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Are U.S. taxpayers unnecessarily burdened by the cost of Presidential vacations?


Even as the U.S. government has put sequester budget cuts in place that affect the general public, the Obama family is going on a multi-nation vacation this month. The projected end cost to taxpayers for this trip is between 60-100 million dollars. Is this an extravagance on the part of ANY first family? And if so, what legal changes would you suggest enacted to stop Presidential vacation excesses from occurring in the future?

 

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ParadigmEnacted says

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    Gareth Pritchard 4 years ago

    Yes but you will still have to pay for the army and all those undercover things that swarm around him to protect him and his family because he is one of, if not the, most hated men in the world with targets all over him and his family. Sad but true.


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    Gareth Pritchard 4 years ago

    Yes people do need to fix this along with the rest of the world and big government. It's the same in the UK, ever expanding governments, tin pot politicians who are supposed to work for us not against us. Plus the cost of European Government for UK.

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    Beth Perry (bethperry) 4 years ago

    Nope. I wish it was.


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    ParadigmEnacted 4 years ago

    Making small exceptions and concessions here and there is how problems become amplified. The president needs time away just as you and I do, but have any of your jobs paid for your vacation as something separate from a salary?


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