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Michelle Obama’s February 2016 ski trip to Aspen with her daughters cost taxpayers a total of $222,875.58. The Secret Service expenses were $165,806.78. Judicial Watch previously obtained records from the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s weekend trip to Aspen, Colorado, last year cost American taxpayers $57,068.80 in travel expenses alone for the 7.4-hour round-trip flight.
originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
a reply to: spacedoubt
In my OP, I mentioned that the topic of his salary has been written about in other posts. What those posts said was that he has to take a salary whether he likes it or not. So, short of no salary, he's giving it to a government agency that we have to fund otherwise. I'm satisfied that he accomplished what he set out in the campaign. Bottom line is, the government saves money.
“He kindly asked that you all help determine where that goes,” Mr. Spicer said last month. “The way that we can avoid scrutiny is let the press corps determine where it should go.”
Because he made a promise he couldn't keep, due to lack of knowledge of those who tried before him.
not sure what happened to that plan.
I will admit that he did the next best thing though.
They're going to need every penny I think, with his budget proposal of a 12 percent cut to the Department of Interior.
originally posted by: spacedoubt
Well, that's somewhat close to his actual promise of not taking a salary at all. OR a 1 dollar salary if required.
But it's not what he promised.
Ding! he gets the deduction though.
12 percent is harsh for some departments that are already underfunded. Some are overfunded too.
MY real point is that he got the soundbite out there, which played well to some demographics. Even better than I will take the money then return it. It's a technicality IMO.