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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The silence of the Obamas: America’s royal family’s newest vacation -- By Judson Phillips, CDN

Air Force One - Whitehouse.govThe Olympics are in full swing, and it is a pity there is not a gold medal for hypocrisy. President and Michelle Obama would win the Gold hands down. They would have no serious competition.
 
obama-moneyBarack Obama is celebrating the increase in America’s debt ceiling by spending more money on himself and his family. Fresh from a lecture to America on income equality, the Obamas are off on vacations that would make billionaires jealous.

The mainstream media have been almost silent on yet another opulent Obama vacation. Actually two Obama vacations: Barack Obama headed off to California for a three day golf vacation, while Michelle headed to Aspen, the winter playground of the rich and famous. Michelle, who sometimes thinks she is a queen, not a first lady, flew with her children — at taxpayer expense — to Aspen, Colorado.

Michelle Obama_1367177494817.jpgThe rich and famous were seriously inconvenienced for an hour while Aspen’s airport was shut down so that she could arrive without impediment on her government jet.

It must be tough being the Obamas. Just a month ago, they were off on a two week golf vacation to Hawaii. There have been myriad other vacations. They go to Martha’s Vineyard. She goes to Spain with her girl friends. She takes the children on an African adventure. He golfs and golfs and golfs.

The hypocrisy could not be more stunning.

America’s workforce has not been this small since Jimmy Carter was president. Labor force participation is at a record low. Millions of Americans have simply given up on getting work. More Americans than ever now see the American dream of middle class prosperity as one they can no longer share.

The response of the Obamas is simple: Let’s take another vacation — on separate planes, if possible.

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