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

January 6, 2013

Barack Obama’s $7 million Hawaii vacation is an insult to America’s struggling middle class
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100196479/barack-obamas-7...


"Barack Obama: making sacrifices for his country?"--by Nile Gardiner

Obama's Family Vacations to Cost Taxpayers More Than $20 Million
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-taxpayer-vacation-cost/2013/01/04...

Obama: Gym, golf, and Hurricane Sandy
http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/01/02/obama-golf-gym-hawaii-h...

Obama’s Family Vacations to Cost Taxpayers More Than $20 Million
http://minutemennews.com/2013/01/obamas-family-vacations-to-cost-taxpaye...

Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/01/04/taxpayer-bill-obamas-hawaii-...

I guess that somebody will call me an extremist and say that I should be banned for posting this. Oh well, let the ad hom attacks against me begin.

"$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."

"For most of America’s embattled middle class, who, unlike the president have already returned to work, this kind of luxury is simply unimaginable in the current economic climate."

"Barack Obama benefits from a largely deferential liberal press in the United States which rarely questions his opulence in office. It would be unthinkable for the British prime minister to act in the same manner. 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."

"President Obama frequently calls on the American people to make sacrifices, but he is simply unwilling to lead by example and do so himself. "

"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. "--by Nile Gardiner, January 4th, 2013

Nile Gardiner is a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst and political commentator. A former aide to Margaret Thatcher, Gardiner has served as a foreign policy adviser to two US presidential campaigns.

After ‘fiscal cliff,’ Obama finishes recharging on Hawaiian holiday
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/after-fiscal-cliff-obama-finishes...

Obama Returns From Hawaiian Holiday to Second-Term Challenges
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-06/obama-returns-from-hawaiian-hol...

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