A more affordable presidential vacation
POSTED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:49am
UPDATED: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 10:54am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — President Obama is on vacation at Martha's Vineyard and that's okay.
The more he is on vacation, the less time he is thinking about spending money.
But, that does bring to me to his vacation.
Yes, the president needs vacations like anyone else, and it seems as if this president likes to go on vacation more than anyone I have ever heard of.
But, the expense is starting to bother me.
I know logistics are insane when it comes to moving the "Leader of the Free World" around.
But, what I am reading, of course not reported by the American media, is they are even arlifting the family dog in on an Osprey.
It's reported, it's the first time they've ever used an Osprey to help with a presidential vacation.
But, 70 hotel rooms for the "entourage?"
70 hotel rooms?
Listen, The Commander-in-Chief needs to be protected at all costs.
But, 70 hotel rooms that we all have to pay for?
Just who else is going on vacation.
No matter who is in office, I think the massive, tax-payer funded outings need to be stream-lined.
I'm all about the Secret Service being everywhere, but if you even read or see the documentary "The Kennedy Details," one of those Secret Service agents says you can only bring so many people before it gets ridiculous.
We really need to look at cutting back the purse strings when the president is on the road.
Most of the staff that go along can stay in D.C., and work and carry on business and communicate electronically.
This is the first president to carry a Blackberry.
Maybe someone else can carry the Blackberry while he putts.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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