Sunday, December 4, 2011

Obama loves cake.

Yes you read that headline correctly. Barack Obama is headed off to Hawaii for a 17 day long vacation...17 days. Apparently his 10 day swanky Martha's Vineyard vacation back in August just wasn't enough. No wonder Obama likes Europe so much, he acts just like them. This will be Obama's 10th vacation in three years as president.

While most Americans are lucky to get a few weeks of holiday every year, it seems the country’s leader gets a little more freedom in the matter.

President Barack Obama has announced his Christmas vacation to Hawaii – for a staggering 17-day trip.

Obama, who visited the island just two weeks ago for an economic summit, will head to Honolulu on Saturday December 17 until Monday January 2.

And the cost:

The President's family covers the cost of a private beach front residence in Kailua, Oahu, for their vacation - a ‘Winter White House’ that costs up to $3,500 a day, or $75,000 a month.

But the local and federal taxpayers help pay the bill for travel and security.

Last year the trip cost more than $1 million,according to the Hawaii Reporter.

Say it with me: Out. of. touch.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Liberty Sandwich.

    I read your post on President Obama’s upcoming Christmas vacation and have to say that the exorbitant cost certainly raises questions about his recent directive calling for government agencies to cut back on miscellaneous costs. As you pointed out, while most Americans get a couple of weeks of holiday each year, Obama’s 17-day stay in the Aloha State suggests he does enjoy a little more freedom in that regard, especially considering his lavish visit to Martha’s Vineyard in August. I can’t help but wonder whether his desire for increased taxes on the rich is more in the interest of subsidizing his lavish lifestyle than it is in ameliorating the economy. Thanks so much for your post; I appreciated your assessment.

    I think you might enjoy this video on the same subject. Drawing from The Telegraph, Politico, The Blaze and KiTV, it discusses reaction from taxpayers and GOP candidates to the $4 million price tag. As some Hawaiians eagerly anticipate the President’s 17-day holiday, other observers say it is a vulgar expression of big-government excess and over-spending, but only the latest example of his inordinate spending. I hope you enjoy the video and hope that you will consider embedding it in your post.

    Thanks again for sharing your observations.