The Obama attitude of “we are royalty” has been on full display since January 20, 2009. They believe we owe them and they take every opportunity to not only remind us of it but exploit it.
From the Daily Caller:
It cost taxpayers nearly a half-million dollars for first lady Michelle Obama to travel to Spain in 2010, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.
The right-leaning watchdog group estimated that the trip cost $467,585. It based its analysis on documents obtained from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Air Force.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it took his group “two years and a lawsuit to get these documents out of the Obama administration.”
“It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars,” Fitton said.
Among the various travel costs, the group estimated — using the Defense Department’s 2010 published hourly rates — that it cost the government $199,323 to fly to Spain and back to the United States.
The New York Times reported that those on the trip included the first lady, one of her daughters and “two friends and four of their daughters, as well as a couple of aides and a couple of advance staff members.”
Fitton’s group has previously disclosed the cost of sending the first family on overseas trips. Its analysis indicated that it cost $424,142 to fly the first family to South Africa and Botswana in 2011.
A million dollars for two of Michelle Obama’s vacations. She is not even an elected official!
What is wrong with this picture?
If she wants to take a vacation or if Barack Obama wants to go, let them pay for it. The Obamas are a part of the 1% they keep whining about.
The Obamas keep demanding that real Americans pay more in taxes. They say we should pay our “fair share.”
Apparently their definition of fair share does not apply to them, as they pay less than Warren Buffet’s secretary does for taxes.
Why should any America be required to pay more in taxes when hundreds of billions are wasted in fraud and government misspending? Why should Americans be forced to pay more in taxes just so Michelle Obama can blow a million for a vacation that 99% of all Americans cannot afford.
This is just another reason why the Obamas must go!
Sorry, don't mean to correct you but I think you mean "TarZhay" darling rather than Walmart!! LOL!!!
There is no excuse for that!! All of the first ladies dressed nice no matter where they are! It could be camping and they would look dressed up. They are representing the USA! It was a disgrace, how about a skirt or nice shorts. No she dressed like the slob she IS!
How about the First Ho? Sure looks & acts like one.
Hey Micheal... are you a progressive plant on this site? She's a slob - and a dumb one at that! And where do your quotation marks begin? Thank you.
No, she is anything but a tourist. Outside the public eye, I don't give a damn what they do.
The comparison photo to Laura Bush came to mind. Saved my finding it.
she acts like a typical black gimme, gimme , gimme,
and hates the hand that is she is taking it from.
that is what happens when you give ignorant trash a lot of money
For all of the obama voters,you will be the first ones to cry when all the tax money runs out and you have to work to eat...Transparency right? If all obama voters want to live under socialsim then why won't they use their free right to move to the middle east or n korea? Leave America now if you love socialism so much and move to cuba or somewhere else but America will remain free even if we have to fight all the socialists on the planet...Transparency remember? Learn who obama is before you vote next time...Transparency right?
Thank you, I love it.
So-o-o-o-o Go-o-o-o-d!!! Desperately needed the laugh.