Its Good to be King: America Headed Toward Fiscal Cliff and the Obama Royal Family is Off to Hawaii For 17 Day Vacation
Remember when President Barack Obama stated that every one had to have skin in the game? What he failed to explain was he meant everyone except himself. How is it that someone who claims that everyone must sacrifice does not begin by setting the example himself? Amazing how Barack “Mr. 1%” Obama asks others to do what he will not himself.
“Everyone must sacrifice… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”
But as America is on the verge of going over the fiscal cliff, King Obama and his Royal family are off to Hawaii for a 17 day Christmas vacation. How many Americans are taking a 17 day Christmas vacation? It’s good to be king, isn’t it. Many Americans are still out of work, a record number of Americans are still on food stamps and many are just giving up looking for employment. Now all Americans face the fiscal cliff and the increase of their taxes in 2012 thanks to Obamacare. However, this does not stop Barack Obama and his family from living La Vita Loca. Although Obama pays for the lodging, the American tax payers pick up the security costs where last year the trip cost more than $1 million.
While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter.
President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip.
Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2.
Amazing how the only thing that has stopped Barack Obama from vacationing and golfing was reelection. Not the economy, not record number of Americans om food stamps, not record number of American on disability, not continued poor jib growth, not the specter of a fiscal cliff, not out of control federal spending, not the lack of a budget, not a Middle East on the brink and not the assassination of a US Ambassador and death of three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas’ holiday vacation plans.
The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6.
With the staff, special forces, local police presence and equipment, the President’s visit adds up annually to at least a $4 million vacation courtesy of the Hawaii and federal taxpayers.
While the President and his friends pay for their own rental homes, taxpayers pick up the cost of security and waterfront housing for the Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard as well as staff accommodations at a plush beachfront Waikiki hotel.