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Seventy Vineyard Rooms Booked for Secret Service

In a sign of the expense taxpayers incur treating President Obama to a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the Secret Service has had to book 70 rooms at a single hotel on the island at a cost of at least $175,000.

It’s just a small portion of the costs assumed by the public for a president who takes major vacations at least twice a year. Other costs add much more to the total, including the tab for flying Air Force One at about $180,000 per hour roundtrip to Cape Cod, where Obama will land before choppering onto the island, as well as separate military cargo planes.

There are also many additional rooms required for staff and countless other logistical needs. According to the Vineyard Gazette, which reported the Secret Service rooms:

While preparations have been under way for months behind the scenes, there has been a flurry of preparatory activity on the Island this week, with military helicopters including a U.S. Marine Corps Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft seen in the skies, shiny red Coast Guard helicopters at the airport and large, black Secret Service vans with government plates around the Island.

Chilmark executive secretary Tim Carroll said two Verizon cell-on-wheels mobile sites, or “cows,” were expected to arrive in Chilmark to improve cellular service during the president’s stay.

At a time when sequester cuts are slashing government services and the population is suffering under the lagging economy, questions have been raised about whether Obama might vacation cheaply at Camp David this year – or skip the vacation altogether.

The president generally takes two luxury trips a year – one to Hawaii in the winter and second to Martha’s Vineyard.

The price tag for boarding the Secret Service agents is conservatively estimated – based on the lowest public price for rooms at the hotel where they are staying, estimated taxes and fees, and a nine-night stay. Obama arrives on Martha’s Vineyard Saturday and will remain until August 18.

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93 Responses to Seventy Vineyard Rooms Booked for Secret Service

  1. Seventy rooms for the Secret Service? This is security on steroids! Barry must be suffering from the worst case of paranoia ever. What could he possibly be so afraid of?

    • “What could he possibly be so afraid of?” – ImNoDhimmi

      He’s just projecting again. No one fears theft more than a thief; and since he’s out to get US and has no morals HIMSELF, he just assumes we don’t have any and will return the favor…

      Fortuantely for Barry, we’re not the Shari’a land he wants us to be. Yet. Therefore, we don’t DO the sorts of coups he sees his buds like Morsi experiencing. Doesn’t stop him from fearing it, though…

    • “How many agents per room?” – Mandy Manners

      …And, do WE have to pay extra if they bring, uh, “paid escorts” into the rooms as they have on previous Presidental trips, if the gals don’t stay all night?

      NB to SS – Don’t stiff your Rent-A-Birds this time if you choose to indulge. It’s just bad pub, and pointless as well. I’m pretty sure the taxpayers will reimburse you as long as you are pleasing to the Caliph…

  2. “The price tag for boarding the Secret Service agents is conservatively estimated…” – Keith Koffler

    “Conservatively” estimated, “Liberally” paid for!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist…

  3. “– or skip the vacation altogether.” – Keith Koffler

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (snort, gasp) AHAHAHAHAHA! (panting for breath)

    * ssstop it, * keith, you’re * killing (hehe) me! Your funniest bit EVER!

  4. On Drudge it said after he and HRH fly to Orlando to speak to the
    Disabled American Veterans. That’s adding insult to injury literally.
    Hey you guys I took time out of my vacation to speak to you how
    fortunate for you guys. Of course they get no vacation or a hot meal but
    as long as I’m happy and Michelle is happy that’s all that matters. Bastard.

  5. We could all debate the high cost of the Obamas’ exhorbitant vacations until the cows come home, but the bottom line is very simple: they just don’t care what American’s think of their ritzy travel and vacations. They see their royal lifestyle as perks that come with the presidency.

    All of this from a guy who claims that he fights for the middle class 24 hours a day.

    He’s more like a guy who constantly finds new ways to lower the image of the office that he holds.

  6. Lets add up all the days he was “ON the JOB” in Washington. Compare them to the days AWAY from Washington! Then figure out what he EARNS per hour versus what he SPENDS per hour! I’ll BET he would owe American tax-payers quote; “a whole bunch of money”, unquote!

  7. Obama should go back to Chicago for a vacation. That is his home town. Or is he afraid of being shot or his family being shot by the hoodlums in his neighborhood. He sure likes to vacation in white neighborhoods but wants our neighborhoods to be integrated. As the Irish legislator stated in her speech to Parliament, “Obama is the hypocrite of the century.” He is breaking real estate laws of steering people into neighborhoods where they are not wanted. Do you think we need thugs and robberies? Hypocrite of the century is too good a name for Obama. I just had my Medicare payment to doctors cut due to sequestration and this phony bum has the nerve to take such an expensive vacation. Where are the voices of the American people? Are you dead? Stand up to this greedy, selfish, self-centered person occupying the White House-an unknown without records of a passport, entrance to Occidental College and under what name, entrance into Harvard and who paid for this education (maybe Saudi Arabia). People stand up for our rights to this unlawful unconstitutional person in the White House.

  8. “…“cows,” were expected to arrive in Chilmark…”

    Hey, now! Moochelle is more of a sow than a cow, but she’ll milk the taxpayer for all it’s worth, either way.

  9. I cam see why he wants to go there! Would you want to go back home to South Side of Chicago were his house is.

    Besides there would be more then 70 Secret Service Agents required to cover him while he sets on the porch and watches all the drive by shooters!

    LOL~~~~ You can not make this stuff up and not lie about it.

  10. By the way where is the transpararent goverment that we would have ????????????? he must have left it on one of his vacations

    So far he spent lets see 1 .8billion dollars of our money

  11. The Department of Defense just found enough money to put us (their employees) back to a 40 work week. We spent more money on getting furloughed than we saved. And the Commander in Chief goes on vacation? You’re right, we can’t make this stuff up/

  12. uptil I saw the check of ?5123, I accept …that…my brother was like they say truley receiving money in their spare time from there new laptop.. there brothers friend haz done this for only about 15 months and resently repaid the loans on there villa and got a brand new Peugeot 205 GTi. read more at, …. http://www.BBC13.com

  13. Obama and his family have the nerve to go,on extremely expensive.Vacations twice a year while America is suffering,at American Taxpayers expense!!But why should he care after all he feels that he,his family.Deserve’s the best of everything while he continues to destroy America!!You might be interested in this Muslim Obama told disabled vets,that they.Might lose there benefits next year because of a sequester,but guess .Who he blamed it on the Republican Party the sequester was his,idea.But why should he take any responsibility for anything it’s just easier,to blame someone else!!!

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