“Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America”

Barack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class

$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.

What is the actual cost of Obama’s lavish vacation to the American taxpayer? A staggering $7 million

President Obama frequently calls on the American people to make sacrifices, but he is simply unwilling to lead by example and do so himself. In a speech in Virginia back in April 2011, Obama famously declared:

We are going to have to ask everybody to sacrifice. And if we’re asking community colleges to sacrifice, if we’re asking people who are going to see potentially fewer services in their neighborhoods to make a little sacrifice, then we can ask millionaires and billionaires to make a little sacrifice.

Barack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class – Telegraph Blogs

h/t to Dave G

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3 Responses to “Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America”

  1. David, UK says:

    Whilst I don’t disagree with the sentiment of this piece, it begs the question: How does one “literally” drown in debt?

  2. gator69 says:

    “George H. W. and Barbara Bush spent Christmas in 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992 at Camp David — all four years of Bush-41′s presidency.

    George W. and Laura Bush spent Christmas in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 at Camp David — all eight years of Bush-43′s presidency.

    Barack and Michelle Antoinette Obama spend Christmas in Hawaii, tearing White House staff, Secret Service agents, and reporters away from their Washington-based families so the Obamas can enjoy a tropical vacation at immense taxpayer expense. In the middle of a depression.”

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/class-vs-crass-where-did-the-bush-family-spend-christmas

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