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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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.
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.
Exactly...and with all that I don't have anything left over for a lavish vacation.
The same would be spent if he were the most "loved". He is only the 'most hated" by Conservatives and fundamentalist Muslims. Most of the world outside of America really like him and 70% of Americans do to. Being Pres is 'no't a not a normal job.
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?
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet could tag along as well to get a cheap holiday taking advantage of the security on hand, I wounder if they realize this? I tried politics once it's no place for honest people plus many people think your up you own ass.
As far as I know, "he" isn't getting paid anything extra. However, there is an expense when the President travels, regardless of whether it is for business or pleasure.
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