Let Them Eat Cake, But they are for the middle class …
As most Americans struggle to find full time employment, wonder how they are going to afford healthcare coverage after losing their insurance they they liked thanks to Obamacare, worry about becoming part of or being apart of the record number of Americans on food stamps or wonder why the federal debt is at $17.3 trillion and counting … The Obama’s and Biden’s manage to take some pricey weekend vacations on the tax payer’s dime. According to the Washington Examiner, via Judicial Watch, three separate jaunts taken by President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden during last year’s Presidents Day weekend cost at least $295,437.
Just more SACRIFICE and skin in the game from King & Queen Obama, and their court jester, Biden.
Presidents Day seems to have no equal when when it comes to how the occupants of the White House and vice president’s residence vacation.
According to new records obtained by the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch, three separate jaunts taken by President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden during last year’s Presidents Day weekend cost at least $295,437.
And that’s mostly just for security, not Air Force One or other official costs.
The records were obtained from the U.S. Secret Service and details some of the “security and/or other services” of Obama’s mid-February 2013 golf trip to West Palm Beach, Fla., the annual Aspen, Colo. ski trip taken by the first lady and her daughters, and the Biden family trip, also to Aspen.
According to Judicial Watch, the president’s trip cost the Secret Service $98,135.79, including $32,406.50 for the flights, $16,466.25 for rental cars, and $48,490 for hotel rooms.
The first lady’s trip totaled $81,523.64, including $13,221.30 in flights, $3,925 in rental cars, and $64,377.34 in lodging.
And the Biden ski weekend cost $115,777.61, including $5,315 in flights, $92,596 in accommodations, and $17,866.61 in rental cars.
However, the sad reality is that it might be cheaper and better for America if we just paid them to be on vacation for the rest of Obama’s second term in office.
Posted January 24, 2014 by Scared Monkeys
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Saturday Night Live Skit Mocks Barack Obama Selfie, the Raul Castro Hand Shake & the Fake Mandela Interpreter
It would appear that SNL has finally realized that the Obama presidency is a joke and easy fodder for their skits … The amazing part about it is that their parody is exactly what basically happened.
“First, I got roped into taking a selfie with the blonde female Danish prime minister. Some people said Michelle was angry at me for that. But, I talked to her afterwards and I can assure you, she was furious.” [pic-look at that body language]
“Finally there was a sign language interpreter who clearly had no idea what he was doing”.
Michelle Obama Takes Food Out of the Mouths of Poor, Hungry Children Funneling $’s from Food Stamps To Pay for her Pet Project, ‘Let’s Move’
Why does Michelle Obama want to starve poor, needy, hungry children?
As reported by the NY Post, some 76 million meals a year will vanish from NYC children as President Barack Obama diverted money from SNAP to first lady Michelle Obama’s signature program, Let’s Move anti-obesity initiative, $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. According to the report, the food grab began in 2010, when President Obama, with Michelle and the US Department of Agriculture chief at his side, signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. At the time, he admitted taking cash from one pocket to feed the other.
As you dig into your Butterball with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, remember that millions of famished schoolkids around America may be forced to forgo classic turkey — and chow down instead on vegan black-bean patties and organic locavore quinoa salad.
On Nov. 1, sizable cuts were gouged into the federal food-stamp program (or, as it’s now called, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), which feeds 47.6 million people, or nearly one in six Americans. In the city, 1.9 million folks get the bulk of their Jell-O and Campbell’s Soup from stamps.
But news has spread among the poor, like leafy green vegetables, that it wasn’t heartless Republicans who triggered the cuts.
Rather, some of the food-stamp cash was snatched to pay for Michelle Obama’s pet project, Let’s Move. What?
It’s come to this. Some 76 million meals a year will vanish from this city — poof! — partly because the president diverted money from SNAP to the first lady’s signature program, part of her Let’s Move anti-obesity initiative — the bean-sprout-heavy, $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
The rest of the $5 billion annual food-stamp cuts was taken when 2009 stimulus funds dried up. But with ObamaCare woes stealing the oxygen in Washington, there’s little urgency to replace dandelion greens served on recyclable trays with family-friendly buttered mashed potatoes.
Hey, why not … the MSM uses headlines like this all the time to describe Conservatives. Wonder how many MSM types will cover this story?
Backlash against Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch program …
The National School Lunch Program, that is supported by first lady Michelle Obama is a failure. Just one yard after it was implemented, many school districts are dropping out of the federal lunch program because the children are not just eating it. “They say it tastes like vomit”. As more and more children, either go hungry for the rest of the day, or bring in their own lunches and don’t buy the lunches, the program cannot afford to pay for itself. How comical, the kids won’t eat the food and lunch rooms are losing money. This administration can get nothing right.
Why does this sound like Obamacare?
Way to set an example to the kids by eating healthy Barack Obama
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
Federal officials say they don’t have exact numbers but have seen isolated reports of schools cutting ties with the $11 billion National School Lunch Program, which reimburses schools for meals served and gives them access to lower-priced food.
Districts that rejected the program say the reimbursement was not enough to offset losses from students who began avoiding the lunch line and bringing food from home or, in some cases, going hungry.
Look for this administration to put a penalty in place for those who do not buy the healthy lunches much like Obamacare. Didn’t Obama promise you can keep the lunch you had and it would cost less?
FINALLY: First Dog Bo Takes a Well Deserved Vacation … Working Class Dog with Campaign and Caviar Tastes
YUP, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS ALL ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS … THE PHONY WORKING CLASS PRESIDENT.
Rest well America, now that you know that Bo, the first Dog, has arrived safe aboard his own MV-22 Osprey flight to Martha’s Vineyard. That is correct, Bo is taking a vacation that most Americans can only dream of. He is ready to frolic on the sandy, non-diverse beaches of Martha’s Vineyard. Play golf and ride his bike, although I am not sure how he folds the putter with paws. This is the visual image that is presented from this elitist president and the first family. But that’s OK, because he is BO and you are not. Who finds it offensive that the First Family has no budget, no skin in the game, does not sacrifice, but yet these are the things that are asked of us by Barack Obama? Obviously presidents take vacations, but this one sticks it in America’s face as so many of “We the People” struggle to gain full time employment and a record number of Americans are on food stamps. But it is all fine for Barack Obama, the first family and BO to take such a lavish vacation because it is on the tax payers dime.
president Bo has some gall to actually portray himself as for the working American people when all he does is live “life styles of the rich and famous”. The American Thinker has it 100% correct, “My problem is a ‘tone deaf’ administration who does not understand that moving BO around at taxpayers’ expense is a bit too much when we are blaming the “sequester” for government services. How can this president keep a straight face and talk about sequestration and government cuts in spending and then take a vacation like this to The Vineyard?
Some fantastic sarcasm from The People’s Blog. However, sadly, like all great sarcasm, so much of it is based upon the truth.
Americans can go to bed with a story to warm the cockles of their hearts tonight. First Dog Bo has been successfully transported to join the First Family on their well-deserved vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.
Bo was transported from Washington to the island on board a specially modified Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey. For security reasons similar to those of Vice President Joe Biden, President Obama and First Dog Bo cannot travel on the same aircraft, thus making a separate flight necessary.
While some might consider using a $69.3 million aircraft to transport a dog a bit extravagant, it must be pointed out that this was paid for with taxpayer money, not from the First Family’s accounts. Neither President nor Mrs. Obama are spendthrifts and are very careful with the family’s budget.
It is important that Bo accompany the First Family on this vacation, which the President surely deserves after all the hard work he has put in over the past few days. The president recently returned from a tortuous tour of speech-making, some of which were delivered in benighted flyover places like Tennessee.
How would would the MSM act if a Republican president was going on such lavish and posh vacations at such extravagant expenses as the people suffered? I think you all know the answer.
SACRIFICE: Obama & First Family Trip to Africa Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Between $60 and $100 Million
Title this one, Sequester, what sequester? Or, It’s Good to be King. Or, You Can Go Home Again ;-)
As reported at the Washington Post, President Barack Obama and his families trip to Africa will be one of the most expensive trips ever and cost the American tax payers between $60 and $100 million. That is correct. As millions of Americans are unemployed, under-employed, and struggle to get by on a day to day basis. This takes place as a record number of Americans are on food stamps and disability. This occurs as so-called sequestration has caused government departments to cut back and furlough workers. Barack Obama has said in the past that every one has to have skin in the game and must sacrifice? That is everyone but him. As Weasel Zippers states, “Just as long as the King and Queen of America enjoy themselves.” This man truly is a community agitator. Who does this at a time that the United States finds itself in record debt?
So let’s understand this, fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, a Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency but yet Americans were left to die in Benghazi without any military help within an 8 hour range? Really? Furthermore, we are in the midst of questioning the IRS for their lavish and over the top wasteful spending, yet Obama’s jaunt to Africa gets the rubber stamp of approval? The LEFT will be quick to say, well Bush did it. Is that really a defense? I thought Obama wasn’t W? We realize that other presidents have gone on expensive trips as well, but this president is not supposed to be like others. Obama says he cares about the poor and the middle class. Obama claims that he identifies with the common man and plays class warfare. However, this imperial, do as I say, not as I do, let them eat cake president just snubs his nose at the American people and does any damn thing he wants at the expense of ‘We the People”. What a disgrace.
Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
The elaborate security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander in chief on trips abroad.
Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one person familiar with the journey, who was not authorized to speak for attribution. The Secret Service planning document, which was provided to The Post by a person who is concerned about the amount of resources necessary for the trip, does not specify costs.
The Weekly Standard reports that after the WAPO questioned the costs of a planned family safari, the White House nixed the plan. So does that mean if we question the entire trip, they will cancel this ridiculous, over-priced boondoggle as well?
First Lady Michelle Obama Compared Herself to Murdered Hadiya Pendleton … the 15 Year Old Girl Who was Murdered in Chicago After Attending Obama’s Second Inauguration
First Michelle Obama compared herself to a single mother, now the first lady is comparing herself to Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year old school girl that was murdered in Chicago shortly after she had attended President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. The first lady was speaking, urging action to combat violence among young people in her hometown of Chicago and going so far as to suggest that she could have lost her life in urban violence. Huh? This was part of Michelle’s pitch for hubby’s gun grabbing and anti-Second Amendment gun legislation. Michelle Obama went on to say, “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her”.
The lesser reported quote that Michelle made yesterday was … “We Need a Vote”. Hmm, using a child’s death for a gun legislation when the gun used in this child’s death was illegal.
“Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,” said the first lady.
“Thousands of children in this city live in neighborhoods where a funeral for a teenager is considered unfortunate, but not unusual; where wandering onto the wrong block or even just standing on your own front porch can mean putting yourself at risk,” Michelle Obama told the Chicago crowd, according to a transcript provided by the White House.
“Those are the odds that so many young people are facing in this city –- young people like Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral I attended back in February. And we all know Hadiya’s story. She was 15 years old, an honor student at King College Prep. And she came from a good family -– two devoted parents, plenty of cousins, solid godparents and grandparents, an adoring little brother. The Pendletons are hardworking people. They’re churchgoing folks. And Hadiya’s mother did everything she could for her daughter. She enrolled her in every activity you could imagine -– cheerleading, majorettes, the praise dance ministry -– anything to keep her off the streets and keep her busy.
What is terrible is that any death of a young person is a bad thing, whether it be due to a gun, knife, bat or by hand. The problem is that inner city violence is a far different issue than the issue of background checks and ban on assault-style weapons. Inner city crime is far more than a gun issue and both Barack and Michelle Obama know it. The guns used in Chicago, where the city has the strictest gun laws in the US, are not legal ones. No law that Obama and Democrats are proposing will change anything in Chicago. It is a shame that Barack and Michelle cannot just be honest about this.
The audacity of Michelle Obama …
Are you joking, the First Lady Michelle Obama, who has all the perks in the world, a protective secret service and a staff at her beck and call just referred to herself as a “BUSY SINGLE MOTHER”. You would know noyjonh what it means to be a busy single mother and because your husband is president, means nothing. Just a note to the out f touch Marie Antoinette Michelle Obama, busy single mothers do not get to take lavish multiple vacations every years and wear designer clothes. Good grief, you have zero, nada, nil in common with single working mothers and do not even pretend you do! You are part of the 1 Percent class that your husband demonizes.
During an interview with Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX, first lady Michelle Obama described herself as a “busy single mother” before quickly correcting herself, explaining, “Sometimes when you’ve got the husband who’s president, it can feel a little single, but he’s there.”
Under the Obama’s America Has Gone to the Dogs: Michelle Obama Now Wants to Tell US How to Feed our Dogs … They Need Balanced Diets & Exercise
Sadly under the Obamas, the United States has gone to the Dogs …
Not even dogs are exempt from Michelle Obama’s food police. Fresh off the first lady’s telling us what our children need to eat now comes the following regarding Fido. She stated that “Dogs are no different” than people. “You want to make sure they are eating a balanced diet, and if they are not an active dog, make sure that their food is reflective of an inactive dog and then get them out there and throw that ball and get them running.” WOW, who knew? All this time I never knew that a dog needed a well balanced diet and exercise. Damn, I am sure glad that we have such a brilliant first lady to state the obvious. Next thing Michelle is going to say is dogs should not eat Chili dogs and fries or greasy food at The Varsity. However, maybe she should first start with her husband rather than Rover.
Who is completely tired of these people? Where do they get off thinking that we care what they say? Who is just sick and tired of the Obama’s telling us what to do with every facet of our lives and now our dogs lives as well? I guess its only a matter of time before we have pet Obamacare. How comical is it that Mooch is telling us about how to feed Fido? Weasel Zippers seems to have beat me to the punch as this one is just too easy … insert Obama eats dog joke here. The heck with what Fido is eating, we need to be more concerned that Obama is not eating Fido.
More Sacrifice from the Obama’s as US Economy and Americans Struggle … Barack Obama Plays Golf with Tiger Woods & Michelle off with the Girls Out West to Ski
SHARED SACRIFICE AND SKIN IN THE GAME FOR THEE, NOT ‘FORE’ ME …
BARACK OBAMA, THE 1% PRESIDENT: This must be more of that shared sacrifice that President Barack Obama talks about. Oh that’s right, only we peons are supposed to sacrifice, not Obama or the First family. As a matter of fact, not only is the First family not sacrificing, they are doing one better. Barack Obama, Michelle and the first kids are on separate vacations costing the tax payers double. Obama is down in Florida golfing with Tiger Woods and getting golf lessons from Butch Harmon. The golf foursome is being completed by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane. You know, exactly what the rest of the 99% can do every day. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is off skiing with the girls out West on a separate vacation. As Americans continue to struggle, record numbers are on food stamps and disabilities, and individuals are still out of work … Obama sets the example and plays golf.
Just curious, where is Barack Obama’s skin in the game?
President Barack Obama hit the greens Sunday with famed golfer Tiger Woods, according to deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Obama is spending President’s Day weekend at a sprawling resort in Palm City, Florida, where he’s polishing his golf game. On Saturday, he worked on his swing with Woods’ former coach, Butch Harmon.
The White House did permit press coverage of the golf outing Sunday.
Along with Woods, Obama played with U.S Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, a Democratic donor who owns the resort and the Houston Astros. Obama played with Kirk and Crane on Saturday, as well.