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Is Michelle Obama's spending 'spiralling out of control'? First Lady 'insisted on $4m trip
Daily Mail UK ^ | Mark Duell | Dec. 23, 2011

Posted on 12/24/2011 7:16:47 AM PST by COUNTrecount

Is Michelle Obama's spending 'spiralling out of control'? First Lady 'insisted on $4m trip to Hawaii when her husband wanted local vacation'

Michelle Obama insisted on a pricey holiday to Hawaii when her husband would have rather gone to a presidential retreat, according to reports.

She allegedly wanted the taxpayer-funded $4million trip when Barack Obama sought instead to make the short trip to Camp David in Maryland.

Political sources told the National Enquirer that the 47-year-old’s spending is rocketing and she even went on a shopping spree before the Hawaii trip.

Disagreement? Michelle Obama, left, reportedly wanted the $4million Hawaii trip when Barack Obama sought instead to go to Camp David in Maryland

‘The President’s advisers have told him that Michelle’s spending has spiralled “completely out of control”,’ one source told the National Enquirer.

‘Barack read his wife the riot act, but his words fell on deaf ears. Michelle said there was “no way” she was going to disappoint her daughters.’

The First Family has already attracted criticism as their annual vacation in Hawaii this year is likely to be their most expensive ever.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 12/24/2011 7:16:50 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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2 posted on 12/24/2011 7:18:35 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: COUNTrecount

Michelle Todd Lincoln Obama.


3 posted on 12/24/2011 7:19:57 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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4 posted on 12/24/2011 7:20:58 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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Is Michelle Obama's spending 'spiralling out of control'? First Lady 'insisted on $4m trip to Hawaii when her husband wanted local vacation' Michelle Obama insisted on a pricey holiday to Hawaii when her husband would have rather gone to a presidential retreat, according to reports.

Ha ha haaaaaaa!!! Riiiiiiight.

Barry probably wanted to get rid of Aunt Esther so he and Larry could spend a little alone time together.

5 posted on 12/24/2011 7:21:49 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: exit82

Mary Todd got a bad rap. She had some fancy dresses, not a Boeing.


6 posted on 12/24/2011 7:22:44 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Iron Munro

Let the little folks eat cake... I’ve got 12 more months to waste your money and I’m going to get it all. Said Michelle......


7 posted on 12/24/2011 7:22:49 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: COUNTrecount

... and at exactly what point in her entitled life has the Royal Slob not been spiraling out of control?

8 posted on 12/24/2011 7:24:54 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: COUNTrecount
while her husband tries to save the U.S. economy.

This sentence is 10,000,000 more ominous then Shelly's spending habits.

9 posted on 12/24/2011 7:26:26 AM PST by DManA
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To: COUNTrecount

Figures this story is only found in a UK paper.


10 posted on 12/24/2011 7:26:32 AM PST by AU72
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To: COUNTrecount

Who exactly do they spend time with in Hawaii? I thought all of his family is gone.


11 posted on 12/24/2011 7:27:39 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: COUNTrecount

Of course she is pushing for bigger, more extravagant things. Look for it to get steadily worse. She can read the writing on the wall: hussein is doomed in the next election. The MSM may think he has a shot, the ‘rats may think he can do it, even many in the GOP may see party weaknesses and worry that he could get a second term. But she knows, she is privy to the inside story, knows the corruption and crime that is tenuously holding hussein in office and out of prison. She can see it coming to a rapid and ugly end. Therefore she is going to ride it for all it is worth. Wait and see - yet another sign of hussein’s coming collapse.


12 posted on 12/24/2011 7:27:59 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Mamzelle

Remember the HELL Nancy Reagan got when she bough some China for the White House?


13 posted on 12/24/2011 7:28:17 AM PST by DManA
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14 posted on 12/24/2011 7:28:35 AM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

They bring a ton of “friends” along.


15 posted on 12/24/2011 7:29:00 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Zakeet

Is it just me but I don’t see any resemblance to BHO in the daughters.


16 posted on 12/24/2011 7:29:02 AM PST by Jukeman (Merry Christmas To All.)
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To: Iron Munro

Does she carry the nuclear football with her? Or is she the nuclear football?


17 posted on 12/24/2011 7:30:42 AM PST by Jukeman (Merry Christmas To All.)
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To: EBH
Is that a doctored photo of Marie Antoinette?

If so, it reminds me that Ann Coutler writes in her book, "Demonic", about how historians have painted a false picture of Antoinette.

Charges of lesbianism and incest were co-erced through torture. Apparently Antoinette was a faithful Christian woman who sympathized with the plight of the masses but was the victim of a media and community agitator types bent on revolution that stirred up an Occupy-style hysteria that culminated in her beheading.

I don't know. I didn't study The French Revolution. But, according to Ann Coulter, what is taught about The French Revolution on today's college campuses is a lie.

18 posted on 12/24/2011 7:31:28 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Zakeet

My God, what a classless slovenly embarrassment to the American people. Does she understand for one nanosecond the role of First Lady?


19 posted on 12/24/2011 7:33:42 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: COUNTrecount; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Beards are expensive.

Thanks COUNTrecount, and Merry Christmas!


20 posted on 12/24/2011 7:33:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Mamzelle

Mary Todd was a spendthrift. Big time. The level of her out of control spending shocked and worried Lincoln, and it was openly mocked.

Then again, she lost a young son in 1863, and her oldest child was off to war. Her husband was reviled and she was shunned by DC society. Not a happy existence.


21 posted on 12/24/2011 7:35:12 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
My God, what a classless slovenly embarrassment to the American people. Does she understand for one nanosecond the role of First Lady?

No, but I would say she has the role of being the First Grifter down to a "T".

22 posted on 12/24/2011 7:38:07 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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23 posted on 12/24/2011 7:40:10 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: DManA
Remember the HELL Nancy Reagan got when she bought some China for the White House?

And the irony is that she didn't buy the china with taxpayer money.

The china and another $800,000 came came from private donations to a fund set up to not only provide new china for the White House but to refurbish parts of the White House itself. But the leftist press lambasted her neverthe less.

Ronald and Nancy Reagan gave to America - the Obama grifters take everything they can get their Affrimative Action hands on.


24 posted on 12/24/2011 7:41:22 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: DManA
Remember the HELL Nancy Reagan got when she bough some China for the White House?

Yup. That ran $800K. Maybe $2.5 mil after inflation in today's dollars.

The difference? It holds its value and STAYS WITH THE HOUSE!
25 posted on 12/24/2011 7:41:44 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: DManA

I remember. It was appalling how she was picked on. That china was not even paid for by the taxpayers, and was donated by a china manufacturer to the WH. The worst she ever did was wear dresses “loaned” to her by designers. The ranch in California was very modest, and Reagan was discreet in his speechmaking. There was no first lady treated more unfairly than Nancy...


26 posted on 12/24/2011 7:42:03 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: ThunderSleeps
Let's guess where they'll be vacationing next Christmas if (WHEN) Barry loses.

Back to Asia? I mean Hawaii?


27 posted on 12/24/2011 7:43:35 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

how on earth could the Hawaii trip cost 4 mil??


28 posted on 12/24/2011 7:43:40 AM PST by sdpatriot (Rush:" the media didn't make her, so they can't control her")
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To: COUNTrecount

She’s just getting her reparations. As a whole, blacks are a net loss in terms of federal income tax. So in her mind, she’s spending whitie’s money, and even better, whitie’s kid’s money. Kids who have been dumbed-down by the teacher’s unions to such an extent, that they’ll be enslaved by multi-generational debt like the Irish peasants of old Britain, and she married a British citizen too.


29 posted on 12/24/2011 7:45:26 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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30 posted on 12/24/2011 7:46:30 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: COUNTrecount
The clothes, the lavish vacations with entourages in tow and the White House celebrity bashes that she has spent money on so far are NOTHING compared to what we are about to see as it grows more apparent that they will be moving back to Chicago next year.
31 posted on 12/24/2011 7:47:43 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: sdpatriot
Mrs Obama took the children last weekend in a flight that cost an extra $100,000 - and her husband’s round-trip journey will be $3,271,611.

Add in thousands per night for lodging, cost of Secret Service, liquor, lobster, ICE CREAM, you get to that number very quickly.

32 posted on 12/24/2011 7:47:54 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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http://www.hawaiireporter.com/with-more-vacation-days-and-separate-travel-price-of-obama%E2%80%99s-annual-hawaiian-holiday-rises

Travel time for Air Force One direct from Washington D.C. to Hawaii is about 9 hours or $1,635,813 each way for a total of $3,271,622 for the round trip to Hawaii and back.

The cost for USAF C-17 cargo aircraft that transports the Presidential limos, helicopters and other support equipment to Hawaii was not made available. However, the flight time between Andrews Air Force Base and Hawaii is at about 21.5 hours roundtrip, with estimated operating cost of $12,000 per hour. (Source: GAO report, updated by C-17 crew member). The United States Marine Corps provides a presidential helicopter, along with pilots and support crews for the test flights, which travel on another C-17 flight. That is $258,000, not including costs for the 4 to 6 member crew’s per diem and hotel.

Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii costs about $63,000 (White House Dossier), but add security and personnel for a total of about $100,000.


33 posted on 12/24/2011 7:52:14 AM PST by digger48
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I wondered the same thing!


34 posted on 12/24/2011 7:56:28 AM PST by TEXOKIE (... and Merry Christmas to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: Mamzelle
Mary Todd got a bad rap. She had some fancy dresses, not a Boeing.

And most, if not all were paid for out of Abe's wallet.

35 posted on 12/24/2011 7:57:11 AM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"..STAYS WITH THE HOUSE!"

I believe the Clintons took it with them.

To sell later at a garage sale.

36 posted on 12/24/2011 7:58:42 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: DManA

Remember the HELL Nancy Reagan got when she bough some China for the White House?<<<

Yep. And the catty media constantly sneered at her for her impeccable style and fashion sense.

Yet the grifter FLOTUS looks like something the cat woundn’t even drag in, and she’s hailed as Jackie O.


37 posted on 12/24/2011 7:59:45 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: sdpatriot
"how on earth could the Hawaii trip cost 4 mil??"

Shows you lack imagination.

Give Michelle carte blanch, and the cost will skyrocket.

38 posted on 12/24/2011 8:01:34 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: COUNTrecount

Prissy


39 posted on 12/24/2011 8:02:10 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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40 posted on 12/24/2011 8:02:22 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: digger48; COUNTrecount

thanks guys.

good grief!
they need to ground these crackheads (ht to Bozell)

not to mention Bo the dog flying in for the photo op with
Hussein at Petco


41 posted on 12/24/2011 8:03:09 AM PST by sdpatriot (Rush:" the media didn't make her, so they can't control her")
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To: COUNTrecount

Chicago trash.


42 posted on 12/24/2011 8:03:55 AM PST by RC2
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To: COUNTrecount

Only UK can report this.


43 posted on 12/24/2011 8:09:08 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: COUNTrecount
and America takes another one in the........

44 posted on 12/24/2011 8:10:22 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: baddog 219

“Hoilday?”


45 posted on 12/24/2011 8:10:35 AM PST by GnL
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To: Jukeman
Does she carry the nuclear football with her? Or is she the nuclear football?

It looks like she is carrying two of them - in her back pockets.


46 posted on 12/24/2011 8:10:47 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: COUNTrecount

This Wookie, along with her lop-eared sophomoric communist husband, deserves to be pilloried and whipped with a brine-soaked rattan cane!


47 posted on 12/24/2011 8:13:24 AM PST by IbJensen (Demint for President, Paul for Treasury Secretary, Apaio For AG)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL! Wide Load!


48 posted on 12/24/2011 8:19:27 AM PST by Jukeman (Merry Christmas To All.)
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To: AU72

THEY got it straight from the national enquirer.


49 posted on 12/24/2011 8:25:04 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: COUNTrecount

This trash is doing everything they can to destroy what remains of the dignity of the Oval Office after Clinton’s shenanigans. Hussein never saw the Presidency for what it is- the highest position of public service. That’s why he was such a good campaigner but such a poor executive in office. Other than the opportunities it gives him to enact his hatred of America and all the good things it has meant, to him it’s no more than being elected “most popular person” combined with utmost political power. He is a petty little person with a petty little mind and has shrunk the office of President to ft him accordingly. His wife is what he would he be if he didn’t have real power. He uses his power to engage in his petty vendettas and grudges. She goes shopping. They are both trash acting like trash. This is what we have in the White House after all the great men who’ve been there.

I’ve wondered, if he is re-elected (perish the thought) what he’ll use instead of Greek columns this time. This is our “American Idol” president only with real power to harm this nation, though he’s a petty little person using this power.


50 posted on 12/24/2011 8:30:59 AM PST by mrsmel
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