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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