No one said to stay at Motel 6, but they don't need the Ritz Carlton either
When all is said and done between travel, lodging, security, staff and incidentals (i.e. snow cones for the press corps.), the cost of the Obama vacation will probably approach $2 million (Washington Examiner).
Now while no one begrudges a president a family vacation, given the economy, people out of work, families making sacrifices just to get by and a promise to cut government waste shouldn't they have gone a little budget on this one? If not because he believes he should, at least so that the American people think that he thinks he should. Can anyone say 2012 election?
Even President Clinton, who apparently was the economic growth President, had the sense to do that!
Excerpt from the Hawaii Reporter with the full story worth the read: