Thursday, August 5, 2010

Clueless at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

First, it was the vacation to Maine, rather than the stricken Gulf Coast. Now Michelle Obama has jetted off to Spain on a private vacation, and taxpayers are picking up the tab!

Don't believe it?. See for yourself.

"Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn. It was a key theme in Obama's inaugural address to the nation, and he's referenced it numerous times when lecturing the country on how to get back on its feet.

But while most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing  summer sojourns - or forgoing them altogether - the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain."

She's staying at a ritzy 5-Star hotel, the Hotel Villa Padiema.  She may be paying her own hotel bill, which could run as high as $2,500 a night, but the American taxpayer is getting soaked for the rest.

We are paying to fly her on Air Force 2 and cover costs for the 70 Secret Service agents assigned to protect them while she hangs with 40 of her closest friend.

She is NOT an elected official of this country. How dare she spend our resources on anything at all, other than the bare minimum it would take to protect her during her husband's term in office.  She has no right to rip us off to pay for any part of her private trips to live the lifestyle of the nouveau riche and  famous.

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