posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 05:19 PM
I just found this article about an upcoming travel to Africa by the Obama family which will cost us around $100M - Yeah $100 Million US Dollars. I
couldn't believe that number either but it's more shocking that this is not the actual cost of this trip but the nominal cost of past trips by him and
I understand that this is nothing unusual IF it would be a "business/government" trip, but it seems that this is a pure pleasure family vacation and I
really question where the line needs to be drawn.
After doing some research it seems that Obama alone has a yearly allowance which trumped to 1.4 BILLION last year. That's a lot of money and for a
career politician like Obama usually unreachable ..
.. and if they suddenly have access to that kind of possibilities it's fair to say that they will never tread it respectfully like somebody who is
self-made and developed the respect slowly over time over their achievements.
That's probably the reason why so many people have a hard time to understand how the heck a president can enjoy those privileges while at the same
time half the country is split and one scandal after the next breaks out. There is a sense of entitlement expected from the very top which is
transposed all the way down.
We all grant the president and his staff vacations but there needs to be limitation because right now it's just abused to the maximum and that hasn't
started with Obama- that's for a long time now.
I know it probably has been discussed many times but I think it's important to keep this on the radar and show these little things on the daily bases
and keep people aware of it.
edit on 13-6-2013 by flyandi because: (no reason given)