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Does anybody know how many trips Bush had taken by now and how much they cost?

We all know that Bush, and Reagan, vacationed a heck of a lot more than Obama has at this point in their terms. But with all the lies and laughable whining about the costs of Obama's official trips, wouldn't it be interesting to see an apples-to-apples comparison of the three including total vacation days and costs to the tax payer for those vacations?


@Ollicopter, I appreciate the comparison of official business trips, which shows Obama has been working his azz off, but what I asked for is a comparison of vacation days and costs because that's a real comparison of wasted taxpayer dollars.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Bush 8 years

    -Nov-2010 9-Nov-2010 India Mumbai and New Delhi

    # 9-Nov-2010 11-Nov-2010 Indonesia Jakarta

    # 11-Nov-2010 12-Nov-2010 South Korea Seoul 2010 G-20 Seoul summit[6]

    # 13-Nov-2010 14-Nov-2010 Japan Yokohama APEC Japan 2010

    # 19-Nov-2010 21-Nov-2010 Portugal Lisbon 22nd NATO Summit [7]

    # 20-Nov-2010 20-Nov-2010 Portugal Lisbon EU-US Summit [8]

    # 2010 2010 Canada North American Leaders' Summit

    # 2011 2011 Pakistan[9]

    # 2012 2012 Colombia Bogota 6th Summit of the Americas

    Obama 2 years

    1 1 19-Feb-2009 19-Feb-2009 Canada Ottawa Met with Governor General Michaëlle Jean and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[2]

    2 2 31-Mar-2009 03-Apr-2009 United Kingdom London Attended the G20 Economic Summit. Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

    3 03-Apr-2009 04-Apr-2009 France and Germany Strasbourg and Kehl Attended the 21st NATO Summit.

    4 04-Apr-2009 05-Apr-2009 Czech Republic Prague Attended a European Union-United States summit. Met with President Václav Klaus.

    5 05-Apr-2009 07-Apr-2009 Turkey Ankara and Istanbul Met with President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Delivered a speech to the Turkish Parliament.

    6 07-Apr-2009 08-Apr-2009 Iraq Baghdad Met with President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Visited with American troops.[3]

    3 7 16-Apr-2009 17-Apr-2009 Mexico Mexico City Met with President Felipe Calderón.

    8 17-Apr-2009 18-Apr-2009 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Attended the 5th Summit of the Americas.

    4 9 03-Jun-2009 03-Jun-2009 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Met with King Abdullah.

    10 04-Jun-2009 04-Jun-2009 Egypt Cairo and Giza Met with President Hosni Mubarak. Toured the Giza Pyramids. Delivered a speech directed towards the wider Muslim world at Cairo University.

    11 04-Jun-2009 05-Jun-2009 Germany Dresden, Buchenwald, and Landstuhl Met with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Visited Buchenwald concentration camp and an U.S. military hospital.

    12 06-Jun-2009 06-Jun-2009 France Paris and Caen Met with President Nicolas Sarkozy. Attended 65th anniversary of D-Day celebrations.

    5 13 06-Jul-2009 08-Jul-2009 Russia Moscow Met with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Delivered a commencement speech to the New Economic School.

    14 08-Jul-2009 10-Jul-2009 Italy L'Aquila and Rome Attended the 35th G8 summit. Met with President Giorgio Napolitano[4]

    15 10-Jul-2009 10-Jul-2009 Vatican City Vatican City Met with Pope Benedict XVI.

    16 10-Jul-2009 11-Jul-2009 Ghana Accra Met with President John Atta Mills. Delivered a speech to the Ghanaian Parliament. Toured a former departing point of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the Cape Coast Castle.

    6 17 9-Aug-2009 10-Aug-2009 Mexico Guadalajara Attended annual North American Leaders' Summit with President Felipe Calderón and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

    7 18 02-Oct-2009 02-Oct-2009 Denmark Copenhagen Met with Queen Margrethe II and Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Attended the 13th Olympic Congress meeting to lobby for Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics.

    8 19 13-Nov-2009 14-Nov-2009 Japan Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

    20 14-Nov-2009 15-Nov-2009 Singapore Singapore Met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and attended APEC 2009 meeting.[5] Met with leaders of ASEAN.

    21 15-Nov-2009 18-Nov-2009 China Shanghai and Beijing Met with Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng. Held a town hall meeting with Shanghai students. Met with President Hu Jintao, NPC Chairman Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao. Visited the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.

    22 18-Nov-2009 19-Nov-2009 South Korea Seoul Met with President Lee Myung-bak. Visited with American troops at Osan Air Base.

    9 23 9-Dec-2009 11-Dec-2009 Norway Oslo Accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.

    10 24 17-Dec-2009 19-Dec-2009 Denmark Copenhagen Attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009.

    11 25 27-Mar-2010 28-Mar-2010 Afghanistan Kabul Met with President Hamid Karzai and US troops at Bagram Air Base.

    12 26 08-Apr-2010 08-Apr-2010 Czech Republic Prague Signed the New START treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

    13 27 25-Jun-2010 27-Jun-2010 Canada Toronto and Huntsville Attended 36th G8 summit and 2010 G-20 Toronto summit

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Bush hung out in a country named Texas

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  • Jay L
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    It would be. But I can tell you that Obama has taken more boondoggle trips than Bush ever did.

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