Aug 9, 2010

Eyebrows still raised over lavish Obama vacation in bad economic times

The Seattle Times reports:

As the U.S. economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline.

But the pictures coming out of a sunsplashed Spanish resort this week may be sending a different message.

The trip provided plenty of fodder for television news shows, talk-show hosts and bloggers.

Critics portrayed the foreign getaway as tone deaf to the economic anxiety back home.

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