Skip to comments.First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations
Posted on 08/25/2011 3:43:46 PM PDT by Signalman
The Obamas' summer break on Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets.
But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.
White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year.
Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.
The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.
'When it's all added up, she's spent more than $10million in taxpayers' money on her vacations.'
The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.
And the first family's nine-day stay in Martha's Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.
The source continued: 'Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.
'The vacations are totally Michelle's idea. She's like a junkie. She can't schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next - all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
same article posted yesterday
Add it to the list.
CHRISTMAS BREAK IN HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010
According to the Hawaii Reporter, the bill for the $1.5m 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.
* $38,000 for the Winter White House beach property rental.
* $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
$10 million, that’s it?
But everyone was too interested in burnishing their PC credentials to pay attention to what they were putting in the White House.
Cant we pull her credit card ???
and she lives in government housing...
Are they suppose to be able to get booze on food stamps ???
It is FAR more than that.
“She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.”
I always pictured her as the type who drinks Cobra Malt Liquor with a little bit of champipple (Ripple wine mixed with champagne.)
(Why no wedding ring, I wonder?)
Does this profligacy offend anyone but the tax-paying citizens?
Will the base be envious or angry?
$10 million, thats it?
I think that’s for this year , so far
Don’t get between her and those ribs man.
Michelle and Barry are the poster children for affirmative action. They’ve never worked for anything, and had it all handed to them because of their skin color. Now they’re “stickin it to Whitey” and living in luxury. What a disgusting pair.
It took the UK Press to point this out.
It’s just like behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, where you had to rely on Radio Free Europe to find out what’s happening in your own country.
Will the base be envious or angry?
Obamas base will be high fiving the Moocher in Chief for sticking it to the Man.
not gonna get re elected so might as well party and take the rubes for all they are worth
Michelle Antoinette says, “Let them vacation in the Hamptons”.
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