First family takes 17 lavish vacations at taxpayer expense, while many taxpayers can’t even afford to buy gasoline.

“Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing ‘staycations’ because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters,” reports the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard.


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  1. I am a federal worker, and not one that has a huge house with lavish life style. I have a $172,000 mortgage that is under water, a KIA sportage car note and four dependants and rasing a grand child. On one income all of that is rather difficult. However, between lower refinancing and carpooling to work it is somewhat manageable. As a federal worker many think we are immune from the tax increases. I am here to tell you that is far from the truth. Since the tax increase my income has dropped $150 a month. You say, “so you make great money!” No, I make average money. You say, “you get federal raises every year!” No, we have been on a wage freeze for three years. Now we have something that the private sector does not have to endure…sequestration. We get to enjoy 4 extra days off a month, without pay of course. That on my side is around $300 less a month. I am telling all of this because you in the private sector think that we are like congress. No, we in fact are not. Congress is in fact immune from the sequestor. No they do not have to take a pay cut, if fact they voted for a pay increase. And now we get the report of the $1billion first family 17 vacation packages. Wow, my family has been on 1 vacation in 3 years, and that was to visit family. So, see we as federal workers are just like you, except we are usually in the cross hairs when budget cuts comes around. Yes, congress voted no on the federal pay freeze, but what you didn’t hear is that we are on the 3rd year of a 5 year pay freeze so they thought we had enough of that.

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