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Time for the White House to rein in Michelle Obama's out-of-control spending
The Daily Telegraph (London) ^

Posted on 08/26/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT by kelsiejackson

With the United States facing a national debt of more than $14 trillion, the largest since World War Two, wouldn’t it make sense for the White House itself to start trimming its own spending? A good place to begin cutting would be Michelle Obama’s rather generous vacation programme. Keith Coffler, who edits the influential White House Dossier, notes that Michelle Obama spent no less than 42 days on vacation over the past year – that’s one in every nine days.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: firstlady; michelleobama; spending; waste
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I'm sure this guy is a racist. Why else would he be demanding a privileged minority find something else to occupy her wasted time besides wantonly spending (wasting?) taxpayer dollars?
1 posted on 08/26/2011 10:08:34 AM PDT by kelsiejackson
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To: kelsiejackson

The Queen has to enjoy it while she can.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 10:09:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kelsiejackson

Asking Barack Obama to control Michelle’s ‘out of control spending’ is like inviting Jesse James to work at your bank.


3 posted on 08/26/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: kelsiejackson

But....but....she believes she is Queen. Doesn’t she have the right to spend as much as she feels she deserves?


4 posted on 08/26/2011 10:10:35 AM PDT by RC2
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To: kelsiejackson
So out of her 365 days of not working, she spent 42 on vacation? Must be nice.

(Don't give me the 'she's a mom, that's her job' business either, because she has her own personal village to raise those two kids; a staff of dozens and of course granny there too).

5 posted on 08/26/2011 10:11:35 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I would trust Jesse over Barack.


6 posted on 08/26/2011 10:12:14 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: ilovesarah2012

7 posted on 08/26/2011 10:12:14 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: kelsiejackson
How come we only get honest reporting about the 0bama’s from the London papers?

The Telegraph and the Daily Mail have no trouble telling the truth as they see it, and what they see isn't flattering.

Even so-called conservative US dailies (I guess that means the WSJ) never get really rough on how they conduct themselves, although they do rip up on the policies.

It's more than past time for gloves-off treatment of this pair.

8 posted on 08/26/2011 10:13:28 AM PDT by mojito
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To: ilovesarah2012

This administration is maddening.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029615/Michelle-Obama-accused-spending-10m-public-money-vacations.html


9 posted on 08/26/2011 10:13:41 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: americanophile
So out of her 365 days of not working, she spent 42 on vacation? Must be nice.

LOL! Good one!

10 posted on 08/26/2011 10:13:57 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: kelsiejackson

Spendzilla is the worst first lady we’ve had. The libs moaned and groaned about Nancy Reagan and the china, but this beast can waste 10m and not a peep from the lib hypocrits.


11 posted on 08/26/2011 10:14:05 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: kelsiejackson

I’d call her Marie Antoinette but she doesn’t want us to eat cake.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 10:16:15 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: kelsiejackson

She’s the epitome of someone who lacks integrity.


13 posted on 08/26/2011 10:17:04 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: americanophile

Bfl.


14 posted on 08/26/2011 10:17:39 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: mojito
That's the saddest part, isn't it? This country hosts the largest agglomeration of media on the planet, and not one of them--whether out of salivating love or fear of "you racist" tar and feathering--is willing to "hold the national leadership accountable."

Welcome to Airstrip One.



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15 posted on 08/26/2011 10:18:28 AM PDT by kelsiejackson
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To: kelsiejackson

Now another one- Barry is coming home tonight, she is staying over one extra night ...so again with the second jets and all that expense

For one more lobsta dnner?


16 posted on 08/26/2011 10:19:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common)
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To: RC2
Give Moochelle a break. Until she got ahold of the taxpayer's credit card, she was ashamed of her Country and its flag.
17 posted on 08/26/2011 10:19:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: kelsiejackson

Obama wanted to be like Lincoln, well here it is. Their wive’s are out of control spenders.


18 posted on 08/26/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT by gusty
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To: dragonblustar

“Let them eat carrot sticks!

Moochelle Antoinette the First


19 posted on 08/26/2011 10:20:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
It would be in the public interest to have the exact numbers provided by the White House so that Americans know precisely how much of their money is being spent on vacations.

I'm sure those numbers will be right up. And I also heard that the NYT's was working on a big story on this very issue. Yeah, that's what I heard. /s

20 posted on 08/26/2011 10:20:14 AM PDT by mojito
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To: americanophile
Don't give me the 'she's a mom, that's her job' business either

Mrs Wbill stays home with the kids just like Moochelle. She'd love a family vacation.

She has a part-time job that helps make the ends meet. I'm taking a couple of weeks off this fall so that she can work. So much for family time, though I'll readily admit that I'm looking forward to hanging out with the kids.

I'm sure that Mrs WBill jut *loves* watching Moochelle jet around, while we both bust our butts to cover bills.

21 posted on 08/26/2011 10:20:59 AM PDT by wbill
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To: shield

I’m guessing that picture was designed to show off the first ladies magnificently sculpted stomach and buttocks. After writing that line, I think I can now get a job in any mainstream media outlet.


22 posted on 08/26/2011 10:21:08 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: liberalh8ter

They were also living off of a credit card until after the election. Typical of people that have nothing and suddenly come into money. They spend it like water.


24 posted on 08/26/2011 10:21:19 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

I really hope after they’re evicted we can finally learn the truth about their Chicago home.


25 posted on 08/26/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: liberalh8ter
she was ashamed of her Country and its flag

Here is to making her ashamed ... she should be for
her spending habits.

26 posted on 08/26/2011 10:25:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I’d like to see her be ashamed from behind bars.


27 posted on 08/26/2011 10:26:19 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: kelsiejackson

Should have reined it in long ago. The two of them spend like they’ve won the lottery.


28 posted on 08/26/2011 10:26:48 AM PDT by madison10
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To: RC2

Its called “new money.” (phrase from the Titanic.


29 posted on 08/26/2011 10:27:29 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: liberalh8ter

Maybe she could take zer0 and the rest of the administration with her?


30 posted on 08/26/2011 10:28:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: shield

She needs to fix the chin.


31 posted on 08/26/2011 10:28:53 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: no-to-illegals

From your keyboard to God’s ear!


32 posted on 08/26/2011 10:30:34 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: kelsiejackson
It seems to me that there has been a noticeable lack of exposure as far as Michelle is concerned. She's been under the radar since before her trip to visit her brother. Their polling must be indicating that she is a serious turnoff.
33 posted on 08/26/2011 10:32:12 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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... but she is the wife of Chairman Mao!!!!!!

(appologies to Opera fans)


34 posted on 08/26/2011 10:34:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kelsiejackson

They’ll just end up re-classifying her spending as “economic stimulus”.


35 posted on 08/26/2011 10:34:46 AM PDT by toast
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To: liberalh8ter

Thinking God probably likes the thoughts and spoken words more than keyboard typing. Don’t know though, and if that was a compliment, Thank you.


36 posted on 08/26/2011 10:36:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Yes, it’s a compliment!


37 posted on 08/26/2011 10:39:57 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: kelsiejackson

She really is the definition of a welfare queen.


38 posted on 08/26/2011 10:40:05 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: kelsiejackson

She’s just saving the GOP tons of money on election ads for 2012. All they will have to show are clips of the many Obama vacations.


39 posted on 08/26/2011 10:41:32 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: mardi59; All
Moochelle is a loathsome, hate-filled evil witch with a Mt. McKinley sized grudge against America and Americans (I didn't use the spelling that begins with “b” because I have far too much respect for my two dogs and their wonderful mothers) who does this especially for the pure, vile pleasure of flipping off the millions of struggling Americans who've lost their jobs, homes, and investments because of the Illegal’s intentional policies that are designed to cause just that.
40 posted on 08/26/2011 10:44:02 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: liberalh8ter

(((smile))) You were too kind.


41 posted on 08/26/2011 10:46:09 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: presently no screen name

“She’s the epitome of someone who lacks integrity.”

Please add class and dignity. Also, out of respect for dogs, please do not ever call her a “bitch.”


42 posted on 08/26/2011 10:47:00 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: shield

Disgustingly ugly and I’m only talking about the inside.


43 posted on 08/26/2011 10:51:42 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (Racist Honkies For Herman Cain!)
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To: longtermmemmory
HAHAHA! I LOVE IT!

I am the wife of Mao Tse-Tung!
When I appear, the people hang!
When I appear, the people HANG--
Upon my every word!


So very appropriate, no matter which way you "take" it.
44 posted on 08/26/2011 10:53:37 AM PDT by kelsiejackson
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To: kelsiejackson
IIRC from the few facts we know about the Obamas, Michelle had a 300K job at a Chicago Hospital (an opening that was created for her specifically) while Obama was a state senator.

When the Obamas made the move to DC, Michelle quit her job at the hospital and the position was never refilled.

It might be interesting to see how many times she actually went to her Chicago office, if at all.

Putting aside the illegality of this arrangement, it does point out a pattern of entitlement - Michelle thinks she can have whatever she wants for doing nothing useful.

Guess I'm a racist, too - I'm enraged but not surprised.

45 posted on 08/26/2011 10:54:37 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: libstripper

I have absolutely nothing good or polite to say about that oversized leech.

I won’t call her the “b word” out of respect for female dogs, but we all know what she is. She has done absolutely NOTHING since her pathetic excuse for a husband and president got elected. Nothing!!

I can’t stand the loathsome leech.


46 posted on 08/26/2011 10:55:08 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: shield

Is there such a thing as a reverse pregnancy?


47 posted on 08/26/2011 11:10:37 AM PDT by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: libstripper

Never called her that. Anyone who lacks class/dignity is far better than someone who lacks integrity, IMO.


48 posted on 08/26/2011 11:19:49 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kelsiejackson
Isn't is funny that we need foreign newspapers to hear this sort of thing? The lap-dog U.S. media would never dare...
49 posted on 08/26/2011 11:21:42 AM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: presently no screen name

As far as the “b” word is concerned, that was my preemptive strike aimed at everybody, since I so loathe her and am afraid somebody might be truly disrespectful and insult all dogs by applying that word to Moochelle, who is a far lower creature than any of them.


50 posted on 08/26/2011 11:38:45 AM PDT by libstripper
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