Obama has been preaching to the citizens of this Country to "tighten your belts in this unstable economy". He has even gone so far as to tell the Country we do not need to spend our money in Vegas. Which vastly hurt Las Vegas' economy. In other words we should not have any freedom to spend our money as we see fit. We, The People, have been doing all we can to make ends meet and most of us enjoy very little or no entertainment. Our unemployment rate is at an all time high. Our Country's deficit continues to grow and we are worried and mad. It appears to me that when this president speaks and tells us what to do he, his administration and his family do not need to follow his orders, they do just the opposite.
We all know Michelle and Sasha took a fantastic vacation to Spain. There is much controversy about the cost and who is paying for it. According to the law, the government does not pay for personal trips for the first family. The cost of the round trip air flight is about $178,000. The room rates at the Villa the Obama's stayed in range from $400 to $6,500 per night! Apparently the First Family is to pay for the expense of the Air Force jet and any other expenses.
What does irk me is the money we, the taxpayers, will have to pay for all the security guards to go on vacation with Michelle and Sasha. We pay for ALL their expenses. For security reasons, we aren't allowed to know how much of our money was wasted so Michelle could live like a queen!
Obama wants to take from the rich and give to the poor! I am laughing about that, we sure don't see him reaching into HIS pocket to share his wealth with any of us! We have to cut the deficit he says, but at who's expense? Ours of course. He never has to live like we do and pay for insurance or wonder if he will have anything left for his retirement. He doesn't have to wonder about unemployment, he will continue to receive his current salary long after he is out of office. These new demands and laws he is putting on the citizens are more than we can afford. I still haven't heard what he ever did with the money he received from the Nobel Prize (which he should have had the decency to refuse). Supposedly he was going to give it to a charity.
The money this administration is blowing on frivolous actions is very degrading to our Country. Our Country should come first, but I don't feel our Country means anything to them. It appears to me that Obama is playing a game of Life, but never grew up and realized he is playing with real people, real businesses, and real money not a game board.
Michelle has 22 personal staff members, yes We pay their salaries. To see the list of titles and names check this out at Snopes. Obama has created 38 Czars, all of whom receive generous salaries from us. Past Presidents and First Ladies all had Czars and personal staff, but this is ridiculous. Never before have we had such spend-aholics in the White House.
I am so appalled that the person who occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. thinks he is so much better than us, that HE deserves to spend OUR money as he sees fit. We have given our children's futures to greedy Socialists. Not one of his expensive bills he has passed have the majority of the people wanted.
If none of the above pisses you off keep reading.
The arrogant pres was scheduled to give a lecture on the economy to a local DC business just 6 miles from his beloved oval office, a mere 20 minute drive through DC with his motorcade. Sounds like a pretty simple trip to me. The money spending Socialist didn't want to drive so he took Marine One on a 6 mile joyride! Marine One is the Presidential Helicopter, and always flies in groups of identical choppers, sometimes as many as 5. At the destination there is generally at least one fully dressed Marine to greet the President and a limousine is waiting. WE pay for all that.
I could not find any figures on the expenses we will pay for this flight, but I can imagine the humongous price tag we paid for his joyride. Years ago we frivolously chartered a very small helicopter (carried 2 passengers) for an hour flight and paid $400 for the ride.
I can not imagine the cost of his 6 mile flight aboard Marine One for Obama and his entourage.
According to CBS News this is his 300th trip aboard Marine One.
We need to work on our Representatives and Senators to pass new laws that will curtail some of the frivolous spending our government does. They are cheating us out of our Country.