+ Reply to Thread
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: VACATION BACKLASH: Using Boehner Math

  1. Icon2 VACATION BACKLASH: Using Boehner Math



    Pay Us Back: Boehner and GOP Owe Taxpayers $124 Million for Bush Vacation Travel

    President George W. Bush spent over 124 million taxpayer dollars on trips to his ranch in Crawford, TX, and using John Boehner’s logic we demand that the GOP pay us back.

    While trying to distract America from the fact that his own caucus passed a budget that would double the interest rate on student loans, Speaker of the House John Boehner is whipping up the faux outrage over the cost of President Obama’s travel this week. Today, Boehner said, “This week, the President traveled across the country on taxpayers’ dime, at a cost of $179,000 an hour, insisting that Congress fix a problem that we were already working on. Frankly, I think this is beneath the dignity of the White House.”

    Not surprisingly, John Boehner was totally silent when President George W. Bush was setting the presidential record for most vacation days. Bush was not only on vacation more than any other president. He spent more money on non-official travel than any other president in American history. As president, George W. Bush used Air Force One to fly to his ranch in Crawford, TX for vacation.

    Boehner’s comments about the cost of Obama’s travel got us thinking about how much money the Republican Party owes taxpayers for George W. Bush’s non-official vacation travels. Using a method that we have cleverly coined Boehner Math, this is what we came up with.

    Number of George W. Bush flights for vacation in Crawford, TX: 77

    Cost of running Air Force One: $179,000/hour

    Flight time one way from the White House to Crawford: 4.5 hours

    http://www.politicususa.com/gop-owes...on-travel.html


    It's probably best that John Boehner and his critics just (*)(*)(*)(*) and do their Jobs, rather than keep sticking their feet in their mouths.
    Last edited by Cigar; Apr 27 2012 at 06:20 AM.
    "PAY ATTENTION STUPID! They're not coming for your guns, they're coming for your Social Security!"

    For a Good Conservative Whine goto tPF

  2. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post


    Pay Us Back: Boehner and GOP Owe Taxpayers $124 Million for Bush Vacation Travel

    President George W. Bush spent over 124 million taxpayer dollars on trips to his ranch in Crawford, TX, and using John Boehner’s logic we demand that the GOP pay us back.

    While trying to distract America from the fact that his own caucus passed a budget that would double the interest rate on student loans, Speaker of the House John Boehner is whipping up the faux outrage over the cost of President Obama’s travel this week. Today, Boehner said, “This week, the President traveled across the country on taxpayers’ dime, at a cost of $179,000 an hour, insisting that Congress fix a problem that we were already working on. Frankly, I think this is beneath the dignity of the White House.”

    Not surprisingly, John Boehner was totally silent when President George W. Bush was setting the presidential record for most vacation days. Bush was not only on vacation more than any other president. He spent more money on non-official travel than any other president in American history. As president, George W. Bush used Air Force One to fly to his ranch in Crawford, TX for vacation.

    Boehner’s comments about the cost of Obama’s travel got us thinking about how much money the Republican Party owes taxpayers for George W. Bush’s non-official vacation travels. Using a method that we have cleverly coined Boehner Math, this is what we came up with.

    Number of George W. Bush flights for vacation in Crawford, TX: 77

    Cost of running Air Force One: $179,000/hour

    Flight time one way from the White House to Crawford: 4.5 hours

    http://www.politicususa.com/gop-owes...on-travel.html


    It's probably best that John Boehner and his critics just (*)(*)(*)(*) and do their Jobs, rather than keep sticking their feet in their mouths.
    Flight time one way from the White House to Crawford: 4.5 hours???

    I don't think so

  3. Default

    The actual issue about vacations is when michelle takes trips on her own without the President. Also is the fact that they often take separate flights, often within hours of each other without any regard to how this looks to the American public when they so frivolously spend tax payer dollars. Most of us have no problem with first family trips.

    Also is the fact that they tried to cover up how much michelle spent on her Spain trip for 2 years. 476,000 dollars just so Michelle and her kids, without Obama, can live it up with the Spaniards while you and I struggle with a horrible economy. If they aren't embarrassed about what Michelle is doing why did groups have to wade through mountains of red tape to get the figures on what her trip cost us.

    And tell us what job that Michelle has that forces her to take more vacations in one year then most of us take in five?
    Last edited by kenrichaed; Apr 27 2012 at 06:31 AM.

  4. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kenrichaed View Post
    The actual issue about vacations is when michelle takes trips on her own without the President. Also is the fact that they often take separate flights, often within hours of each other without any regard to how this looks to the American public when they so frivolously spend tax payer dollars. Most of us have no problem with first family trips.

    Also is the fact that they tried to cover up how much michelle spent on her Spain trip for 2 years. 476,000 dollars just so Michelle and her kids, without Obama, can live it up with the Spaniards while you and I struggle with a horrible economy. If they aren't embarrassed about what Michelle is doing why did groups have to wade through mountains of red tape to get the figures on what her trip cost us.

    And tell us what job that Michelle has that forces her to take more vacations in one year then most of us take in five?
    Are you really struggling?? I'm not

  5. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnymo View Post
    Flight time one way from the White House to Crawford: 4.5 hours???

    I don't think so
    Hummmm you do understand that Air-Force One doesn't take off from the White-House front lawn ... right?

    Reload ... Retry ... Regret
    Last edited by Cigar; Apr 27 2012 at 06:35 AM.
    "PAY ATTENTION STUPID! They're not coming for your guns, they're coming for your Social Security!"

    For a Good Conservative Whine goto tPF

  6. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnymo View Post
    Are you really struggling?? I'm not
    Most liberals have no problem with Michelle raping the American taxpayer. That's part of your platform anyways. Take from others and give to Michelle, pay your fair share so she can play.

    LOL

  7. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kenrichaed View Post
    The actual issue about vacations is when michelle takes trips on her own without the President. Also is the fact that they often take separate flights, often within hours of each other without any regard to how this looks to the American public when they so frivolously spend tax payer dollars. Most of us have no problem with first family trips.

    Also is the fact that they tried to cover up how much michelle spent on her Spain trip for 2 years. 476,000 dollars just so Michelle and her kids, without Obama, can live it up with the Spaniards while you and I struggle with a horrible economy. If they aren't embarrassed about what Michelle is doing why did groups have to wade through mountains of red tape to get the figures on what her trip cost us.

    And tell us what job that Michelle has that forces her to take more vacations in one year then most of us take in five?


    You do understand this is all meaningless without Links to the facts.
    "PAY ATTENTION STUPID! They're not coming for your guns, they're coming for your Social Security!"

    For a Good Conservative Whine goto tPF

  8. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kenrichaed View Post
    Most liberals have no problem with Michelle raping the American taxpayer. That's part of your platform anyways. Take from others and give to Michelle, pay your fair share so she can play.

    LOL
    Are you struggling??

  9. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kenrichaed View Post
    Most liberals have no problem with Michelle raping the American taxpayer. That's part of your platform anyways. Take from others and give to Michelle, pay your fair share so she can play.

    LOL
    So this is all about FLOTUS ... go figure. I still don't see Links or travel receipts.

    Speaking of Rape; any idea how long we'll be in recovery from the two (2) Wars?

    Let's don't be penny wise and dollar stupid.
    "PAY ATTENTION STUPID! They're not coming for your guns, they're coming for your Social Security!"

    For a Good Conservative Whine goto tPF

  10. Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    You do understand this is all meaningless without Links to the facts.
    Michelle Obama Spain Trip Cost Taxpayers $467,000: Judicial Watch

    First lady Michelle Obama's trip to Spain in August 2010 cost the U.S. Air Force and the Secret Service at least $467,585, Judicial Watch reported Thursday based on documents provided by the government under the Freedom of Information Act.

    That price tag will likely add more fuel to an attack by Mitt Romney, who has already gone after President Barack Obama and his family for "elaborate vacations." Alluding to travel to the president's home state of Hawaii as well as the Spain trip, Romney said last week that the Obamas' vacations were in part to blame for the scandal over excessive spending by the General Services Administration.

    The White House has said that the Obamas paid their own way for the Spain trip, during which the first lady, along with daughter Sasha, traveled around the country and visited with the royal family. Officials told The New York Times in August 2010 that two friends and four of their daughters, along with two aides and two advance staff members, went on the trip. The friends paid for their own rooms, food and transportation, the officials said.

    The Air Force denied a request by Judicial Watch to provide the exact number of civilians who took the trip.

    Even though the Obamas picked up some of the immediate costs, the government, which determines how much protection the first lady needs, spent a considerable sum on the trip, according to the conservative watchdog's report. The total cost of the flights was about $199,300, and the Secret Service spent about $254,500 on the vacation.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1457302.html

+ Reply to Thread
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas
    By f_socialism in forum Current Events
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Apr 27 2012, 06:51 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks