By Wyatt Earp | June 7, 2009
Last weekend, the Obamas took in dinner and a show in New York City. This fabulous getaway was just what the first couple needed, even though most of the bill was footed by the American taxpayer.
Yeah, they took a bite out of the Big Apple, and got the worm. This fiasco is my topic for my article at Family Security Matters. Here’s a sample:
Last week, President and Mrs. Obama spent a getaway weekend in fabulous New York City. The trip caused a stir among nearly everyone – except those in the mainstream media – because such a trip requires transportation, security, and other necessities that are paid by the American taxpayer. People were clamoring for answers, and more importantly, dollar figures for this “lost weekend.” The Obama administration, capitalizing on their promise to be more open than the previous eeevvviiilll crew, basically told the public to get bent. White House Press Secretary/Apologist Robert Gibbs stated that the president would not reveal the price tag for the excursion, but one article published in the Washington Times estimated the cost of the trip to be nearly $250,000.
“One early estimate (from the New York Post) put the cost at $24,000. Absurdly low. The Daily Mail in London threw out another number – $75,000. Sure, three times as much as the first estimate, but still probably spectacularly low. Remember, joyriding Air Force One around for a few hours over Manhattan a couple months ago cost $250,000, so the cost of the weekend trip was likely not likely that low.”
$250,000: For a weekend trip, on the taxpayers’ dime, consisting of dinner and a lavish Broadway musical.
Not surprisingly, many pundits were appalled at the first couple’s irresponsible spending in the midst of “the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.” Well, the ones not in the president’s pocket were aghast, anyway. How could Obama justify such an outing after he spent the last four months excoriating CEO’s for flying to lavish junkets in their fancy schmancy corporate jets? The answer is simple: He is the president. He won. That means he doesn’t have to answer to anyone . . . except Michelle “Arms of Stone” Obama . . . and Nancy “Face of Stone” Pelosi . . . and possibly Ted “Liver of Stone” Kennedy. Other than that, he’s his own man.
You can read the rest of the funny HERE.
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