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  1. Standard membervivify
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    26 Mar '17 17:131 edit
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/02/22/trumps-family-trips-cost-taxpayers-nearly-as-much-in-a-month-as-obamas-cost-in-a-whole-year/#43d8294036e4

    Trump's Family Trips Cost Taxpayers Nearly As Much In A Month As Obama's Cost In A Whole Year

    Donald Trump's regular jaunts to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida appear to be costing taxpayers a small fortune. The president's three trips have probably cost the federal Treasury about $10 million, the Washington Post estimates, based on an October 2016 Government Accountability Office analysis of White House travel.

    By comparison, Barack Obama's travel expenses averaged just $12.1 million during each year of his presidency. In total, Obama's eight year travel bill came to $97 million and unbelievably, Donald Trump is on pace to outspend him in less than one year. The Washington Post says "the elaborate lifestyle of America’s first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for previous presidents."

    Before he became America's commander in chief, Trump frequently criticized Obama's travel expenses on Fox News and via his Twitter account.

    "President @BarackObama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars----Unbelievable!"

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2012

    Interestingly, in Trump's first formal interview after his election victory with CBS's 60 Minutes, he said, "I don't think we'll be very big on vacations, no." After a stressful start to his stint in the White House, however, Trump seems to have changed his mind.


    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-mar-lago-taxpayers-234562

    Trump’s multimillion-dollar trip, which comes just two weeks into his presidency, shows that Trump is not shy about engaging in the same type of jet-setting that he and other Republicans heavily criticized Obama for throughout his presidency.

    “The habitual vacationer, @BarackObama, is now in Hawaii. This vacation is costing taxpayers $4 milion +++ while there is 20% unemployment,” Trump wrote on Twitter in December 2011 (when the unemployment rate was actually 8.5 percent).

    “President @BarackObama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars——Unbelievable!” Trump opined again on Twitter a few days later.

    That July, he took aim at the first lady: “With 15% US real unemployment and a 16T debt, @Michelle Obama's luxurious Aspen vacation - her 16th - cost us over $1M.” (The unemployment rate at the time was actually 8.2 percent.)
  2. Standard membervivify
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    26 Mar '17 17:301 edit
    Republicans are the most grossly hypocritical people.
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    26 Mar '17 19:00
    At this rate Trump will be catching Obama's 90 million soon enough.
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    26 Mar '17 19:48
    Originally posted by Eladar
    At this rate Drumpf will be catching Obama's 90 million soon enough.
    yeh, a great performance, catching obama's 90 million over 10 years
  5. Standard membershavixmir
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    26 Mar '17 19:54
    Originally posted by vivify
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/02/22/trumps-family-trips-cost-taxpayers-nearly-as-much-in-a-month-as-obamas-cost-in-a-whole-year/#43d8294036e4

    [b]Trump's Family Trips Cost Taxpayers Nearly As Much In A Month As Obama's Cost In A Whole Year

    Donald Trump's regular jaunts to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida appear to be costing ta ...[text shortened]... 16th - cost us over $1M.” (The unemployment rate at the time was actually 8.2 percent.)
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    Trump a hyocrite?
    Na, that can't be right.
    The man oozes honesty.

    The pussy grabbing kind, but honesty all the same.
    Sort of.
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    27 Mar '17 20:06
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    yeh, a great performance, catching obama's 90 million over 10 years
    He was President for 10 years?
  7. Standard membervivify
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    02 Apr '17 10:29
    Let's take a trip down memory lane:

    Thread 150637

    Anyone remember Sasquatch? He was pretty much Whodey's twin brother. Here, he complains about Obama's trips costing taxpayers 20 million dollars over the course of four years. Here's a reply from Sqatch to me:

    "Don't know why you folks refuse to hold the Golden Child accountable for anything."

    Oh, the indignity; oh, the outrage...oh, the deafening silence of conservatives now.
    And oh yeah, there's this one:

    Thread 151908

    In the second thread, Whodey (suprise, surpise), spreads false info about Obama using 1.5 billion in taxpayer money on vacations. He is also (shocker) unable to cite where he got this number.

    Times never change, huh?
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