else working any other job where a person has Saturday and Sundays off (17.48%)

You were saying????????

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Well, it comes to 17.54% time off and that compares almost exactly to anyone else working any other job where a person has Saturday and Sundays off (17.48%)

shud read;

Well, it comes to 17.54% time off and that compares less than anyone else working any other job where a person has Saturday and Sundays off (28.6%)
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to make it simple.....

...just look at how much time the average office worker has off in days per year. There are 52 weekends, there are 10 federal holidays, and most get at least 2 weeks of workdays off. That's (104+10+10)=124 days per year off. President Bush could have used 620 days off in those 5 years, instead of the scarce 319 days you seem upset about. Envy, it just isn't all it's cracked up to be, is it?

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Envy, it just isn't all it's cracked up to be, is it?

Now, will you calculate how many days of vacation Obama has had...then compare the figures with your Bush vacation figures...and post the results.

Thank you.

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I don't know

...how many days of vacation Obama has had. It's not something that concerns me greatly. The less he's doing in the White House, the better off we all are.

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It's an internet hoax people - you are so gullible

How can people smart enough to use computers be so gullible - this is a hoax and has been stated as such all over the internet. The only thing true about the story is that he is in fact going there. Wise up and check your facts some place other Right-Wing blogs. Wow some people will believe anything - as Tuesday proves.

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Actually it came from Indian media..
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It did come from Indian media ... but still likely a hoax

If you read the link Tony provided above, which is from a generally reliable source, you will note it starts off:
Trip to Mumbai | FactCheck.org
This highly doubtful claim originated with one Indian news agency quoting an anonymous source in Mumbai. The White House says it is "wildly exaggerated," and there?s no evidence to support such a huge figure. (italics mine)

The article goes on to explain why the figures are "highly doubtful".

I'm afraid that this is right up there with the birth certificate "controversy". People sometimes suspend critical faculties when they see/hear something really bad about somebody they hate.

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Maybe the story was a plant by the Obama team
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Priceless!!!that they remove ripe coconuts?

Every year, people are injured and even killed in India by falling coconuts.

In the Western World, when the President (not only Obama) goes for a drive...they weld the manhole covers down.

THAT'S Priceless.

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(NT) YOU have been watching too much TV
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Which part do you not believe?

Do you not believe that people are sometimes injured by falling coconuts? I didn't google that, though I don't doubt it is true.

Or do you not believe that manhole covers are welded shut at least some of the time on presidential motorcade routes? I had not heard that before, but here's a report from President Bush's 2005 inauguration that describes the practice, and a quick search showed multiple other references. Are they true? I don't know, but it is not as weird as some of the other things I've seen over the years.

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Sometimes they do, Bill...

Bill, sometimes they weld down the manhole covers, like before an inauguration parade. I've seen them doing it. They also remove the mailboxes. However, saying that when the President goes for a drive they weld the manhole covers down gives a false impression, as that is not a common thing. Just think about it. The President travels by motorcade all the time in the D.C. area, and if the things I mentioned were a common procedure, they would be constantly be removing and replacing the mailboxes and the street crews would have a welder as a standard member of every maintenance crew to unweld and reweld the manhole covers.

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RE; Do you not believe that people are sometimes injured

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