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  • Michelle Obama Tells the Congress ‘It’s Unacceptable’ To End My School Lunch Program

    06/20/2014 3:09:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 6-20-14 | Kevin Boyd
    House Republicans are trying to end Michelle Obama’s school lunch initative and the First Lady’s not happy about it. She used a White House event on Tuesday to rally opposition to a bill passed by a House subcommittee that would allow districts to suspend the program. From Fox News: Seeing her nutritional standards under threat, the first lady hosted a discussion with school leaders on Tuesday afternoon at the White House where she ripped efforts to roll back those guidelines. “This is unacceptable,” Obama said. The first lady said families realize the country is facing a “health crisis,” and the...
  • Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation

    05/29/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 48 replies
    WND ^ | May 29 12014 | Bob Unruh
    Records newly obtained by officials with Judicial Watch revealed on Thursday that lodging, security and “entertainment” for the Obamas’ entourage during their trip last year to Africa cost taxpayers nearly $2.2 million. “The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar – or understand it all too well when someone else is picking up the tab,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Keep in mind that this outrageously lavish excursion came at the very same time that the president was shutting down White House tours and blaming it on the sequester. As one congressional critic noted at...
  • Just How Much Beyond the Presidential Salary Do The Obamas Spend on Travel and Vacays?

    05/01/2014 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Aria · 27 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 5/1/2014 | Michael Hausam
    Obama administration travel and vacation documents were released yesterday by Judicial Watch, and they reveal an unprecedented level of executive branch leisure spending. According to public information: “As of 2001, the president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.” Obtained via a Freedom of Information request, here are some of the Obama presidency’s spending items: Since 2009, a total of $40,000,000 has been spent....
  • Michelle's Hard-Knock Life Story Comes to China

    03/26/2014 4:58:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/26/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Recycling her tried-and-true American dream story, Michelle Obama gave Chinese schoolchildren the same stump speech she delivers everywhere she goes, from Ireland to Chicago. The FLOTUS has used her hard-knock life tale to justify more vacations for herself than her husband has golf balls.
  • Cost of First Lady's Beijing Hotel Was Deemed 'Prohibitive' for Biden

    03/24/2014 4:29:39 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    The White House has been tight-lipped about the cost of First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to China, but based on the choice for lodging, it could be considerable. Mrs. Obama and her entourage, which numbers seventy according to the Washington Times (including her two daughters and her mother), booked the Westin Chaoyang Hotel close to the U.S. embassy in Beijing for their first stop. According to USA Today, the presidential suite at the hotel is listed as $8,400 per night. But when Vice President Joe Biden visited China in December 2013, he and his team stayed at the St. Regis...
  • These are the people who will lecture us about income inequality

    01/27/2014 12:52:48 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-27-14 | DrJohn
    It's been reported that Barack Obama is going focus on income inequality in his SOTU speech: President Obama will try to pump some vitality into a lackluster second term on Tuesday when he delivers his State of the Union address. The address will include a “healthy dose” of the income inequality message the White House has focused on in recent weeks, according to one senior administration official familiar with the text. Naturally, Obama's proposals will place the burden smack on the shoulders of small business: The president, who has yet to add to the big legislative accomplishments of his first...
  • White House imposes secrecy rules on first lady's lavish, celebrity-filled birthday party

    01/20/2014 1:06:16 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | ANUARY 20, 2014 | BYRON YORK
    It's not easy to enforce discipline on successful, wealthy, and famous people used to having their own way. But the White House apparently did not want to see photos of the first lady's glittery gala circulating around the Internet. So it imposed a strict rule: No cellphones. "Guests were told not to bring cellphones with them, and there was a cellphone check-in area for those who did," reported the Chicago Tribune
  • President Obama - In Denial About Spending Or Just Lying?

    11/21/2013 3:34:39 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/21/13 | LD Jackson
    The subject of this post could be up for debate. I have written before about President Obama's denial that we have an actual spending problem. I've lost count of the number of times he has led the charge to spend more of our hard-earned money. He has been out in front, telling the Republicans he was tired of hearing them talk about how much money the federal government was spending. He really seems to believe that isn't a problem and he isn't bashful about telling anyone who will listen. He wants to talk about anything but government spending. That narrative...
  • Obama's Africa Trip Could Cost $100 Million

    06/14/2013 6:53:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/14/2013 | Lisa Barron
    President Barack Obama's trip to Africa later this month could be one of the most expensive of his tenure, costing the government as much as $100 million. According to a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post, hundreds of Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, which the first family will visit from June 26 to July 3. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency. In addition, military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support...
  • Obama jet-setting: Public display of bad taste: First family's 'extremely lavish' vacations

    03/27/2013 11:09:52 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 54 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 3-28-2013 | Jane Chastain
    Have they no shame! Another month, another lavish vacation for the Obama clan. No, I don’t begrudge the first family a little down time, but considering our current economic situation, their choice of venues is just plain tacky. Ads by Google Online CMBA from FIU $10,000 scholarships available. AACSB accredited. 100% Online. cmba.fiu.edu Say No to Obama's Amnesty Don't let Barack Obama give amnesty to illegals. Sign petition! Townhall.com/No-Amnesty Obama won the 2008 election, not because he was the most qualified, but because the populous largely believed he cared about them. It was the same in 2012. Despite a dismal...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/27/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by safetysign · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/26/20113 | Daniel Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas. Obama Photo AP / Steven Senne The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. "Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/26/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 26 2013 | Dan Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.
  • OBAMA BUYS $40 MILLION ESTATE IN HAWAII

    10/31/2012 5:57:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 79 replies
    Weekly World News ^ | 10/23/2012 | Frank Lake
    President Obama and his wife just closed on a mansion in Hawaii and plan to move – in January 2013! Barack and Michelle Obama will be moving to Hawaii in January of 2013. They have just purchase an estate in close proximity to land owned by the University of Hawaii, where the Obama presidential library and “political center” will be located. The estate is valued at $40 million. This story was broken by Hillbuzz.org . Reports out of Washington are that Barack and Michelle are counting on a loss in November and are anxious to return to Hawaii to start...
  • Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama: the queens of Washington [barf, laugh, roll your eyes]

    10/29/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 29, 2012 | Zoe Brennan
    Michelle Obama is the most popular woman in America, and Hillary Clinton’s standing has never been higher. So with the Democrats’ lead among female voters beginning to falter, should the party be exploiting its two greatest assets [?]Her long hair drawn back into a soignée French knot, the Secretary of State is tackling questions on Libya at the State Department in Washington DC. Dressed in a sharp navy suit, she speaks with authority, displaying an absolute command of the facts. At 65 – it was her birthday on Friday – Hillary Rodham Clinton is a woman on the crest of...
  • Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama (Mr & Mrs Antoinette)

    10/26/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/25/12 | Richard Pollock
    President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner. Presidents have long used formal dinners to court foreign heads of state and to dish out fine food and wine to reward political, financial and show business celebrities and supporters. But current and former government officials said the documents obtained by The Examiner point to an unprecedented upsurge in White House spending on such events. The Obama extravaganza two years ago for Mexican President Felipe...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery’

    10/15/2012 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Michelle Obama: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery’ By Christopher Goins October 15, 2012 Subscribe to Christopher Goins's posts michelle obama First lady Michelle Obama. (AP) (CNSNews.com) – Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, said on Friday that the United States is in the “midst of a huge recovery” because of what “this president has done.” In an interview, Pablo Sato, co-host of Pablo & Free on WPGC 95.5, a D.C.- metropolitan area hip-hop radio station, asked the first lady, “Mrs. Obama, you know what, in your words, tell us what you think the...
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...’

    10/12/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    [Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a Congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,” she said. “But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • When Michelle Obama Starts Starving the Kids

    09/26/2012 5:56:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New American ^ | September 26, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Unprecedented school-lunch regulations have just gone into effect, and they suggest a new answer to the question “Where’s the beef?”: not on students’ plates— or on their bones. The regulations are a result of Michelle Obama’s “Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act,” which was passed by the lame-duck, Democrat-controlled Congress in December 2010. And the result has been wasted food, endangered health, and hungrier kids. The problem is that, in typical nanny-state style, the regulations not only prescribe foods many children find unpalatable, they also apply unrealistic calorie restrictions on students: “650 calories for elementary-schoolers, 700 for middle-schoolers and 850...
  • Family net worth plummets nearly 40%

    06/11/2012 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Enosh · 25 replies
    CNNMoney via | CNNMoney
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.</p>
  • Obama assets valued at $2.6M to $8.3M (but Obama claims to be an ordinary middle-class gal)

    05/17/2012 3:17:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/2012 | ap
    The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold assets worth between nearly $2.6 million and nearly $8.3 million. The White House released financial disclosure documents Tuesday showing the couple's assets for last year. In 2010 the first family's assets were valued between $1.8 million and nearly $12 million. The disclosure form requires public officials to list their assets in broad ranges, for example, between $1 million and $5 million, making it difficult to determine a precise net worth.