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President Obama


Where's account of his lavish trip?

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I haven't seen any articles in your increasingly left leaning newspaper about Obama's annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii and what us taxpayers provide for him, his family, and selected friends that are invited on the annual trip.
For those who aren't in the know, it will take a USAF C-17 cargo aircraft just to transport the limos, helicopters and other support equipment needed for security. The flight time for this cargo plane leaving Andrews AF Base is estimated to take 21.5 hours round trip with an operating cost of $12,000 per hour. The 4-6 pilots and support crews travel on a second C-17 with the presidential helicopter. This does not include the cost of the crew's $300/night hotel and per diem.
Obama will fly on Air Force One which costs $181,757 per hour making the cost of the 9-hour flight from Washington to Hawaii and back $3,271,611. No word yet as to whether Michelle will fly separately on an additional military plane as she has sometimes done before.
Because the multi-million dollar house Obama has rented is fronted by the ocean and backed by a canal, additional Coast Guard, Secret Service and Navy Seals are required for security. Last Years's security for his Hawaii vacation cost the taxpayers $176,400.
The Obama's graciously pay for their rental, estimated up to $3,500 per day, however, taxpayers are responsible for the seven other houses needed to accommodate security, staff, and friends to the tune of about $22,000 per home.
The 20-day vacation ends up costing around $4,000,000 ... more than most people will ever make in a lifetime. And, we haven't even learned yet of Michelle's upcoming trips or what the daughters have planned for a spring break trip.
While our country is desperate for leadership and the fiscal cliff deadline approaches with major tax increases proposed, Obama seems to think he's been elected King and spends our money with no shame. Maybe your newspaper that endorsed him for four more years as well as the people who voted for him should be required to pay for his elaborate, arrogant lifestyle.
Betty Dorotik
Camano Island

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