Back in January 2009, Barack Obama told Americans that,
“Everyone must sacrifice… Everyone must have some skin in the game.”

Well… Everyone but Barack and Michelle Obama.

While Americans suffer through the worst economy since the Great Depression, the Obama family just blew $7 million on their latest Hawaiian vacation.
The Telegraph reported:

$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, who wrote in his blog earlier this week:

In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers.

The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.

The added cost was incurred because by the time the Obamas return from Hawaii – whenever that is – the president will have used Air Force One to travel to Honolulu and back twice.

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  1. I have a suggestion. How about we stop pointing out how much Obama lies, how much he is a hypocrite, how many times he has done the opposite of what he says and get serious about the dirt.

    Where is the interview with Tony Rezko? Where is the article on hidden criminal records of Valerie Jarrett? Where are the photos of the strategy sessions between the DNC and the main stream media? Where are the memos from Soros on how to bring down capital in America?

    The fact of the matter is this – a huge swath of the American people love this Obama clown. They think he was always an underdog and they love underdogs. We can put up 100 posts pointing out what a skank this fool is but it won’t sway them. What will sway them is when he’s standing alone after each and every single one of his cabinet and czars and puppet masters have been exposed and are sitting in federal prison.

  2. Big eared phony POS. In a just world this creep would be tried for treason.

  3. An insult. Exactly. What do many people do to those they despise, disrespect or hold in contempt? They insult them. Therefore, I think Obama is a punk.

  4. “He’s a boil on the a** of life,” said the ol’ ball and chain after I read this blog post to him.

  5. Obama could reduce the cost of his vacations if he reduced the size of his security detachment…and it would go a long way towards making schools safe for children.

    He could set an example for all the rest of us; reduce the number of armed men who surround him everywhere he goes, and perhaps the rest of us wouldn’t feel so threatened by him, and we wouldn’t need the reassurance of all those guns we’ve been buying.

  6. Do King’s or Dictator’s care what their subjects think about them. I think not.

  7. His game our skin.

    What could go wrong?

  8. And they used to b*tch about GW Bush’s long working weekends. You know. The times that he, the family and their pets, and key staff members would board Air Force 1 together and jet down to the Bush ranch in Texas, where they’d spend part of the three or four day weekend working and the rest of it dodging Cheney’s bullets and then resting. You know. Those long weekends during which the president and his top peeps could be reached by phone or fax and were available to the press and their colleagues in DC. Then, at the end of the long weekend, they’d all board Air Force 1 together again and jet back to DC.

  9. Seriously, haven’t we been through this same dog and pony show. He vacas and our economy is downgrade, Benghazi and what does he do go to Vegas. And along with this we are downgraded. Our lives are different.

    What can Americans do? We have watched the demolition of America. Confusion and less money for us and more to the Government. Many Americans who voted for this aren’t complaining on bit. But when things hit the fan, and the fan has taken many hits, their wallets and lifestyle it will be too late.

  10. Hey, he jsut saved us from the cliff as his latest superman miracle –
    he deserves another nobel prize at the very least or perhaps an ocean named after him so why quibble about a little time to relax, play golf and smoke a few joints?

  11. Hey, he just saved us from the cliff as his latest superman miracle –
    he deserves another nobel prize at the very least or perhaps an ocean named after him so why quibble about a little time to relax, play golf and smoke a few joints?

  12. We have taught, and are continuing to teach people to think themselves as subjects and not citizens so they will not care what the elite do. After all, in a caste society, the lowly know their place and are quite content to stay there as long as they get their meager rations their betters wish to provide. Others, who possess a modicum of self respect , resent the elites in-your-face attitude towards the people which this story imparts.

  13. 11 January 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    saveus commented: “Hey, he jsut saved us from the cliff as his latest superman miracle –
    he deserves another nobel prize at the very least or perhaps an ocean named after him so why quibble about a little time to relax, play golf and smoke a few joints?”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    At least when he’s chooming at a resort in Hawaii he’s not leaving pot reek in the curtains, rugs and upholstery in the White House.

  14. @#13 Sasja: We’re being desensitized to think of ourselves a subjects, of a lower caste, and to accept that “they” live differently than we, you say. I agree. I see other ways that we’re being desensitized in preparation for the changes being made and the changes to come, such as hearing the words/terms “confiscation” and “mandatory buyback” from the mouths of elected officials during the most recent round of talks about gun control, to give just one example.

  15. Not to worry.

    I predict that Obama’s vacation trips will soon entail traveling from Hawaii to the mainland, etc, and then back again to Hawaii, once he begins to rule from the islands via his “auto-pen.”

  16. why doesn’t one of his advisors suggest he take a trip to Iran or saudia arabia… then he can stay there. :D
    I mean if arabs love him as much as the lib media suggests…
    …they he won’t even need the secret service along with him

    since the arabs are such loving kind people to everyone including infidels and jews. right?

  17. I don’t begrudge any president vacation time but can’t the make them as part of their normal luxury travels? For gods sake they live in luxury everywhere they go so let’s say a trip is scheduled to France for official visits. Stay a few extra days and vacation. Going to Asia. Ok stop n Hawaii on the way back etc. stop with the expensive moronic special trips and extra BS trips. Finish your Orkney before you leave and you not have to waste millions.

    Also don’t forget you were from Chicago. Go home you POS. let the a$$wipes who sent you to dc enjoy the hassles of your visit.

  18. ++

    Holger Awakens #1 January 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Amen..

    we need info that is going to impact US and our individual freedom,
    not more finger pointing and childish name calling, heck, how many
    mountains can be made out of mole hills anyways.. *sigh*

    ==



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