Barack Obama, who is known for jetting off to exotic vacations at taxpayersâ€™ expense, often even sending his family on ahead â€“ also at taxpayer expense, got a little testy when a reporter questioned him about the practice.
Obama said: â€śThe fact of the matter is I think if you look at my track record, Iâ€™m raising a family here. When we travel through Secret Service and Air Force One, thatâ€™s not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people.â€ť...
Jim Lincoln wrote: True. Apparently we need Jimmy Carter to return to show us how a President is suppose to live.
Agreed. Jimmy said we should turn town the thermostat and wear sweaters. That way we can donate the savings to purchase aviation fuel for the Obamas to continue to take their separate aircraft to wherever.
There were plenty of people speaking out about Bush's vacations back when he was in office. It was out of hand then and it's still out of hand now. I do say that everyone needs to have a vacation. There is no need to be overworked and the job of President is an extremely stressful one. I for one would enjoy it immensely if Mr. Obama took a permanent vacation.I wonder if Kenya is an nice place this time of year
The feud began in 2009, when Obama admonished corporations using federal bailout money: â€śYou canâ€™t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayerâ€™s dime.â€ť A year later, Obama warned families against gambling away college tuition: â€śYou donâ€™t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when youâ€™re trying to save for college.â€ť
The call for financial responsibility didnâ€™t sit well with some Las Vegans, and Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Nevada all lashed back at the time. Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obamaâ€™s most prominent ally in Congress and Nevadaâ€™s senior senator, told Obama to â€ślay off Las Vegas.â€ť
Well, he thinks youâ€™re stupid and will forget this stuff.