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Golf must be expensive

Postby cartervj » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:49 pm

I played years ago for a college team, dang it's gotten out of hand. :huh:
Being an Imperial President must be nice, even the Japanese do not pay that kinda jack to play golf.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-biden-vacation-tab-reaches-40m-2.9m-alone-for-two-obama-2014-golf-outings/article/2547892

Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches $40 million --- $2.9 million alone for two Obama 2014 golf outings

The travel costs for vacations taken by the first family and the Bidens have reached over $40 million with the Air Force's revelation that two golf outings by President Obama this year cost $2.9 million, according to the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The group said that the Air Force provided documents and records that put the price of the first family's trip to Key Largo, Fla., in March at $885,683 just for flying Air Force One. The travel costs to golf in Palm Springs, Calif., in February, where the president also met with King Abdullah II of Jordan, was $2,066,594, said the Air Force documents, according to Judicial Watch.
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Re: Golf must be expensive

Postby Glimmerjim » Thu May 01, 2014 5:35 pm

cartervj wrote:I played years ago for a college team, dang it's gotten out of hand. :huh:
Being an Imperial President must be nice, even the Japanese do not pay that kinda jack to play golf.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-biden-vacation-tab-reaches-40m-2.9m-alone-for-two-obama-2014-golf-outings/article/2547892

Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches $40 million --- $2.9 million alone for two Obama 2014 golf outings

The travel costs for vacations taken by the first family and the Bidens have reached over $40 million with the Air Force's revelation that two golf outings by President Obama this year cost $2.9 million, according to the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The group said that the Air Force provided documents and records that put the price of the first family's trip to Key Largo, Fla., in March at $885,683 just for flying Air Force One. The travel costs to golf in Palm Springs, Calif., in February, where the president also met with King Abdullah II of Jordan, was $2,066,594, said the Air Force documents, according to Judicial Watch.

In order for that to have any import, carter, we would have to have comparisons with previous president's expentures in inflation adjusted dollars. That sounds like work to me, and I'm pretty lazy anymore! :lol3:
And by the way, around $1.5 mil/round....that's about right for a nice course. Spyglass and Pebble Beach considerably more.
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Re: Golf must be expensive

Postby cartervj » Thu May 01, 2014 6:53 pm

This is Pebble Beach and Spyglass rates. They've doubled since the last time I looked about 15 years ago. :lol3:
Now to play at Augusta is another story, which President was turned down when he requested a chance to play there?

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