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As America Has Suffered, Obama Has Lived Like A King

October 26, 2012

Obama loves to say he stands for the middle class. You hear him mention the middle class in almost every campaign appearance he makes. I’m fighting for the middle class, I’m standing up for the middle class. He uses some variation of those statements all the time.

The funny thing is, for someone who claims to be the champion of the middle class, Obama sure seems to enjoy living a very extravagant lifestyle.

Forget the endless rounds of golf and Michelle Obama’s exotic vacation habits for now and check out this new report from the Washington Examiner about the cost of White House dinners on Obama’s watch…

Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama

President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico’s president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner.

Presidents have long used formal dinners to court foreign heads of state and to dish out fine food and wine to reward political, financial and show business celebrities and supporters.

But current and former government officials said the documents obtained by The Examiner point to an unprecedented upsurge in White House spending on such events.

The Obama extravaganza two years ago for Mexican President Felipe Calderon, which included a performance by pop star Beyonce, cost $969,793, or more than $4,700 per attendee, the documents show.

The Calderon dinner was held on the South Lawn in a massive tent adorned with decorated walls, hanging chandeliers, carpeting and a stage for Beyonce’s performance.

Guests rode private trolley cars from the White House to the tent. Celebrity guest chef Rick Bayless from Chicago’s Topolobampo restaurant was imported to prepare Oaxacan black mole, black bean tamalon and grilled green beans.

The dinner for the prime minister of India — which was famously crashed by Virginia couple Michaele and Tareq Salahi — cost nearly half a million dollars. Dinners for Chinese President Hu Jintao and British Prime Minister David Cameron were of the same level of extravagance.

A knowledgeable government official who made the documents available to The Examiner said the extravagant spending seemed unfair with so many Americans out of work.

“It just kind of takes your breath away to see the expenditure of money that has occurred since 2009,” the official said.

Tell me… What part of the above report speaks to the middle class?

Life in the Obama White House sounds more like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous than anything remotely resembling the middle class.

I hope the Obama’s have enjoyed their time living large on the taxpayers’ dime.

I also hope the voters of America send them packing on November 6th.

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 26, 2012 9:49 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure all the Senators and Cabinet members and Joint Chiefs and Lobbyists, oh and Romney too, live rather expensively compared to average middle-class people. I don’t think Obama’s especially worse, just a typical member of the privileged class. If Washington was cleaned out of millionaires, Congress would never have a quorum.

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