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December 30, 2010

As Americans Struggle with 9.8% Unemployment, Obama & Family on Multi-Million Dollar Christmas Vacation in Hawaii

Posted in: Barack Obama,Hope and Change,Lost in Smallness,Media,Michelle Obama,Obamanation,Politics,Recession,WTF

While Americans struggle, Obama and the first family are living La Vita Loca on vacation in Hawaii spending millions … Its good to be King.

Everybody must sacrifice and have skin in the games, except Barack Hussein Obama


Nobody questions a president’s right or need to take take away from the White House, but there is something just inherently wrong with a president spending millions on an extended vacation while millions of individuals are unemployed, people continue to  lose their homes, record number of individuals and families are on food stamps and “We the People” are faced with 9.8% unemployment.  How is it that no WH aide says to Obama … “dude, this just ain’t right”.

There is something just not quite right with the look and the example that this displays to the country.  The fact that President Obama sees no issue with spending millions on an over the top vacation while so many struggle to provide common necessities to their families is disturbing. This president is out of touch with the American plight and seems to just not care. Obama can claim he is for the working man by extending unemployment to the 99′ers, he can claim he is for the middle class by extending the Bush era tax cuts; however, the perception of this president vacationing in the lap of luxury while the lapdog MSM are more concerned with shirtless Obama pics than the “just plain wrong”vision of living life and vacationing to the utmost as America suffers.

A president should set an example and have a clue as to what the mood of a country is. How is it that our government tells us to sacrifice and that because of the spending of politicians that all citizens will have to suffer with debt reduction … why does Obama not have to limit himself and have some pain as well? Obama acts as if every one else owes him a living, a vacation and golf. Where is his sacrifice? How is it that this president who claims he is for the people, has never done one thing to show Americans that he “feels their pain?” Instead, time after time, he is out playing golf or his wife is off on gala lavish vacations.  

From the Washington Examiner and the Hawaii Reporter comes the following costs for Obama’s “Winter White House”.

Just consider these estimates on part of the costs of the latest Obama Hawaii trip:

* Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii: $63,000 (White House Dossier)
* Obama’s round trip flight to Hawaii: $1 million (GAO estimates)
* Housing in beachfront homes for Secret Service and Seals in Kailua ($1,200 a day for 14 days): $16,800
* Costs for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel: $134,400 ($400 per day for 24 staff) – excluding meals and other room costs
* Police overtime: $250,000 (2009 costs reported by Honolulu Police Department)
* Ambulance: $10,000 (City Spokesperson)

TOTAL COST: $1,474,200

More from the Hawaii Reporter, Obama’s Million Dollar Hawaiian Vacation: Costs to Taxpayers Detailed. When asked how much the costs really were, the President’s administration refused to disclose any information to Hawaii Reporter, citing security concerns, as to the cost to state or federal taxpayers for the Hawaii trips in 2009 and 2010 or any other information about the President’s visit.

This year, the president’s wife and family flew ahead of the President on an Air Force C-40B Special Mission Aircraft, a 32 passenger plane, which according to a White House Dossier analysis, cost taxpayers an estimated $63,000 or $6,330 per hour. “By leaving early, she (Michelle Obama) forced a large logistical support – including a retinue of Secret Service agents – to get itself up and running,” the Dossier reports.

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