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Letter: President's campaign

Published: Tuesday, June 30 2015 4:45 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this July 11, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Off to a huge early lead in the money race, President Barack Obama hauled in $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party in the past three months. It’s the best he’s ever done in a single quarter, despite the sluggish economy and constant criticism from Republicans who hope to replace him _ a fast start toward what supporters hope will be the first $1 billion campaign fund in U.S. history. (Carolyn Kaster, File, Associated Press) FILE - In this July 11, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Off to a huge early lead in the money race, President Barack Obama hauled in $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party in the past three months. It’s the best he’s ever done in a single quarter, despite the sluggish economy and constant criticism from Republicans who hope to replace him _ a fast start toward what supporters hope will be the first $1 billion campaign fund in U.S. history. (Carolyn Kaster, File, Associated Press)

Is it just me or does anyone else take issue with our president travelling the country over; spending literally millions of taxpayer dollars campaigning and fund-raising for his re-election; and not doing his job?

I am paying him to run the country and be the president — not the "Campaigner-in-Chief."

There is something seriously wrong when we allow this.

Who else can take literally months off from their job to pursue private/personal initiatives and not get fired?

Even if much of the money is coming from campaign donations, it is wrong, and I think Congress should put a stop to this nonsense.

Let him do it on his own time with his own money.

Captain Jim Green

Heber City

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