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Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

19 December 2011

Sick: 17 Day Hawaiian vacation for the Obamas and entourage cost $4 million taxpayer dollars.

We have a monarchical equivalent occupying the White House.  No one is in a position to question his vacation expenditures.  The President is supposed to be a public servant, and yet the Public serves him.

Is this his idea of leadership by personal example? 

Around $4 million (£2.6 million) – the expected total cost to the US taxpayer of the Obama Christmas family vacation to Hawaii according to the Hawaii Reporter (hat tip: Rob Bluey at The Foundry). This is an astonishing amount of public money to be spending in an age of austerity – when the president is supposed to be leading efforts to cut the US budget deficit, the largest since World War Two, and a towering $15 trillion national debt:

Hawaii Reporter research shows the total cost for the President’s visit for taxpayers far exceeded $1.5 million in 2010 – but is even more costly this year because he extended his vacation by three days and the cost for Air Force One travel has jumped since last assessed in 2000. In addition, Hawaii Reporter was able to obtain more specifics about the executive expenditures.

The total cost (based on what is known) for the 17-day vacation roundtrip vacation to Hawaii for the President, his family and staff has climbed to more than $4 million.

This $4 million figure is nearly 100 times the average annual salary of an American worker, which currently stands at $41,673.

Gorging at the public trough much?

By all means, be our guest, help yourself!! Not an imposition at all...

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 Gee, I wonder why this isn't getting more airplay in the MSM here in the States...


  1. Obama has never been one to shy away from what he feels are his entitlements ..... which all happen to be things distinctively white and very expensive -- which I am willing to bet has a look to do with Queen Michelle's demands. Any black female that is able to step out of the ghetto instantly thinks she ought to be a Sex in the City character and wants to do everything they see or could see the show's characters doing (well except for the glueing on the hair to get the look).

  2. It isn't getting more airplay in the MSM because Obama isn't a conservative. He's a radical left winger, so every thing he does is AOK with them.