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Biden Vacations While Americans Suffer

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
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by Alan Jamison
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Earlier this month, as anti-Israel protests raged on college campuses and the country continued to face down a series of historic crises, Joe Biden marked a new personal milestone – his 460th day of vacation since taking office.

In total, the president has spent nearly 40 percent of his tenure off-duty and away from the White House, including 142 days last year alone. As millions of Americans struggle to afford rent and put food on the table, Biden has earned a reputation for himself as the “Slacker in Chief” – something which is likely to earn the ire of voters come election season.

Most of Biden’s vacation time has been spent at his beach house in Delaware, where he took no less than 30 trips last year. Despite Biden’s staff claiming that he “can work from anywhere” and “works every single day of the week,” the president has frequently been photographed reclining by the ocean after departing the White House for a long weekend away.

Biden has notably been away from Washington D.C. during several of the tensest moments of his presidency, including the collapse of the Afghan government, the onset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the discovery of Chinese spy balloons over the United States, and the outbreak of deadly wildfires in Hawaii. In the latter case, Biden took criticism from both the left and right for twice declining to comment on the disaster and then vacationing at billionaire Tom Steyer’s mansion in California before finally making it to the Aloha State.

While Biden appears to enjoy his time vacationing, a substantial number of Americans are not able to afford that same luxury thanks to his policies.

One recent survey found that 43 percent of Americans believe their “dream vacation is still financially challenging.” Another 19 percent of Americans say that a vacation is “not affordable now.” In another survey, 47 percent of Americans said that they plan to skip going on a vacation this summer, citing affordability as the main reason.

In addition to the amount of time he has spent on vacation, Biden is also now in hot water over apparent ethics violations stemming from his trips. According to recent reporting from The New York Post, “Biden took four vacations at the homes of wealthy supporters in 2023, none of which were listed as gifts on the forms signed by the president.”

Those trips included two at the beachfront home of software company founder Bill Neville, a six-day stay at billionaire hedge fund founder David Rubenstein’s compound in Nantucket, and nine days at Steyer’s Lake Tahoe retreat. In all four cases, the homeowners are not believed to have been present – meaning Biden was effectively receiving the lodging as a gift. Omitting those trips from his official gift disclosure filings is an apparent violation of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. If Biden didn’t pay fair market value for the stays (something which seems unlikely given that they’re houses of donors and political allies) it would be an even more significant violation.

Ironically, the law Biden appears to have violated is the same one Democrats and the liberal media have dishonestly attempted to use to implicate Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in wrongdoing. As the Post also notes, the allegations against Biden were levied just “days after ProPublica was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for chronicling Supreme Court justices’ non-disclosures under the same transparency rule.”

Moreover, despite spending more than one-third of his time in office on vacation, Biden has lobbed criticism at Congress for taking traditional scheduled recesses. In February, he called it “bizarre” and “outrageous” when the House of Representatives took a scheduled two-week break. As Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) put it, “Biden’s entire presidency has been a vacation from reality,” specifically noting the president’s two-week trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands last December as the border crisis reached new heights.

The corporate media’s hypocrisy in covering Biden’s vacation time is equally glaring. During Trump’s presidency, mainstream outlets produced an endless stream of stories on the number of days the 45th president supposedly spent on vacation.

But that tally included weekend days where Trump played golf at his Sterling, Virginia property outside Washington, D.C. in the morning and returned to the White House in the afternoon, often for calls with world leaders or other business. Meanwhile, Biden frequently jets off to Delaware on Thursday or Friday with nothing on his public schedule without any of the same scrutiny from the media.

Everyone, even the president, deserves a vacation sometimes. But in Biden’s case, it seems he thinks vacation is the job. With so many pressing issues facing the country, Americans need and deserve a leader who is 100 percent committed to being the most powerful elected official in the world.

Alan Jamison is the pen name of a political writer with extensive experience writing for several notable politicians and news outlets.

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Gary Metzinger
Gary Metzinger
16 days ago

Texas should ship all illegal migrants, crossing the border directly to Delaware and have them report to the president that they’re looking for support personally from him and his cronies.

Ralph D
Ralph D
15 days ago

I have read all of the comments on this article from the bottom up. A few things: I’ve lived in the area of Joe Biden my entire life. I’ve never liked him. I’ve been listening to him since he got into politics. He’s truly an ignorant person. I live in Delaware. Whenever he comes to either of his houses it messes up the whole area while he’s here. And he’s here a lot! They complained about Trump when he went to Palm Beach because of the disruption. But Trump only has one house in Florida; Biden has two in the small state of Delaware.

Whoever this commenter lew is seems to be generally uninformed! It’s people with lew’s attitude that are a problem in this country. That’s why we need to teach civics in schools again!

I was better off when Trump was president!

Kurt
Kurt
10 days ago

Keeping it civil, it would appear that Lew is a rabble-rouser, including someone who puts out incendiary comments designed to insult and intimidate. Probably best to avoid this person… and his inflated ego.

Armed Patriot
Armed Patriot
14 days ago

Permanent vacation after November…

invictus
invictus
15 days ago

This Biden character was scared silly when told he had to debate PrezT. Biden ran off to his room, then curled up under the sink playing with his poop.

Brenda G
Brenda G
15 days ago

I’m not surprised at all. With Biden, nothing is surprising. If the guy was honest, had a conscience at the very least? But, he doesn’t. He would get it.Narcissist through

Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
16 days ago

Lew, take your meds please.

Ol1
Ol1
16 days ago

He may be getting paid from Our $$s,

He is not the CINC.

David Millikan
David Millikan
16 days ago

Dictator Beijing biden is protecting his Terrorist Iran buddies by telling our allies to back off on Terrorist Iran. This is how Dictator Beijing biden celebrates Memorial Day.
He continues to support and finance Communism and Terrorist with Communist harris standing by his side.

Swish
Swish
16 days ago

Who are Trump cult members

Colleen
Colleen
16 days ago

Lew,
Is Trump all you think about? Have you paid ANY attention to the state of affairs in our Country? How are the grocery prices? How about gas prices under Biden? How about the fact that it’s much harder for Americans to buy homes now? Interest rates skyrocketed and people can no longer afford to buy a home. All true facts.

David Millikan
David Millikan
16 days ago

Dictator Beijing biden is not only a loser but the laziest most corrupt and communist politician in U.S. history. He definitely beats out Al Capone, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Mao, Stalin, and Hitler.

Colleen
Colleen
16 days ago

Amen to that. What Biden HAS done to America has been extremely destructive and intentional. He has not done this alone because he is not intelligent enough. This diabolical destruction has taken many evil people to plan and put it into place – WEF? -WHO? – UN? Bill Gates!

Colleen
Colleen
16 days ago

Biden and his puppeteers think they’re pulling the wool over our eyes in so many ways. Unfortunately, a good portion of our country still watches/reads the mainstream media and never do their own research. In effect, Biden and his puppeteers ARE pulling the wool over their eyes. They are stupid people. Things have gotten so out of control in our country and they STILL can’t see the truth!

Michael J
Michael J
16 days ago

Clearly Biden isn’t running the show.

WALTON RANDIE
WALTON RANDIE
16 days ago

Joe Biden hates America Joe Biden hates the people in America. Joe Biden has done nothing for America. He’s a puppet. He’s a vessel for those in charge.

Roberta
Roberta
16 days ago

Slacker In Chief! I wish I could get paid $400,000 a year for doing nothing

Barbara Hurley
Barbara Hurley
16 days ago

What difference does it make He is president in name only Someone else is pushing all the buttons He has made too many statements to that effect

I'm a guest
I'm a guest
16 days ago

Joe Renminbi does not need to be at the WH. He could eat ice-cream cone and “daze” every daze… The Hussein is the Usurper president using this store window mannequin for his own nefarious purposes. Like bringing down the country. In his few lucid jacked-up moments, all Showering Joe thinks think about are Chinese Renminbi’s.

Tim
Tim
16 days ago

I doubt you have any conservative values…

Tim
Tim
16 days ago

In his defense let’s do some math shall we? How many days are there in a year? If you don’t know…there are 365. So this poor dementia Joe has spent more than a year on “vacation”. Calling someone and idiot because he can calculate the days off the chief executive officer has taken in itself idiotic.

lew
lew
16 days ago

what are you trump cult members grilling today?

lew
lew
16 days ago

btw im a republican who will be voting for biden

lew
lew
16 days ago

to alan jamison which the pen name of somebody too cowardly to use his real name, you are the hypocrite because every president needs time off to travel, your an idiot

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