If you have a head on your shoulders, you probably noticed Obama’s last eight years have been a strain on the family budget.
Saving for retirement got a lot harder as millions had their saving wiped away during the bank bailout fiasco.
Thousands upon thousands have had to take a second job to make ends meet, while many more millions couldn’t even find a job.
And don’t discount inflation. It seems like every dollar earned is weaker than it was a year before.
Consumers are getting less for the same price. Consider Orange Juice. Many brands have sneakily cut the size of an OJ carton from 64 oz. to 59 oz.
It’s a shame really that some have to boast “Still 64 oz”!
Which is why Obama’s living large while the rest of us suffer is so awful.
It’s been documented that Barack Obama, Michelle, Sasha and Malia have racked up more than $85 million in vacation over the last eight years.
Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service revealing that its travel expenses for the First Family’s 2015 Hawaiian vacation cost taxpayers $1.2 million, which bring the total cost of the vacation trip to at least $4.8 million. This was the Obamas’ eighth Hawaiian family vacation. The trip has become an annual event for the Obamas. To date, Obama’s and his family’s travel expenses total at least $85,029,819.
The costs associated with vacations include secret service salaries, secret service lodging, staff lodging, and car rentals.
And you can bet the Obamas are not staying at the Holiday Inn. They are staying at some of the nicest resorts in Hawaii.
Then there are the activities, like snorkeling and golf.
All at the expense of the taxpayers.
If this doesn’t make you mad!
Obama and Michelle are jet setting around the world, living like kings and queens, all on the taxpayer’s dime. Meanwhile, millions have forgone vacations to make ends meet.
Many saw their retirements go up in smoke, while Obama makes $400,000 a year to be the President, and lived in the White House rent free.
This is not the only luxury that Obama has allowed himself. During his eight years of office, Obama has golfed more than 300 times.
George W. Bush, on the other hand, golfed 24 times during his time as President. Bush put down the clubs after 9/11 because he thought it would send the wrong message to our troops to play while they fought for us.
Obama must not have gotten the memo. Because we’ve been at war in one country or another for more than eight years (Thanks Obama for that new war in Syria!) and Obama golfs and goes on tropical vacations.
It is really frustrating to know that when you’re working 50-60 hours a week and trying to scrape by and afford a nice vacation here and there, Obama and family have gone to Hawaii eight times.
How did he even have time to govern with all that leisure built in?
Thankfully, he’s only got two months left in office and then he’s gone. And the man following him promised America he would take the Presidency a lot more seriously.
Donald Trump said he wouldn’t even take the salary for the Presidency and he said he wouldn’t take big vacations, saying there’s too much to be done.
There is much to be done since Obama left such a mess while he was out sunning on the beach.
Do you think Obama needed the vacations in Hawaii? Or was that an abuse of power?
Let us know in the comments below.