Michelle Obama's Ski Trip Cost Taxpayers $83,000...

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    A February 2012 ski trip enjoyed by first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters cost taxpayers at least $83,000, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch.

    The total cost of the President’s Day weekend getaway was at least $83,182.99. The largest expense was $48,950.38 for Secret Service protection, which included accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen.

    The cost of transportation was also hefty. Using official Department of Defense hourly rates, Judicial Watch estimated that the flights cost $22,583.70. This didn’t include in-flight purchases costing $235.44. The cost of rental cars was $6,442.23.

    While the cost of the trip was high, it hardly compares to some of the other trips the Obamas have taken, including a vacation to Spain that cost $467,585 and a trip to Africa costing $424,142.

    Read more: Michelle Obama's ski trip cost taxpayers $83,000 | The Daily Caller
     
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    Unfucking believable...
     
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    Fuck Romney! That rich bastard!
     
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    I'm surprised you beat TM to the punch. She is usually on top of the fiscal responsibility of politicians - http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/234648-tea-party-hypocrites.html
     
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    Soon, any of the Obamas' skiing will be downhill for once and all, on the taxpayer's dime....:badgrin:
     
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    It must be nice to be a celebrity of Michelle Obama's stature.
     
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    Well.. no matter where the first family goes, secret service protection is gonna cost ya... so I don't consider that as something to scream about

    Nor do I think the first family traveling somewhere is inherently bad...

    BUT.. when everything is about the bad shape of the economy, people having a rough time, etc... this probably was not the smartest move to make
     
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    Her stature is butt kissing her husband to get camera time to spew more of her stupidity.
     
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    It's hard to believe judicial watch's take on this, when ALL OTHER faux outrage over Obama air force one flights and vacations have been PROVEN false....plus I searched the partisan Judicial Watch's site to see if they had any articles or reporting on President bush's traveling or Laura Bush's travel costs and THEY DIDN'T....

    THAT alone should tell ya something...that is, IF you are paying attention.

    FactCheck.org : The Traveling President

    and then there is all the whining about Obama's travels abroad:

    I suppose it would be better if we forced Secret Service to work for free, just for having the privilege of the job, or only pay them when they are guarding a Republican President, is that what you want? seriously, don't you ever get sick of your own whining tantrum fits?

    Do you all tend to speak, before you do diligent research? :eusa_angel:

    Granted, sometimes even I do! But for the most part, at least I try to research things before I speak out and show the 'rage'(post)....

    The President and the First Lady should not be quarantined for 4-8 years in the White House...unless you are a Democratic President, I suppose?:mad:
     
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    oh good more tabloid politics. god you people whine about everything.
     

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