The federal government is supposed to be the servant of the people but by that standard it has absolutely failed.
The federal government has instead become the enemy of the people and nowhere is that more evident than in its mishandling of our money. And nowhere is that mishandling more evident than in the wasteful vacations and holidays of the first (or should I say, worst) family.
Michelle Obama, for example, has already taken 16 vacations and squandered at least $10 million taxpayer’s dollars.
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As Americans were losing their homes to foreclosure, jobs were vanishing and unemployment reached depression lows, fake president B. Hussein Obama, urged us to curtail our travel and vacations.
“If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, or you might put off a vacation.” Presidential usurper Barack Hussein Obama
He should have heeded his own warning because America is in the midst of a depression. Many Americans can’t afford two weeks off from work plus travel for the luxury of a vacation. Yet mere days after making that statement Obama sent his wife and children off on yet another vacation, this time to a luxury ski hotel in Vail Colorado.
The waste and cost to taxpayers they incur is enormous. Round trip on Air Force 2 was about $149,000 plus $2,000 a night for lodging in a suite at the Sebastian hotel. And the financial hits just keep coming. U.S. taxpayers paid for Michelle’s 68-strong security detail and her personal staff. Per diems for the secret service team is about $281 each – probably even considerably higher for her staff.
It cost taxpayers $50,000 a week to rent the Blue Heron Farm estate where the Obama family stayed while on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard in Aug. 2011. Especially irksome is the fact that Michelle, Sasha and Mailia flew to the estate just a few hours ahead the usurper-in-chief, thus doubling travel costs. The Coast Guard was required to keep ships at sea near the property and the presidential helicopter and jet remained at the ready and security forces were on 24-hour duty.
I won’t list every detail of every vacation but one especially caught my eye. During December of 2011, the First (Worst) Family took a vacation to Hawaii. An early flight that brought Michelle, Sasha and Mailia to Hawaii slightly ahead of presidential usurper B. Hussen Obama cost taxpayers approximately $100,000. An additional $3,271,622 of taxpayer money was spent bringing the disgraceful family back to Washington on Air Force One AFTER $72,216 taxpayer money was spent housing 24 White House staff at the Moana Hotel AND $151,200 taxpayer money was spent to rent houses for Secret Service agents and NAVY SEALS. SOURCE
It is being reported that Michelle Obama now has 26 personal servants at an estimated cost of approximately $1.2 million a year, all paid, of course, with taxpayer money. Her extravagant spending during a recession shows utter contempt for taxpayers. Mary Lincoln suffered severe criticism for buying new China for the White House during the Civil War and Mamie Eisenhower paid for her personal secretary out of her own pocket. SOURCE
As bad as the financial extravagance and “royal” treatment of the usurper president and his family has been, a small item mentioned as part of the 2011 Hawaii vacation caught my eye and angered me more than any other. That is the use of Navy SEALS to guard Michelle.
Posse Comitatus laws forbid the use of Military troops against civilians and second, why the SEALS? They are the elite U.S. military force and I personally feel they are being wasted as guards for any politician.