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posted by CharlesB in Politics

Michelle's Last Four Years - Lest We Forget

November 2, 2012

Would anyone care to comment about this youtube video?

Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029615/Michelle-Obama-accused-s...

Michelle Obama’s Family Ski Trip to Aspen, Colorado Cost Taxpayers at Least $83 Thousand Say Records Obtained by Judicial Watch
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/michelle-obamas-f...

Michelle Obama’s August 2010 Vacation in Spain Cost American Taxpayers $467,585 According to Records Obtained by Judicial Watch
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/michelle-obamas-a...

"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing Michelle Obama’s February 2012 President’s Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado, with her two daughters."

"Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a May 31, 2012, lawsuit against both government agencies. Among the highlights from the records are:"

"The total cost for the Aspen ski vacation was at least $83,182.99."--by Fox News

Michelle Obama's Spain vacation cost taxpayers nearly $470G, watchdog group claims
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/26/michelle-obama-spain-vacation...

Top 4 Most Wasteful Michelle Obama Vacations
http://www.ijreview.com/2012/07/10891-top-4-most-wasteful-michelle-obama...

Michelle's ski trip marks 16 Obama vacations
http://washingtonexaminer.com/michelles-ski-trip-marks-16-obama-vacation...

New York Daily News writer Andrea Tantaros compared Michelle Obama to a "modern day Marie Antoinette"
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-08-04/news/27071686_1_michelle-obam...

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-08-04/news/27071686_1_michelle-obam...

"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. Perhaps it could be that the Obamas, who seem to fancy themselves more along the lines of international celebrities than actual leaders, espouse a different view of sacrifice. From lavish trips to Spain to reportedly flying Bo, the President's Portuguese water dog, on a separate aircraft to vacation with them in Maine, to a date night in New York City that perhaps cost nearly $100,000, their idea of austerity is really just the lap of luxury, at least for ordinary folks. Incredibly, the Obamas have long portrayed themselves as precisely such commoners. Instead, Michelle Obama seems more like a modern-day Marie Antoinette - the French queen who spent extravagantly on clothes and jewels without a thought for her subjects' plight - than an average mother of two."--by ANDREA TANTAROS
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Bo gets to fly on a separate plane! Yeah Bo!

"The Obama administration is unlawfully withholding public records about the spring break trip to Mexico funded by taxpayers last March for Malia Obama, according to a new lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, the government watchdog organization based in Washington."--WND

NATIONAL SECRET: WHAT OBAMA DAUGHTER'S VACATION COST
http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/national-secret-what-obama-daughters-vacation...

I don't know how to make $12 million dollars, but Michelle knows how to spend it!

"Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work. 'When it's all added up, she's spent more than $10 million in taxpayers' money on her vacations.'--By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Taxpayers Fronted $1.4 Billion For President Obama’s Comforts Last Year, According To New Book
http://www.inquisitr.com/345745/taxpayers-fronted-1-4-billion-for-presid...

"President Barack Obama has received some criticism throughout his presidency over various vacations and “date-nights” with Michelle Obama, all at taxpayer expense. But exactly how much has he spent on personal pleasures and costly comforts? According to a new book, which questions presidential perks as a whole, the POTUS spent $1.4 billion last year alone. "--the Inquisitr

Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama's Re-election
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0974810355/thedaical-20

http://robertkeithgray.com/about-the-author/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Keith_Gray

Dr. Robert Keith Gray is a respected author and he worked for the Eisenhower administration and 4 other Presidents.

I'm curious if any Athenstalks posters will comment about her Royal Highness Michelle Obama and all of her vacations and the $10-$12 million that has reportedly been spent on her vacations?

I'm also curious as to why it's so hard to find discussions about all of the vacations in the mainstream news.

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