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Obama’s ‘In your face’ dinner on the taxpayers dime.

When there are 45+ million people on food stamps, 9%+ unemployment, and minority unemployment over 15% and that figure is being under reported, the following should make anyone puke at the revolting audacity of vulgarity and pompous arrogance of the Obama’s, and that includes Barack and Michelle.

First off, both took seperate planes to their  extravagant Martha’s Vineyard vacation spot. A vacation that in itself is nothing more then excuse to have the tax payers foot the bill for the laziest good for nothing resident of the White House to play another round of golf and get his kester and dead beat family out Washington DC.  Barack must be bone dead tired after the triple state ‘Rollin’ Misery Tour’ where he did nothing but blame everyone but himself and expects people to believe his “let me get back to you in Sept with my jobs plan.

The extra transport to get the the First Lady  to the island for only a few more hours of vacation time will have cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses.

The costs related to Mrs Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on the specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her.

She would also have had her own motorcade from the airport to her vacation residence

Obamas Share Sacrifice at Pricey Vineyard Restaurant

by Keith Koffler on August 19, 2011, 10:00 pm

President and Mrs. Obama are sharing in the sacrifice tonight at the Beach Plum Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, which features an array of overpriced selections for the first couple to choose from that could easily bring the bill within the range of $200.

They might, for example, choose to start the meal with a $15 chunk of pizza cheese – I’m sorry, “Fresh Mozzarella” with “Fresh Basil, vine ripened tomatoes, aged balsamic reduction, and chive dill.”

This is a good mix because some things are fresh, and some things are aged.

But the sacrifice really gets serious with the entree, where the Obamas may want to order half a chicken for $38. Excuse me, please, “Herb crusted roasted half Katama Farm chicken; garlic mashed potatoes with steamed broccollini, rosemary jus.”

This would be perfect for me, because when I get tired of Perdue, I alway switch to Katama Farm.

There’s also the steamed twin Menemsha lobsters for $48. Isn’t Menemsha some kind of club for geniuses? I’ll take those.

But to be sure that they’re twins, I’ll need a BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

The restaurant notes, “We would be happy to split single entree items for an additional charge of $15.”

Well, of course! I’m sure being paid $15 to heap the same junk on two plates instead of one would make them very happy indeed.

So if the Obamas go with the cheese and the chicken we’re at $53 before dessert, tax, tip and booze. Now, looks like it’s bring-you’re-own-drinks with a corkage fee of $10. So if we assume $10 for a drink, $10 for dessert – you know they’re both having dessert – a 6.25 percent Massachusetts restaurant tax, and a 20 percent tip, we’re at $93 each, or $186 for the couple.

The average weekly Social Security check for a retired worker is about $274. Just saying.

And guess what? No peas on the menu. The Obamas don’t have to eat their peas.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/08/19/obamas-share-sacrifice-pricey-vineyard-restaurant/

UPDATE!

This blog is not in the habit of posting the comments we receive or responding to them, however we did receive the following and will repond in part. The sender’s comments will be edited as to the senders ID, however the entire context of his comment is posted..

Comment:
While I do agree with certain aspects of your blog, I do find it ridiculous that you act as though the Obamas are the first family to ever eat dinner at an expensive restaurant or to enjoy an extravagant vacation.  As a man from a modest but happy upbringing, I can certainly agree with your complaints that our president and his family made little effort to cut costs on their vacation, particularly in light of  moderately high poverty levels throughout the United States.  It is a perfect illustration of the moral hazard problem, where decision makers fail to minimize costs when they are not asked to foot the bill.  However, should you not also complain when CEO’s and other corporate leaders eat into potential profits by utilizing private jets, expensive dinners, etc., while they likely employ workers who earn only a small fraction of their own yearly salaries?  You may argue that I am comparing apples to oranges, but there are parallels between the two situations.  If you want the President Obama and his family to eat meals that are more in line with the meals of typical American families, why not call for Warren Buffett, Michael Jordan, and Bill Gates to do the same thing.

My response -  First off, Warren Buffett, Michael Jordon, and Bill Gates are private citizens and not public servants, living off the public’s expense.

News reports have also stated that Michelle Obama has spent over $10 million in vacations over the last year and taken 1 day in 9 for vacations, at the public expense. Not only is that excessive, but even some Dem’s are calling that outragous.

Shared Sacrifice by Everyone but Barack and Michelle Obama.

The Obamas’ summer break in Martha’s Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.

But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.
White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.

Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.

Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.

The economy may have had its first downgrade, but not the Obamas.

From the National Enquirer:

White House source: “IT’s DISGUSTING!” as MICHELLE OBAMA blows a whopping $10 million in taxpayer money on ritzy vacations, THE ENQUIRER reports!

 With most Americans struggling to make ends meet, first lady Michelle Obama has blown a whopping $10 MILLION in taxpayer money on ritzy vacations in the past year alone!
 
“It’s disgusting!” a top White House source told The ENQUIRER.
 
“Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while most hardwork­ing Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.
 
“When it’s all add­ed up, she’s spent more than $10 million in tax­payer money on her vacations!”
 
White House sources claim President Barack Obama is “absolutely furious” at his wife’s luxuri­ous, leisure lifestyle but can’t curb her “out-of-control” spending, which in­cludes wild s h o p p i n g sprees, costly massages and her expensive taste in booze.
 
The Obamas pay for some of Michelle’s personal expenses and travel, but according to a report on the website whitehousedossier.com, “the amount is dwarfed by the over­all cost to the public.”
 
In August 2010, Michelle and her entourage spent five days at a pricey golf resort in Spain.
 
 The tax­payers’ tab for transportation and security totaled $375,000, prompt­ing one columnist to blast her as a “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for vacationing while the American economy hemorrhaged jobs.
 
“The vacations are totally Mi­chelle’s idea.She’s like a junkie.
 
“She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hard-working Americans.”

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