We must be flush, because B.O. is treating himself and his family to another multi-million dollar luxury vacation in Hawaii.
Sunny Christmas: First Family and Dog Bo to Leave Cold DC for $4 Million Hawaiian Vacation
Now I'm the last one to begrudge anyone some vacation time, but why does this guy keep picking these expensive places where he owns no property and where we, the working people, have to pick up the cost of security, property rentals, transportation, etc.,? I mean, this is why we have Camp David in the scenic Maryland mountains just a short drive or helicopter flight from the White House. THAT is supposed to be the get-away place for presidents who don't have anywhere else to go. The Bushes and Reagan owned their own places and had them set up to function as mini-White Houses, complete with Secret Service lodgings, so it didn't cost a fraction of an Obama trip for any of them to go home. But the First Grifters? They just use our money to rent luxury lodgings wherever they fancy to go, and they rent more lodgings nearby for all of the staff and hangers-on that accompany them. It's really a very big deal and just one of these trips cost the taxpayers more than Obama's salary for eight years will. But they seem to enjoy living large on our dime when military members and government workers are being forced to take pay cuts and when national parks are being closed (a shameless publicity stunt that actually cost more than keeping them open).
I'm sorry, but as a taxpayer, I resent the hell out of being dunned just to keep a guy and his family entertained in high style if it means less money in my pockets at the end of the month, and it's especially galling when this guy and his big-mouthed wife rarely fail to pass up an opportunity to tell me how much they hate me and everything that I believe in.
I say that if he wants to get out of the White House, he needs to do one of three things:
1. Go to Camp David and be grateful to us for funding it.
2. Pay for every single expense related to his personal travel out of his own bank account. I mean, this guy who never held a job outside of academia or government is somehow a multi-millionaire. Let him dip into his own coffers to fuel the transport aircraft and pay for his security.
3. Failing his desire for either of the above, how about a special tax just on Obama supporters? Let the dupes and gimmedats who elected him pony up to pay for his personal pleasure.
Either way, I resent the hell out of paying, and I resent his cavalier attitude when it comes to just spending the money and laughing in our faces just after telling us how broke we are. If I have to pay to fly him and his family somewhere, how about a one-way trip to his native Kenya and we call it a day?