For people who constantly tell us we need to conserve energy to cut back on our carbon footprint this absurdity really stands out:
Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers ThousandsAnd it's not just the cost of separate jets but separate security and motorcades.
by Keith Koffler
White House Dossier
on August 19, 2011, 10:26 am
Michelle Obama and President Obama traveled to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart, costing taxpayers thousands in additional expenses so she could have just a bit of extra vacation time.
Mrs. Obama and her daughters arrived just before 2 pm Thursday on a U.S. government jet, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, which got its information from the local airport. The first lady’s office has been silent on her travel. President Obama arrived in the evening along with the family dog Bo.
I have no problem with Obama going on vacation at the same time so many Americans are out of work and unable to afford a summer trip. But it's the appearance of waste and devil may care personal spending that galls. At least if Obama is on vacation he's only wasting thousands of taxpayer dollars and not totally devoting to fleecing us for trillions.
I look forward to November 6, 2012 when we can send Obama on a PERMANENT vacation!