Skip to comments.Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns
Posted on 08/16/2013 4:37:02 AM PDT by grundle
Full title: Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns, claim locals
August is usually the time of year when businesses on Martha's Vineyard make enough money to see them through the cold, tourist-free winter. But with the president and his family on the Massachusetts island, road closures are detouring visitors and their dollars away from towns near the Obamas' vacation home.
Writing about the town of West Tisbury, the Vineyard Gazette reported that 'the traffic change will keep people away from the village center at the very height of summer.'
'August is our make it or break it month,' Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers told the local newspaper, 'So this is the worst possible time of the year to block access. It impacts a lot of people.'
'Were really in a bad position at a critical time of year ... were trying to survive the winter.'
Obama's chosen week away from the White House overlaps with some of the Martha's Vineyard events that attract the most summer tourists, including fireworks nights and an annual agricultural fair.
Many island businesses rely on those summer-ending celebrations to make ends meet.
Gas station co-owner Patrick Jenkinson told The Martha's Vineyard Times that his business has come to 'really rely on this third week in August, especially Fair week.'
'We do as much business in that one week as we do in three weeks in February. But we're way down from what we usually get in sales, more than 15 to 20 percent.'
Jenkinson wrote on the newspaper's website that 'this particular visit' by the Obamas 'has been extremely intrusive to the Island. ... some of these businesses are staffed for a particular flow of customers and now they're over-staffed with 4 days notice.'
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Yup. I’m tearing up real bad right now for their misfortune. Really....
Doubt if they’ll wise up.
You didn’t build that.
>>Most of these people voted for Obama<<
I hope all of them did.
They can choke on it.
I know several folks with places on the Vineyard. They rent them out to the Chosen Ones in August and go elsewhere.
Yeah, I love it. I hope he drives em into bankruptcy .
Maybe if they cut back on the security and the caravan style tours by about 75% it would not be so toxic. Does he still have his approved food taster too???
who needs business revenue when these democrat voters get 10 days to worship the Won from afar?
besides, doesn’t everyone just go on vacation in August and eat lobsta?
Don’t these morons know that they are not supposed to earn money for themselves, but for the government to redistribute? Couldn’t happen to a better group, what goes round comes around.
Yeah, and they can’t even sacrifice one week of bad business for their ONE and the greater good of his family.
It’s the Massachusetts way. Pull the D lever on election day, because your family has done that for 4 generations, and besides, it’s what Rose Kennedy would want you to do. /s
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of ObamaBots.
Maybe you won't have to ....
Marthas Vineyard: Birthplace of the Man from Nowheres Presidency
So what if they lose their jobs. Dear Leader just created a rodeo clown job opening in Missouri.
Yep... I guess they’ll just have to stick their noses a bit higher in the air the next time they mark for the ‘D’.
Cry me a river. He’s YOUR guy; live with the consequences.
I read the headline and laughed. You voted for him, you slavishly follow his every word and that of every other Liberal (who advertize themselves as being for “the little guy”), so just suck it up.
Think soetoro gives a damn?