This may be a good thing, as the Washington Times tells readers. The Bushes spent time off at their homes; not the Obama throng. Instead the profligate Obama team,and hangers on, wrack up multi-million dollar tabs with taxpayer dollars. I for one never voted for this. Did you?
President Obama leaves for Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday for still another vacation. The Government Accountability Institute calculates that Mr. Obama spends twice as much time at leisure than on policy briefings. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, considering the policies. Nevertheless, we’re paying a lot for a debt to pleasure.
Nobody begrudges a president a little time off, but we’re paying $2 million for a comfortable holiday on Cape Cod, the Massachusetts summer retreat of the wealthy elites. As in medieval times, when the court attended the sovereign wherever he traveled, the White House entourage always tags along, another source of public expense. The nearest hotel charges up to $345 per night. Motel 6 digs won’t do for this president’s royal staff.
Mr. Obama, who constantly warns of the widening gap between rich and poor, is staying in the $7 million mansion of a rich Chicago campaign contributor. “Social tensions will rise,” the president warned last month, “as various groups fight to hold on to what they have, or start blaming somebody else for why their position isn’t improving.” It’s clear what side of the wealth gap he prefers to live on.