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Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows

As the U.S. economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline. But the pictures coming out of a sunsplashed Spanish resort this week may be sending a different message.

First lady Michelle Obama is on a five-day trip to a luxury resort along with a handful of friends, her younger daughter, Sasha, aides and Secret Service personnel. Her office said the first family will pay for personal expenses, but declined to reveal the taxpayer cost for the government employees. The president stayed home in the United States, as did daughter Malia, 12, who is at camp.

The trip provided plenty of fodder for television news shows, talk-show hosts and bloggers.

Critics portrayed the foreign getaway as tone deaf to the economic anxiety back home. Earlier in the week, the first lady was photographed walking through the street

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Added: Aug-9-2010 Occurred On: Aug-9-2010
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  • Let them eat cake!!!

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  • Don´t worry guy´s.... It´s not US tax money that is being spend, it´s Spanish tax money...... Spain is paying those holiday´s, kind of publicity stunt for turism in Spain.....

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  • The ultimate welfare queen.

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  • The money would've been better spent on getting her an ass reduction and fixing her teeth. She's a fugly embarrassment...

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  • Meanwhile TIME magazine preaches to the masses on it's front cover

    "The Case Against Summer Vacation"
    We romanticize it. But all that downtime is making our kids fall behind-escpecially those who can least affor to

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  • gotta love how many racists there are on Liveleak.

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  • Oh yeah... I mean he should really get impeached, presidents cannot do that, and especially not a black president with his black family....




    FUCKING LOONIES, I WONDER WHERE YOU GUYS WERE WHEN PALIN USED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TAX PAYER MONEY ONLY TO CLOTHES HERSELF...... ITS WAS ALL GOOD RIGHT?

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  • You all think this is news? ahahah

    It's the PRESIDENT... you think they are going to go to a motel rather a nice hotel? Keep dreaming, its been that way for every President! LUXURY duh..... it's the Pres!

    And Who really fucking cares if they closed 100 yards of a beach?

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    • you're right, he's not with her on holiday....

      ,,,he's at work, trying to keep a country full of opposing forces from ruining what they are striving for as a nation.

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    • Obama, who enjoys shooting hoops with family and friends, will take on a couple of tougher -- and much taller --opponents Sunday: the Phoenix Suns%u2019 Grant Hill and the Houston Rockets%u2019 Shane Battier.

      The game of presidential pickup will be held at Fort McNair in southwest Washington before an audience of %u201Cwounded warriors%u201D and participants in the White House mentoring program, the White House press office said.

      Hill told the Washington Post he was in town to play, along with More..

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    • Obama is capping his birthday week with an afternoon of golfing on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday.

      The White House says the president went golfing on Saturday with eight friends, some with ties to his college days, his hometown of Chicago and his childhood home state of Hawaii. They were spending the afternoon at the Andrews Air Force Base course.

      On Sunday, Obama plans to host a barbecue for friends at the White House, ending a week in which he turned 49 without his family around.

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