In these days of nearly 17.5% unemployment, no job growth and loss of more than 4.5 million jobs, soaring deficits of Trillions of dollars do we want our money spent on lavish and glamorous State dinners?
I think Barak Hussein Obama and Michelle Obama are enjoying too much of the trappings and perks of the office. As taxpayers we do want our Chief Executive to have a certain standard which all Presidents enjoy such as a 747 Airforce One, Free Housing and all maids and servants paid for, but I think these times call for judicious use of tax payer dollars even for entertaining Foreign heads of State. When the White House only allows a reporter for few minutes to see the lavish arrangements for the State dinner and reports of
“The marquee, the size of two-thirds of a football field, decked out in elaborate black decor and nightclub-style lighting, featured a stage and baskets of flowers and models of Monarch butterflies dangling from the ceiling. The Monarch butterfly migrates from Canada, across the United States each year to Calderon’s home state of Michoacan in Mexico.”
In my opinion this is truly offensive to all those unemployed surviving on low unemployment benefits and food stamps.