LET THEM EAT CAKE …
While many Americans find themselves out of work, underwater in their mortgage, or having economic trouble making ends meet … first lady Michelle Obama has spent 42 days on vacation this year, on the tax payers dime. This does not even count the 9 days that Michelle will spend on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard later this month. I guess this must be Michelle’s SACRIFICE and SKIN IN THE GAME that her husband Barack Obama refers to.
First Lady Michelle Obama over the last year has spent a total of 42 days on vacation, or a little more than one out of every nine days, according to a White House Dossier analysis of her travel.
Her vacations, the cost of which are mostly borne by taxpayers, include trips to Panama City, Fla., Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, South Africa, Latin America, Vail, Colo., and her visit this week to her brother in Corvallis, Ore. [...]
Taxpayers pick up most of the cost of transporting the first lady and her extensive entourage – including Secret Service and her staff – to her various destinations. While she may in some cases pay some of the tab for her personal expenses and travel, the amount is dwarfed by the overall cost to the public.
Why should Michelle Obama set an example for Americans and show any empathy for those in the US that are struggling? After all she does the same thing when she tells others what to eat while doing much different for herself and Barack. As stated at Weasel Zippers, last year Queen Michelle spent 1 out of every 9 days on vacation, not counting the junkets to Ireland and Great Britain.
For Barack and Michelle who love to play class warfare, how do you think the common folk are going to react to doing without, while they pay for your vacations? The notion that these people do not comprehend that going on lavish vacations while Americans are struggling will be seen in a negative shows just how out of touch they truly are. I doubt whether this is the “hope & change” that people ever dreamed of.