December 26, 2012

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Larkin criticizes President for taking his vacation

ALBANY – State Senator William Larkin (R-Cornwall-on-Hudson) doesn’t think President Obama should have taken his Hawaiian family vacation, which he cut short because of the fiscal cliff.

Larkin, a Republican, said the Democratic President should have stayed home to address the nation’s financial crisis and gun control.
Larkin also has concerns about the cost of the trip.

“When you talk about fairness and we are going to raise the taxes, on the rich, well, Mr. President, you are making more money than you ever made in your life. Maybe you ought to contribute by saving the fuel costs that were put together by the flight from Washington, DC to Hawaii,” Larkin said.

Larkin was also critical of the President for planning expensive inaugural festivities next month. While the celebrations will be paid for by the President’s campaign committee, Larkin said it sets a poor example for those Americans who continue to suffer from the effects of Hurricane Sandy and the continued weak economy.


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