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Man o’ the people Obama to take a 20-day, $4 million taxpayer-financed vacation

What, worry about that fiscal crisis? Nah, King Obama’s got far more important things to worry about.

As Twitchy reported earlier, despite the fast-approaching fiscal cliff, President Obama can’t be troubled to meet with Congressional leaders. Well, it looks like the country will have to wait a little longer for even a halfhearted show of leadership. While the president is threatening Americans that Republicans will steal their $2000, he’s preparing to embark on a three-week, $4 million Hawaiian vacation. Funded by taxpayers, of course.

The Hawaii Reporter estimates that the total cost of the vacation to Hawaii and federal taxpayers, including funding for travel, staff and protection, is at least $4 million. Obama’s vacations are more expensive than those of previous presidents because of the huge costs to fly Air Force One and an accompanying cargo plane for nine hours or so to Hawaii.

The trip is set for December 17 to January 6. We’re set to reach the edge of the fiscal cliff on January 2. As Obama and the Democrats’ irresponsible policies send us hurtling toward economic disaster, the president and his family will be enjoying their pu pu platters. Maybe they’ll even do a little cliff diving of their own!

How many of those evil small business owners will be taxed to pay for the King’s President’s vacation. The government borrows roughly 40% of every dollar it spends. Therefore, Obama’s excellent Hawaiian adventure will add another $1.6 million to the national debt. I suppose he considers that some kind of investment in the future, or something. I wonder how the media would have reacted if, say, George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan took a $4 million dollar vacation when unemployment was 8% and the country was $16.3 trillion in debt.

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