For a man who declares that he was raised poor & worked his way up to the highest position in the land, an editorial in today's canary cage liner written by a nationally syndicated columnist with reasonably good credentials, caught my attention. They were at least better then the last liberal editorial I read that was written by a NSC who's only credentials were his stint as an Asst. Mgr. of a Pizza Hut. I guess that gives one the expertise to comment in most newspapers about political genre. But I digress. The article told about the Obama's post Presidential plans. It described in detail his recent purchase of 3 pieces of real estate around the country. The first was in Washington, D.C. for a mere 5.3 million dollars. The second was a home in California for the paltry sum of 4.5 million, & the third was in his alleged birth place, Hawaii for 8.7 million. For those who are mathematically challenged, that adds up to 18.5 million bucks. And that doesn't include the home he still has in Chicago. For a poor, former Community Organizer who only made $400,000 a year for the last 8 yrs., the numbers just don't add up. I used to joke with my wife when we'd see ads for homes that we could never even dream of affording. I'd ask her what our monthly payment would be if we put 10K down on a house listed at 4 or 5 mil. & if we could somehow afford it, how much our annual real estate taxes would be. Then we'd laugh & go back to looking at Tiny Houses. It would seem to me that it would be a great opportunity for someone who is good in math, like someone from the IRS, to look into this & at least let inquiring minds know how even a graduate of the Chicago school of Machine Politics can stretch his income this far. Michelle must be the worlds greatest at sticking to a budget. Oh, & that doesn't include the Golfer-in-Chief's Country Club fees at his favorite course in Ranch Mirage, CA., let alone his supply of golf balls for the 270 days he spent out on the links during his presidency. Hope & Change sure worked out well for Barack & Family. How'd it work out for yours?