Skip to comments.REGAL R&R: Obamas live like royalty on lavish Hawaiian holiday
Posted on 01/03/2014 8:47:23 AM PST by dead
History will record that on the 12th day of his latest Hawaiian vacation, President Obama tweeted about Obamacare.
That was one of the presidents few visible acts of official business during his 16-day holiday retreat before he and his family return to Washington on Sunday. The presidents winter recess has rivaled just about anyones dream getaway, filled with endless golf, dinners at high-end restaurants, snorkeling at a closed nature preserve and a private, after-hours visit to a spectacular zoo...
The presidents aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise...
Otherwise, the trip has been an unbroken stretch of luxurious living for the president with his family at a beach house in trendy Kailua, an oceanfront neighborhood in Oahu where the homes rent for $3,500 per day more than many families earn in a month. The Obamas are paying for the $56,000 cost of the rental home, although taxpayers foot the bill for the first familys travel on Air Force One which, at more than $180,000 per hour, makes for a couple of million-dollar flights. R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas.
Whats more, hundreds of federal workers from White House staffers to the Secret Service security detail needed to protect the Obamas join in for what turns out to be an all-expenses-paid vacation. According to watchdog.org, the government rented at least seven homes in the area, costing taxpayers more than $183,750 of what the organization says will likely be a $4 million bill.
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It’s great to be King!
Royalty doesn’t live that well. They have to pay for their own vacations. The Obama’s cost more than all the royal families of Europe COMBINED!
He didn’t even go to church on CHRISTMAS!!! HELLO MUSLIM!!
“Luke, you will not find a more retched hive of scum and villainy than this place”. Obiewan was correct.
The trip has been an unbroken stretch of luxurious living.
Is that how he defines equality?.
Send the plane with Bo and Sunny back and leave them in Hawaii.
ROTFLOL He is never on the job.
-— The presidents aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise... -—
I don’t care who you are. That right there is funny.
We shouldn't complain about the president taking a luxurious 14 day vacay, because destroying the United States is very hard work.
Oh, btw where is that Iranian mole these days?
No...seriously...he’s a communist. He was picking pineapples and cutting sugarcane to show his solidarity with the workers.
KMOV-TV reporter Larry Conners was fired by his station and investigated by the IRS, after he interviewed Obama and asked tough questions about how appropriate his pricey vacationing was at a time when Americans were experiencing a tough recession.
President Bush made it a point to stay at the WH during Christmas so his SS detail can be with their families.
I had morning news on this today (don’t know which channel) and I swear I heard them say something about Obama and downtime. Really??? When does he ever have “uptime”???
You got that right.
When Reggie is in town...
Actually, this is a small price to pay for Obummer doing no damage to America the last two weeks. I’d gladly keep him there until January 2017 if he would agree to keep doing nothing.