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16th Vacation in 3 Years

February 23, 2012
Giacomo, Godfather Politics

The last time my wife and I took a vacation was seven years ago. Between the economy going in the tank and both of us being laid off due to financial downsizing, we have barely been able to avoid bankruptcy and foreclosure, let alone take a vacation.

My dad turned 90 last October and my mom is 86 and I haven’t seen them in the past seven years. Trust me, I want to, but I can’t afford to travel the 1800 miles to see them. And what hurts the most is knowing that I may not ever get the chance to see them again before they pass on. But by the looks of everything, it may be another year before I can even think of paying for a trip to see them.

And from what I’ve heard from a number of others, we’re not the only ones that haven’t been able to afford to take a vacation in the past few years. Some of my family, friends and acquaintances have lost their jobs and their homes.

Then I just read where Michelle Obama and daughters are skiing in Aspen, Colorado on your and my dime. This is the sixteenth vacation taken by the Obama family in the three years of occupying the White House. They’ve taken trips to Africa, Spain and all over the place.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 23, 2012 11:39 am

    Same boat here. Our idea of a vacation these days is to go fishing or camping, not far from home. Cannot afford ro do a real vacation.

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