Meanwhile, as the worldâ€™s most powerful economy is drowning in debt, President Barack Hussein Obama basks in the warmth of the beaches of Hawaii, at an exclusive resort way beyond the financial reach of most Americans. The president pays the cost of his own familyâ€™s accommodations, but there are a large number of associated costs which are paid from the public purse.
What is the actual cost of Obamaâ€™s lavish vacation to America's ma xed outtaxpayers? A gobsmacking $7 million, according to White House reporter Keith Koffler, who wrote in his blog earlier this week:
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 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 Obamasâ€™ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.
Feeding the monster
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