posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 09:15 AM
Yeah, okay, Bush spent more money and took more vacations than Obama in his eight years of office. But Obama is barely into his second term so I
wouldn't be surprised if he caught up with Bush in the next couple of years.
I think what people are having trouble with is that we had a financial collapse a few years ago and millions of people are out of work. The people
who are finding work are doing only part time jobs and can't pay their mortgages (not all, of course) We can't take vacations, especially ones to
gorgeous islands sipping coladas around the pool.
When Bush took his vacations to Crawford Ranch he spent his time working on the ranch (physically). He had mentioned once it was a great 'stress
reducer'. He often rode his bike, jogged, etc... The town itself was dying, with buildings closed and boarded up until Bush bought his ranch there.
Now the town has revived and is bustling with coffee shops and tourist attractions. He often visits these shops to talk with regulars and the
residents are happy to have him.
What we are seeing in Obama that is his vacations have a 'luxury' quality to it: vacations in Hawaii, vacations in Bahamas, etc...It implies a life
of ease, fine dining and extravagant purchases. And it rankles the public. While he stresses us to be patient and it will get better, he is taking
vacations to these 'luxurious' places. A leader leads by example and he is not doing this.
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edit on 26-3-2013 by texasgirl because: deleted a wrong word.