"When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."--President Obama, speaking at a New Hampshire town hall meeting yesterday
"You can't go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on taxpayers' dime"--President Obama, criticizing Wall Street excesses last February
This is probably just some misunderstanding. I'm certain that what President Obama was trying to say was, if you're going to blow your kid's college fund, or take a pleasure trip on the taxpayers dime, there is no better place to do it than beautiful and economically depressed Las Vegas, and not at your local or State sponsored casinos.
Or maybe he was trying to say that only completely irresponsible idiots blow their cash at casinos during tough economic times.
Yeah. That was probably it.
Meanwhile, completely irresponsible idiots are demanding an apology.