Obama’s Latest $7 Million Hawaiian Vacation Is an Insult to Struggling Americans

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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  • http://holgerawakens.blogspot.com Holger Awakens

    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.

  • usamopatriot

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

  • http://Americanthinker paul

    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.

  • AuntieMadder

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

  • Skandia Recluse

    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.

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  • Patty

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

  • RealMc

    His game our skin.

    What could go wrong?

  • AuntieMadder

    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.

  • Patty

    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.

  • saveus

    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?

  • saveus

    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?

  • Sasja

    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.

  • AuntieMadder

    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.

  • AuntieMadder

    @#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.

  • FMB42

    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.”

  • YourMaster

    why doesn’t one of his advisors suggest he take a trip to Iran or saudia arabia… then he can stay there. 😀
    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?

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  • Bigkahuna

    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.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

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    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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    #20 January 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm bg

    disclaimer: this is however, a huge sacrificial mountain..

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    re: disappeared post.. 😀

    Obamas Move to Hawaii

    scroll down for much more..

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  • wth

    Must be any bowling alleys in Chicago anymore.

  • wth

    Not. Must not.

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    wth #23 January 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    there’s the Harry S. Truman bowling alley in the White House.. 😀

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  • Vicky Hernandez

    I’m shocked! Shocked!!! to find that Leftist elites live like kings while lifting themselves to a high moral plane on the backs of “the poor.”
    Uh… Yeah.

  • Joanne

    “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.” from post

    Obama is not leaving after his second term. The U.S. will long be the USSA by then. The U.S. is finished under Obama before four years are up. People really need to give their heads a shake and wake up.

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  • CV1

    His disciples and the media do not care what he does as long as he remains in power.

  • Starfish52

    Holger Awakens #1 – LIKE, LIKE, LIKE what you said an how you said it. We all know he’s a fake, a fraud and a phony – but who will be brave enough to begin to dig and report on the MSM side? There MUST be people who know things – I only pray they are brave enough to talk.

  • USMC Thomas

    What we have in the WH is the typical third world slimy Africian dictator, abusing to the maximum every privilege that office brings.

  • Questionman

    Thanks for admitting I’ve I’ve known for five years..Obama haters are the biggest black-hating racists in American History. You and the rest of you “fellow Americans” are racists to the core!

    No, and there’s proof he won fair and square. Of course there’s no proof that Obama committed voter fraud. This is what psychologists call “projecting,” you are just a racist sore loser!

    Wait a second, Bush spent 3 out of 8 years on vacay and yet he still:

    – Orchestrated 911
    – Started two illegal wars
    – Killed thousands of US citizens who were stupid enough to join the military.
    – Killed at least 3 million (some reports say 3 billion) innocent muslims
    – Stole all the Oil in Iraq and piped it directly to Galveston
    – Generated multiple hurricanes in an attempt to wipe African Americans out
    – Destroyed the US economy
    – Allowed the assaulting weapon ban to disappear = killed babies
    – Cut taxes for billionaires, raised taxes on the middle class

    Obama and the family do nothing that upper middle class families don’t do. Whether they’re off to Manhattan, Colorado — or, like the Bushes — Maine or Texas for the weekend, it’s all the same. Find something legitimate to whine about.

    You wouldn’t know a Marxist if it came up and bit you on the ankle. Watch out! I think there is one sneaking up you now!

    Too many Americans hate Obama because he’s Black, those are just the facts and until that changes I’m afraid we will not be able to move forward as a Nation. If you hate him because of his politics that’s fine, if you hate him because he’s Black that’s not. If you hate this President because he is Black you are part of the problem and not the solution and you know who you are.

    Anyone who thinks Obama wants to destroy AMerica is a racist retarded scumbag! Obama doesn’t hate AMerica! You hate having a black man in office! Thanks for proving how much of a racist ahole you are!

  • USMC Thomas

    Questionman is a race card throwing racist retarded scumbag!

  • Lim Lynn

    Barack Hussein Obama’s action speak louder than work which has shown he has never been for the people in 2008-till in the future year. He only been for his golf all year around in office.

  • chuker

    The Great Barrier Reef.The one where the Great Whites hang out at.
    Barry should go swimming there.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg
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    Questionman #32 January 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    always with the samo samo racist crapo..

    go Fluke yourself!! 😀

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  • http://GatewayPundit Lovies Bad Karma

    Questionman……Obama is a hate filled, corrupt, lying, thieving communist, Muzzie, con man, with that being said who in the hell really cares what color he is….

    Chill out man, I’m sure your welfare check and food stamps will be sent out on time next month….

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    this is the way it was for the ruling class communists in russia why should it be any different for the ruling class communists in the united states.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #32…”anyone who thinks obama wants to destroy america is a racist retarded scumbag!”

    i resemble that remark, although i don’t THINK obama wants to destroy america, i KNOW it.

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    tommy mc donnell #40 January 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Kudos.. 😎

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  • DomesticGoddess

    Hey Questionman – I hate the white half too!

  • ogee

    “If David Cameron flew off to Hawaii and billed the British public £5 million for his Christmas vacation, he would be out of a job.”

    Fug this POS and the horse he rode in on. He let them take out the ‘Ted Kennedy’ funding for disabled people out of the Oblama care bill in exchange for raising everyone’s taxes.

    Yet he gives 20 fighter jets to dictators and terrorists in Egypt? I hate his guts. We need to take care of our peeps here an not be the nanny of the other countries who hate us. That is the worst thing Olama has done so far………
    He gave fighter jets to the enemy dictator. IMPEACH HIM NOW!

  • ogee

    @Questionman commented
    You are the perfect example of a Zombie racist against whitey. You are getting screwed and you don’t even know it. Just so happens the screwer is black but that’s an aside. It matters to only you but it doesn’t matter to most people what the fug his pigment color is. Capice? YOU sir are the walking dead now get the fug off the internet!!!!!!!!!! No one cares what you think.

    We gonna resolve to impeach this fuggin liar and crooked american hater once and for all no matter if he has a tan or not…. Now get the fug outta here.

  • Highlander

    Questionman = racist, moron

  • Jeannie

    From the campaign (the official one, versus the constant campaigning he’s always done):

    “Michelle and I will be fine.”

    “Vote for me out of revenge.”

  • Jeannie

    Questionman: Can you PROVE you weren’t dropped on your head at birth or pulled out with especially strong forceps?

    what you’ve ‘known’ for years is probably right up there with the elitist crap ‘facts’ about America that Obama was fed from the cradle by his parents and REverend Wright and all his Muslim Brotherhood cronies.

  • Bart Roberts

    Dictator hussein soetoro saebarkah spends tens of millions for Hawaii vacations, yet, he refuses to pay the small fee to pick up a copy of his real birth certificate while there.

    Bartholomew Roberts

    Keywords for the leftist commie search engines: Usurper, Fraud, Kenya, Indonesia, Birth Certificate, Draft Card, Social Security Card, Harrison J. Bounell.

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  • Danny

    I remember when the Progs/Libs RANTED AND RAVED ABOUT BUSH vacations to his ranch. GW even had world leaders visit for working vacation talks.
    Meanwhile ZEROman goes to the TAJ MAHAL, Hawaii costing millions on top of millions and has million $ parties parties till people drop in the White House.
    Then “O” says we don’t have a spending problem. USA borrows $4 BILLION per day to keep the spending train a going.
    If the govt takes all the 1% centers money it will only run the govt around 13 days.
    Federal reserve is printing 95 BILLION per month, which adds $1.41 TRILLION

  • Danny

    I remember when the Progs/Libs RANTED AND RAVED ABOUT BUSH vacations to his ranch. GW even had world leaders visit for working vacation talks.
    Meanwhile ZEROman goes to the TAJ MAHAL, Hawaii costing millions on top of millions and has million $ parties parties till people drop in the White House.
    Then “O” says we don’t have a spending problem. USA borrows $4 BILLION per day to keep the spending train a going.
    If the govt takes all the 1% centers money it will only run the govt around 13 days.
    Federal reserve is printing 95 BILLION per month, which adds $1.41 TRILLION TO THE DEFICIT every single year on top of the $1.2 TRILLION we borrow each month.

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  • tabethajean

    Obama talks about how the rich should give more. He even sounded like a jerk about it during the debate. Well, I think even the rich spend less time vacationing than the Obama family! And at least they don’t use OUR money! The Obamas need to take a PERMANENT vacation. It’s hard to believe he’s still in office & people still defend him. I hope a civil war does break out because then maybe we’d get a better person to lead this country. One who wants to serve America…not themself.