KMOV of St Louis does no research before asking this? Why does the Obama vacation thing always come up when Bush took WAY more vacation days? Let’s go over it again, even though Fox News keeps bringing this up, they keep leaving out how Obama’s vacation days compare to other Presidents. See this CBS News report. Facts are stubborn things.
From http://www.politicususa.com/cost-obama-christmas-vacation-bush/ —Â “Those who criticize the cost of Obamaâ€™s Christmas vacation donâ€™t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.Â The problem is that W. wasnâ€™t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.Â During Bushâ€™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 Bushâ€™s ranch flights.