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Obama will spend every minute of every vacation day on Martha’s Vineyard doing everything in his power to make this economy work

Via the Washington Times:

President Obama and his family will return to the summer playground of Martha’s Vineyard next month for an eight-day vacation at the $7.6 million home of a Chicago financier, accompanied by more than 70 security agents and staffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to the island off Cape Cod on Aug. 10 and stay until Aug. 18, a White House official told the Vineyard Gazette. It will be their fourth summer vacation of his presidency to be spent there.

The Obamas are said to be staying at the home of corporate finance manager David Schulte in Chilmark, on 9.5 acres with tennis courts, a basketball court, swimming pools and water views. The 5,000-square-foot house has a private master suite with its own den, porch, outdoor shower, access to a gymnasium and his-and-her bathrooms. An outside patio and screened dining room overlook an infinity pool. There are three guest bedrooms with baths. Additional amenities include a small basketball court and guest house. . .

I wonder if the Secret Service thinks Chicago isn't safe enough for an Obama family vacation. . .

Note: the headline is paraphrasing form the president's weekly remarks on jobs where he said, "as long as I have the privilege of holding this office, I will spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again; to build that better bargain for the middle class; to make sure that the American Dream is something that’s achievable for everybody – not just today, but for decades to come."

And nothing screams "bargain for the middle class" like a vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

- Greg Pollowitz

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