"the point the President was trying to make, which is that people need to tighten belts and be responsible with their economic resources."
I've got a stellar idea. It involves Obama shutting his fucking mouth when it comes to other peoples' money. He already takes enough of it in away from them at gunpoint, and now you seriously think that he is right to tell people what to do with the scraps that he has so benevolently decided not to steal from them?
Maybe people go to Las Vegas, get shitfaced, and get lap dances because they want to know how it feels, even just for a weekend, not to be a slave to an increasingly tyrannical government.