Thanks, America! Hawaii is Great!

By | December 27, 2011


Whenever I see or hear of government officials vacationing on the taxpayer’s dime, I get upset.
Obama and his 3 million dollar Christmas. Ugh!
Now Pelosi and her 10K per night hotel.

Nancy (I can do it but you’d better not) Pelosi – in five days spends what MANY MANY people make IN A YEAR. Just to lay her head on a pillow in that place.
Ten Thousand Dollars. Per Day.

Maybe it’s from her private millions…I don’t care, because thanks to hawaiireporter.com, I found out that: “Pelosi has been escorted by local police during her last two holiday visits to Hawaii Island at a cost of $34,000 to local taxpayers.”
Again, a year’s salary for some people.

I will use my life as a personal comparison:
I work part time to stay at home with my children.
My husband works full time, about 12 hours per day.
Pelosi spends in less than a week, just to be there, what my husband and I make together in a year.

This does not mean that I begrudge the well-to-do individual the opportunity to take their family on a fling for Christmas.
Please understand, no one has a problem with wealthy people taking vacations that they EARNED on their own dime. We all understand that they deserve to do what they will with their money. (All of us except for OWSers, that is…)

But some people in our Government don’t care that tax dollars are important to Americans. Every dollar (taken from us) counts, so when Michelle Obama takes a government plane out to Hawaii just a couple of days early … because she doesn’t want to wait for her husband… and it costs 100K to the American People, it is a little hard not to be upset at the “Let them eat cake!” attitude.

The prevalent mindset of “The government is here to serve me” is something that must be weeded out of our Congress.

Read this from Hawaiifreepress.com:
“Judicial Watch last March exposed Pelosi treating the US Air Force “like her personal airline”. FOX News March 10 pointed out: In one email (Pelosi) aide Kay King >>complained<< to the military that they had not made available any aircraft the House speaker wanted for Memorial Day recess: "It is my understanding there are NO G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable ... The Speaker will want to know where the planes are," King wrote.

*The one-way flight from San Francisco to the Big Isle is 2400 miles, within the range of both the C-20 (Gulfstream III) and the C-37A (Gulfstream V) but only the C-37A could safely make the 4500 mile one-way trip from Washington, DC >nonstop<. Akamai readers will of course remember how Pelosi's Congress last fall >>berated<< Detroit auto executives for flying corporate jets from Detroit to Washington to appear before Congress requesting Federal bailouts.
The big three execs were forced to return to Washington a week later by car in order to get a hearing.
Not Pelosi or her ultra-rich "in-group"."

(emphasis is mine – and did you see that it was all about convenience?)

So this is what I want to know….When are you going to wake up, Americans? When are you going to stop watching American Idol and whatever else you are obsessed with … and do something to save your country – and your freedom, and vote these people out of office?

Who remembers…?
You go to Washington to SERVE the American people.
Not take advantage of them!

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0 thoughts on “Thanks, America! Hawaii is Great!

  1. anon

    “When are you going to stop watching American Idol”

    see: Decimus Junius Juvenalis.
    quoting NN website: “In Juvenal’s time (55-127 A.D.), the Roman Republic was but a distant memory as the power of the emperors grew stronger and stronger. The once proud Senate that had witnessed the splendid orations of Cato and Cicero—dominated and weakened year after year by the succession of dictators—atrophied into a figurehead of an institution. However, Juvenal felt that the populace took the duties of citizenship far more seriously during the days of the Republic than in the virtual dictatorships of the Caesars.”

    He lamented that “the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddle no more and longs eagerly for just two things — bread and circuses.
    — endquote.

    Since USA is struck by endless fastfood, and realitity TV shows, it would be logical to conclude that USA 2011 is same as 55AD Rome. The Emperor of USA would however not be a single wellknown person, rather a group of influential people, carefully avoiding to become known to the masses by means of newspapers or other media. In circle explaining the abundance of reality shows offered in media. On can only wonder who would be the Juvenal in modern age ?

  2. anon

    Security crew and the airplane pilots puts a 10 million USD pricetag for their 40 hours workweek. The problem is not extraorbitant luxury at the destination, but the invoicing of basic services. ** Which reminds me of the big hospital and major healtcare insurance company symbiosis. A two day $6000 facilities usage is invoiced at 38k, a sevenfold cost claim. And non-payment allows for nice tax writeoff for hospital. ** a prudent president could pay for the jetfuel from own pocket, as incentive to pick a destination closer to the mainland, and flying choosing smaller private jet :-)