How much has Michelle Obama spent on vacations this year?

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  1. Mac-7

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    Some estimates put the figure at $10 million.

    Is she worth that much to the nation?

    Certainly not to me.

    The former Chicago Bears linebacker is in danger of joining Marie Antoinette and Imelda Marcos as tone deaf first ladies who squandered the nation's money while common people went hungry.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...used-spending-10m-public-money-vacations.html

    "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"
     
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    Boo. Another anti-Mrs Obama thread.

    Get a life and stop fixating on people who are more successful than you.
     
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    No, it's a pro American taxpayer thread.
     
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    The wives and children of US Presidents require security and an advance team to leave the White House... even to attend school.
     
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    Keep pretending. Remember Nancy Reagan's china?
     
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    She has no right to take advantage of her position and cash in to the extravagant extent that she has.

    She's a globe trotting, free spending embarrassment.

    "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."
     
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    Are you kidding?

    That china was for state dinners at the White House.

    "The First Lady (Michelle Obama) 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."
     
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    Each of these trips was 'on the way to school'?
     
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    President's wives have many obligations.
     
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    Are you reading impaired.

    They can't go out for an ice cream without security.... and families need to get away from the WH.
     
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    I guess Nancy had to figure out some way to spend taxpayer money and get rid of the old expensive china.

    I love Tea Party hypocrisy!
     
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    Uh huh.

    I'm sure the owners of the exclusive hotels and resorts that Michelle has visited would have been very disappointed if she didn't come.

    "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."
     
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    Bush lied us into BS wars that have cost trillions and over 6000 US lives, but MO is your rage focus? Nice...
     
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    Give it up.

    The Nancy Reagan china is still in the White House.

    Where is all the booze that Michelle has guzzled?

    "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'.

    The 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'."
     
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    Obama has continued those wars and started an illegal war of his own.

    But that does not entitle Michelle to steal food from poor kids mouths so that she can dine on caviar and expensive wine.

    "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."
     
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    So now it is school and ice cream.

    In South Africa, Europe, Martha's Vineyard, Hawaii, Washington State....


    must be some good ice cream.
     
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    Relative Fallacy

    Using your logic, the president could justify spending a million bucks on strippers and gambling of tax dollars.

    Which is precisely why your logic fails in the face of fallacies.
     
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    isn't it interesting how we have to get the truth about the follies of the Obama from foreign news sources?

    the old tame Dinosaur media can't say enough good about the failure and his wife.
     
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    additionally it was American manufactured China plate - Michelle squanders our money overseas employing foreigners
     
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    booze, pizza, french fries, doughnuts - you know all that healthy food Michelle is lecturing us to eat.
     
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    You don't seem to realize that old items from the WH are either put on display in the WH, sent to the Smithsonian or stored for future Presidents to be used if wanted in a special warehouse.

    That is, unless you are an asshat who sends a bust of Churchhill back to England in a show of uncouthness.
     
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    Dissing Churchill was Obama's way of honoring his Mau Mau grandfather in Africa.
     
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    Michelle would be an even bigger embarrassment than Barack, if that were possible.
    Can you imagine the pictures and stories if the press wasn't protecting them both?
     
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    Indeed. Pure scum-baggery. I just hope the next President can mend fences and get it back.
     
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