President Barack Obama and his family will wrap up their 2-week vacation in Hawaii this week. Mr. Obama's habit of spending taxpayer's dollars recklessly is generating headlines again.
According to Fox News, Obama treated his family to lunch at an exclusive Hawaiian restaurant for the wealthy elite, where $50,000 only gets your foot in the front door.
If you really want to rub shoulders with the wealthy and the Obamas, you must pay $500,000 cash for the privilege!
From Fox News:
According to the restaurant's website, guests are whisked into a "cave-like environment" and encouraged to "escape the ordinary." The Waikiki restaurant's interior is composed of granite "quarried in the mountains of India" and custom-crafted furniture in a space that evokes the "underground architecture of ancient Rome."
And the meal? About as fine dining as it gets. According to Honolulu magazine, the bill for two can approach $1,000.
The restaurant offers two tiers of memberships: $500,000 for a "charter member,' and $50,000 for a "special member."
The perks include access to a private wine cellar, discounts and use of the restaurant for private functions. Members can also invite non-members -- though it's unclear whether anybody sponsored the president and first lady as their guests.