Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Financial crisis looms while president happily spends our money on his own holiday treats

Now that President Obama has secured an extended lease with the White House for the next four years, his desire to save Americans' tax dollars seems nowhere in sight. As we face an imminent fiscal cliff, rather than set a good example of how to trim spending, Obama's calling for all the "holiday trimmings" he can get.

For instance, Obama recently requested a 50% increase over last year in the number of Christmas trees to be set up in the White House - that translates into 54 trees to decorate the White House with - courtesy of the taxpayer, of course. As reported by Investors Business Daily, "Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that's a whole grove of Christmas trees."

Too bad, however, that the Obamas won't get to spend the entire holiday season at the White House to enjoy all these decorations that we bought for them. They'll miss a good part of the season in D.C. because they'll be embarking on a $4 million Christmas vacation to Hawaii - courtesy of - you guessed it - us.
It doesn't matter that our country is about to fall over that fiscal cliff, that we have record debt thanks to the most outrageously spend-happy president in our nation's history, and that 46 million Americans are living in poverty. Our president sees no need to set a good example about spending, nor merely show respect for those who are unable to afford even one tree this holiday season. After all, it's not his money he's spending, so why should he be concerned?

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  1. Perhaps we are just being unfair to Mr. Obama when all he wants to do is take a well deserved $4 million vacation. After all he has been busy covering up the Fast and Furious program, spending trillions of dollars, as well as pushing the HHS mandate that attacks our religious freedoms. And we can’t forget the successful Arab Spring which has turned into the Arab Winter. Speaking of that, special kudos to you Mr. President for supporting the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt which is now sexually assaulting women protesting against President Morsi’s recent power grab. Will you be mentioning this the next time you speak about the war on women? Oh, and let’s not forget our murdered US Diplomat along with 3 other Americans in Benghazi. I am still waiting to find out who gave the orders to “stand down” or what exactly the president was doing during the 7 hours they were pleading for help. Yes, the president has been busy and shouldn’t have to now deal with this debt crisis stuff. Forget that his tax hike on the top 2% wouldn’t run the government for 10 days, but it does manage to keep that class warfare thing going. So, go ahead take a vacation on our dime Mr. President. America could use the break.

  2. I wish this blog had a "thumbs up" button - I'd give you a big thumbs up, Ed B! Thanks for your excellent comments! Have a great weekend.

    1. Julie,
      I am truly humbled by your comment considering all the great work you do consistently in the paper and on this blog. I make it a point to check your blog daily whenever possible and when I do I am never disappointed. You put a lot of thought, pride, and hard work into your writings and it shows. You have inspired me personally to get more involved in the pro-life movement beyond just casting my vote so thank you for that. Take care and God Bless.

  3. I know this has been said a million times before, but can you imagine if this were Bush doing this? It's all we'd hear about 24/7 in the mainstream news and all the Obama-type supporters would be screaming bloody murder. Of course they don't care that Obama is doing this because the media isn't telling them they should be upset, so they are, therefore, not upset. If it were Bush, the media would tell them they should be upset and they would, therefore, be upset. Obedient puppets...unfortunately who then vote.