Obama continues to thumb his nose at the middle class. Millions of middle class Americans can’t afford a vacation, much less a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard where Obama is taking his second vacation trip this summer. In June the First Family vacationed in Africa, a trip costing the taxpayers $100 million, while federal employees were losing 20% of their pay with sequestration. In December the Obamas made their annual trip to Hawaii. Costs of those Hawaiian vacations are estimated to have exceeded $20 million over the last 4 years.
On Saturday the President and First Lady arrived at the Vineyard on Air Force One while their pampered pooched arrived on his own MV-22 Osprey, an aircraft that takes off like a helicopter and then flies like a plane. Later in the week Air Force One will make a return trip to the island when the First Daughters join their parents for part of their vacation.
Meanwhile, 70 hotel rooms (at the cost of $345 per night) have been booked for secret service agents and staff. The main road on the island, South Road, will be closed, causing major disruptions and long detours for Vineyard residents and vacationers. The locals are not amused.