Joe Biden to take third vacation of the year … More shared sacrifice from the 1% Obama Administration.
As millions of Americans struggle to maintain a roof over their heads, struggle to have a job, struggle with the increased costs of gas, the 2% payroll tax, and increase in insurance premiums thanks to Obamacare, and as a record number of Americans are on food stamps … Joe Biden thinks it is perfectly ok to take a third vacation of 2013. Obama, Biden and Democrats talk about the cut backs, furloughs and the pain that will be caused to the American people, but that is only for you. Obama and Biden will not be affected at all. Welcome to the 1% Presidency.
Biden to America … I have 5 more vacations planned in the next couple months … you people were foolish enough to reelect us
Vice President Biden today is enjoying his third vacation of the year, a five day sojourn on South Carolina’s luxurious Kiawah Island, where he will no doubt partake of his favorite pastime, golf.
Biden and his wife Jill arrived on the island – known as a golf mecca – Thursday night and are not scheduled to depart before Monday.
Biden’s trip is the latest episode in a bout of rampant vacationing by the First and Second Families, who have been roaring out of Washington this year on taxpayer-funded excursions even as the deficit mounts and the sequester axes jobs and critical spending on other priorities.
This administration is simply despicable. One would think that they would lead by example. Not these clowns.
Joe Biden to “We the People” … Sequester fir thee, not for me … OUI, OUI!!!
More government waste … Not only dis Obama Vice President Joe Biden cost American tax payers a whopping $459,388 on a one night stay at a Paris five star hotel last week, as reported as The Weekly Standard, he also cost “We the People” another $321,665 for limo fees. Interestingly enough, the VP has a limo that is usually brought in tow when he travels abroad, so these charges must have been for staff. Unbelievable. The Obama administration is crying poor due to sequestration cuts, yet some how they manage to waste nearly $1 million to send this useless VP to Paris.
Ha, ha, ha … They bought it boss that we were for the people, what a bunch of saps
After two items last week on the cost of lodging for Vice President Joe Biden’s early February trip to Europe, other news organizations began to investigate further. Wolf Blitzer’s show The Situation Room on CNN uncovered a contract apparently also related to the same visit to Paris:
Also on the receipt was $321,665 for a limousine company.
Remember America, this is the 1% Presidency and you voted them back in office. Children are not allowed to take White House tours because that cost too much; however, Barack Obama is allowed to party it up on St. Patty’s Day, Sasha and Malia can go to the Bahamas for Spring Break and Biden can jet off to Paris. Anyone feeling buyer’s remorse and is it any wonder why Obama’s job approval ratings are starting to crater.
President Barack Obama Says He Won’t Balance Budget ‘Just for the Sake of Balance’ … In Other Words, He Will Never Balance It!
File the following under something we did not know … Barack Obama has no intention of ever balancing the budget.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama rejected calls to balance the federal budget, as set forth by Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) in his recently released budget, in the next ten years and instead argued that his primary economic concern was not balancing the budget, but rather growing the economy. HUH? Growing the economy, how does this socialist, anti-capitalist, over-regulating president plan on doing this? What a shock, Barack Obama has returned back to his fear mongering and smear tactics after Paul Ryan released a responsible way to provide growth and reduce the budget. Let’s face it, Obama has no idea what he is doing with the economy and does not plan to reduce the deficit, because he is the one who has mainly helped in creating this $16 trillion and counting debt. The only growth that Obama knows is the record number of Americans on food stamps.
Obama, I plan on balancing the budget this much.
My goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue,” he said. Obama rejected a proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan today that would balance the budget in ten years, saying the Republican House member’s plan “slashes deeply” at programs like Medicaid.
Instead, Obama went back to his more comfortable demonization and “Divider” in Chief, community agitator mode and told George Stephanopoulos that Ryan and Republicans are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of the poor, the elderly, students. So much for the “offensive charm”, welcome back the blame and division of America. So I guess Obama is trying to destroy America on the fronts of the poor, elderly and students? Just wondering, what ever happened to shared sacrifice and everyone is supposed to have skin in the game, including the poor, elderly and students?
We’re not gonna balance the budget in ten years because if you look at what Paul Ryan does to balance the budget, it means that you have to voucher-ize Medicare, you have to slash deeply into programs like Medicaid, you’ve essentially got to — either tax — middle class families a lot higher than you currently are, or you can’t lower rates the way he’s promised,” the president told me. “So it’s really, you know, it’s a reprise of the same legislation that he’s put before.” “If we controlled spending and we have a smart entitlement package, then potentially what you have is balance — but it is not balance to, on the backs of the poor, the elderly, students who need student loans, families that have disabled kids. That is not the right way to balance,” he said.
As we are reminded by the WAPO, Obama plans to release his own budget plan in April, two months after the president is required to announce his budget priorities to Congress. Far be it from Obama to actually perform the required duties of his office. Yet another case of leading from behind as Obama will first see the Ryan and Senate Democrat plan before he puts together his own. Like he would know how to create a budget in the first place. With this deficit $trillion spending president, it is akin to an alcoholic penning his own “what I will not drink today” plan.
Barack Obama Aides Call His Recent GOP “Charm offensive is a joke” … More to do With Tanking Poll Numbers
The ‘Smoozer” in Chief: Please tell me that you did not think that Barack Obama was being sincere with all this outreach and charm offensive?
According to Obama aides, President Barack Obama’s recent charm offensive with Congressional Republicans is nothing more than a joke. Wow, with former and current aids like this, Obama must be asking who needs the GOP? The thought of Obama ‘s ”Charm Offensive” is being mocked by his own advisers makes one really want to be a fly on the wall in the White House at the next staff meeting. However, does it really come as a surprise to many, that the dinners, the lunches, all the recent “reaching out” were all for show? Really? Did Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Pat Toomey, Bob Corker, Kelly Ayotte and Ron Johnson actually think Obama was sincere? No wonder the GOP lost the last election to the worst president in modern time.
Ok, who let the truth out to my nefarious plans?
He is dining with Republicans after advisers openly mocked suggestions that he do so. He is visiting Capitol Hill after telling aides that such a gesture was beneath him and the dignity of his office. And, as an ultimate indignity, he is talking to reporters. What’s gotten into President Obama?
A better question might be what has left the president – and the answer would be: Much of his political capital.
Obama’s sudden burst of public outreach coincides with a drop in his approval ratings, noted first by Democratic pollsters advising the White House last week and now surfacing in a spate of public polls. This raises the uncomfortable question: Is this schmooze-a-thon a legitimate act of humility and leadership or a cynical public display?
I can’t answer that question because I don’t pretend to know Obama’s state of mind. I can tell you that some of his advisers are no more convinced that this strategy will work than they were a few days ago.
“This is a joke. We’re wasting the president’s time and ours,” complained a senior White House official who was promised anonymity so he could speak frankly. “I hope you all (in the media) are happy because we’re doing it for you.”
Another said the president was sincerely trying to find common ground with stubborn Republicans. “But if we do it,” the aide hastened, “it won’t be because we had steaks and Merlot with a few senators.”
President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers are back into the 40′s. It’s only a matter of time that voters have buyer’s remorse and are sick and tired of the lack of leadership from this president. The consistent excuses and blame are growing old. So is the lack of jobs. Obama is the worst job recovery President since the Great Depression. Obama can no longer blame Bush and his exaggerations of the apocalypse of sequestration will be his undoing. Americans patients will grow thin when they realize that he cares more about his legacy than what’s good for Americans and the United States.
UPDATE I: As reported at the Politico, Obama’s approval rating was 46 percent between Feb 29 and March 2, down from 53 percent a week earlier.
The drop comes after Obama and Congress failed to reach a last-minute deal and automatic sequester cuts kicked in across the government on Friday.
His disapproval rating also jumped to its highest level since November, hitting 46 percent over the weekend, up from 40 percent a week earlier.
Is it a coincidence that Obama’s approval ratings have fallen following the sequestration, or is it a result of? As stated at Powerline, Obama made promises he did not keep, he has made outlandish claims that the sky would fall and he lied when he claimed the sequestration was not his idea. Are the people finally getting fed up with Obama?
Is it because folks remembered President Obama’s promise during one of the debates that there will be no sequester? Is it because wrod got out that the sequester was Obama’s idea? Is it because folks don’t mind the sequester and resent Obama’s effort to make it sound like the end of the world?
Mitt Romney Discussing the Sequester: “I see this as this huge opportunity, and it’s being squandered by politics … The hardest thing about losing is watching this golden moment slip away with politics.”
This morning in an exclusive interview on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney and Ann Romney for their first major interview since his November Presidential election loss. Romney stated that President Barack Obama and Congress missed an opportunity and have squandered an “almost once-in-generational opportunity for America to solve its fiscal problems.” Romney told Chris Wallace that it killed him not to be president finding solutions to the nation’s problems. Romney slapped at Obama for not leading or bring people together. Instead, Obama was playing politics. There probably are many people right now that wish Romney was president. However, all the US has to look forward to is four more years of the miserable same.
“I’ll look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there,” Mitt Romney said. “It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done. The president is the leader of the nation. The president brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together; the president leads. And — and I don’t see that kind of — of leadership happening right now.”
From Bloomberg News:
That opportunity, Romney said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview was the combination of the expiration of Republican President George W. Bush’s income-tax cuts at the end of 2012 and the automatic spending cuts that went into effect March 1.
“I see this as this huge opportunity, and it’s being squandered by politics, by people who are more interested in a political victory than they are in doing what’s right for the country,” Romney said in the Fox interview. “And it’s very frustrating.”
“The hardest thing about losing is watching this, this critical moment, this golden moment, just slip away with politics,” Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Obama, a Democrat, said.
Romney didn’t say what he would have done instead.
Obama “has the opportunity to lead the nation and to bring Republicans and Democrats together,” Romney said. “It’s a job he’s got to do and it’s a job only the president can do.”
Sen. Rand Paul (KY-R) To Hillary Clinton at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Benghazi Terrorist Attack: ‘I Would Have Relieved You Of Your Post’ (VIDEO)
Yesterday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Benghazi, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Paul was one of the few that held nothing back and held Hilary Clinton’s feet to the fire for the responsibility, culpability and accountability for the Benghazi terror attacks. During his statements to Clinton Rand Paul stated, “Had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post.”
From the HUFPO:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing over the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
“I’m glad that you’re accepting responsibility,” said Paul. “I think ultimately with your leaving that you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. And I really mean that.”
“Had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post. I think it’s inexcusable,” he said, referencing Clinton’s comments that she had not read all of the documentation surrounding the attack.
“I think we can understand you’re not reading every cable,” Paul said. He added that he didn’t suspect Clinton of “bad motives” but said that it was a “failure of leadership.”
Al Sharpton Thinks Barack Obama Should be on Mt. Rushmore over Teddy Roosevelt Who is Considered in Top 5 Presidents of all Time
Al Sharpton thinks the
Lion Lying King Barack Obama is more deserving to be on Mt Rushmore than Teddy Roosevelt … Speak deceivingly and carry a big tax.
You knew this garbage was coming, BSNBC’s Al Sharpton thinks that President Barack Obama is more deserving to be on Mt. Rushmore than Teddy Roosevelt. Just for Al’s information, a president gets on Mt Rushmore because they changed the future of America and was a transformative president for the positive. Ramming the government take over of healthcare against the will of the people, having a record number of Americans on Food Stamps, a record number of Americans on disability, millions of out of work Americans, and spending more money and increasing the debt in four years than all other presidents combined is hardly a way to get your face on Mt. Rushmore.
Ronald Reagan is qualified to be on Mt. Rushmore. Unlike Obama where the USA may never be able to recover from the damage that this president has inflicted upon us. Our children, grand children and great grand children will be paying for what this socialist president has done for generations.
ABBY HUNTSMAN: You look at Reagan, he ended the Cold War. I think they have to have a legacy that changed America. Obama was the first black president. That is something that will always be remembered.
AL SHARPTON: And he stopped two wars and the whole question of finance reform on Wall Street and health care. I mean, he has done some concrete things. I can, again, the reason I raised Teddy Roosevelt is that a lot of people could say that Teddy Roosevelt was more of a character than a transformative president. I can name, literally, things that President Obama has done. Now, I’m going to say that if Teddy Roosevelt is the measure, I think it strengthens the case for President Obama.
Maybe Al Sharpton needs a history lesson. Teddy Roosevelt is considered one of the top five Presidents of all time. Barack Obama, he is considered the most polarizing and liberal president of all times. Sorry Al, but “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick” wins out over Obama’s lie to the American people and carry a big tax. Unlike Obama who has done nothing but some how gets kudos from a corrupt media complex, Teddy Roosevelt was an outdoorsman and naturalist who promoted the conservation movement and is credited with establishing the National Parks system. On the world stage, Roosevelt was the force behind the completion of the Panama Canal; sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour to demonstrate American power; and negotiated the Portsmouth treaty that ended to the Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Roosevelt actually deserved a Nobel Peace Prize, unlike Barack Obama who was handed one for doing nothing. Unlike Obama who does not believe that America should be the only international power Roosevelt believed in American power.
Sorry Al but a president who destroys American exceptionalism, promotes class warfare, socialism and is the most decisive president that this country has had the misfortune of experiencing belongs no where near Mt. Rushmore. Maybe they will rename food stamps after Obama? Sorry, we do not give monuments to presidents who set out to destroy America, we give them bobble-head dolls.
UPDATE I: The Gateway Pundit provides even more reasons to never chisel one piece of stone for the worst president in generation.
Barack Obama has a record four straight years of trillion dollar deficits.
Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
Barack Obama is the only president to preside over the downgrade of the US economy.
Barack Obama blew a trillion dollars on a failed ‘stimulus’ plan.
Barack Obama owns one-third of the national debt.
Barack Obama added $5.8 trillion to the national debt.
UPDATE II: Wait a minute, didn’t the Democrats already try and make a pseudo-Mt Rushmore creepy sand carving? Everyone can remember that it was washed away much like the memory of this dysfunctional president will be once he is out of office.
Everybody Must Sacrifice & Have Skin in the Game But He … Obama’s Latest Vacation to Hawaii Cost Tax Payers $7 Million, What a Message to Struggling Americans
YET ANOTHER INSULT TO THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS …
Remember those famous words from Barack Obama in 2009 during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos? No not the one where George had to remind Barack that he was a Christian and not Muslim (VIDEO). Actually we are referring to the one below where Obama tells America that “Everyone must sacrifice … Everyone must have some skin in the game.” That is everyone except Barack, Michelle and the rest of the first family. As Obama says about everything he inflicts upon “We the People” … It is for thee, not for me.
As reported at the Telegraph, Barack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class. With the nation at $16.4 trillion and counting, Obama expects John Q. Public to sacrifice, yet Barack an the first family get to vacation in Hawaii at a cost of $7 million to the tax payers. NICE. Isn’t it peculiar that Obama demonized the so-called rich during the election, yet he expects the 98% to pay for his 1% vacations?
$16.4 trillion – that’s the latest figure for America’s massive national debt. Nearly $6 trillion of this debt was racked up in the first term of the Obama presidency – a 50 percent increase. It is horrifying to imagine what the debt will be when Obama leaves the White House in 2016, unless Congress has the willpower to stand in the way.
Meanwhile, as the world’s superpower is literally drowning in debt, President Obama is basking in the warmth of the beaches of Hawaii, at an exclusive resort way beyond the financial reach of most Americans. The president pays the cost of his own family’s accommodations, but there are a large number of associated costs which are paid from the public purse.
What is the actual cost of Obama’s lavish vacation to the American taxpayer? A staggering $7 million, according to veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler, who wrote in his blog earlier this week:
Another Obama Lie … Workers making $30,000 will take a Bigger Hit on their Pay than those Earning $500,000 under New Obama Fiscal Cliff Deal
RETURN OF THE
LION LYING KING … If his lips are moving, you can bank on the fact that he is lying. Barack Obama lies again to the American people about “paying their fair share”.
Remember when President Barack Obama said repeatedly in his “class warfare” talking points that every American must pay their fair share? Then he stated that the new fiscal cliff deal was a win for the middle class and a tax on those evil, greedy rich. Au contraire mon frere, as reported at the Daily Mail, under Obama’s new fiscal cliff plan workers making less than $30,000 a year will take a bigger hit than those making $500,000 a year. For those who were once again duped by Obama, this means that the middle class will be hit harder to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000.
Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more – or an additional $2,711 – in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent – or up to $1,784 – the D.C.-based think tank reported.
Overall, nearly 80 percent of households will pay more money to the federal government as a result of the fiscal cliff deal.
‘The economy needs a stimulus, but under the agreement, taxes will go up in 2013 relative to 2012 – not only on high-income households, as widely discussed, but also on every working man and woman in the country, via the end of the payroll tax cut,’ said William G. Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center.
‘For most households, the payroll tax takes a far bigger bite than the income tax does, and the payroll tax cut therefore – as [the Congressional Budget Office] and others have shown – was a more effective stimulus than income tax cuts were, because the payroll tax cuts hit lower in the income distribution and hence were more likely to be spent,’ he added.
Just curious, where is the MSM informing the middle class of this Obama lie? This is what happens why you reelect an already known “misrepresenter” to a second term when a president is accountable to no one.