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FILE PHOTO -- Gov. Jan Brewer
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That must have scared the you know what out of our troops to see the wicked witch of the west approaching.
So now we understand why Jan hails from Arizona. Water will dissolve her!
I see she's still pointing her finger at something...must the media always take that picture of her, or does she just always have her finger out?!
So, who's going to do the obligatory carping about how she's wasting our tax dollars, by flying around and being guarded, for no real reason? And, then who's going to say that it's just as well, since she was out of Arizona, for a while, and we should just enjoy that...?
Wait, I guess that would be me...!
So how much did this unnecessary trip cost us Arizona tax payers? For a governor who constantly talks about spending cuts this type of stunt just adds to the hypocrisy of the GOP.
At least she isn't planning a 20 day vacation in Hawaii with a cost of 4 million dollars for the taxpayers. You libtards make me sick.
After great success entertaining the troops in Afghanistan at a USO show, Jan Brewer reportedly intends to take her one-woman Phyllis Diller tribute show to Vegas.
@Slabside - FauxNews talking points justify Brewers actions here?
During Ronald Reagan's fist year in office, he made seven trips west to his California ranch, spending all or part of 42 days there. And let's not forget about, "the one we must not speak of", Dubbya. He took a lot of vacation time. I wonder the price tag on that.
An interesting side note, 10 years ago today I recall one V.P. Cheyney speaking to Paul O'Neill, saying "You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits do not matter."
More GOP hypocrisy? I can share much, much more......
@ informedVoter, look at what you posted will you?
"he made seven trips west to HIS California ranch"Dubbya spent much of his vacation at HIS ranch.
If you are so dense that you cannot see the difference between a POTUS vacationing at his own residence and a POTUS spending millions at resorts all over the world then you really need professional help.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
If cost of the flight was the only expense involved to taxpayers Bush’s vacations would still seem rather economical, but there is more, much more. Unlike the Obama’s $4 million Christmas vacation price tag, which includes the cost of everything from transportation to accommodations for the First Family, the White House staff, and the White House press corps, Bush’s numbers only include the cost of flying the president to Crawford. The cost of transporting and accommodating staff, media, friends and family is not included in Bush’s vacation numbers.
@ Bluepoet and Informed Voter: It's obvious that neither one of you read the article. It clearly states:
"organized by the Department of Defense, to meet with military leaders and soldiers."
So, the DOD is "responsible". You got a problem, take it up with them! Since many of soldiers hail from AZ, it would be an insult not to invited AZ's governor.
Too bad your bias and hatred shows so readily....
leftystillfree.....I think you may have misunderstood my post. "Bush’s numbers (20 million) only include the cost of flying the president to Crawford. The cost of transporting and accommodating staff, media, friends and family is *not* included in Bush’s vacation numbers." Of course the taxpayers are paying the staff's way. Bush's total vacation costs to the taxpayer makes Obama's, by comparison look frugal..
When American families are cutting back on travel due to rising gas and food prices, President Obama should be considerate of the sacrifices millions of citizens are forced to make and adjust his travel plans accordingly. Statistics published by The Blaze note the Obama vacation to Hawaii last year cost approximately $4 million. Before the family trip to Hawaii, the Obama's had already spent $10 million dollars of taxpayer money traveling to Vail, Colo.; Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; and Spain.
On December 3, 2012, President Obama denied the request of Governor O’Malley and the entire Maryland congressional delegation to award Individual Assistance to Somerset County, Maryland to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Somerset County is Maryland’s poorest county. The towns of Crisfield, Fairmount, and Deal Island were devastated by the hurricane, with flood waters causing widespread damage. These poor, working waterfront communities were already fragile from the decline of the seafood industry. Super Storm Sandy left them with no where to turn except FEMA for assistance.
For the $4 million it will cost taxpayers for the President to vacation in Hawaii, we could rebuild Somerset County. The President should stay home and send our tax money to Somerset County to rebuild.
Maryland has 30 days to file the appeal. The state is urging homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages not covered under existing insurance policies to report the damages to county emergency managers in Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties.
FEMA has approved federal funding for state and local governments and certain nonprofits. The additional assistance sought by the state would support families and individuals.......FEMA's first responsabilty (as I would understand it) is to protect life and limb then restore infrastructure such as roads and utilities. Individual Assistance? Is the Federal Government expected to reimburse losses to those irresponsible individuals that refuse to have adequate insurance if any at all? I thought it was conservatives that always complained about dependance on Government.
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