The nerve of this British toff, telling us how to live, how to conduct ourselves. I have half a mind to call for his deportation.
No, not Piers Moron (™ Private Eye magazine).
Barack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class
By Nile Gardiner
$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…
According to Koffler, “the total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more.”
The message this sends is one of sheer contempt for the American taxpayer.
Zip it, Basil. We boxed your ears once, and we can do it again. Like our first president, Obama is first in war, first in peace, and first in line at the shave ice shoppe:
I think it was 10 degrees in Boston the day this picture was taken. On second thought, [bleep] him.
PS: Though Gardiner is wrong to say Obama hasn’t sacrificed. He lost at least a couple of rounds on the links flying Air Force One back to Washington—and then back to Hawaii—to do his job.
Reminds one of Valley Forge, doesn’t it?
No, I don’t want shave ice, you varlet, I want a tee time!