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Posted on 08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT by Nachum
The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage
Video: Pres Obama biking with
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Full title: Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on vacations
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Puttin’ On The Ritz
we peasants are racists,
but we foot the bill
so that she can hate the country and us.
They’re partying like the passengers on the Titanic.....
The article mentioned the trip to Martha’s Vineyard. It alluded to the fact that taxpayers are paying for their trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Is it really true that taxpayers are paying for the rent where they’re staying, and is that the policy? If so, that’s outrageous. We shouldn’t be paying for presidents to go on vacation. While it may be a drop in the bucket compared to our deficits, it sends a horrible message to taxpayers out there.
>> top shelf vodka
Cut her some slack on that one, FRiend. She actually *saves* the taxpayers money by purchasing her vodka by the barrel, weekly.
Anyhoo, I don’t fault either Barky or Shelly for drinking, considering who each of them is married to. :-)
This is interesting, but to be fair I really don’t take the National Enquirer seriously.
Bet she justifies it by saying she couldn’t tolerate DC otherwise.
I was never a big Dubya fan, but I was a Laura Bush fan. I thought she was such a charming First Lady in every way. The perfect model of decorum, dignity, and decency.
It is clearly inaccurate to report that Her Majesty’s purple bike shorts are in any sense “tiny”
National Enquirer has actually been pretty accurate. They are the ones that busted John Edwards.
This reporter is obviously racist. She wouldn’t be making a big deal if Laura Bush had done this. Oh wait, . . .
Mychal Massie has it right.
Go here to read what he has to say about FUBO’s “wife.”
I don’t know at all how these things work but there should be a set budget for Presidents and their families. Period. How they spend them I don’t care, but there should be a set amount and it should be what it is. Not a bottomless bucket of money.
Of course, I think each state should also pay all expenses except for the actual building costs for Congress. Whatever they want to spend on their representatives is fine with me. But I don’t see why FL or CA or TX should pay for the representatives for MA or RI or MI. I know it’s probably a drop in the bucket when you look at the entire budget, but I think it would send a very clear message. We are tired of you living like kings and queens at the paupers expense. There was a revolution fought over just this sort of thing.
Hey, peasant, STFU and eat your peas!
What a reliable source
The British press-reporting the stories American reporters simply refuse to cover;)
‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ ping. I’m sure there’s a fashion opportunity here somewhere.
Barry's reaction would be funny if his own out-of-control spending wasn't so damaging to the country.
They were accurate on many demowit scandals in the past and they are FOB.
She’s called Moochelle for a reason. A damned good reason.
Where's an iceberg when you need one?
Remember The National Enquirer broke the Lewinsky story and the Edwards baby/daddy story.
I would not put it past them to bill American taxpayers for each other’s personal gifts.
It is the ghetto mentality. Nothing outside is going to change that.
“... ut to be fair I really dont take the National Enquirer seriously.”
You should, they are far more of what news papers used to be than the main stream newspapers like the NY Times and Washington Post. And they have broken several major stories before anyone in the MSM have even been interested.
MICHELLE OBAMA BOOZE BINGES
Michelle Obama - cracking under the pressure of being First Lady - is drinking way more than she should, friends fear.
Longtime pals have been keeping a close eye on her White House booze intake for months, sources told The ENQUIRER, and her husband President Barack Obama even stepped in when she recently consumed too much alcohol.
“When Barack saw Michelle drink more than she should at a recent dinner, he hit the roof. He told her, ‘This is NOT going to turn into a problem!’” a close source told The ENQUIRER.
I know, I know - national enquirer, but there are other sources as well. If Michelle is drinking a lot, imagine the rest of us!
Which leads me to believe this means either the Obama’s are getting the goods while the getting’s good or they know the next election is bought and paid for. This is not the behavior of someone who needs public approval to continue being President.
Bush “vacationed” at the Camp David Presidential Retreat.
The Obama’s vacation in mansions and 5-star hotels at taxpayer expense, while the media pretends not to notice.
Exactly. It’s like the pot calling the kettle...um...er...oh, never mind.
Reminds me of the Clintons in their last few years in the WH. Jaunts all over the world!
When it comes to aliens, horoscopes and Jeanne Dixon predictions, I would agree. However, the Enquirer has a pretty solid record recently with regard to hard news. When it involves real people, they can't just make stuff up out of thin air. They are subject to libel laws just like everybody else and have had to pay out big $$$ in the past, so they are pretty careful about these things.
Whatever happened to Camp David? Don’t presidents go there anymore?
Why do we have to get this info from sources like the dailymail.co.uk?
Oh, that’s right. LS(American)M news sources ain’t gonna say anything bad about the O’s...
Just keepin it real, with OPM.
I’ve got a wonderful Vacation resort where they can both go immediately:
The disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
Yeah, they should stay at Camp David, which the government already owns anyway.
Let them eat PEAS!
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These parties are how the DC power people, and those who want to get close to them, manipulate POWER. The Invitations to attend the King's Court are worth a LOT in the rarefied air of Washington.
And you'll note how the Mainstream Media NEVER, EVER mentions these parties under a DEMOCRAT?
Moochelee ‘Antoinette’ Obama
Dolly Madison would kick her arse.
She’s a libtard.
Neither did John Edwards.
It generally happens when the wife is unhappy. The husband is unable to reign her in.
I believe the NE broke the Monica Lewinsky scandal after the entire MSM suppressed it for months.