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.
Sequester, What Sequester … No Money in Fed Budget for White House Tours or Vet Benefits, But Have the $’s to Fly Bo on Osprey to Martha’s Vineyard
The Community Agitator strikes again: Obama says, sequester, what sequester … let them eat kibble.
If the current occupant of the White House was a Republican and any other Democrat but Barack Obama, they MSM would be going mental that how dare a president during such economic hard times, record number of Americans on food stamps, only jobs being created are part time ones, scandals abound and the Middle East is on fire. But not so when it’s Barack Obama. Instead, an individual who has done nothing to be rewarded with a vacation winds up taking one at the tax payers expense as even Bo gets his own MV-22 Osprey flight to Martha’s Vineyard.
Just yet another example under the Obama administration of your hard earned tax dollars at work. How come we have Congressional hearings over wasteful IRS spending on conventions, but not this?
Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.
It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president.
More than 70 hotel rooms, each costing up to $345 (£220) a night, have been booked out for Secret Service agents, who took charge of luggage including two large mesh bags full of basketballs.
So we have no money for children to take White House tours, And let’s not forget from Obama’s per-vacation speech where Barack Obama played the Chicago-style politics, divisive card, fear card where he said that veterans may lose their benefits because of sequestration. Remind you two things. One, no money for veteran benefits, but Obama can piss away million on his vacations to Martha’s Vineyard. Two, it was Obama who came up with the notion of sequestration in the first place. This president is still playing the blame game when it was Obama who dreamed up the idea of sequestration in the first place. Really? Hey Barack, those reckless budget cuts were your idea!
“We’ve got these reckless, across-the-board budget cuts called the sequester that are hitting a lot of folks hard,” Obama said. “Congress needs to come together and agree on a responsible plan that reduces our deficit and keeps our promises to our veterans and keeps our promises to future generations.”
Oh yea, and not only do we not have $’s for Vet benefits under this president, as reported at Israel Matzav, ‘Oh my: Hussein Obama giving Syrians $195 million for Eid al-Fitr’.
Posted August 12, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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IRS to pay $70M in Employee Bonuses Despite an Obama Administration Directive to Cancel Discretionary Bonuses
The rules do not apply to the IRS …
And the hits keep on coming from the IRS. According to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa the IRS is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year. Sequestration has caused many government agencies and departments to furlough employees, but not the IRS, they get bonuses. Of course this probably has nothing to do with the fact that the IRS is in charge of enforcing Obamacare and they get special treatment. Of course this bonus payout comes in the wake of the IRS targeting scandal of conservative organizations and the lavish, out of control wasteful spending of tax payer dollars on conventions where they seemed to have lost the receipts.
The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the IRS is executing an agreement with the employees’ union on Wednesday to pay the bonuses. Grassley says the bonuses should be canceled under an April directive from the White House budget office.
The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner.
“The IRS always claims to be short on resources,” Grassley said. “But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration.”
The IRS said it is negotiating with the union over the matter but did not dispute Grassley’s claim that the bonuses are imminent.
President Barack Obama Upset with Bi-Partisan Vote to Fix Flight Delays Caused by Sequestration … Calls it “Irresponsible Way to Govern”
It is safe to say that Barack Obama’s sequestration, attempt to back the GOP in a corner and cave to his tax hike demands and blame Republicans for sequestration has been a total failure. So much so that Obama is seen as miffed that Congress acted in a bi-partisan manner.
Finally there has been bi-partisanship in Washington, DC and President Obama is upset about it. 202 Republicans and 159 Democrats voted for the plan to prevent flight delays at US airports across the country so not to cause an undo burden on the American people. However, Obama is none too please as obvious he was willing to cause more pain and suffering on ‘We the People” as opposed to a right thinking and common sense approach by an overwhelming majority of both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate. But as Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, stated the Obama administration purposely wanted to inflict pain on the public through flight delays. It is safe to say that Obama does not want to govern this country, he wants to cause constant dissention, division and agitation. That is what this president is about, to create constant bickering among the people and even gets upset when both the Democrats and republicans come together to pass a fix to flight delays caused by his sequestration.
Weekly Republican Address 4/27/13: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
“There are some in the Obama administration who thought inflicting pain on the public would give the president more leverage to avoid making necessary spending cuts, and to impose more tax hikes on the American people,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during the Republican weekly address.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began furloughing employees this week, including air traffic controllers, as a part of automatic budget cuts required by the sequester. The furloughs resulted in long flight delays for passengers across the country.
The White House said the law forced the FAA to furlough the employees, but Shuster argued the administration had more flexibility.
As reports at Yahoo News, Obama stated that he would sign the bill, but it is an “irresponsible way to govern”. No sir, your actions as president have been a prime example of an irresponsible way to govern. In fact, if this president actually acted like a leader and did something that was in the countries best interest, it would be a miracle. TPM says, Dems Cave On FAA Sequestration Cuts, Flight Delays . Why don’t we call it that Democrats did not want to see the public suffer just to make political points? Too bad Barack Obama did not have the same common sense and convictions.
By agreeing to provide special treatment to air travelers, Democrats eliminated a major source of public pressure to address sequestration in its entirety, and created a precedent that sequestration’s consequences ought to be addressed by moving funds around — not by raising the revenue, which is fiercely opposed by Republicans.
The legislation leaves in place sequestration’s domestic spending cuts, which disproportionately impact the poor, and its defense cuts which have significantly reduced government purchases.
In a memo to House Republicans Friday, Majority Leader Eric Cantor basked in victory.
Barack Obama is undoubtedly the worst US president of modern times. This is truly priceless coming from the Obama administration who has pissed away more tax payer dollars on picking winner and losers of “green” energy companies. Actually, they have pretty much only picked losers. As reported at CNN, President Barack Obama and some Capitol Hill Democrats complained that Washington was now unwisely picking winners and losers after congressional inaction on deficit reduction earlier this year triggered $85 billion in government-wide spending cuts.
The bloom is off the Obama rose now that Democrats do not have to support him for another presidential run …
Former Vermont governor, Democrat presidential candidate and DNC Chair Howard Dean has threatened to leave the Democrat party over Barack Obama’s proposed budget. Dean stated, “I just think that’s unacceptable. If this passed I would have to reevaluate if I belong in the Democratic Party. If this were passed with Democratic votes, I think it would be impossible to be Democrat.” Does Obama’s budget have a chance of passing and getting Democrat votes, Dean does not think so. Folks on the LEFT are calling this Dean’s Obama scream. If Howie leaves the Democrat party, there is always the socialist party for him to turn to.
Howard Dean has had it with President Obama’s budget proposal, saying the plan put forward by the White House might just drive him from the Democratic Party he once led as DNC chair.
On Sunday night, Dean tweeted that the restoration of some defense sequestration cuts contained in Obama’s budget proposal were a step too far when coupled with the president’s entitlement cut proposal that progressives like Dean are already livid about.
“If this is true I may have to become an independant [sic],” Dean wrote, before linking to an April 10 article by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Josh Green.
NewBusters asks, Will the media notice this story? Whether they wish to or not, there is a civil war a brewing in the Democrat party.
Obama’s doom and gloom, Chicken Little, the sky is falling sequestration rants are coming home to roost …
The Daily Caller reports that the Obama regime scolded their “lapdog” media for failing to cover the pain that the White House went out of their way to ensure would happen due to sequestration. How dare the media, who has acted as a propaganda tool for Obama, not also report on the faux pain of sequestration. White House mouth piece Jay the Carney claimed that the WH did not mislead the public on sequestration. Carney became defensive when challenged by the media of what became of past statements from the Obama administration on the horrors that would occur due to sequestration? What else would we expect from this thin skinned, divisive and truth-challenged administration?
White House spokesman Jay Carney lamented during a press conference Tuesday that the media are not covering the sequester’s “impacts on real people.”
“The impacts are real,” Carney insisted during an exchange with Fox News’ Ed Henry, “and they effect real people. And I know that there hasn’t been a lot of coverage of the impacts on real people.”
Henry was pressing Carney on why the Obama administration had originally told reporters that the sequester would pull 5,000 border patrol agents off the border, only to announce Monday that the agency had reconsidered the decision for the short-term.
Obama and his minions just cannot comprehend that the media is not making up stories to fit Obama’s narrative on sequestration. From past actions from the propagandists media, there is a part of me that finds this humorous as well that the MSM has drawn a line in the sand as well.
Just curious … what are exactly the cut backs for Obama due to sequestration, actually doing work for the American people?
President Barack Obama was booed when his mug was displayed on the huge screen at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. during the NCAA Elite 8 game between Syracuse and Marquette. A little more than have the crowd booed while some cheered after they realized the Bracketologist in Chief was being dissed. Rather interesting that Obama was booed in of all places DC. So why so many boos, other than the obvious failed job as president? Maybe because his final 4 picks, No. 1 seeds Louisville and Indiana, No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 3 seed Florida are in deep trouble except for the obvious pick of Louisville. Indiana and Ohio St have already lost, the Gators are presently losing 25-15 to Michigan. Or Maybe they booed, because if you watch the following VIDEO, Obama seems to put more effort in his NCAA College basketball picks that he does the US budget, job growth, debt reduction or unemployment. Or maybe it is because Obama has closed the White House tours from “We the People” citing Secret Service sequester cutbacks, yet he has no trouble making sure there is enough in the budget for Obama to attend a tournament game, play golf or have his kids go on multiple spring break vacations.
One would have expected a friendlier crowd for the President, but there are still several possible explanations for the boos. Obama and his White House team had supported Georgetown (Syracuse’s rival) in the past, and the President had forecast Indiana (who was eliminated by Syracuse) to win the East Regional and go on to win the national title, for example. Or, perhaps they booed because POTUS had gone to the game with Secret Service agents while the White House remains closed to tours.
It was quite a busy day for Obama as he did none of the work of the American people, NOT! First playing golf with his buds and then attending the NCAA Elite tournament game. What he do later that night, play on-line games with Pelosi and Reid?
Just in case some of you think that the above video is false, Twitter exploded when Obama was booed yesterday. Mark Packer, the Host of College Sports Today on SiriusXM tweeted the following. Also, CBS tweets as well that Obama was met with jeers and cheers.
President Barack Obama Back on the Golf Course … Take First Post Sequestration Round of Golf on Easter Weekend
Neither rain, nor snow, nor high unemployment, nor record number of Americans on food stamps, nor putting brave Americans in harms way of war, nor sequestration will prevent Barack Obama from playing golf.
In yet one more example of sequestration for thee, not for me, President Barack Obama was back on the links playing golf. President Obama went golfing Saturday afternoon with friend and Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt and White House staffers Michael Brush and Marvin Nicholson. Despite forcing others to sacrifice, forcing some to lose their jobs and be furloughed, Obama is business as usual playing golf. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was recently asked whether President Obama was going to cut back on his lavish vacations and golf outings. Carney dodged the question of course, I guess we know why. The answer is of course no … cut backs or only for others, not for Obama.
President Obama went back to the links Saturday for the first time in a month, in spite of calls by Republicans to stop playing golf due to the government’s automatic budget cuts.
Mr. Obama played his 115th round of golf as president at Joint Base Andrews, a military base in suburban Maryland, taking a motorcade from the White House to the course. It’s the first time he’s played golf since the budget cuts took effect March 1.
The president’s foursome included longtime friend Marty Nesbit, and White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush.
In February, Mr. Obama played a round of golf with Tiger Woods at an exclusive resort in Florida, but hasn’t been golfing at Andrews since December.
The White House continues to be closed to tours to America’s children, but the golf courses remain open to Barack Obama.
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.
Sequestration = Obama Spring Vacation … As Barack Obama Makes Sure American Kids Cannot Visit the White House, Its Spring Break in the Bahamas For Obama’s Daughters
SEQUESTRATION FOR THEE, NOT FOR ME … SO SAYS BARACK OBAMA.
It is simply amazing just how arrogant, selfish and vindictive President Barack Obama truly is. Obama made sure that there will be no public tours of the White House for American school children due to the sequester; however, as stated by the Lonely Conservative, the sequester cuts do not apply to the Obama daughters. Far be it from Obama to lead by example or to partake in the shared sacrifice that he so often tells us that we should do. As reported at Breitbart, Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned.
A source tipped Breitbart News off to the First Daughters’ spring vacation, which was not publicly announced or reported.
Breitbart subsequently confirmed President Barack Obama’s daughters’ trip with other sources. Both the White House and the Atlantis resort declined to confirm the report or comment, but another guest provided a photograph of Sasha and Malia at the resort.
Obama: “If Everyone Took An Attitude Of ‘Shared Sacrifice’ We Can Solve Our Debt” … Maybe Obama could start with himself?
Isn’t that special? As Barack Obama prevents school children from visiting the White House and going on a White House tour in his vile and reprehensible act to try and inflict pain upon the American public under the guise of sequestration, his children are allowed to go on a tax payer funded vacation. Where is that shared sacrifice again Barack? This president is nothing more than an abject disgrace,