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Michelle Obama plans pricey trip to China as the First Family is criticized for spending hundreds of
The Daily Mail ^ | 3-3-14

Posted on 03/04/2014 6:51:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother plan a week-long solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China's first lady and high school and university students - and that will likely cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars.

President Obama and his family have come under heavy scrutiny for the unprecedented high travel costs during his time in office - and a week-long trip to China for four members of the First Family, members of the Secret Service and other members of the White House staff will likely cost several millions of dollars.

The president's pricey travels have become so controversial that Judicial Watch was forced to sue the Secret Service and Defense Department to get them to turn over records on the amount of taxpayer money used to fly the First Family all over the world - in many cases for vacations or fundraisers - over the last two years of his administration

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KEYWORDS: extravagence; michelleantoinette; money; taxpayers
I wonder if she will use Hillary's pricey gold bathroom on wheels that she draggeed around China on her visite because Hill didn't want to use the Chinese 'facilities'? I wonder whatever happened to that?


1 posted on 03/04/2014 6:51:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Isn’t there any sort of approval process for travel???

Does the ptresident have sole control over his expenses with no oversight?

Is there no budget?


2 posted on 03/04/2014 6:53:34 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Shopping for some new outfits?


3 posted on 03/04/2014 6:54:58 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Always take the Presidential mother-in-law on state visits.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 6:56:23 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I so want her and her incompetent husband to just GO AWAY!


5 posted on 03/04/2014 6:56:37 AM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looking for retirement digs?


6 posted on 03/04/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Gotta Mooooove


7 posted on 03/04/2014 7:04:25 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Hillary's pricey gold bathroom on wheels that she draggeed around China...I wonder whatever happened to that?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 7:10:04 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That's one ugly, out of shape mutt.

But Bo looks pretty good.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 7:11:15 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Slyfox
Borrowed from Potlatch:

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10 posted on 03/04/2014 7:14:41 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And saving the best for last - Michelle's mom rides shotgun.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 7:15:10 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

from the article: ‘Mrs. Obama grew up in a poor Chicago family, but earned degrees from two of America’s best universities.’

She did NOT ‘grow up poor’! She grew up the daughter of a political crony of the Chicago machine. She was solidly middle class. She was no poorer than any other son or daughter of young parents who where working and moving towards middle class.

She never missed a meal and her substantial backside stands as proof to that!


12 posted on 03/04/2014 7:20:23 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: LucyT; melancholy

This could turn into *Girls Gone Wild*, the Chinese edition.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 7:26:23 AM PST by azishot
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To: Mr. K
Isn’t there any sort of approval process for travel???

Does the ptresident have sole control over his expenses with no oversight?

Is there no budget?

The GOP controls the purse strings in the House, so, no, there is no oversight or budget.

14 posted on 03/04/2014 7:31:25 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL. It must be pretty bad when inanimate objects refuse to take her crap.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 7:33:53 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If it’s Spring Break, it must be time for “important” international travel by the president’s wife (and children)


16 posted on 03/04/2014 7:36:35 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Them Obama girls sure do get a lot time off from school.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 7:36:42 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sure like their COLORS!!!

Taste, sophistication and understated elegance are certainly unheard of with these guys!


18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:43:44 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

FREE LOADER IS AT IT AGAIN...SPENDING OUR MONEY..

She should feel right at home there communist,baby killers and she is both..


19 posted on 03/04/2014 7:44:44 AM PST by PLD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Free loading slackers take trip moving on up...


20 posted on 03/04/2014 8:32:47 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Slyfox

Surely that’s photoshop!


21 posted on 03/04/2014 10:22:30 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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