Michelle Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation This Year … Have You?



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.

Posted August 13, 2011 by
Michelle Obama, WTF | 7 comments

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Michelle Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation This Year … Have You?”

    1. Moi on August 13th, 2011 3:10 pm

      I’ve taken three one-week vacations in the last 7 yrs. Other than that I take a day here or there to catch up on cleaning, working on our property, or to handle business issues. Must be nice to have so little to do you can take such time for yourself…and at the expense of the taxpayer to boot.

    2. ladydi on August 13th, 2011 3:12 pm

      no….and haven’t had even a miniscule of anything remotely related to a vacation in at least 3 years…

    3. mc on August 13th, 2011 8:03 pm

      Well, to be fair, I didn’t realize she actually had a job.

    4. rightknight on August 14th, 2011 12:16 am

      Michelle ma belle certainly deserves a break from
      her duties of serving We the People so well. The long
      list of her accomplishments on our behalf is only
      overshadowed slightly by the incredible list of positive
      accomplishments on our behalf accumulated by her
      devoted husband, Barry. Let’s see, now where did I
      place those long lists……hmmmmmm.?

    5. Wendy on August 14th, 2011 10:02 am

      Me 24 days and counting this year.
      Good for Michelle she devotes time to her family and relatives.
      SM: Please … yea that trip to Spain was all about family. I guess you think your vacations should be paid by tax payers too.

      What will you do Wendy when Barack & Michelle are thrown out of the WH in 2012. They can take all the vacation days they want then. One out of every 9 days is a vacation … please. Look for both of them to milk the tax payers even more when the sense the hand writing is on the wall that they are toast.

      Just curious Wendy, do you take expensive vacations when you know you cant afford them?

    6. NG Boston on August 14th, 2011 8:04 pm

      #5- Wendy—-let us know when you are done vacationing in Umpa-Loompa Land. You sound completely foolish… so run along now to the chocolate fountain and kindly immerse yourself fully.

    7. SUPER DAVE on August 15th, 2011 7:19 am

      yeah, wendy, get a job and you will have to actually work. must be easy to vacation every month and spend the taxpayer money on ribs and fat burgers.

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