President Obama has taken less vacation days then Bush or Reagan

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Aug 19, 2011.


    August 17, 2011 7:30 PM

    Presidential vacations: How does Obama compare?

    (CBS News)

    Following his three-day bus tour to promote his economic agenda -- and not to mention the debt limit rancor in Washington before that -- President Obama is finally getting some rest and relaxation.

    On Thursday, he and his family are heading off to Martha's Vineyard, the island off of Massachusetts. They'll be staying at a 28-acre retreat called Blue Heron Farm for about 10 days.

    There has been criticism of the president's vacation at this time. But how does the number of vacation days the president has spent compare to his predecessors? CBS Radio's Mark Knoller has kept track of presidential vacations for years and supplied the data.

    So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

    Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off -- 28 days.

    To be fair, a presidential vacation away from the White House is not the same as a vacation for the average person. The president is still in contact with his advisers and on call for any emergency.

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  3. Once again shows what a fucking idiot Donald Trump is as well as all the ET members who jumped on his bandwagon
  4. Why does Obama suck as President?
  5. Continued to many Bush policies
  6. You cant count Bushs vacation days against Obamas. Bush spent most of his days at Camp David, which is a military base camp especially for the president where all his advisors can be with him. And I would hardly call it a vacation spot when Camp David is only 27 miles from the whitehouse (a 30 minute drive basically or a 10 minute helicoptor ride.) Its like saying Bush was on vacation when he was in the whitehouse backyard or something. Its ridiculous because its so close.

    Obama is going to all these far off places and he isnt working.

  7. "At this point in their presidencies George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch "(His ranch is his private vacation home in Texas)
  8. What was Bush doing at home when he was supposed to be at the office....

    and what was that assshole Trump saying that the President takes more vacation than any other President..?

  9. If you want to suck....just say so.
  10. Shhhhhh.

    The longer that buffoon is away with his gigantic wife and kids, the less damage he can do in Washington.

    Let him stay on vacation for another 16 months.
    #10     Aug 20, 2011