Skip to comments.CURL: The hypocrisy of Obama’s 15-day Vineyard vacation
Posted on 07/13/2014 6:04:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
On April 1, the U.S. economy dropped a whopping 2.9 percent for the first three months of the year (no fooling). The American workforce participation rate fell to a 40-year low. One-third of people aged 18-29 have moved back in with their parents. Millions of Americans this summer will enjoy yet another staycation: They just cant afford to go to the beach or the mountains, even for a week again.
Swipe cut to President Obama: Hes eating shave ice in Honolulu; playing golf (some 180 rounds so far); jetting off to Marthas Vineyard for a 15-day vacation in a $12 million house on the beach. Hes playing pool in Colorado (he turned down an offer from a young heckler to smoke some weed); eating barbecue with a college student in Minnesota; hitting fundraiser after fundraiser across the country (at $228,000 an hour for his swank 747 super-jumbo jet).
Cut back to the economy. By the end of April (no fooling), the federal government had set a new record for total tax receipts, pulling in $1,735,030,000,000. Yes, you people out there sent in $1.7 trillion in seven months. It didnt matter, though: The government still ran a $306 billion deficit. By the end of fiscal year 2014, youll have sent in more than $3 trillion total, but the feds will spend $3.65 trillion, a deficit of some $650 billion, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.
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The job of president is, in large part, about perception style over substance. The president really cant do much (especially this one); he gets blamed for things that arent his fault (but also takes credit for things that arent his doing, especially this one).
In the end, all the president has is his character....
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sorry, it just jumps out at me.
I get it, Curl is the author’s name.
Ahhhh. I see.
Man I’m a geek.
Yes, he’s also Drudge’s editor, IIRC.
When is this empty suit going to begin his share of sacrifices?
That cost $12 million? Do you know what $1.2M gets you in Dallas/Ft Worth? Much less $12 million!
I kept looking all over the picture trying to find the hogs, chickens and cows. Just looks like a whole bunch of animal barns with a fancy swimming pool for the ducks.
The large kenyan carbon footprint is less danger to us when he is holed up with his boyfriends smoking crack at the beach.
If it’s not my money what difference does it make ?
You don’t think that your money isn’t being used to rent that beachfront mansion for the Obama clan?
Why is the pool so far away from the house? Goofy. That place looks like a communist compound! Everything one color? Yuck!