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Subject: No Wonder Obama Hates Trump!
(Some slight political satire)



Interesting info how our tax dollars are spent.


Good news is always sweet especially when even Snopes will verify same.   It's No Wonder Obama's Last Speech Went After Trump. Obama's recent speeches are not to support his Democratic Party: They are to slam Trump for taking away Obama's taxpayer-paid next 20 years vacation! Trump cancels Vacations and Refunds To the American Taxpayers.  This was verified on Snopes as being true.


TRUMP JUST ENDED OBAMA'S VACATION SCAM


Obama was going to stick us for $2.1 billion or so. Before Obama left office, he arranged with the State Department for a series of "official visits" to foreign countries spanning the next 20 years.  Using discretionary funds from the Office of Presidential Visits and Vacations, Obama was planning to use what would have been $2.1 billion in free vacations for him and up to 24 members of his family plus staff and even a dog sitter until the year 2036. He would have, that is, until Donald Trump put a stop to it.  Trump, who is always looking for ways to save money, was presented   with a ledger that contained all of the Obama travel plans and expenses.  The ledger was found by one of the workers Trump   hired from outside the typical White House staff.  Trump immediately canceled the plans and recalled all Secret Service agents scheduled to protect the Obama’s anywhere outside of the United States.


The Obamas are also facing another new challenge at the hands of Trump.  They're going to have to repay the government for all of those vacations that weren't official state business. The bill, after some small allowances for days that were possibly work related, is for $214 million.  Of the 692 days the Obamas spent on vacation, almost none included any work at all.  They ate, slept and golfed and Michelle was given shopping allowances from the Office of Discretionary Gifting Funds, which is supposed to be used to buy presents for visiting dignitaries.

But accordingly, SNOPES.COM ran the following article:

Claim
President Trump sent former President Obama a bill for vacations he took with taxpayer money.
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False
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On 14 February 2017, the web site America’s Last Line of Defense published an article reporting that President Donald Trump had ended “Obama’s vacation scam.”

According to the story, former President Barack Obama had taken funds from the “Office of Presidential Visits and Vacations” to pay for vacations for himself, his family, and two dozen staff members through the year 2036. Once the “scam” was uncovered, the article said, Trump allegedly sent a bill to Obama to repay the money used for those vacations:

Before Obama left office he arranged with the State Department for a series of “official visits” to foreign countries spanning the next 20 years. Using discretionary funds from the Office of Presidential Visits and Vacations, Obama was able to weasel what would have been another $2.1 billion in free vacations for him and up to 24 members of his family plus staff and a dog sitter until the year 2036.

He would have, that is, had he not lost his office to Donald Trump. Trump, who is always looking for ways to save money, was having the office used for vacations repainted with 24 karat gold leaf trim and having the shelves lined with leather when he was presented with a ledger that contained all of the travel plans and expenses. The ledger was found by one of the 31 workers Trump hired from outside the typical White House staff to make alterations requiring specialized craftsmen.

Our President immediately canceled the plans and recalled all Secret Service agents scheduled to protect the Obamas anywhere outside of the United States. The Obamas, who are still waiting in Kenya for their documents so they can re-enter the country, are also facing another new challenge at the hands of Trump: They’re going to have to repay the government for all of those vacations that weren’t official state business.

Of course, there is absolutely no truth to this story. President Obama did not steal $2.1 billion to fund family vacations until 2036, nor did President Trump end his “vacation scam” or send Obama a bill to repay the money.

See how easy it is for rumors to start flying around the internet.

This Weeks Chronicle

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February 17, 2019

"Go Where You Wanna Go" is a 1965 song written by John Phillips. It was originally recorded by The Mamas & the Papas on their LP If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears and given limited release as a single. However, the record was withdrawn and its B-side reassigned to "California Dreamin'." "Go Where You Wanna Go" was later made into a hit by The 5th Dimension.


P.F. Sloan played guitar on the song. John Phillips said that he wrote it about Michelle Phillips' affair with Russ Titelman, a songwriter and record producer.

             

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