“The notion that I just couldn’t take my wife out on a date without it being a political issue was not something I was happy with.”
The Daily Mail reported at the time that Obama’s date night in New York City cost £45,000.
It was not your average night out on the town.
The Daily Mail reported:
That’s for three private jets, two helicopter rides, extra planes for security and closing roads for motorcade
It was a campaign pledge that Barack Obama didn’t dare break – a promise to take his wife out for dinner and a show once the election was over.
So on the weekend he booked a babysitter, asked Michelle to put on a little black dress and swept her off for a date…
The romantic jaunt is estimated to have cost the taxpayer more than £45,000 in transport and security costs – because the date was in New York.
The President used three planes, one to carry the couple and two to ferry aides and reporters all the way from Washington.
The cost of each flight was thought to be nearly £15,000.
The bill was pushed even higher with the use of two helicopters, one to take the Obamas to catch their plane in Washington and another to zip the party into Manhattan from JFK airport.
And, it seems like it was just yesterday that Barack Obama was telling us that everyone was going to have to sacrifice for the greater good.
Well… Some of us have to sacrifice anyway.
Um…hello? When you're the President, and when everything you do is funded by taxpayer money, EVERYTHING YOU DO IS A POLITICAL ISSUE!
Someone call the waaaaaahmbulance. Maybe he would like some cheese with his whine. Personally, I'd like a refund of my wasted tax dollars.
There's my two cents.