Tags: Barack Obama | Economic- Crisis | debt crisis | eat our peas | Geithner | Marthas Vineyard

Obama Is Focused More on Golf Than on US Problems

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 12:50 PM

By Andrea Tantaros

Of late, President Obama has been imploring lawmakers to embrace "shared sacrifice" to help break the stalemate over the debt impasse while lecturing, "We might as well do it now — pull off the Band-Aid, eat our peas."

But where's the sacrifice from the president? While the rest of America is pinching its pennies, Obama is poised to jet off to a lavish 50th-birthday celebration in Chicago that will double as a fundraiser for his re-election. This party will take place the day after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's arbitrary Aug. 2 debt ceiling deadline. The cost to attend the bash? As much as $35,800 per couple.

Then, later next month, he'll head to the same palatial 28-acre estate he rented last year on posh Martha's Vineyard for a family vacation while most Americans are opting to stay home and save money.

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