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Do presidents need to limit their vacations?
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It's unrealistic to ask the president not take any breaks. Vacations can be beneficial for the president and therefore the country. It's a high-stress job and, realistically, the job follows them around no matter where they go. The "mobile White House" accompanies the president around in case an unexpected crisis erupts.

It’s indisputable that a vacationing president must be able to respond to any crisis that might arise when he’s away from Washington. As Bloomberg noted in a story last summer, major disasters — from threatened violence over black student enrollment in Arkansas in 1957 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — have often demanded that the commander in chief interrupt or end his summer vacation. Doherty said that is why the government funds a “mobile White House” of sorts at presidential vacation spots. In the case of Reagan and both Bushes, who made repeated visits to their own homes, the government set up permanent infrastructure, such as living space for the Secret Service.

While vacations may cost the taxpayers some money, the truth is the president is never not on the job. In the past, major policy initiatives were created while the president took a break. 

Reagan had perhaps learned the lesson of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who devised the critical World War II Lend-Lease program to aid Britain after spending 10 days fishing, watching movies and generally decompressing — while war was raging in Europe, no less.
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Some people think the president should not be taking vacations at all. One, it's an incredibly important job, and two, it's at the expense of taxpayers. The president should take serious consideration whether the vacation is worth the expense and the disruption to the American people. 

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Isn't it horrible that Americans are paying for the president to golf? Sad! 

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