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Hypocrite In Chief

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obama_vacationUnemployment numbers are growing.

People can’t find jobs.

People are losing their homes.

Bankruptcies and foreclosures are through the roof.

Naturally, the First Family is spending their summer getaway in Martha’s Vineyard at a 28.5 acre property called Blue Heron Farm. The New York Post reports that similar properties run about $50,000 a week and in this case, this amount will be billed to the taxpayers.

The property includes a small basketball court, golf tee, a pond, apple orchard, flower and vegetable gardens, stone walls, and a swimming pool. Furthermore, the rental agreement will allow the First Family use of nearby Squibnocket Beach. The First Family will have to sign three rental leases: one for themselves, one for the Secret Service, and one for White House staff.

What’s most amazing is that this is coming from the man that ran on a “for the people” platform and promised to reduce the National Debt (which he quadrupled). Couple this with the fact that Michelle Obama slides around in $500 shoes and carries $6,000 purses and you have a stunning case of hypocrisy. This is in addition to expensive White House dinners ($100 a pound Kobe beef anyone?), seven-figure redesigning of the White House, the most overseas trips of any President in their first 6 months, and an incredibly excessive and overinflated “stimulus” package.

What would be more impressive is if we had a President that spent taxpayers’ money wisely and lived a lifestyle that delineated that he was “one of the people” during these especially hard times for many families. He’s asking America to sacrifice so he should as well. It shouldn’t be “do as I say and not as I do.”

For the record, I wasn’t too crazy about Bush or McCain either.

Written by icantfindajob

July 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Posted in Opinion, Random

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  1. Actually, the article said they run $35K – $50K a week.

    $50K a week? Yeah, that’s a problem. But if it’s only $35K a week? We taxpayers should be kissing Obama’s feet for his frugality.

    Liquid Egg Product

    July 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

  2. Actually it’s coming out of their own pocket. Do your research!

    Mike

    August 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm

  3. Do you enjoy blatant lying? Obama has said this this vacation is around 35K and will come out of his pocket. Good job lying.

    Harold

    August 23, 2009 at 5:50 am

  4. The NY Post might want to pretend it’s a credible newspaper and do a bit of fact-checking. The Obama family is paying for their own vacation rental:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090823/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_vacation

    Taxpayers paying the security detail is standard. Yes, during the record-breaking 879 DAYS that George W. spent on vacation (30% of his 8 year term), the taxpayers were picking up the tab for his security. Pity the thousands of soldiers who died while he played cowboy on his ranch didn’t also have secret service protection.

    Melissa

    August 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  5. Actually the article did say $35K a week + it did mention that the family is footing the bill, just like they do for there White House meals. Perhaps they are following the former president’s advice to go out and shop.

    Brent

    August 24, 2009 at 4:11 am

  6. The Obama family paid for the rental, it’s not paid with taxes at all. Only security is paid by tax payers, but he’s covered under security every where and it’s always paid by tax payers so that’s nothing special. New York Post is practically a tabloid when it comes to their fact checking skills, or rather, they pull a lot of their facts from their asses.

    reader

    August 24, 2009 at 9:07 am

  7. Well, President Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle, aren’t exactly paupers, ya know? Each made well into six figures a year BEFORE Barack became President. I think that vacationing in Marth’s Vineyard is perfect! They’re in the U.S. spending money (probably their own). Also, most well-to-do African Americans vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

    Tracey Ricks Foster

    August 24, 2009 at 6:28 pm

  8. “…the rental agreement being negotiated has reportedly been split into three separate leases: one to be held by the Obamas — and paid for out of their own pockets — one by the Secret Service, and a third by the White House, which will be sending a large entourage to Martha’s Vineyard to accompany the President.” – latimes

    ant

    August 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

  9. C’mon. Republican or Democrat, all presidents deserve some r-and-r. It’s the most stressful job on the planet. *Everyone* deserves vacations. A chance to spend some family time and recharge. Let’s be fair and reasonable.

    Jim

    August 25, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  10. It’s funny how these libtards come running to the aide of a man who is barely qualified to run a Dairy Queen much less a nation. The man has done nothing but put our country in more debt and won an award he didn’t deserve. That’s it….Nothing else. Keep drinking the cool-aid libbers and enjoy your “change”. Idiots

    logo

    October 26, 2009 at 1:22 pm

  11. Parrot criticizers. Dumb birds

    Jonny

    December 27, 2009 at 6:58 pm


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