President Barack Obama, fresh from his battle to save average Americans “$40 a paycheck” by preserving the payroll tax cut, landed in Hawaii last night and headed directly out for sushi at $5-$9 per piece.
But not just any sushi. Less than half an hour after reaching his vacation hideaway, the middle class warrior was out the door and making his way to the fabulous Morimoto Waikiki, the restaurant of the famous Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Perhaps the president whetted his appetite with one of the hot appetizer selections, like the Oyster Foie Gras at $22 a pop – a whole week’s worth of Social Security tax savings – or the Spicy Alaskan King Crab for $26.
After that, he might have dispensed with the laborious process of choosing his own sushi, letting Mr. Morimoto – or an appropriate stand-in – assemble a selection of raw fish for up to $160.
If for some reason the president wasn’t in the mood for fish, he could have ordred a pound of Australian Wagyu Ribeye for $88 – two months of payroll tax savings! – or penny pinched a bit with the $55 Australian Wagyu Filet.
Morimoto is one of the Obamas’ favorite places to go in Honolulu. Last night the president was accompanied by Michelle and some of their friends.