The Obama’s Are Off On Another Elite Vacation Once Again To Martha’s Vineyard

August 9, 2013 8:27 pmViews: 2269

Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard AGAIN!

Believe it or not, it's time for one more vacation for the Obama family, this time to the elite enclave of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The First Family will be vacation for 8 days starting Saturday and staying in the $7.6 million vacation home of big time Democratic donor David Schulte.

While the President and First Lady must pay for the rental of their playground for the elite away from us unwashed working masses they claim to adore, the rest of and the majority of the cost of the entire trip by far will be paid for by you and I. The cost of renting the home the Obama's will be staying in has not been disclosed, but we can bet they received a bargain from a good old boy Democrat donor.

Of course what the Obama's will pay for their part of this and any other vacations is miniscule to the cost of Secret Service with some 75 agents and their accommodations, the equipment for security, the vehicles, presidential limo and heaven knows whatever else that will probably run into the millions courtesy of the American taxpayer.

Read more on the latest elite vacation for the royal family, I mean First Family, from Reuters:

Cue up the indignant reactions: President Barack Obama and his family are about to go on an eight-day vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, an elite playground for the East Coast wealthy set.

Beset by budget fights with Republicans and foreign policy headaches, Obama is jetting off to New England at a time of great uncertainty about his second term, which is off to a rocky start. Perhaps as a result, his approval rating is a so-so 46 percent, according to Gallup.

Every time a president goes on vacation there is criticism from opponents about the cost of the trip, given the need for staff and Secret Service protection, and about whether he deserves time off at all with the economic woes facing Americans.

So it will go this time for Obama, who skipped a Martha's Vineyard vacation last summer when he was seeking re-election, but who vacationed there in 2009, 2010 and 2011. This year, he figures to work on his golf game with friends and relax with his family.

"By going to Martha's Vineyard, he opens himself up to criticism that he is not as sensitive as he should be to Americans having hard times," said journalist Ken Walsh, author of the book "From Mount Vernon to Crawford: A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats."

Obama, wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia will be staying at the $7.6 million estate of Chicago private equity executive and Democratic donor David Schulte.

The home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean was chosen through a broker. How much the Obamas are paying to rent the home was not known.

"As has always been the case when the first family has stayed on Martha's Vineyard, the rental selection process is handled through a broker. The president and first lady have personally paid to rent the house," said a White House official.

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