OBAMAS SPEND ANOTHER MULTI MILLION DOLLAR VACATION
There were many left wing complaints about the Reagan's many trips to their California ranch or the Bush's trips to Crawford. Yet no one on the left complains about the extravagant trips to high dollar locations continually taken by the Obama's. Especially at Christmas when Americans are scrapping the bottom of the barrel just to make an enjoyable holiday for their families.
The Reagan's spent every Christmas at The White House in order to allow staff to be closer to their families for the holiday. Then after Christmas spent several days at their personal ranch which had been secured at the beginning of the Reagan Presidency and did not need the costly front teams necessary for a Presidential trip. The only costs associated with the Reagan Christmas trips were travel and meals for staff members who accompanied the President.
Bush was similar at Christmas. He spent most at Camp David to also allow staff to be close to their families then went to either his fathers place in Maine or Crawford, both places that did not cost tax payers a dime except for meals for staff members and the cost of travel. The Obama's leave well before Christmas so staff members must leave their families during the holiday and travel to Hawaii spending tax payer dollars for extremely high dollar locations.
Even with lesser cost accommodations and more easily secured at Hawaiian military bases which are only five and fifteen minutes from the location chosen by the Obama's. Barack and Michelle rent a $ 4,000 dollar a day Villa and travel to the bases which have private beaches rather than staying on the base at a lesser cost as the Clinton's did on their visit to the Hawaiian Islands. The base accommodations are just as posh as those chosen by the Obama's, the difference being that the base accommodations have no daily rental fee.
Also on base staff members would be housed at base facilities which again do not cost tax payers any extra as the current accommodations do at a cost of more than $400.00 per day excluding meals, travel and other living costs for the staff. Also on base security would be much easier and the massive expense of front teams would be lessened as the base is already a secure location.
The family spends the majority of the Hawaiian vacation on the base to use the work out facilities, private beach, bowling etc. but choose to stay off the base at an extravagant cost to tax payers. Of course the left defends this by claiming this expense comes out of the Obama's pocket. A claim which can NEVER be documented and always shows up as part of tax payer funded expenses for the Presidential trip.
The Obama's spend tax payer money on extravagances for themselves as no President before yet consistently call on Americans to cut corners, spend thrifty and sacrifice during this time of economic struggle for the Nation. A true leader leads by example. Obama has never been nor ever will be a leader, but he and Michelle are typical elitist leftists who lecture others on how to live while spending money they have not earned for personal extravagance.