Category Archives: Luxury/Vacations

Obama doesn’t want the media to cover his vacations.

The mainstream media still loves Obama, although they can’t hide their frustration about his lack of transparency.  Journalists are “expressing frustration over… lack of access this weekend to President Obama, who was on a golfing vacation in Florida.” This statement was released:

“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend… There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”

Obama’s self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history” (a laughable claim) needs to hide the fact that Obama is taking excessive luxurious vacations.

Update: Obama’s golfing vacation in Florida with Tiger Woods this past weekend cost American taxpayers a whopping $989,207.

Obama needs vacations so he can keep working so hard

In 2009, Obama promised never to “rest” until the unemployment rate was back to normal. In January 2013,  the unemployment rate is the same as it was when he took office in January 2009– yet he took 83 vacation days during his first 4-year term.

Fiscal Cliff Deal: ANOTHER Obama disaster.

Obama lied during both presidential campaigns when he promised that “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” The fiscal cliff deal raises taxes on 77.1% of U.S. households.

It turns out that Obama didn’t just lie– he actually coerced Congress into passing the 154-page fiscal cliff bill 3 MINUTES after receiving it on the fiscal cliff deadline of January 1, 2013 (since Obama failed to make any progress on the fiscal cliff negotiations and pushed the precarious economic situation out to the last minute).

The bill included gifts for Obama’s thoughtless supporters: Super-rich Hollywood got a tax break (despite record box office profits in 2012), as did NASCAR, algae growers, and rum producers (among others): at a cost of $100 billion in lost tax revenues for the U.S. government.

To add insult to injury (to the United States democratic process), “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.” In an even more condescending move, Obama jetted off for his extended Hawaiian vacation without even bothering to sign the fiscal cliff bill that he pressured Congress to pass at the last minute.

After this entire mess, was the problem solved? NO. “President Barack Obama scheduled another so-called “fiscal cliff” crisis for February by announcing late Jan. 1 he would refuse to negotiate any curbs on his use of the nation’s maxed-out credit card.” So get ready for February 2013!

Update: Obama supporters are ‘shocked’ and ‘angry’ that Obama raised their taxes.

Another Update: Obama mainly harmed low-income Americans by increasing payroll taxes in January 2013– “When asked how their financial situation had changed in January, 32 percent of people with incomes below $75,000 said their pay had dropped, compared with 13 percent who said it had increased. By contrast, 38 percent of people earning more than $75,000 said their wages had gone up last month, and 23 percent said they had gone down. “Mostly it was the payroll tax hurting the lower incomes, while higher-income folks had a boost from things like dividends.””

Obama Administration: more of the same.

It isn’t just Obama who regards himself as American Royalty and has no respect for Americans’ hard-earned dollars— others in his Administration feel the same way. “As Leon E. Panetta ends a decades-long Washington career capped by his service as defense secretary, he has said repeatedly that he is ready to get back to his family’s bucolic walnut ranch off the central coast of California. But while serving as CIA director and defense secretary for the past four years, he has been commuting back to Monterey, Calif., nearly every weekend on the taxpayers’ dime. Even though Mr. Panetta acknowledges traveling to California on a near-weekly basis, he has declined to say exactly how many trips he has made and has failed to respond to inquiries asking for copies of receipts of his reimbursements to the federal government for the personal travel… Each flight home and back cost the Pentagon an estimated $32,000.” Not surprisingly, Defense Secretary Panetta’s “repeated arguments about the need to get away from the daily environment and rigors of the job has offended some active-duty servicemen who have endured repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, although they said so only privately out of fear of reprisal.” 

Obama charges American taxpayers $1.6 million so he can fly to Las Vegas for 3 hours

Obama enjoys spending American taxpayers’ money on frivolous luxuries and vacations.  He refuses to enforce U.S. immigration laws (which is unconstitutional, since his job is to serve as the head of the executive branch of government).  So, what’s Obama’s next move?

At a cost of $1.6 million, he’s going to fly to Las Vegas for 3 hours just so he can give an immigration speech. This should ring a bell– he flew all the way to Norway to accept a “Nobel Peace Prize” (which is laughable, when he’s been launching drone strikes, fighting in Afghanistan, attacking Libya, etc.), and Michelle Obama insists on wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by taking separate vacations. It turns out that Obama and his family cost American taxpayers $1.4 billion per year– that’s 20 times more expensive than the British Royal Family. It’s obvious that Obama regards himself as American Royalty, and has no respect for Americans’ hard-earned dollars.

Obama puts on quite a show

Obama’s second inauguration misrepresented the effect of his policies and gave his ego a false boost.  He ignored millions of unemployed Americansthousands of American troops in harm’s way because Obama had no military or foreign policy experience… military heroes who feel betrayed by Obama… skyrocketing healthcare costs for American families under Obamacare… $50,521 owed by each American household after Obama’s out-of-control government spending… the most extreme divisiveness and partisanship in America since the Civil War… abandoned Hurricane Sandy victimsdead American diplomats in Libya and dead American hostages in Algeria… and the list goes on.  In their place, Obama put 8 ‘citizen representatives’ on stage to speak about how their lives were “improved” under Obama’s first term.

Who were these ‘citizen representatives’?

  1. “Ida Edwards of Petersburg, Va,” a civil rights advocate– but Obama is openly racist, and actually invited a racist preacher to give the benediction during his inauguration.
  2. “Erica Chain of San Francisco,” who spoke about receiving medical care for a pre-existing condition under Obamacare– but less than one month afterward, we have a newsflash: “Tens of thousands of Americans who cannot get health insurance because of preexisting medical problems will be blocked from a program designed to help them because funding is running low.”
  3. “Lily Griego of Denver,” who said she was able to attend college because of government funding– of course, her household now owes $50,521 to the government thanks to Obama.
  4. “Kenyetta Jones of Toledo, Ohio,” who kept her job because of an auto bailout– which cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
  5. “Liz McCartney of New Orleans,” who helped rebuild after Hurricane Katrina– yet, Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy was worse than Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
  6. “Rob Hach of Alta, Iowa,” who started a green energy business– Obama spent billions of taxpayer dollars on “green” companies that he believed would support him politically, and the result was the Solyndra scandal and multiple bankruptcies.
  7. “David Hall of Washington,” who is pro-gay rights– while Obama is both pro-gay rights AND anti-gay rights, as a political convenience.
  8. “Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Morris of Joint Base Charleston, S.C.,” who served in Afghanistan– where it’s now so dangerous and unstable that Obama’s afraid to visit.

Obama’s inaugural speech was equally a joke:

“For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay.” — Obama [Obamarageous: … except for Obama’s luxurious vacations and extended absences.]

“We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate…” — Obama [Obamarageous: … except that Obama can call Republicans “Tea-Baggers” who are “pointing a gun at the head of the American people,” and Mitt Romney can be called a “bullshitter.”]

Obama called it “our generation’s task” to make the values of “life and liberty” real for every American. [Obamarageous: … except for ordinary Americans going through airports, and Republicans.]

Calling it the current generation’s task to carry on the quest for equality, Mr. Obama urged the nation to make sure that women were paid equally to men and that gay men and lesbians were treated equally under the law…  [Obamarageous: … but of course, Obama is allowed to pay women less than men in the White House, and Obama opposes gay marriage.]

“Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” he said.” — Obama [Obamarageous: … when Obama says “all our children,” he means that quite literally– he’s not talking about American children in general, just his own children.]

And to top it all off, it was a fake inauguration. As usual with Obama, it’s all about show.

Obama White House: 54 Christmas trees.

“As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas trees.”

… is this surprising?

Michelle Obama plans to “party hard.”

Michelle Obama announces that “On Nov. 7 we’re going to party hard.” With your tax dollars.

Obama’s luxury vacations, extended absences, big parties, and egomania

Obama’s luxury vacations and extended absences show that he is out-of-touch with the American people.

Michelle “Marie Antoinette” Obama, of course, travels separately to Obama’s vacation destinations, costing taxpayers an extra $100,000  in the midst of the biggest economic crisis the U.S. has suffered since the Great Depression. She also spent $500,000 of taxpayers’ money for a lavish personal vacation to Spain.

Obama threw a fake Channukah celebration at the White House because “We never need an excuse for a big party.”

Shameful: In the midst of the “Great Recession,” Obama hosted a secret “Alice in Wonderland”-themed Halloween bash at the White House. This party was just as frivolous and out-of-touch as any party that was hosted by Marie “Let Them Eat Cake” Antoinette.  It turns out that “President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico’s president… Gary Walters, who ran presidential household operations for 21 years during Democratic and Republican administrations, before retiring in 2007, told The Examiner the costs reflected in the documents were “excessive. They are high.””

Obama doesn’t care that he’s leaving the U.S. in ruins– he knows that his kids will succeed, even if the U.S. doesn’t.

We need to rush to pass this bill! Okay now it’s time for vacation!

After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.