After a hard week of talking down the economy, watching as his genius Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner single-handedly plunged the markets with his “make it up as we go” TARP plan, extorting Senators and engaging in Pay to Play schemes, and finally, giving away free houses to system-mooching scumbags, President Obama, the United States first African-American president, took a much needed vacation back to Chicago after being in office for a little less than a month.
President Obama spent $170million of taxpayer money on his “historic” inaguration, then, in his presidential address, told the rest of Americans that they would need to sacrifice. “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”
Airforce One has a staff of up to 26 people, all of which were not home for Valentine’s Day, thanks to the Obama’s $68,000-per-hour romp to Chicago. Forget those people.
Forget that President Obama railed so harshly at “corporate greed”, and that the actions of CEO’s who received TARP funds then paid out bonuses and went on company-paid-for vacation. “Shameful”, Obama said, “the height of irresponsibility…part of what we’re going to need is for folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint, and show some discipline, and show some sense of responsibility.”
“Let them eat cake,” Michelle Obama said as she left the swank Table 52 in uptown Chicago that the Obama’s dined at on Valentine’s Day, “I’ll bring them some home in a doggie bag.”
Forget that the Democratic Congressional Caucus went on vacation to an expensive Virginia spa for a weekend immediately after passing the first Stimulus Bill. That was only the taxpayers, those lowly people who will one day have to fork over the $1.3Trillion, that paid for that vacation. And it’s only the taxpayers who are paying for Obama’s little love sojourn to his hometown of Chicago.
Just last week President Obama was repeatedly reminding the American Public that if the Stimulus Bill was not passed, 5 million jobs would be immediately lost, the worldwide economy would collapse, and baseball season would be cancelled. Congress worked at such a quick clip that they could not even read the Stimulus Bill once it exited Conference Committee, so pressed were they to get it to President Obama’s desk for signing, but alas, now America will have to wait for his return from vacation.
Drunken Sailor Spending can save America, as long as it is President Obama doing the spending. The American Public will have to make due on their $8 per hour.
(*This article was originally published February 14, 2009 on the Yahoo Contributor Network)