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Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:28 PM

Romney scolds Obama's plans for Christmas vacation in Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 12:26 p.m. HST, Dec 06, 2011

ASSOCIATED PRESS

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama for planning to take his annual family Christmas vacation in Hawaii this year while the economy continues sputtering.

"His idea of a hands-on approach to the economy is getting a grip on his golf club. He's going off for 17 days in Hawaii," Romney said Monday night in a telephone call to a Cedar Rapids, Iowa town-hall meeting, according to media reports. "He'll be playing a lot of golf. He told Congress that they need to stay in session and pass his tax breaks for the payroll tax and that they shouldn't leave for vacation until they did that. And yet, he's going off for 17 days and for golf in the sun and I just think it's time to have a president whose idea of being 'hands on' doesn't mean getting a better grip on the golf club."

The White House said earlier Monday that Obama and his family are scheduled to depart Washington Dec. 17 for their annual Hawaii Christmas vacation. But that date could fluctuate pending the outcome of debates in Washington over renewing payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits before each expire at the end of the year.

Obama, who was born on Oahu and spent much of his childhood here, returns each Christmastime for a low-key holiday with his family.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/135128113.html?id=135128113

Mitt Romney, Your Hawaii Privileges are Revoked!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 11:22 PM

1. Romney Prefers Obama Go To OSAWATOMIE, Kan.

Romney should be careful of what he asks for, me thinks.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 11:24 PM

2. I know right...

Just the other day he was threatening to cancel Christmas unless they pass the payroll tax cut in a reasonable manner.

Hawaii will still be there when you need it Mr. President, barring massive tsunami

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 07:52 PM

4. And, now that the Senate has passed the approval

of two month extension of payroll tax cut..hopefully, PObama will be free to enjoy Christmas vacay with his beautiful family!


"Obama made no mention of the proposed pipeline during Saturday's press conference. But in a briefing with reporters held after Obama's remarks, senior administration officials called the vote a win for working people and insisted the administration had given no ground on the pipeline issue."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/17/politics/congress-payroll-tax-cut/index.html?eref=igoogledmn_topstories

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 10:06 PM

5. What An Odd Way Republicans Came Up With To Pay For This

With the housing market flat on its back they decided to add a $15 monthly fee on home loans. The math suggests this will be added to existing loans, many of which are currently in arrears. The payroll tax extention is only 2 months but this new fee looks to be for the full year. Maybe we will have better details on this soon, but this sure looks like a step backwards.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 03:57 PM

6. It's always a step backwards or more

with repubs involved..anyway they can gouge the American People and make it look bad for President Obama..they're on it. Now I see on Benen's blog that they may not extend the cut to payroll taxes at all.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_12/republicans_may_yet_kill_middl034176.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 07:45 PM

3. Mitt's always whining about something when

he's not insulting the American People with his creepy lies.

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