Belt-Tightening: Obamas Plan Lavish 20-Day, $4 Million Vacation

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

Perfect timing. Just as we head off Obama’s fiscal cliff he and the charming wife will be freeloading on our dime to the tune of $4 million.

While many residents welcome the First Family, others are disheartened by the restrictions put on air, water and road travel while the President and family are in town, especially because it is the holiday season and many families on vacation want to use their boats or surf and paddle in the welcoming ocean waves fronting the Kailua homes. In addition, the President’s caravan of at least 22 vehicles including an ambulance can easily overwhelm the community that typically has single lane streets.

Adding to the controversy surrounding the President’s visit is the cost of the trip.

With the staff, special forces, local police presence and equipment, the President’s visit adds up annually to at least a $4 million vacation courtesy of the Hawaii and federal taxpayers.

While the President and his friends pay for their own rental homes, taxpayers pick up the cost of security and waterfront housing for the Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard as well as staff accommodations at a plush beachfront Waikiki hotel.

Enjoy your change. It’s all you’ll have left pretty soon.

3 Responses to “Belt-Tightening: Obamas Plan Lavish 20-Day, $4 Million Vacation”

  1. lyle on 29/29/12 at 2:31 pm

    While the President and his friends pay for their own rental homes

    Are you effing kidding me?? Where does the President get his money? Does anyone think he’s picking up the tab personally?

  2. Jon Brooks on 30/30/12 at 12:04 am

    He gets the keys to his own personal money printing press, this explains why he is never photographed wearing something in silk.