What’s a flailing president to do?
Apparently Camp David, which would provide quiet family time at a much lower cost for the country, is chopped liver for the Obamas. And that European vacation (cost undisclosed) enjoyed by Michelle and the children doesn't count -- it was way back in June.
The Obamas are paying $35-50,000 a week!
Good Lord, that's expensive.
I can't help but think of how much money the Obamas used to donate to charity before he had his eyes on national office and the White House.
From the Los Angeles Times:The Obamas have only recently dug deeply into their own pockets to support charitable causes. In 2002, the year before Obama launched his U.S. Senate campaign, the couple reported income of $259,394 and $1,050 in deductions for gifts to charity, below the national average of $1,872.The Obamas were rich in 2002, according to Obama's own standards; yet their charitable giving was BELOW the national average.
$35-50,000 a week for a vacation spot. ONE WEEK!
And I thought rooms in the Wisconsin Dells were expensive.
Of course, the Obamas will only be paying for 1/3 of the bill. The Secret Service will pay for another third and the White House entourage will pick up the final third.
Woo hoo! Taxpayers like me get to pay for 2/3 of the lease.
Remember, we all have to sacrifice. Obama says so.
It's obvious that Mary wants to deprive the hard-working president of much needed decompression and family time. She doesn't realize that vacations are a human right.
Cross-posted in the Green Room.
Linked by Michelle Malkin (buzzworthy)