It seems like it was just yesterday that Barack Obama was telling us that everyone was going to have to sacrifice for the greater good:
“Everyone’s going to have to give. Everyone’s going to have to have some skin in the game.”
So much for shared sacrifice…
Tonight is date night and, no the First Couple is not flying to Chicago for a night out. This week they are taking the plane to New York City for a Broadway Show and dinner in the Big Apple.
The AP reported:
For the evening, the first couple jetted to New York City for date night. A Broadway show and probably dinner were on tap.
“Hi, guys,” Obama said to reporters and visitors gathered at the White House as he and Michelle left for their night out. Both were decked out: She wore her hair up, heels and a sleeveless black ruffled dress that fell below the knee while he went tieless in a dark suit and white shirt…
The White House refused to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers.
Even before the Obamas left Washington, the there-and-back trip drew criticism from Republicans. They questioned the president’s decision to travel to New York for a night of entertainment during a recession and while automakers struggle to survive.
It was just a few months ago that auto executives were roundly criticized when they traveled to Washington for congressional hearings in pricey private planes.
Hopefully they won’t take the plane down low over Manhattan before they land.