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An open letter to President Obama

Published 12:08pm Friday, June 21, 2013

Dear Editor,

At a time when much of the country at almost every level is struggling to make ends meet, I am appalled at the arrogance of your planned African vacation with estimated costs of up to $100 million.

I realize that this trip is being billed as a trade and good will trip, but spending our tax money for this non-essential and lavish trip is both careless and disrespectful of the American middle class who is paying for your decadence.

Mr. President, you were elected to defend our country and our constitution, but you need to remember that you are not a king, and we are not your subjects.

You are an elected official and should lead by example.

You have repeatedly told us that we need to be frugal, while at the same time you are spending our money carelessly.

Tighten up your own budget just as most of the rest of us have had to tighten ours.

Billy Sellers