Obama Confronted By Local Reporter About Frequent Expensive First Family Vacations

With Obama repeated attacks on Romney’s wealth and his “not being in touch with Americans”, the unexpected questioning the President got from a local reporter on Thursday regarding his frequent, expensive first family vacations revealed more Obama hypocrisy.

ABC news recently reported that most Americans are cutting back on their vacation plans due to high gas prices and the lagging economy. But the Obamas seem to be oblivious to the issue.

The topic of the First Family’s frequent vacationing is one that a St. Louis TV anchor thought was worth investigating. Larry Conners of KMOV-TV wondered if the Obamas spend an inordinate amount of time vacationing at the expense of the American taxpayer?  Conners was among a group of local newspeople from around the nation invited to Washington for individual sit-down interviews with the President. Conners covered many topics with Mr. Obama, but his question about the taxpayer-funded vacations (and the President’s answer) is worth reviewing:

“The economy is a big issue and concern for folks. Some of our viewers are complaining, they get frustrated, even angered, when they see the first family jetting around, different vacations and so forth, sometimes maybe they think under color of state business and that you’re out of touch, that you don’t really know what they’re experiencing right now.”

Obama proceeded to shift and side step Conner’s question– and truth be told was pissed as his thin skin is common knowledge — but eventually landed on this “answer”:

“But the fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, I’m raising a family here. . I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people.”

This is not exactly a new topic:

  • The frequency and cost of these the Obama family trips has been covered on the Blaze as recently as December when the First Family’s Hawaiian vacation was reported to cost as much as $4 million dollars.
  • Last summer the Daily Mail reported that Michelle Obama had already spent up to $10 million dollars on trips to Spain, Vail, and Martha’s Vineyard.

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