Skip to comments.The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation
Posted on 12/16/2011 1:03:19 PM PST by Steelfish
The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation Before The President Can Leave ... At A Cost of $100,000 To The taxpayer By LYDIA WARREN 16th December 2011
With thousands of families struggling to raise funds for Christmas, you would think the Obamas might manage a little thriftiness.
But today, Michelle Obama and her two daughters fly to Hawaii for a 17-day holiday - days before the president joins them. The separate flights will incur costs of more than $100,000 to the taxpayer.
Vacation: The President was scheduled to begin his trip on December 17 - but his family will leave without him. Last year's trip to Hawaii, pictured, was also delayed Obama has vowed to stay in Washington until Congress passes an extension of the payroll tax cut and will join his family before Christmas. By not waiting for Congress to reach a decision before jetting off together, the family is inflicting eye-watering costs on the taxpayer.
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You know, I wouldn’t really entirely care if they weren’t so hypocritical about government transparency, “cutting spending,” and “there for the common man” garbage.
perhaps we need to let them know that all that free air transport was meant to apply to the President. F’n woman thinks she’s Cleopatra.
Well... having set a new world record... she must be exhausted. Needs some R&R pronto.
Merry Christmas Obamas, luxe de luxe.
Any way we can move the country before she tries to come back?
Meanwhile I will keep looking for a job while you are on vacation in Hawaii for 17 days. Maybe I’ll be back to paying taxes by the time you return.
Yes, she must be exhausted.
It’s been... what... a whole 3 weeks since their last vacation?
They’re already going to be in Asia. Isn’t that far enough away from the US to suit you?
As if they've ever paid a dime out of their own pockets. Who's paying for MO's kobe beef and lobster, the shopping trips or the expenses of their extended family and guests? Maybe that's hidden somewhere in that trillion dollar bill that was passed yesterday.
I was going to pray for a typhoon, but I was born in Hawaii and I’d probably regret my wish. Difference is, I could raise the money to visit the state of my birth, but finances need to be allocated elsewhere.
Waste of money, time, resources, jet fuel and a total waste of the time of the Secret Service...for what...so you and your daughters can go to Hawaii “early” ahead of your husband (who will waste another $250,000 flying to Hawaii)?
Also...never in my life have I ever heard of Barack Hussein (yeah pretend middle name) Obama simply allowing the Iranians to “keep” a drone that lands in their country. Is he clueless? Does he not understand that you are supposed to destroy the drone instead of “asking for it back”.
Please stop wasting our money and do your job...
You’d think prudence, if not empathy for the national distress, would have led her to delay her departure until Dad finished his business.
I have searched the internet to find out who paid for Michelle’s big trip to Spain last year, when she took a whole planeload of hangers-on with her to a resort there. But have had no luck determining how much that trip cost, or who paid for it.
You who dare to critique the wookie
Did they ever vacation in Hawaii before they had the US taxpayer to pay the transportation?
There’s some information in this article, but I don’t know how accurate.
SPAIN: AUGUST 2010
Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.
Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.
Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account.
HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010
According to the Hawaii Reporter, the bill for the trip included:
* $63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President
* $1,000,000 on Mr Obamas return trip from Washington on Air Force One
* $16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
* $134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
* $251,000 in police overtime
* $10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times
SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011
Michelle Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.
The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.
They were escorted to the resort by about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011
The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family stayed, rents for about $50,000 a week.
Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama flew to the estate just hours before the president to make the most of the holiday - again, incurring extra flight costs.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard was required to keep ships floating near the property. The presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.
How many days of school have the Great Leader’s offspring missed for vacations?
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