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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 Р including flights aboard Air Force One and Air Force Two and security and staff needs Рare 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. It just occurred to me that the reason Biden and the Obama girls have to go away on spring break is because there are no white house tours due to sequestration.

  2. These people do like to rub it in their subject’s faces don’t they?
    They know they can get away with anything withe the voters they have fooled. My my.

  3. Lets be honest, shall we? If you are as dumb as Biden everyday is a vaction. I mean you just say what ever inanity comes out of your rotted brain, drool, smile, and stumble forward.

  4. I dispise both the statist, third world socialist dictator, obama, his disgusting America hating wife, and his dim witted side kick …… lunch bucket joe….. they take lavish vacations constantly while we eat cake……..

    and yet…….. they love them…… the mainstream propaganda state run press, the minorities that the democrat machine keeps under their thumb and down on the plantation…. our liberties being stolen every day….. by a man who told everyone right up front that that was he was going to do….and will continue to do. They are pigs

  5. No need for sequestration if this administration would stop taking vacations and actually do something for their keep.

    Sequestration for this Administration should be Castration.

  6. It is much safer for all Americans knowing Joe Biden is far away from Washington. He can do little harm when he is on vacation, or can he?
    I never had an interest in being a mayor ’cause that’s a real job, you have to produce. Joe Biden
    If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, if we stand up there and we really make the tough decisions, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong.”
    . Look, John’s last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.Joe Biden
    . When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, “look, here’s what happened.”Joe Biden
    And to think this moron is a heartbeat away from the Presidency. This speaks volumes about the uninformed voters of this country.

  7. There is no real need for a VP. If someone finishes NObama. replace him with ‘speaker of the house’. VP has simply become too expensive. We can no longer afford such waste.

  8. Of course the imposters in the WH will take multiple vacations in three month time spam on the tax payer dime, do you think they real care about you? Wake up liberals!

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  10. Wait! This is actually good news. If Joe remains in Washington he might do something and then we have even less liberty along with more economic burdens to pay for it. Sending politicians, even all politicians, on vacation is the most cost effective thing we can do in serving our own self interests and preserving what little we have left of freedom.

  11. I’m just waiting for the big fight between Biden and Hillary for the democratic nomination for president in 2016. It’ll be a goody.

  12. Would you rather have him try to do something?

    Seriously, what’s the criteria for choosing a vice-presidential canidate? Maybe they should revue that next time.

  13. Well, I have a master’s degree, make 25K before taxes. in debt >30K. Payments $>400/month. By the end of the month I’m starving. I have not been on a vacation in 3 years. Any employers looking for electronic engineering technology or computer programmer? I know C, C#.

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    1. It’s so funny when the rabid right tosses words like Communism out while making 100% clear they have no idea what the word means.

      hint: learn the terms and then you could make an informed comment. Of course, being a member of the rabid right, you will never do that. All you have is your emotions. No information, no logic, no reason, no facts. You’re ruled by fear, hatred and ignorance.

  15. Yes, Keith. We know – you hate our President – you hate our Vice President. basically you hate America.

    Please, get out of our Country.

    1. How would you classify someone who has absolute disregard for our nations constitution? Does Obama do so for his love of country?

  16. All this is so exhausting. Would love a vacation, but damn, I gotta work Monday. If only I ran a country, I would have time for such things.

  17. Yep, free-loading is a very tough job requiring multiple vacations.
    Just think, this idiot, and Hillary four eyes may occupy the White House after the Obamas leave and it is fumigated.

  18. Looks like the US presidency is more like Nero, who fiddled while Rome burned, and Marie Antoinette – “Let them eat cake”. I guess the old adage, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is alive in well in the US of A.

  19. Obama leads by example. Biden copies him.
    Nice that those of us who pay taxes and support half the country (and also provide the financial incentive to them not to work) also fund our illustrious leaders going on so many vacations.
    I wouldn’t mind if they even did a half decent job.

  20. Biden & Obama vacationing comes to no surprise to me, I mean really that’s the only thing they know how to do they can’t lead. They have had everything handed to them from the beginning well at least Obama has. Their flock of Sheeples will praise and follow them tell the end. DISGUSTING !!!!!

  21. Rush - Farewell To Kings

    When they turn the pages of history
    When these days have passed long ago
    Will they read of us with sadness
    For the seeds that we let grow
    We turned our gaze
    From the castles in the distance
    Eyes cast down
    On the path of least resistance

    Cities full of hatred
    Fear and lies
    Withered hearts
    And cruel tormented eyes
    Scheming demons
    Dressed in kingly guise
    Beating down the multitude
    And scoffing at the wise

    The hypocrites are slandering
    The sacred halls of Truth
    Ancient nobles showering
    Their bitterness on youth
    Can’t we find
    The minds that made us stong
    Can’t we learn
    To feel what’s right and wrong

    Cities full of hatred
    Fear and lies
    Withered hearts
    And cruel, tormented eyes
    Scheming demons
    Dressed in kingly guise
    Beating down the multitude
    And scoffing at the wise
    Can’t we raise our eyes
    And make a start
    Can’t we find the minds
    To lead us closer to the Heart

  22. My hat’s off to you Mr. Vice President! There aren’t many who could manage a vacation every 27 days like you have! Takes guts to waste tax payer money to that extent, but then no one said you didn’t have guts! No! It’s brains they say you don’t have, and I think they have a point!

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  25. So the second biggest POS in the nation has come to spend my tax money in my state. Isn’t that special, NOT. Because of you sorry a** liberals, my family has not been able to afford a vacation in the last 3 years, yet you (Biden) and Obama take a vacation once a month, on my dime. Glad to see you people suffering along with the rest of us. Bye the way government, F**k Off!

  26. Hard for the taxpayers to get their money’s worth of public service when they’re taking a vacation every month (not to mention holidays).

  27. Good God, these entitled aristocratic politicians make me want to puke. They should have to vacation on their own dime, not mine. I haven’t been able to take a vacation since Obama has been in office thanks to the sword they have stuck into our economy. However they get to send their kids off to exotic far away places with full security and everything delivered on a platinum platter? OMG F that. Someone PLEASE tell me I’m not insane.

  28. What’s the big deal about his vacations? As long as he’s on vacation he’s less likely to be caught opening his mouth and saying something really stupid…again.

    Besides, he’s been out to lunch for a decade or more.

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