No Recession At The White House With 54 Christmas Trees

$16 trillion national debt? Fiscal cliff? Forget about it! The Obama’s are living it up. They’re taking a Hawaiian vacation that will cost the taxpayers about $4 million and have adorned the White House with a whopping 54 Christmas trees. How very nice for them.

Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that’s a whole grove of Christmas trees.

“We have 54 trees in the White House,” an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. “54!  That’s a lot of trees.”

In fact, the Obamas’ 54 trees this year are almost 50% more Christmas trees than last year. That was during the campaign before Obama whispered a reminder to the Russians that he had to be careful until Nov. 6, when a victory would give him more “flexibility.”

Now, how much carbon do you suppose those 54 trees could be sequestering had they not been chopped by this green president?

And no wonder Obama talked over the weekend about addressing tax increases before any of that annoying business about cutting spending to address this thing called the national debt, now having soared past $16.3 trillion.. (Read More)

The theme of the White House Christmas this year is “Joy to All,” which is kind of ironic seeing that President Obama is perfectly willing to go over the fiscal cliff rather than cut spending and simplify the tax code.

Update: Linked by Carole Gold – thanks!