Why isn't anyone talking about Obama's thousands of trips on Air Force 1 at tax payer expense to further his career? Staying home would save a lot of gas, personnel cost & etc. IF we are going to survive we will have to take the $$$ out of elections. All parties spend us crazy and keep our phones in constant use to war off the collectors for this expense. If a candidate wants to run he should have a government allowance and anything else has to be in their own bank account. The president already has the pulpit to speak to the people whenever and use any excuse to make trips, why should he get extra benefits? He took advantage of a very vulnerable Gov. Cristie and caused Cristie to appear grateful when those funds, etc are automatic.