Sunday, August 14, 2011

President Obama Pays $50,000 a Week for Ritzy 28-acre Beachfront Blue Heron Farm on Exclusive Martha's Vineyard Island

 Most Americans can't afford a summer vacation since the recession started three years ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of American Adults plan to take a summer vacation this year, while 54% do not.
That isn't true of President Obama. He is spending $50,000 a week for a ritzy estate on Martha's Vineyard Island. This vacation will cost taxpayers millions. It's a good thing President Obama has his debt ceiling increase.
At a time when many more cash-strapped Americans are stuck at home instead of vacationing at the beach, President Obama next week will lead an entourage of several dozens to exclusive Martha's Vineyard island at a cost of millions to taxpayers.

While technically he is paying for his estimated $50,000 a week rental of the 28-acre beachfront Blue Heron Farm in woodsy Chilmark, the dozens of U.S. Secret Service agents, communications officials, top aides, drivers, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel with him will be covered by taxpayers as with every other presidential vacation.[Get your Whispers on your iPad--subscribe to U.S. News Weekly.]

His 11-day stay will require the Coast Guard to keep ships floating near Obama's farm, a presidential helicopter and jet at the ready and security agents on 24-hour duty. Armored SUVs dubbed "war wagons" have been flown in to carry the presidential family around the island. It was the same way when former President George H.W. Bush visited Kennebunkport, Maine and Bill Clinton visited Martha's Vineyard during their presidencies.


Unknown said...

He should have gone to the coast and rented a hotel like American familes who can, and not made such a spectacle of this in the recession.

SE Pepper said...

Don't make me laugh. Obama, or ANY president for that matter, at least this or the previous century, has NEVER "paid" for ANY vacation-- they are managed like mobile national monuments-- WE taxpayers pay for it!