Barack Hussein Obama has jetted off to Hawaii for Christmas each year of his presidency, spending a whopping $35 million of our tax dollars on his vacations to his home state. This year, that number will grow, as Obama is currently on a 17-day trip to the state with his family.
This is starkly different than what Obama’s predecessor George W. Bush did each year on Christmas, who handled his December “vacations” very differently.
“Here’s the thing: In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas,” journalist Joseph Curl wrote for the Washington Times. “Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.”
After a few years of this, Curl finally asked a member of Bush’s administration why the president chose to spend Christmas in the White House.
“I still remember what she said,” Curl wrote. “’So all of us can be with our families on Christmas.’”
“Who was ‘us’?” Curl asks in his writing. “Hundreds and hundreds of people, that’s who. Sure, the reporters who covered the president, but also dozens and dozens on his staff, 100 Secret Service agents, maybe more, and all of those city cops required whenever the president’s on the move in D.C.”
This shows once again just how different Bush and Obama are. While Bush was a caring president who put the American people ahead of himself, Obama has been a selfish ruler who only wants to make his own life easier.
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