Re: Must be nice ...to be paid and employed....
after 9/11 took almost no vacation time.
He listened to the criticism, embraced it and changed so that
he put himself up as a paramour of what a leader should do to gain respect from
common folks like myself.
hobnobbing with rich. He should embrace his own stated philosophy, and stay
away from the evil rich.
I wish I had such liberties.
But it does exist, yet I am not proud of it.
...as a professional writer and get paid for writing the crap this guy did....
...so....after going from rags to riches....the President does not abandon his friends, (and he is beat fro he in this article)...he enjoys once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, (instead of being a big dummy and not relaxing for few hours like everyone else in America does when they are not working)....and STILL manages to fit in speeches and do networking around his moments of brief personal time off....and this article says anything? Like every president since time began, (except maybe Truman) the president plays golf when he gets a chance...and ANYONE says something about that? This is such an illogical article....by partaking in the activities usually reserved for the ultra rich, he IS closing the inequality gap!!
Must be nice!
After decrying inequality, Obama golfs at personal course of mega-billionaire
Inequality in America is a terrible thing, unless it results in a nice afternoon at a golf course so private that "uncrowded" does not begin to describe the solitude a presidential foursome can enjoy More
The Hill reported yesterday:
President Obama is going golfing on Sunday at a private course owned by billionaire Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison.
Obama is staying at the Sunnylands estate outside of Palm Springs, Calif., over the weekend, after delivering a speech on the state's drought at a farm near Fresno and meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Friday. He went golfing on Saturday with three longtime friends from Hawaii, who are also filling out the foursome on Sunday.
Obama's host Ellison is reported to be worth $41 billion, and is renowned for his sporting activities, including the America's Cup race, another sport inaccessible to all but the richest. Yet instead of recoiling in horror from this embodiment of the unequal distribution of wealth, Barack Obama is not just happy to indulge himself, he brings in his posse of childhood friends to enjoy the privileges of the ultra-rich.