Skip to comments.First Family’s Lavish Vacations Defended
Posted on 04/29/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT by John Semmens
Since President Barack Obama assumed office the First Family has racked up a total of 17 vacations. This is nearly five times the number of excursions taken by a typical American family over that time span. Costs are also a sore point. One trip to Spain hit up taxpayers for almost $500,000.
The high costs are not really the Obamas fault explained First Lady Michelle. Its only because Barack is the President that the cost is so high, she argued. We are hostages to the office. Everywhere we go we have to be accompanied by an entourage of bodyguards and personal assistants. We cant just book a commercial flight and rent a car like common people do. Get used to itexpensive travel comes with the territory.
As for the seemingly large number of trips, Michelle pointed out that a person is only President for eight years. Were just trying to cram in as much as we can in this limited amount of time. Wed be fools not to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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It may be satire. But it’s exactly what they think.
I would say this...on the top ten reasons why I would never run for President...there’s this issue of relaxing. Going off to Camp David works for probably the first year....but after that, this just won’t be enough. The other side of this coin is that just five lousy days out at some resort in Arizona, with all the Secret Service and such....would run around two or three million bucks.
We cant just book a commercial flight and rent a car like common people do
Poor stupid commoners..... right Moochelle?
I don’t know of anybody more common than the Obama’s.
Right out of the ghetto and into neighborhood organizing
Where will Pooch and Mooch take their kids on vacation next?
The taxpayers do not mind picking up the bill!
.............One trip to Spain hit up taxpayers for almost $500,000. .....................
Alex, I’ll take taxpayers ripoffs for $6,000,000!
Let’s not forget how much the Obama’s have spent on “ENTERTAINMENT?”