Monthly Archives: March 2012

White House vacation waste-spending continues

A few days ago I posted an article detailing Michelle Osama’s $10.1 million vacation spending spree. (Read the article HERE)

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The Ottawa (Canada) Citizen newspaper reported on March 19,2011, that faux-president Barack Hussein Obama’s eldest daughter, 13-year-old Malia, will be spending spring break in Mexico with 12 of her friends.

Malia Ann Obama

The group traveled with 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents and full protection provided by Mexican Police. Method of travel and the cost to taxpayers haven’t been released. Pres. Obama has managed to get the story scrubbed from several news agencies in the United States.

Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, emailed confirmation this was a White House effort:

From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls. SOURCE

I feel there is a vital national interest in how our tax dollars are being foolishly wasted on repeated luxury vacations for the first (worst) family and their staff and friends during our current recession. And please be reminded this is not a criticism of Malia Obama, she is a child, 13-years-old. It is however, a criticism of her parents.

If the Obama family were wise stewards of the public treasury, they should have paid for the junket out of their own funds and paid for private security instead of using the Secret Service.

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Panetta should be fired and charged with sedition

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on March 7 showed his absolute disdain for the Constitution of the United States when he said the administration’s goal was “international permission” for war in Syria, and that Congress would be “informed” once that was obtained.

Panetta apparently either forgot America is a sovereign nation or he just doesn‘t care. We don’t need permission from the U.N., NATO, SEATO, or any foreign government for anything. Panetta’s opinion is so far from the Constitution’s legal requirement to declare war, he should be stripped of all federal authority, salary and benefits, including retirement for violating his oath of loyalty.

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Read an overview of the War Powers Act (Resolution) HERE.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R – AL) grilled Panetta on the legal basis for a potential war with Syria, Panetta repeatedly referred to seeking an international mandate, saying that the administration’s goal was “international permission” for such a war, and that Congress would be “informed” once that was obtained.

Sessions repeatedly asked for clarification, pointing out that the War Powers Act explicitly requires Congressional authorization for a war, but Panetta would only say, beyond his repeated calls for NATO or UN imprimatur, that there would be discussion in the administration as to “whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress.” SOURCE

The War Powers Resolution may in itself be unconstitutional. The Constitution grants authority to declare war solely with the Congress – an authority that cannot be delegated. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 states: The Congress shall have Power To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water…

In my opinion, Panetta is guilty of sedition at least and both sedition and treason at most. He needs to be impeached.

“Sedition is the stirring up of rebellion against the government in power. (In the case of these miserable slime balls calling themselves “OWS,” rebellion against city and state government). Treason is the violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or state, giving aid to enemies, or levying war against one’s state. Sedition is encouraging one’s fellow citizens to rebel against their state, whereas treason is actually betraying one’s country by aiding and abetting another state. Sedition laws somewhat equate to terrorism and public order laws.” SOURCE

I’m not an attorney, but I do understand plain English and based on my reading, I also believe President Obama should also be charged with a high crime and misdemeanor for sending our military into Libya without congressional permission and wants to do it again in Syria. He needs to be impeached and removed from office.

The Libyan War was unique in cutting Congress out entirely of a commitment to conflict, as previous wars in Iraq and Libya rested on at least some Congressional authorization, if well short of a Constitutionally required declaration of war. It perhaps goes without saying that the Obama Administration considers Congress all but irrelevant. Panetta’s remarks prove it.

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Michelle Obama’s $10 million vacation package

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.

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