Ana Nguyen (@anananguyen) November 29, 2012
As Twitchy reported earlier, despite the fast-approaching fiscal cliff, President Obama can’t be troubled to meet with Congressional leaders. Well, it looks like the country will have to wait a little longer for even a halfhearted show of leadership. While the president is threatening Americans that Republicans will steal their $2000, he’s preparing to embark on a three-week, $4 million Hawaiian vacation. Funded by taxpayers, of course.
The Hawaii Reporter estimates that the total cost of the vacation to Hawaii and federal taxpayers, including funding for travel, staff and protection, is at least $4 million. Obama’s vacations are more expensive than those of previous presidents because of the huge costs to fly Air Force One and an accompanying cargo plane for nine hours or so to Hawaii.
The trip is set for December 17 to January 6. We’re set to reach the edge of the fiscal cliff on January 2. As Obama and the Democrats’ irresponsible policies send us hurtling toward economic disaster, the president and his family will be enjoying their pu pu platters. Maybe they’ll even do a little cliff diving of their own!
Conservatives are absolutely livid:
With the US nearing a fiscal cliff, the Obama's are going on a 20 day- $4 million vacation!—
(@kylaw74) November 29, 2012
Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Hawaiian Vacation on the tax payer dime while American's face a fiscal cliff…—
THEENEMYISWITHIN (@PROVIDENCE1791) November 29, 2012
Obama's plan $4mm, 20 day vacation. They feel our pain….but don't give a hoot.—
Cory (@ConsrvativeCory) November 29, 2012
To the surprise of no one, Obama is leaving for a 20 day 4 million $ vacation the SAME day America goes over the fiscal cliff. How precious.—
Steven Miller (@slmiller222) November 29, 2012
20 days in Hawaii? Obama should go live in a FEMA hut in NJ or NY for his vacation and actually FEEL what these people are going through!!—
AmericanWolverine (@untwin34) November 29, 2012
Obama's going on 20 day 4 million $ vacation. Can this man show any more clearly how out of touch he is?—
Lana Moye (@Mizylana) November 29, 2012
20 day 4 million dollar vacation, FOR WHAT????? Obama.—
BHarp (@bhdawg) November 29, 2012
President Obama is spending $4 million of taxpayer money for a Hawaiian vacation.
What would you do with $4 million?
What's your "fair share" of Obama's $4,000,000 vacation in Hawaii?—
(@Fector) November 29, 2012
What the hell goes through Obama's head? A 20 day $4000000 (in tax payer money) vacation to Hawaii for Christmas? Hello? FISCAL CLIFF HERE.—
Stephen Maco (@StephenMaco) November 29, 2012
While Obama’s reckless disregard for Americans’ welfare is nothing short of infuriating — and downright disgusting — this Twitterer does make an interesting point:
People are complaining about Obama's 3-week vacation? Why? We would all be a lot better off if he spent the next 4 years on vacation.—
Run Straight Down (@runstraightdown) November 29, 2012