White House Won’t Promise That Obamas Will Cut Back on ‘Lavish Vacations’

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

What, does someone actually expect the Obamas to cut back themselves due to the Obama Sequester? Suffering and hardship is for the little people. Nice to see someone in the White House press corps actually bring this up, though.

Confronted about President Obama’s $1 million golf trip, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney attacked Republicans rather than promise that the president will cut back on “lavish vacations” paid for by taxpayers.

“How does the president justify lavish vacations and a golf trip to Florida at taxpayer expense and does he plan to cut back on his travel?” a reporter from Colorado asked after noting the high unemployment rate among minorities and the furloughs that federal employees face under sequester.

“I can tell you that this president is focused every day on policies that create economic growth and help advance job creation,” Carney replied. “We certainly do not need to embrace economic policies that shift the entire burden of deficit reduction on senior citizens, middle class families, and Medicare recipients.”

He’s focused. Every day. Which explains why the unemployment rate is the same as it was when he assumed office.

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3 Responses to “White House Won’t Promise That Obamas Will Cut Back on ‘Lavish Vacations’”

  1. Blue Hen on 18/18/13 at 3:17 pm

    Sure he is jay. That’s why his jobs council quietly died. He cannot or will not focus on WH tours. The saddest part is that many drooling idiots will lap up this shrill defense of lavish spending. And the spending which was supposedly the end of life as we knew it when he was a senator, and the debt that he was going to cut by 50% when he became President in 2008 is now supposedly not a problem.

    Sure it is.

  2. Some Guy on 19/19/13 at 10:48 am

    Sign the petition for the President to stop taking vacations on the taxpayer’s dime:


    Mr. President, stop charging U.S. taxpayers for your personal and family vacations while the sequester is in effect.

    We object to the President charging taxpayers for his vacations, since he has now imposed sequester cuts on the military and his own personal fortune of $12 Million is more than enough to cover his costs. Since 2009, the President and his family have spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for “working” vacations to Hawaii, golf outings, and trips for his wife and children around the world. As taxpayers, we find it unconscionable for a multimillionaire to bill us for his vacation costs, while telling our military to make do with less. We ask that; (1) the President and his family stop using taxpayer-funded military transport for vacations, or (2) the President personally reimburse the U.S. Treasury for all costs associated with his vacations, including transportation and salaries.