Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi have been doling out their bountiful supplies of cash, and the hordes of cash they've siphoned off from the tax payers, to pay for their luxurious Christmas vacations in Hawaii. But, no doubt they still feel the pain and suffering of the struggling Middle Class.
Pelosi is currently staying at the exotic Four Seasons Resort in Kona on the island of Hawaii. She spent the last two Christmas holidays at the same hotel in an elaborate suite that rents for $10,000 a night. Local taxpayers shelled out $34,000 to pay for Pelosi's police escort.
Last year, President Obama payed between $2500 to $3500 per day for his Hawaiian vacation rental. This year the President is staying at a different house located on the same street. The Obamas are the first group to ever rent the house, and the realtor said that when the President and his family return to Washington, he plans to list the house for sale at a cost of $7.9 million.
And while the Obamas are paying for their own beach front rental, taxpayers are picking up the rest of the tab, at an estimated cost of $4,113,038. That includes $3,629,622 for SEPARATE travel for the president and his family, $151,200 for housing for security, $72,216 for staff to stay in one of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts, the Moana Surf-rider in Waikiki, and local police protection and ambulance detail for $260,000.
Bradley A. Blakeman, who served as a member of President George W.Bush’s senior staff from 2001-2004, told Newsmax that President Bush only brought a “skeleton crew” to his ranch in Crawford, Texas — and they stayed in trailers.“They weren’t staying in five-star hotels on the beach,” he said. “The most extravagant thing that they did was probably go out for barbecue...”
However, unlike Mr. Bush, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are clearly deserving of all these luxurious perks because they feel the pain of the Middle Class....
Moreover, the President's vacation, in the hot and scorching Hawaiian sun, is, in essence, a self-inflicted misery and an effort on his part to share in the pain and suffering of the Middle Class.
Case in point: In 2010, while addressing a small audience in Fairfax, VA., Mr. Obama announced that he would join the crowd and stand in the sun so that they would know "he feels their pain."
And, undoubtedly this is the motive behind Obama and Pelosi's luxurious, high-end Hawaiian vacations: They are doling out hordes of cash to soak up the hot, torturous Hawaiian sun because the self-inflicted pain helps them feel the pain and suffering of the struggling Middle Class......