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OBAMA’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The Obamas’ Luxurious Vacations & Parties…while Americans Suffer (photos)

Posted by FactReal on August 4, 2010

Updated by FactReal on August 6, 2010

Haughty Obama is always lecturing Americans that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. However, that rule doesn’t apply to him or his Democrat Party. While most Americans are struggling to pay their bills, Obama and the Democrats are living La Vida Loca.
Hope & Change has not come cheap.

The Obamas, who are multimillionaires and reported an adjusted gross income of $5.5 million in 2009, love luxury especially if paid by the taxpayers. Despite having enjoyed so many vacations and despite the bad U.S. economic conditions, the Obamas will continue with their expensive vacations this August.
Michelle Obama Booked 30 60 Rooms at Best Hotel in Spain
Michelle Obama heads to Marbella for Spanish holiday
from August 4 to 8, 2010
“America’s First Lady and her younger daughter, Sasha, nine, will spend four days in the seaside resort, staying at the five star Villa Padierna, which has a reputation as the best hotel in Spain.”

“The Villa Padierna, a golf and spa resort with a private beach set along the coast from Marbella, regularly plays host to Sheiks from the Gulf States, most recently Prince Faisal, the son of the king of Saudi Arabia. Sources quoted in the Spanish media said the Obama party had booked 30 rooms [60 rooms] at the resort, which start at 250 euros for a standard double, rising to between 2,200 and 5000 euros for a private villa within the gardens.”

Villa Padierna in Spain.

Michelle Obama will be staying at Villa Padierna, the best hotel in Spain (Photo: Alamy)

Obama plans 3 vacations in August: “Michelle and daughter Sasha will travel to the coast of Spain next week with close family friends. Later in the month the First Family will vacation in Florida before their 10 day vacation in the upscale northeastern resort island of Martha’s Vineyard.”
Marbella is where Arab royals maintain vast properties
State Department’s calling Spanish police ‘racist’ mars Obama holiday in Spain: “[T]he US State Department has been forced to disown travel advice it issued warning that African-American tourists could be targeted by racist Spanish policemen.” The original version of the State Dept.’s travel advice to Spain (captured by Google’s cache) said: “We have received isolated reports that racial prejudice may have contributed to the arrest or detention of some African-Americans travelling in Spain. Recently, two African-American U.S. Government employees were questioned by police in Barcelona for no apparent reason. One was detained and suffered physical injuries in the process.”
UPDATE: PHOTOS: Michelle Obama in Marbella after ‘racist’ Spaniards gaff
(Taxpayers will pay the lodging and transportation of 70+ Secret Service agents to protect Michelle Obama.)
UPDATE: Videos of Michelle Obama in Spain

Marie Antoinette Material Girl Michelle Obama Marbella, Spain vacation Michelle Obama, Marbella, Spain (August 2010)

UPDATE: Hypocrisy: “The extravagance of Michelle Obama’s trip and glitzy destination contrasted with President Obama’s demonization of the rich that smacks of hypocrisy and perpetuates a disconnect between the country and its leaders.”
Obama Wastes Millions of Taxpayer Dollars on Personal Entertainment
Obama’s vacations vs. wasted barrels of oil (H/t: SmartGirlPolitics)
Salaries of Michelle Obama’s staff exceed $1.6 million annually
UPDATE: Unemployment at 9.5%; another Obama econ adviser bails; Mrs. Obama hits the beach
UPDATE: Anger mounts over Michelle Obama’s £150k Spanish holiday bill… footed by U.S. taxpayer
UPDATE: Dinner at Alhambra: “The dinner menu of Michelle Obama on the terrace of the Parador de la Alhambra consisted of cured ham, assorted cheeses Granada, a shot of gazpacho and a mild garlic soup with salmon marinated with herbs, and Brewer, a plate-based Arab pastry stuffed with vegetables, boneless chicken flavored with spices, cinnamon and sugar.”
-What’s Michelle Obama’s carbon footprint?
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Barack Obama hosted “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” (H/t: DougPowers)
Here is President Obama welcoming “some of Broadway’s biggest stars to the White House for a White House Music Series Event saluting Broadway.” (Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tun7jsvS1eM)

Broadway at the White House

Last year, Obama blew $70,000 of taxpayer money on Broadway Date. Americans were not happy with the waste. So, how much did this year’s circus cost?

● MAINE VACATION (7/16/2010)
The Gulf states have been hit hard by the oil spill. In Florida, Michelle Obama said, “Everybody should come here,” but then the Obamas went to Maine for their own vacation.
The Obamas' vacation in Maine (July 2010) Barack Michelle Obama vacation Maine July 2010 weekend The Obamas' vacation in Maine (July 2010) Barack Michelle Obama vacation Maine July 2010 weekend Barack Michelle Obama vacation Maine July 2010 weekend

How much did Obama waste on this unnecessary circus? How did McCartney pay us back?
McCarney decided to use the occasion to bash President Bush: “Former Beatles star Paul McCartney took a cheap shot at George W. Bush Wednesday evening after receiving an award from Barack…After receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, McCartney told the audience, “After the last eight years, it’s good to have a president that knows what a library is.”
Classy, very classy. Aren’t liberals supposed to be sweet, tolerant, and open-minded?
Obama’s change: Foreigners coming to DC to bash Americans and the American way!
Obama Honoring Paul McCartney
McCartney Bashing President Bush
But how many Bush reads per year?
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuPXpKPh4Uw

PBS decides to cut footage of McCartney’s ‘library’ jab at Bush from Broadcast
UK Telegraph announces Paul McCartney in Performance at the White House (PBS)

John Kerry’s Yacht – A Symbol Of Democrats’ Hypocrisy:

Kerry avoided over $500,000 in sales and excise taxes by docking his yacht in Rhode Island:

Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.

Isabel – Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage – was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine.

But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.

Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau – for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?

Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.

Sen. Kerry is wrong to go regulation-shopping, for two reasons:

If Sen. Kerry finds Massachusetts’ regulatory and taxation system both objectionable and damaging to the long-term interests of his constituents, it is in fact his responsibility to do something about that, at least on the Federal level…

"Isabel," the 76-foot $7 million yacht owned by Democrat Senator John Kerry (D-MA) at the Hinckley shipyard in Portsmouth, R.I. - 7/23/2010. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Kerry is docking his family's new $7 million yacht in neighboring Newport, R.I., allowing him to avoid paying roughly $500,000 in taxes to the cash-strapped Bay State. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Sen. Kerry has no problem with Massachusetts’ regulatory and taxation system…as long as it doesn’t apply to him. He doesn’t care about the jobs, he doesn’t care about the tax revenue going into his state, and he doesn’t care about leading by example. He only cares about getting caught.

Kerry confronted by reporters over sales tax dodge

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