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Biden to Take Third Vacation of the Year

Vice President Biden today is enjoying his third vacation of the year, a five day sojourn on South Carolina’s luxurious Kiawah Island, where he will no doubt partake of his favorite pastime, golf.

Biden and his wife Jill arrived on the island – known as a golf mecca – Thursday night and are not scheduled to depart before Monday.

Obama and BidenBiden’s trip is the latest episode in a bout of rampant vacationing by the First and Second Families, who have been roaring out of Washington this year on taxpayer-funded excursions even as the deficit mounts and the sequester axes jobs and critical spending on other priorities.

While both President Obama and Biden pick up some of the tab for their recreational travel, the bulk of the costs –  including flights aboard Air Force One and Air Force Two and security and staff needs – are billed to taxpayers.

Biden should feel especially refreshed when he returns given that he just had a vacation last month in Snowmass, Colorado, where he spent several days over President’s Day weekend. Close by in a neighboring section of Colorado’s ski country was First Lady Michelle Obama, who was taking her second vacation of the year in Aspen.

Over the same President’s Day weekend, President Obama was roving the fairways at an exclusive golf resort in Florida where he got pointers both from Tiger Woods and Tiger’s famous former coach. He and Mrs. Obama had already spent part of late December and early January in Hawaii.

Biden’s first trip this year was a sun worshiping exercise in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he stayed with his family from Friday, January 4 until Tuesday, January 8.

South Carolina is also a crucial presidential primary state that Biden – believed to be strongly considering a run in 2016 – no doubt has his eye on. Biden reportedly will be back in the state in May when he headlines the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, a Democratic fundraising event in the state’s capital, Columbia.

But while his presence in South Carolina over the next few days will generate some local publicity, Biden is sticking to rest and relaxation and has no public events scheduled.

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391 thoughts on “Biden to Take Third Vacation of the Year”

  1. Why shouldn’t the first and second families have some vacation time? I mean it’s not like they are making any positive difference when they are actually working those 2 hours a week anyway. So go on – the taxpayers will pick up the tab for your useless trips so you can further avoid a job you were appointed to do to help this country. Sure, unemployment continues to rise, moral is down, and food stamps are up, but you just go on and KEEP SPENDING. Degenerates!!!

  2. He could be gone for 365 days on vacation and no one would miss him – only downside is we pickup his tab – What a waste of a good salary.

      1. And, that “Palace” belongs to We the People, not to the wanna-be imperialist poseurs currently “Occupying” it. But, the common folk (i.e., the school children who saved their money and spent the year working on fundraisers to pay for the trip to D.C. will have to “eat cake” instead of visiting the People’s House. Typical stench of arrogance and profligance that permeates Washington since the Dims took over!

  3. Biden takes his $500,000 trips. The Obamas vacation in the Bahama and Aspen. All while the White House is closed to modest vacationing families due to the “sequester”. Doesn’t it seem that Obama wants to punish us. Yes, and he has been punishing us since he became President. So why do we vote for him? Is it because we like to be punished?

  4. King obama and queen Joe certainly earned three vacations this year I mean it’s hard work coming up with ways to screw the American people. Lords knows all of my hard work supporting millions of lazy liberals hasn’t earned so much as a weekend away.

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  6. Hasn’t his entire vice presidency been a vacation? I’m amazed that the world has taken him seriously this long. He’s NO statesman.

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  8. I have to wonder if Joe really knows where he is?
    Secondly, I would think his travel arraignments were made by the Obama Vacation Authority, a well used and now highly experienced in locating ultra-expensive locations sponsored by the American Taxpayers.

  9. Vacation from *what*? the VP has only 1 specified duty and that’s as President pro-tem of the Senate. When is the last time he darkened the Senate chambers?

    1. He also goes to funerals and installations and spends millions doing it. What a loser. CANNOT wait until we can get rid of these moochers! He should go back to that low class neighborhood in Baltimore that he is always remembering so fondly :))

  10. These people rightfully figure that they can do all of this and get away with it. They were proven right on election day, November 2012, weren’t they?

    1. Unlike Bushy and Friends that almost brought this world to it’s knees.. Forget about that already? Typical republikkkan, memory that lasts 6 months , if that….

      No wonder your party is a dying breed…

      1. Unfortunately, your faction has no valid arguments or logic with which to refute the criticism leveled at your emperor, the empress, their progeny and his imperialist coterie. It is, therefore, you only response can involve defaming President Bush in some odious manner. What an incredible display of a severely limited intellect! Similar to the lackies who serve Emperor Obama. You seem to be all one of a kind — inbred, do you think?

      2. “Unlike Bushy and Friends that almost brought this world to it’s knees.. Forget about that already? Typical republikkkan, memory that lasts 6 months , if that….” – Hiker

        Hiker, I don’t know if you noticed, but Bush isn’t President any more. Hasn’t been for awhile. Please try to keep up, especially since even your Boss has switched his talking points from Bush to The Sequester.

        Also, I see what you did there, with the cute little “republikkkan” thing, with the ever-so-subtle calling Republicans Klansmen. This makes me wonder if you realize what the history of the Klan, and of your Boss’s party, really are…

        Here, let me help, and at the same time how Liberals like yourself seem to be the ones who have a “memory that lasts 6 months , if that….”

        Although I do realize that your Bush Derangement Syndrome may make it difficult for you to have any long-term retention, there is always hope that a LITTLE may stick, at least enough to keep you from saying historically stupid things…

        “* The formation of the Ku Klux Klan, which, according to Columbia University historian Eric Foner, became “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there reference to University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease’s description of the Klan as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”

        * Democratic Convention of 1924, known to history as the “Klanbake.” The 103-ballot convention was held in Madison Square Garden. Hundreds of delegates were members of the Ku Klux Klan, the Klan so powerful that a plank condemning Klan violence was defeated outright. To celebrate, the Klan staged a rally with 10,000 hooded Klansmen in a field in New Jersey directly across the Hudson from the site of the convention. Attended by hundreds of cheering convention delegates, the rally featured burning crosses and calls for violence against African-Americans and Catholics.

        * Three-fourths of the opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Bill in the U.S. House came from Democrats, or that 80% of the “nay” vote in the Senate came from Democrats. Certainly there is no reference to the fact that the opposition included future Democratic Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia (a former Klan member) and Tennessee Senator Albert Gore Sr., father of Vice President Al Gore.

        * In Birmingham, Ala., Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor, who infamously unleashed dogs and fire hoses on civil rights protestors, was in fact–yes indeed–a member of both the Democratic National Committee and the Ku Klux Klan. ”

        http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread887108/pg

        Don’t like that one? how about one from a liberal shibboleth and Big Bird’s happy home, Public Broadcasting? Surely THEY wouldn’t lie on Democrats?

        “Dressed in robes and sheets, intended to prevent identification by the occupying federal troops (and supposedly designed to frighten blacks), the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy.”
        http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_kkk.html

        By the way, the “Occupying Federal troops” which were trying to supress the Klan were doing so because the REPUBLICAN President TOLD them to!

        Let me leave you with a quote by a President that Obama likes a LOT, who ended slavery, and was a…REPUBLICAN. His quote is quite pertient to YOU, however, and you may want to consider it the next time that “Republicans = Klansmen” thing bubbles to the top of your apparently feverish mind;

        “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

        Sound advice for you. Please take it.

  11. I am sooooo sick of this administration!!! Don’t who irritates me more Obamanation or that idiot Biden. I never in my life have seen such users and moochers. Enough already And that DR BIDEN!! Give me a break she has a PHd that took her her entire life to acquire !!!!! I hope that it desn’t turn out to be “honorary!!”” YUCK

      1. Are u so totally devoid of any intellect,u can’t see the difference,between a president staying in his own home,and a president staying at a luxury hotel?

  12. Obama, his family and Biden are spending billions vacationing. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold these embezzlers of the public treasury accountable for their actions with impeachment and judicial actions. They would never get away with this thievery in private enterprise and they should not be allowed to get away with it here. Hold The Thieves Accountable Now!

      1. Hiker, get a grip stupid. Bush might as well be dead. He is done. Washed up. Never to be seen in politics again. You grow up sucker and open your eyes to what is happening to our country. Obama hates our country and is attempting to destroy it and when it happens you helped in your ignorance.

  13. Mark of the Wild West...

    It’s so nice being King, I hear… I can’t even afford to fix my old rusting truck… Real inflation and bad times are killing most of us. Yet, these leaders and their families are on one continual vacation/party while most of us have had our means drastically reduced by 16 trillion dollars worth of Federal Reserve counterfeiting… It’s FUBAR!

  14. I don’t know why Biden needs all these vacations. His only job is to get up in the morning and ask if the president is okay. If he gets a ‘yes’ answer, his work day is done.

  15. Ok 1 1/2 Million Vacation in Europe was just too much for the Double Barrel Idiot to put up with..So the Idiot needs to have a new two live brain cell implant to replace the two that left him..BUT who is Paying for this Vacation???

  16. Envy, disgust, and then anger are powerful emotional motivators. When the poor, who stand for the administration, finally realize the administration is not looking out for them, then they’ll stand up and complain. Until then, the rest of us will have to wait.

    1. Here’s a fun fact: Mr. Obama takes on average three weeks of vacation each year, although spread out which seems like a lot of vacations. Mr. Bush on the other hand averaged nine weeks. Stop bellyaching and grow-up!

      Sucks to be stupid ha??

      1. President Bush did not shut down cities and resorts to others. Local law enforcement is strained and has to come with overtime pay and such..traffick is totally disrupted, inconveniencing the working public. Bush spent his “vacations” outside a tiny Texas town–his own home, in fact. The only other place I remember him visiting was family home in Maine…his own home did not cost the people anything near what the Obama family is doing. THINK about it.

        1. You are quite right. I have, however, come to the realization that no amount of common sense or logic can prevail against the leftists who are fixated on former President Bush. I truly believe it is an incurable mental disability. “Hiker” also evidences a severely limited intellect that can only dispute rational discourse critiquing the Obama performance (or lack thereof) and penchant for vacations and spending a profligate amount of taxpayer funds indulging his family’s whims, by name-calling and referring to President Bush’s working vacations at his ranch, which also included housing foreign dignitaries during important conferences. Since all the necessary security implements were in place, and since the President supplied Secret Service agents with a guest house, the cost to the taxpayer was minimal, and the inconvenience to the driving public was nil. BTW, I do not think President Bush charged the Secret Service rent for the guest house — unlike Joe Biden, who does.

        2. The problem with hiker is he can’t think,if he could he wouldn’t say,the stupid things he says,u think he’d think before he opens his mouth,but alas,it’s not too be.If u can’t see the difference between someone staying in their own home,and someone staying in a luxurious hotel,then u really shouldn’t be calling anyone stupid.

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  18. Doesn’t the American people get it–they are getting snookered by thieves in the White House. You never saw Bush doing this. He either went to his home in TX or Camp David. We have arrogant officials in the WH. Very arrogant. They will answer to God one day.

  19. I blame Romney. He had the chance to overtake Obama. He should have challenged him on all the vacations and ESPECIALLY LIBYA!!! But he shrunk like a coward. The POTUS and Hillary have gotten away with murder. Now they continue to destroy the USA by promoting gay marriage. When will a Republican make a stand against gay marriage???

    1. Excuse me, but Gov. Romney is NOT at fault. The total blame can be placed on the heads of the GOP hierarchy, the governors and senators who only half-heartedly campaigned for him when he visited their states, and, particularly with the “pouters” on the extreme right Tea Partiers and the Ron Paul morons, all of whom sat on their fannies instead of going to the polls and casting their vote for a good, decent man who understands budgets (instead of profligate spending) and negotiation (instead of mandates), a man who accepted $1.00 per year when he served as governor, and a man who isn’t into cronyism. Any and all unreported voter fraud also can be laid at their doorstep, because they would have screamed from the housetops and held rallies and vigils protesting it so vociferously that the MSM would have been obliged to report it. Mr. Romney’s timid advisors can also accept some of the blame for quashing the attack mode he assumed during the first debate with the emperor. He had the momentum, and they stopped it in its tracks. Undercover Obama fans???

  20. Why not? He’s under the illusion that he’ll be supported by the party for his run at POTUS in 2016. He’s learning the ropes from the biggest pretender of all time. He still has to learn that he’s not even on the short list of contenders.

  21. How did Joe Biteme accumulate a million dollar estate in Delaware when all he adult life he has been on a government salary? Why can’t just one reporter ask him to share with the rest of us the secret(s) of such financial success? It couldn’t be that Joe is just another completely corrupt, scheming slime-ball, could it? Without his own explanation, I am left wondering; is he a financial genius or a corrupt slime-ball?

    1. I don’t need to wonder–he is a corrupt sleaseball and his sons are wealthy too because daddy puts them int situations where they can live just like him!

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  23. Well at least they aren’t doing any damage. Coming right back for a democratic fundraiser. Lets face it, these two buffoons work for the Democratic Party, NOT US.

  24. Here’s a fun fact: Mr. Obama takes on average three weeks of vacation each year, although spread out which seems like a lot of vacations. Mr. Bush on the other hand averaged nine weeks. Stop bellyaching and grow-up!

    1. Hiker, how many times and ways are you going to say the same thing? You might as well just right it once more in those Sreaming capital letters!

      1. relax Texangal1 .. no need to feed the trolls. If he was to read some of the regular posts on the site he would see it has been debunked.

  25. You have to feel sorry for this “poor, working class, blue collar, boy from Scranton, PA”. Life has been tough on him, he even had to cheat on his law school work. What on earth did the voters in the State of Delaware foist upon us with the election of this fop, and then what in the world were the members of the democratic party thinking about with this worldwide joke?
    Where the dickens is Barney Fife when we really need him?

  26. Understand people, they don’t care about you. They will make thier money and get a big fat pension and get out. We are about to lose this country…….to those of you non-working weasels who let this dictator buy your vote. Shame on you.

    1. No different then Corp America that even has people in think tanks coming up with more and more ways to stiff your average American. Insurance companies are a start…

      I’ve never been stiffed by my Govt, but I get stiffed every week by Corp America… Gets your priorities straight people, the govt is not after you, Corp America is… You whine about drones but care less about companies like Google stealing your data and taking pictures of your house/garage/yards and selling it off to other corps. You don’t have a problem with banks stealing from people, but you have a problem with the govt that most likely has done nothing to you directly…

      Corp America brought the housing industry to it’s knees, not the Govt. Now we have better regulations on the books and will it fix all, no, but it’s better then it was in 06-09…..

  27. We the tax payers could save a Fortune and protect the country from this Senile Blow Hard by sending him on a Vacation where he belongs..A Mental Institution !!!!

  28. What are you guys complaining about?! George W. Bush is the best president ever in U.S. history. He has led America into a glorious and honorable crusade against the infidels. If it takes 10 million American lives to conquer the Middle East, so be it! The parents of fallen soldiers should be proud of their children’s sacrifice. Not everyone has the opportunity to give their live for their fatherland.
    A president’s role is not to care for those who lost lives or possessions during Katrina. His role is to make the American people to bow down before him and crown him ruler over the United Kingdom of America.
    And when gas hits $20/gallon and people start walking to work they will thank President Bush on their knees for weaning them from their SUVs and pick-up trucks.
    And when your retirement savings are eaten up by inflation, your homes are foreclosed, your jobs shipped out to China or India, your kids grow old without a college degree and your grandchildren have to pick cotton for a living, you still have the Stars and Stripes—pride and honor.
    Hail to the Chief!

    1. You people are so damn blind. Who gives a shit about Bush. That jerk is history. Live in the NOW idiot. It is because of people like you that we are destined for the trash heap of history.

      1. Hiker, sit quietly and assign blame to each president (HINT-some will be both). Use a computer and do some research. More than anything-be honest with yourself and others. NO FAIR to use main stream media as your references.

    2. Will u be saying the same thing when we attack iran,somehow i don’t think so,can’t u see how hypocritical,u come across?

  29. Only the 3rd vacation??? But it’s been a whole 3 months for our very hard-working Veep. He ought to be on at least his 6th.

  30. Really their both starting their fifth year on a continues vacation at our (Tax Payer) expense. They have both worked hard at one thing and that is to bring this Great Country to its knees.

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