Having just saved the country from economic calamity, President Barack Obama joined his family for the second time in Hawaii.
For most of us, the holiday season is over. The decorations are down, the Valentine’s Day cards are in the stores, the swimsuits not far behind.
But for the flamboyant Obamas, they’re not about to cut back on their reported $7 million Hawaiian vacation. The reason it’s costing so much, not that they care, is that First Lady Michelle and their daughters traveled to the exotic state ahead of the president, who had that pesky little fiscal cliff hanging over his head. He joined them later but had to leave to head back to Washington to seal the deal for redistributing the wealth. When he did, the media portrayed him as some self-sacrificing hero, cutting short his vacation because the nation was teetering on the edge of another recession.
You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking. Shouldn’t all of the Obamas have come home and stayed home? No way. After raising taxes on 77 percent of the country’s households, Obama needed some R&R, so off he went back to Hawaii.
So while we all welcomed in the New Year with tax increases coming from all sides, the Obamas are living the high life in Hawaii. Great role models, aren’t they? But they’ll be home in time for all the inaugural parties.
Interesting isn’t it, that Obama didn’t fight to extend the two-percent payroll tax break for those who work but was adamant that unemployment benefits be extended.
It’s still shocking that Barack Obama was given another term. Who re-elects a president who plunged the country trillions of dollars deeper into debt, who did nothing to create jobs, who spent taxpayers’ money like a drunken sailor, who with a vengeance pushed through Obama Care, etc., etc., etc.?
Well here’s a clue. A sample of Americans were asked in a recent poll which women they most admired. Hillary Clinton came in number one while Michelle Obama came in number two. Makes sense, I guess. Number three? Kim Kardashian. Number four and five? Her two sisters.
Among the women Americans most admire are the Kardashian bimbos. So now it makes a little more sense that we’re stuck another four years with Barack Obama and his diva wife.
And it sure didn’t hurt that the country’s spendthrift president is determined to make those who work carry those who don’t.
- Betty Roccograndi