hawkwing wrote:With all due respect you have no idea what you're talking about. As a tax paying citizen of the United States of America there is absolutely no reason for any sitting President to spend a single day on my dime at a luxury resort of his own ownership. I don't care if he's doing business day and night there. I already pay to maintain the White House, let him do his business there. No good, fiscal conservative can deny that point.
I also firmly stand against paying for secret service protection for any family members that choose to live outside the confines of the White House. We cannot bank role full protection details and lock down multiple buildings across multiple cities and multiple states. It's the very definition of irresponsible government waste.
Au contraire. Your hate for Donald Trump combined with your political chastity belt strapped so tightly around your neck, you can't think clearly. If you had your way, we'd have Hillary Clinton sitting in the White House. With people thinking like you, we would have never had Neil Gorsuch sitting on the SCOTUS. Thank heaven people that think like you and Mars on Nov. 8, 2016, were a minority. Neil Gorsuch and the next conservative Supreme Court nominee that will follow would have NEVER happened if more people thought like you.
Your whole idea of Trump being a vacationing party boy is wrong and misguided. Trump is, has been, and continues to be a work-a-holic. He has every right to escape from Washington DC. - just like Abraham Lincoln did - and every president since.
You really live in an unrealistic bubble. You have no idea that all presidents like to escape Washington DC. Lincoln would escape the White House and spent over 25% of his presidency at a cottage outside of Washington. It was only 4 miles from from Washington DC - but that is because travel was so different back then.
Herbert Hoover built his retreat near the Rapidan River in the Shenandoah National Park. It was accessed only by a dirt road and the press was banned.
FDR developed a retreat in Maryland at a former naval installation. He cared it Shangri La.
Dwight Eisenhower loved FDR's Shangri La and renamed it Camp David. Every president since Eisenhower has visited Camp David.
Richard Nixon bought a 9,000 square foot home in San Clemente called the "Western White House." It was his retreat and he conducted business there - receiving world leaders.
George W. Bush had a 1,600 acre ranch near Crawford Texas. It was called the "Western White House." Bush travelled to his ranch 65 times for 407 days. Bush also went to Camp David 108 times for an extra 341 days (some were partial days). He also conducted the people's business at his ranch.
We haven't even touched on golf. Eisenhower played about 800 rounds of golf, Woodrow Wilson played 1,200 rounds of golf. Obama played 333 rounds during his presidency, averaging 41 rounds a year. Trump has played around 21 rounds.
What you lack is perspective and judgement. Both you and Mars should join the United Utah Party so you can twist in the wind and lie to yourself that you are being politically virtuous. You'll sleep better at night.