What Spending Problem? Middle-Class President's Valentine's Day Plans Cost A Pretty Penny
Bert Atkinson Jr.
On February 15, 2013 https://twitter.com/ijreviewbubba
What did you do for Valentine’s Day? What’s that – you didn’t have a bazillion course meal at the most exclusive restaurant in your city? Well that’s exactly what someone that lives in a big white house in DC did.
The president – that (according to polls) was not trusted as much as Mitt Romney to run the economy, yet supposedly better understood the problems facing average Americans – absolutely splurged in true 1%-er fashion on Valentine’s Day in taking his wife to the ultra-exclusive DC restaurant, Minibar, showing you that he truly is in touch with average Americans (see: sarcasm). According to the White House Dossier…
“Each bite is an experience to be savored, pondered, and sometimes puzzled over,” asserts the website for the restaurant.
Which is nice, since each bite probably costs about $10.
That is, the price for tasting approximately 20 small dishes is $225, not including tax and tip, while wine pairings will set you back $75, $120, or $200. If we assume a mid-range $120 for wine, the total comes to $345 per person, or $690 for two. Add in Washington’s 10 percent restaurant dining tax and a 20 percent tip and we’re at $910.80 for dinner.
We may not know how much the dinner actually cost exactly, but it’s safe to say it didn’t come off the value menu or out of, ya know, that kitchen in the White House we all pay for.
But wait! It’s not over! In honor of the deficit and the spending problem our government has The President and his wife also have President’s Day weekend vacation plans:
The President will be in West Palm Beach, Fla. But the Aspen Daily News reports that the First Lady, along with Vice President Biden, will be visiting Colorado. Both are expected to do some skiing in the Aspen area.
The White House has yet to announce the First Lady’s travel plans. As the Web site White House dossier noted, the separate vacationing means that while massive automatic spending cuts are set to go into effect March 1, taxpayers will be shelling out for two first family vacations, and all the security and logistical costs those entail.
What says fiscal discipline and ‘won’t add a dime to the deficit’ more than swanky thousand dollar multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-course meals and sending your wife on a vacation (complete with Secret Service) in a separate direction across the country?
And there are those that think is is all about saving the 99%. He wants to save us, so he can suck off us.