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Michelle Obama Listed Daughters Malia and Sasha as “Senior Staffers” for $432,142 African Trip
GatewayPundit ^ | October 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/15/2012 11:29:29 AM PDT by Daffynition

First lady Michelle Obama’s family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group.

The use of Air Force aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, said the group, and that doesn’t include the food, lodging, and ground transportation for the 21 family and staff members.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/nearly-half-million-send-michelle-africa

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I realize this article is somewhat *dated*...did not find it on FR elswhere.....but here it is...news the LSM won't report.

Makes me want to go out and kick the dog. :(

1 posted on 04/15/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I just want to know if sasha and malia paid a higher income tax rate than their secretaries did.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Daffynition

When are people going to get it through their thick skulls that Barry Baraqua Hussein Obama Soetoro and his co-horts are corrupt?


3 posted on 04/15/2012 11:34:05 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Daffynition

*shakes head* I hope we didn’t pay those “senior staffers”..


4 posted on 04/15/2012 11:35:21 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: JohnBrowdie

bump


5 posted on 04/15/2012 11:38:09 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for posting.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 11:39:17 AM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: cardinal4
I hope we didn’t pay those “senior staffers”

Slap Moochelle with violation of child labor laws and fraud.

7 posted on 04/15/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Daffynition
"I’m raising a family here. When we travel, we gotta travel through Secret Service and Air Force One. That’s not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people." - BHO
8 posted on 04/15/2012 11:41:03 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Daffynition
This did not appear on their tax return ... musta been an oversight.
9 posted on 04/15/2012 11:41:47 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Daffynition

Reconstruction II is rolling along.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Daffynition

Could you imagine if Laura Bush did this for the Bush twins?


11 posted on 04/15/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: JohnBrowdie

I just wrote a check for over $27,000 to the IRS. How much “fun” does that buy for these anointed ones and their little vermin?

It sure as hell didn’t doesn’t buy me any “fun.”


12 posted on 04/15/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Liberals will support him no matter what he does.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 11:47:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Daffynition

Moochie Obummer Listed Daughters Malia and Sasha as “Junior Shafters” for $432,142 African Trip


14 posted on 04/15/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Child baggage??. Who knew?)
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To: Daffynition

This is why they wanted the WH, not for the job, but for the perks. They are being paid to party and vacation on our dime. This is beyond her scope as first lady and she should be made to pay, they both should. I pray November will change things.

Two grifters raising their children to be just like them. Hopefully once they vacate (and we fumigate) it will be the last we see of any of them!


15 posted on 04/15/2012 11:53:53 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: mardi59

The Obamas in the WH is the equivalent of “I got’s my EBT, my EBT - gon swipe my EBT, my EBT —— yeah, mang!”


16 posted on 04/15/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: DH

Sounds like you had a pretty good year, Congratulations


17 posted on 04/15/2012 12:04:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Daffynition

Bump


18 posted on 04/15/2012 12:05:49 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Daffynition
Disgusting, corrupt W.H. interlopers.........


19 posted on 04/15/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Daffynition
...news the LSM won't report.

To be fair, we know if Laura Bush had done the same, the press would have ignored the story too... /s

20 posted on 04/15/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Daffynition

The much vilified Richard Nixon, even here on FR, was EASILY an Eagle Scout by comparison to the RaceMarxist and the oily Clintons.


21 posted on 04/15/2012 12:26:40 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Daffynition

What...?

You expected Moochelle to be honest?


22 posted on 04/15/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by moovova
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To: DH

I just wrote a check for over $27,000 to the IRS.

####

Similar here.

Yet we get the same single vote as the generational inner city parasites.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 12:28:49 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Daffynition

“The use of Air Force aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, ... and that doesn’t include the food, lodging, and ground transportation for the 21 family and staff members.”

NOR the SS detail. If there were 25 SS agents assigned to accompany the older daughter’s traveling to Mexico, imagine the # of SS assigned to this large contingent and the SS advance detail and all of their per diems. The SS 2010 starting salary range was $43,964 - $74,891. How many at the starting salary range are assigned to protect the First Family? This is a significant chunk of change.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 12:31:26 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Daffynition

Didn’t you get the memo? Obama’s wife and daughters are off-limits. No criticism allowed.


25 posted on 04/15/2012 12:33:18 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: mardi59
Two grifters raising their children to be just like them. Hopefully once they vacate (and we fumigate) it will be the last we see of any of them!

Sasha and Malia will get full ride scholarships to the Ivy League Colleges of their choice. They will get well paid apprenticeships at Fortune 500 companies. They will get lucrative positions in liberal NGO's/Non-profits, while they complete their Master's Degrees at Stanford. Then they will serve as Congressional Staffers in districts where Senior Dems are about to retire only to be usered in as the heir apparant soon after their arrival.

All based upon superior merit.

Tell me we don't have an aristocracy. GW and his cohorts must be spinning in their graves. I'm sure MLK is as well.

Regards,

TS

26 posted on 04/15/2012 12:33:56 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Daffynition; All
Flashback:

Palin to repay state for some travel with her children

Rat double standard---they attacked Palin for expensing her kids travel in Alaska, but now it's OK for the Obamas to do the same thing on a much larger scale.

27 posted on 04/15/2012 12:44:22 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Daffynition
and America takes another one in the........

28 posted on 04/15/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; JohnBrowdie
The two girls are listed as "Senior Staff." The manifests also list Mrs. Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, and niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson, as well Mrs. Obama's makeup and hairstylist (Carl Ray and Johnny Wright).


29 posted on 04/15/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: mardi59
But ...but Hussein is so helpful around the house...he even helps move furniture in the oval orifice..looking for change that may have fallen out of some Arab sheik's pocket.


30 posted on 04/15/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
LOL...I apologize [not]


31 posted on 04/15/2012 1:08:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

He’s either looking for change or trying to figure out how big a moving van he and his grifter wife are going to need to steal WH treasures. He’ll use the smaller van for his chairman moa artifacts.

Just like the former clinton grifters.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 1:15:29 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Thank goodnens for Juducial Watch, and revealing the NYC *date night* expenses, as well.....revealing the Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained mission expense records and passenger manifests from the United States Air Force related to the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to an August 19, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Air Force (No. 11-1496)). Judicial Watch is investigating the purpose and itinerary of the trip as well as a breakdown of the costs to taxpayers.

On June 28, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking the mission taskings, transportation records, and passenger manifests for Michelle Obama’s Africa trip. Documents were only provided after Judicial Watch filed suit:

• According to U.S. Department of Defense’s published hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft used for the trip, Judicial Watch calculated the total cost to American taxpayers was $424,142 for use of the aircraft (34.8 flight hours x $12,188 per hour). (The C-32 is a specially configured military version of the Boeing 757.) Other expenses – meals (off the plane), transportation, security, various services, etc. – have yet to be disclosed.

The expense records also show $928.44 was spent for “bulk food” purchases on flight. Overall, during the trip, 192 meals were served for the 21 passengers on board.

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/michelles-african-vacation-cost-taxpayers-over-424000/


33 posted on 04/15/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: mardi59

I meant mao. Glad I made the mistake though.


34 posted on 04/15/2012 1:16:52 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: The Shrew

Tell me we don’t have an aristocracy

***********

We do have a few. Bush, Kennedy, the beginning of Clinton to name a few. I think it’s time for the dynasties to go. I’m tired of the same old people being elected over and over again.


35 posted on 04/15/2012 1:21:07 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Well remembered...now we'll have to endure criticisms of the Husseins like this as *racist* as the election cycle gears up.


36 posted on 04/15/2012 1:21:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: potlatch
Most excellent GIF potlatch! YOu are the Best!

[Gotta go now and inflate my tires and get a tune-up on my car....my sacrifices are nothing compared to the sacrifices of my POTUS and FLOTUS...I am ashamed]

37 posted on 04/15/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Let's place the blame where it truly belongs...

OBAMA VOTERS' FAULT!

38 posted on 04/15/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: anonsquared

39 posted on 04/15/2012 1:30:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Lol, thank you Daffy. Remember not to ‘over inflate’, snicker.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Daffynition

They want their reparations and they’re going to take it however they have to get it!


41 posted on 04/15/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: Daffynition

You have to admit though, they probably have more political expertise than some other “staffers” on these junkets...


42 posted on 04/15/2012 2:02:41 PM PDT by mikrofon (Next "Vacation": Jan. 2013)
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To: Daffynition

I sent this to Pat Toomey and Peter King.


43 posted on 04/15/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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Moochelle Obama Listed her
Daughters Mafiosa & Sashay
as SENIOR STAFFERS on
$432K+ African Trip









44 posted on 04/15/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by devolve (---- ------------insanity_is_alive_and_malignant-------------)
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To: The Shrew

The press never brings this up Sasha’s real name is Natasha, which is Russian. The leftist media came up with Sasha to hide Barky’s communist sentiments. Natasha spelled backwards is ah, Satan!


45 posted on 04/15/2012 3:14:09 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: devolve

46 posted on 04/15/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: mikrofon
You must mean to *lie and cheat* so expeditiously...

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/a-black-mans-perspective-in-the-obamas/question-2538107/?link=ibaf&q=&imgurl=http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/michelle-obama-spending-political-cartoon.jpg

What the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nauseum. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He has fought for abortion procedures and opposed rulings that protected women and children, that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady, as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.

47 posted on 04/15/2012 4:03:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Reeses

We all know what happened to the Romanovs.


48 posted on 04/15/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: potlatch

Why thanks. The only thing *overinflated* is the Fed budget. :(


49 posted on 04/15/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

.........you forgot about Barry’s EGO !! hehe


50 posted on 04/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT by potlatch
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