Obama lectures nation to “tighten your belts” while he enjoys Hawaiian vacations and Paris shopping trips with his entire family in tow (on the taxpayer’s dime, of course)…

Obama’s right.  People should watch their spending during tough times.

The problem is, he doesn’t practice what he preaches. 

First, he spends trillions of dollars of taxpayer’s money on boondoggles to “stimulate the economy.”

Then, while the rest of the nation is suffering financially, he hypocritically jets off to Paris for a weekend of “sightseeing and shopping” with his wife, mother-in-law and daughters, (at taxpayer’s expense, of course), and takes expensive Hawaiian vacations in December to escape the harsh winter Washington D.C. cold. 

The last thing anyone wants to hear from the Obamas is a lecture on belt-tightening, when it is his absurd “spend your way out of debt” economic policies that have caused the economic malaise to drag on, and the unemployment rate to skyrocket. 

This is Jimmy Carter all over again.  Jimmy finger-pointed and browbeat the American public relentlessly about spending less, driving slower, keeping their thermostats set higher in the summer and lower in the winter, and just about everything else you could imagine while his economic policies destroyed the economy.

Of course, Jimmy’s problem was that he had more teeth than brains.  Obama’s problem is that he’s a two-faced hypocrite who disdains the people he rules over, as well as the nation itself.

Like his peer, Queen Nancy Pelosi, who has spent $101,000 of taxpayer money on in-flight liquor and food over the last two years (nearly $1,000 a week!), Obama’s imperial reign is the most expensive in history. 

Lectures from the likes of him are simply not wanted.

— Spencer

President Obama Again Criticizes Trips to Las Vegas


Posted: Feb 02, 2010 2:59 PM PST

President Obama is catching heat from Nevada lawmakers and business leaders regarding his comments Tuesday criticizing trips to Las Vegas.

During the president’s town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, he discussed the need to curb spending during tough economic times.  “When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” the president said. “You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

The president’s comments come nearly a year after he criticized companies that received federal money for taking corporate junkets to Las Vegas. “You can’t go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on taxpayers’ dime,” he said at the time. Local business leaders say Nevada tourism suffered last year in part because companies canceled trips to Las Vegas in the wake of the president’s comments.

His statement Tuesday drew sharp criticism from Nevada lawmakers. “The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn’t be spending their money,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat.

“Las Vegas is suffering through one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and we cannot afford for the President to bring us down any further,” added Republican Senator John Ensign.

“Nevada has one of the most distressed economies in the country, and the President has done little to focus on job creation over the past year.  Discouraging people from coming to our state to make a political point adds insult to injury,” said Republican Congressman Dean Heller.


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