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No it's Christmas time in Hawaii when the US secret services arrived street barricades are in place and the US Coast Guard station itself in the waters surrounding Oahu.
It means the obamas are on their way and vacation time for the president is about to start.
This year -- the first family is taking a seventeen day vacation beginning as early as Friday night.
Now most likely Michelle Obama and girls will arrive first so the president can try to resolve the payroll tax cut before leaving Washington.
The first lady's -- alone will cost a 100000 dollars for flight security.
But I got to -- -- that's nothing compared to the total -- Four million dollars over four million dollars take a look at that.
That's in this year's visit will exceed last year's by a long shot more than doubling -- tends vacation tab of one and a half million dollars.
Sap transportation the biggest expense have more than three and a half million dollars.
The bulk of that the cost of flying the president on Air Force One from Washington to -- That's one point six million dollars each way.
And don't forget the president's limo helicopters other support equipment that has to be transported to -- as well.
-- -- Obama out early is another 63000 dollars when he added security.
Then there's the hotel.
The obamas and their staff say at the moment surf -- with beautiful views of Waikiki take a look at the rounds.
They go as much as for as much as 450 bucks a night.
Though the president will probably locked in the 177.
Dollar a night government rate total having to -- 151000.
Then there's the money in the local -- -- Paper please time city ambulance that's another 260000.
Now -- think we're done think again.
The costs don't stop there the president security detail typically ransom office space may be an entire floor and office building.
Private phone lines between the locations with -- president brands are staying those have to be set up.
Well and then there's the cost to the advance teams accommodations for them to the whole thing can come off without a hitch.
Oh and don't forget -- cars.
Now if that sounds like a lot compare this president's vacation to the last.
President Bush spent the holidays at his ranch in Texas so those trips only cost taxpayers about 267000.
So again all in all the entire -- for the obamas round trip to a Y.
More than four million dollars for seventeen days.
And most of us those who are working at least don't even take seventeen vacation days all year.
The average American worker took just twelve days off even though they were so related for two weeks that's according to a survey from Expedia.
The most common reason for not taking vacation.
It's the costs.
It turns out vacation with a luxury a lot of Americans believe they couldn't afford this year and -- my -- let's in the -- the president -- so many people are hurting.
Maybe a little less vacation time is in order.
-- Camp David booked.
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