Get to work, peons
Some people are of the belief that the (very expensive to the American taxpayers) Obama vacations are no big deal, and that the Prezzie needs his (well deserved) rest.
I am not one of those people. Neither is this guy– arack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class :
The president is elected to serve his country, rather than lord over it, a message which appears to be completely lost on the present White House. The federal government is simply running out of money, and America faces economic ruin unless spending is cut dramatically and the vast entitlements system is reformed. Barack Obama’s Hawaii vacation is merely a symbol of his wider presidency – a culture of impunity and extraordinary arrogance, reckless spending, a striking lack of accountability, and a shameless let them eat cake mentality. America’s middle class deserves to be treated better than this from a president who fails to practice what he preaches.
A fawning press is allowing this to happen. Allowing Obama to live as if he were King, while the country struggles.
That money missing from your check this week? That pittance wasn’t a drop in the bucket to what was spent for Obama’s Hawaiian Christmas vacation.
Up next? It’ll be time for Michelle’s Ski weekend out west before you know it.
So pony-up peons.
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.”
He really should have qualified the “everybody” in that statement. He really meant you and I, because he and Michelle are living large.
The last real (although inexpensive) vacation for my family was over two years ago, and the last time we were even able to go away for a weekend was almost a year ago.
The ITBO family hasn’t had a “real”, snazzy vacation since before Obama was elected.
So, some of us have been sacrificing. And struggling.
Some of us haven’t.
And my taxes just went up.