Can you say hypocrisy? He isn’t the first president, just the most blatant when it comes to “Do as I say, not as I do”. Each of the vacations he, and/or the first family takes costs more than fifty to a hundred average-wage four person families would earn in a year – if both parents were employed.
I don’t want to suggest that the First Family has to stay home at night and eat soup out of a can like much of the country. However, my face is raw from being rubbed in the White House hypocrisy on spending. And, I don’t find the President’s giddy laughter at it enchanting either. It’s like water boarding for the masses.
Below are excerpts from two articles, picked up four days apart.
Political commentary from Andrew Malcolm
February 15, 2011 | 3:10 pm
Here’s the isolated president’s perception of how painfully the feds need to address their fiscal canyon: “If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, you might put off a vacation.”
Michelle Obama Goes Skiing in Colorado
by Keith Koffler on February 19, 2011, 11:34 am
First Lady Michelle Obama is on “a private family trip” in Colorado where she is skiing with daughters Sasha and Malia, according to an administration official.
“The First Lady and several close friends are chaperoning their children on a ski trip,” the official told the press pool reporter who is following President Obama today.
Reports coming out of Colorado say she arrived Friday night and is staying at the Sebastian Hotel on Vail Mountain. Rooms start at $605 per night for a room with two queen beds and head north of $2,000 for multi-bedroom suites.