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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hasn't SHE heard we're broke?

Shared Sacrifice: Michelle Obama Flies Separate Jet So She Can Get To Martha’s Vineyard A Little Earlier

That’s funny. I thought the Obamas didn’t like rich people with jets. I heard they were concerned about the environment. I was told that they felt the pain of average Americans.
And yet White House Dossier reports…

Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers Thousands
Michelle Obama and President Obama traveled to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart, costing taxpayers thousands in additional expenses so she could have just a bit of extra vacation time.
Mrs. Obama and her daughters arrived just before 2 pm Thursday on a U.S. government jet, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, which got its information from the local airport. The first lady’s office has been silent on her travel. President Obama arrived in the evening along with the family dog Bo.
The extra costs related to Mrs. Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on a specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her. She would also have had her own motorcade from the airport to her vacation residence.
Mrs. Obama’s separate jet travel sends the wrong message on a host of issues, from global warming to the budget deficit to the economy – in which currently so many people can’t afford to take a vacation at all.
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