Romney out of touch? Does it look like Michelle Obama is out of touch? Michelle taxpayer money..Romney own money

mac9 2012/07/20 05:37:00
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Will the lavish lifestyle ever end for the Obama's? How out of touch are they with peoples struggling? They keep living the high life on taxpayer money!

Friday, Jul 20 2012

Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

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.

Expensive taste: Michelle Obama, pictured yesterday in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, has been accused of spending $10m of public money on vacations

Expensive taste: Michelle Obama, pictured
yesterday in Massachusetts, has been accused of spending $10m of public
money on vacations

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.'

His and her jets: The President and his wife, who are spending nine days on Martha's Vineyard, have come under fire for travelling on separate planes

His and her jets: The President and his wife,
who are spending nine days on Martha's Vineyard, have come under fire
for travelling on separate planes

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.

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

The Obama administration was forced to pull a warning about racism in Spain - just as the First Lady arrived in the country for a summer holiday

Travelling in style: Mrs Obama during her $375,000 trip to Spain last year

A bevy of bodyguards surrounds the U.S. First Lady and eldest daughter as they take a stroll on the Costa del Sol

High security: Bodyguards surround the First Lady and youngest daughter Sasha as they take a stroll on the Costa del Sol

While the
President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from
their own pocket, the website whitehousedossier.com says that the amount
paid by the couple is 'dwarfed by the overall cost to the public'.

magazine also reported that Mrs Obama, whose fashion choices are widely
followed, had been going on 'wild shopping sprees', much to the
distress of her husband, who, its sources reveal, is 'absolutely
furious' at his wife's 'out-of-control spending'.

The President has already come under fire this week over his decision to take a family vacation while millions of Americans are out of work and countless more are financially strapped.

Chilled: The President enjoys an ice cream with his daughters as he relaxes on his Christmas holiday in Hawaii

Luxury break: The President and his family,
pictured in December, splashed out more than $1.5million on a Christmas
holiday in Hawaii

Tranquil: A Coast Guard patrol dingy rides up the canal near the house in Kailua where President Obama is staying

'Winter White House': The property in Kailua cost $38,000 to rent

But the situation sparked further anger after he and his wife elected to fly separately to the Massachusetts retreat - despite travelling on the same day.

Mr Obama left the White House aboard Marine One on his way to Andrews Air
Force base to hitch a lift aboard Air Force One - along with First Dog

After landing at Cape
Cod Coast Guard Air Station, he then took a final helicopter to his
holiday destination to complete the remarkable 500-mile journey.

wife and daughters, who arrived just four hours earlier, were also
travelling from Washington, but took a specially designed military

They would also have had their own motorcade from the airport to the vacation residence.



The exact cost is unclear as Mrs Obama and her 40 friends footed many personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.

the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the First Lady's 68-strong
security detail, personal staff, and use of presidential jet Air Force

Per diems for the secret service team runs at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the length of the summer break.

of Air Force Two, the Air Force version of a 757, comes in at $149,900
for the round trip. This does not include time on the ground.

Obama's personal staff, of which there are an unknown amount and might
cost considerably more per day, should also be taken into account.


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 Obama’s 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


Mrs Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain,
where rooms cost more than $2,400 for
multi-bedroom suites.

The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.

They were escorted to the resort by a motorcade of about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers


The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family are currently staying, rents for about $50,000 a week.

to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard is required to keep
ships floating near the property, the presidential helicopter and jet
remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.

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  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/20 07:26:12
    Get rid of Obama 2012 all the deadbeats go as well
    they know no shame...
  • Fallout 2012/07/20 05:48:25
    They are just redistributing the wealth
    This is what the President gets. Plus they came into the presidency with money.
    President Barack Obama’s base salary is $400,000 a year. He also has access to a $150,000 expense account as well as a $100,000 tax free travel account and $20,000 entertainment budget.

    Romney's had kids in Burma making US Olympic uniforms, and his net worth is
    over $200 million.
    Mr. Made in Burma where are your tax returns? What are you hiding?
    burma olympic uniforms net worth 200 burma tax returns hiding
  • mac9 Fallout 2012/07/21 16:31:10
    They are flaunting taxpayer dollars at a time people are suffering. They are the most inconsiderate self serving people ever.
  • Fallout mac9 2012/07/21 18:43:53
    Bla bla bla. Romney has a car elevator. He will not show us his taxes becuase
    he used our money to buy it.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/07/20 05:42:40
    All of the above
    flaca BN-0
    is there a question in yr post? re-read it. It's jibberish.
  • mac9 flaca BN-0 2012/07/21 16:31:47
    It my question.....I understand it. You fail!

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