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The Costliest Presidential Vacation Ever: $4 Million

Mac Slavo
The Daily Sheeple
December 20th, 2011
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As Americans struggle to cope with lost jobs and an economy teetering on the edge of another Great Depression, President Obama and his family are living the high life, at the expense of the American taxpayer:

If you’re having a hard time finishing all your Christmas shopping this holiday season, you might want to ask the president for a few bucks. The latest tally on the expected cost of his upcoming vacation has been upgraded to around $4 million.

Sound pricey? It is. In fact, at that price tag it stands to be the costliest presidential vacation ever.

All in all, the Hawaii Reporter put the grand total of the trip at $4,113,038. If, like me, you have no idea what that number means, try this: If you divide it by 1,000 you’ll have roughly the average amount of personal savings for a typical American family, taking into account statistics from the Federal Reserve and US Census Bureau.

From Washington on Friday, a White House reporter grilled Press Secretary Jay Carney on the vacation, asking if he thought it was an “extravagance” that the four Obamas are taking two jets to Hawaii, “particularly given the state of the economy, the state of the budget, and also given the directive that was just put out about limiting air travel by the administration?”

Carney dismissed the question, citing precedents set forth by other administrations.

It looks as if the only change in this administration is what’s piling up in the presidential piggy bank.

All in all, the Hawaii Reporter put the grand total of the trip at $4,113,038. If, like me, you have no idea what that number means, try this: If you divide it by 1,000 you’ll have roughly the average amount of personal savings for a typical American family, taking into account statistics from the Federal Reserve and US Census Bureau.

From Washington on Friday, a White House reporter grilled Press Secretary Jay Carney on the vacation, asking if he thought it was an “extravagance” that the four Obamas are taking two jets to Hawaii, “particularly given the state of the economy, the state of the budget, and also given the directive that was just put out about limiting air travel by the administration?”

Carney dismissed the question, citing precedents set forth by other administrations.

It looks as if the only change in this administration is what’s piling up in the presidential piggy bank.

Source: RT

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