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Barack Gives Michelle Birthday Gift that Costs Taxpayers at least $63,000

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posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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Happy Birthday, Michelle!


This is no different than any other president.




posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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$63,000 covers the airplane trip one way.
We might want to add the return trip - + $63,000
Secret service protection for extra week - $100,000 ( low estimate?)
Plus I'm sure there are other incidental costs.
Why not round it off to 1/4 Million$, $250,000
$250,000 birthday present from the taxpayer, not from the President.
That's only a years worth of foodstamps for 50 families.
No biggie.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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Gryphon66
Hmmm. I wonder what's different about Mrs. Obama? Very odd.

The difference is that Laura Bush didn't spend our money hanging out with friends in Hawaii. That is what Obama said his wife is doing. It's her birthday gift .. to hang out with friends on our dime - separate flights as a 'birthday gift'. Laura Bush, on the other hand, attended functions and was involved ... not having 'birthday gifts' of separate unnecessary flights.

If someone finds where she did ... I'll be more than happy to nail her for that as well.

Googling .... looking .... finding some official trips that she included shopping in ... and brought the kids ... but I"m not seeing separate flights (paid for by the taxpayer) for 'hanging with the girls' as a birthday gift .. nothing like that. Maybe there is ... (probably is) ... but I'm not finding it.

At any rate ... that's past history.
THIS TRIP by Obama is just taking advantage of the taxpayer.

edit on 1/6/2014 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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Benevolent Heretic
This is no different than any other president.

I suppose they are all ELITE and wasteful with our tax money.
But at this time it's Obama who is wasting it. So we'll be talking about it.
When Christie gets in and wastes our tax money on unnecessary crap,
we'll nail him for it then as well.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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I like the pics of the two of them 'fake kissing' floating around the internet now.
Some of them date back a few years too.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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From July 2013: From the National Taxpayers Union website

"Michelle Obama has already travelled 72 days abroad up to this point. Certainly not an insignificant total, and her first term tally of 55 days abroad is more than President Reagan spent abroad in his first term.

Yet, Michelle’s two-term travel record will almost assuredly fail to keep pace with Laura Bush’s record-setting feat.

The former First Lady racked up a two-term total of 212 days abroad. Her second term included 135 days of international travel, which is more time than her husband, George W. Bush, spent abroad during the same time period!"

TO Flyers Fan

I don't "have a dog in this fight" ... but apparently you do. It's just a historical quote.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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Gryphon66
TO Flyers Fan
I don't "have a dog in this fight" ... but apparently you do. It's just a historical quote.

I don't know what you are getting at. Can't follow you ... sorry.

Sure Michelle Obama does a lot of official traveling.
First ladies usually do.
But this isn't an official travel.
It's her taking separate flights .. in both directions.
Just so she can hang out with friends.
If she wants to do that ... fine.
But she should be paying for the extra expense instead of us tax payers paying for it.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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Benevolent Heretic
Happy Birthday, Michelle!


This is no different than any other president.

Agreed.
They have all sucked for a long time now.... ever since Woodrow Wilson.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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Maybe Oprah will 'redistribute her wealth' and pay for the return trip so us taxpayers don't have to.

Daily Caller

Michelle Obama is spending her extended Hawaiian vacation at Oprah’s “exquisite” Maui getaway, The Daily Caller has learned.

While White House pool reports indicate the first lady stayed behind this week in Hawaii to chill out with friends before her 50th birthday, there weren’t many specifics. But sources with direct knowledge tell TheDC that the first lady is relaxing in Maui at Oprah’s estate with CBS’ Gayle King, Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, who is Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife.



edit on 1/6/2014 by FlyersFan because: doubled post ... strange.



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 02:04 PM
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If any one isn't mad about this they need to be willing to hand over 63k to you. Its said how small scale this is too compared the other budget mishaps and loses. Pretty sure something was posted that DHH wasted like 1.6 billion. Why the heck are we giving them money if they are just going to blow it. And to say they "deserve" vacation time, the average joe working the 9-5, gets 2 week vactaion max. And thats after you worked a year straight to build that up. O and you want to use it during a holiday?? LOL ya right should have asked for that last year. The president should get his vacation during the lame duck time when the previous pres is just killing time till the new guy/girl
comes in. And they all do it, this isn't directed at the current pres, Bush may have been worse.

AND WHY ARE WE PAYING FOR THEIR VACATION IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!



posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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I want to be mad about this but :

They will just print a few more trillion.

Rob from them evil rich.

All so the king and queen can live in the lap of luxury.

Just another example in a long line of government waste.

They print money out of thin air.

Americans work for their money.

So much for that 'fair play, fair share' garbage.




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