I will be the first to say that when you’re elected president of the United States, you are afforded a lot of perks that the rest of us will never get. A really neat tricked out 747 jet that is at the ready 24/7 for your use (and you don’t even have to pay for it, or go through security!). You get to travel the world at your will. You can also take lavish vacations for yourself and your family…not even together if you choose not to be with them.
But $70 million for vacations is a bit extravagant in my world. I’m sorry, but Bobo Obama just isn’t worth $70 mil. That’s the price tag that Judicial Watch has put on all of the Obama vacations (and his family) over the past seven years. This year alone the price tag will reach $11 million. Yes, there have been numerous golfing vacations in the warm-weather states. There has been the ski trip to Aspen for Michelle my belle, to try and get some exercise and get that “junk in the trunk” hidden a little bit.
There are always the junkets to the far-away lands in Africa, and Europe, and Asia. Chalk those up as education for the girls, as well as their best friends, so-so friends, and tag alongs. And of course, Christmas in Hawaii isn’t cheap for anybody. Especially if you do it like Bobo does it.
The question I pose to you is has he earned it? Is he worth it? My first answer is no. I don’t think he’s worth a $70 million investment in vacations at our expense. I am fully aware that a lot of that goes to security, and yes, you’ve got to take the presidential limousine with you wherever you go (nicknamed The Beast because of its massive weight). And you’ve got to ferry around helicopters, and navy jets, and all of the accoutrements that are necessary for security. I get that. But to spend $70 million? Yeah, that’s over-reaching it a bit, wouldn’t you agree? Especially if you were to tie it to job performance. I mean, for cryin’ out loud, Jimmy Carter never spent that much, and he was a better president that Obama! And you can’t even begin to compare George W. Bush to this guy…Bush blows him away on all accounts, and yes…the debate is over, and the science is settled on that one. No arguments accepted there!
There has to be a better way. I say, we already have a get-away location for our presidents to visit whenever they want, and they don’t have to take Air Force One. It’s called Camp David. It’s a 40 minute helicopter ride from the White House. You jump on Marine One, and before the Nightly News Hour on PBS is over, you’re there. Any other vacation a president wants to take should be fine, and they should be presented a bill when they come back home for the cost. The WHOLE cost, not just what the military says it would cost if they flew the family on Southwest on the “Wanna Get Away” fares.
Oh…by the way…I’d say the same if Bobo was a Republican. Sorry guys…$70 mil is too much for vacation expenses.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!