Skip to comments.Is Michelle Obama's spending 'spiralling out of control'? First Lady 'insisted on $4m trip
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-olds 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 Presidents advisers have told him that Michelles 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.
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Michelle Todd Lincoln Obama.
Ha ha haaaaaaa!!! Riiiiiiight.
Barry probably wanted to get rid of Aunt Esther so he and Larry could spend a little alone time together.
Mary Todd got a bad rap. She had some fancy dresses, not a Boeing.
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......
... and at exactly what point in her entitled life has the Royal Slob not been spiraling out of control?
This sentence is 10,000,000 more ominous then Shelly's spending habits.
Figures this story is only found in a UK paper.
Who exactly do they spend time with in Hawaii? I thought all of his family is gone.
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.
Remember the HELL Nancy Reagan got when she bough some China for the White House?
They bring a ton of “friends” along.
Is it just me but I don’t see any resemblance to BHO in the daughters.
Does she carry the nuclear football with her? Or is she the nuclear football?
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.
My God, what a classless slovenly embarrassment to the American people. Does she understand for one nanosecond the role of First Lady?
Beards are expensive.
Thanks COUNTrecount, and Merry Christmas!
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.
No, but I would say she has the role of being the First Grifter down to a "T".
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.
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...
Back to Asia? I mean Hawaii?
how on earth could the Hawaii trip cost 4 mil??
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.
Add in thousands per night for lodging, cost of Secret Service, liquor, lobster, ICE CREAM, you get to that number very quickly.
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. Obamas early flight to Hawaii costs about $63,000 (White House Dossier), but add security and personnel for a total of about $100,000.
I wondered the same thing!
And most, if not all were paid for out of Abe's wallet.
I believe the Clintons took it with them.
To sell later at a garage sale.
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.
Shows you lack imagination.
Give Michelle carte blanch, and the cost will skyrocket.
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
Only UK can report this.
It looks like she is carrying two of them - in her back pockets.
This Wookie, along with her lop-eared sophomoric communist husband, deserves to be pilloried and whipped with a brine-soaked rattan cane!
LOL! Wide Load!
THEY got it straight from the national enquirer.
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.