Even in times of a recession, couples try to keep their relationships strong, even if it means having to cut back on the usuals. For the average American family, that might mean renting a DVD instead of going to the movie theater.
But for the Obama’s, America’s First Couple (Barack wore jeans and a polo shirt to Malia’s soccer game today, if you care!), is setting the example for the American public in a visible way. So for tonight’s “date night”, the Obama’s have opted to not use Air Force One to take them to dinner in New York City, but instead use one of the “smaller” jets in the fleet, a Gulfstream. Of course, there are the obligatory helicopter flights, and the accompanying fighter jets.
So we have:
Plane ride to New York City: at least $100,000
Dinner and Theater tickets: $500-600
Example for Recession cutbacks: Priceless
Oh, to be fair, the Obama’s will be reimbursing the taxpayers an amount equivalent to two round trip tickets DC to NYC!