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    Because Waiting For Vacation Would Be Unfair

    Because Waiting For Vacation Would Be Unfair

    From The Hill comes a report that Michelle Obama’s failure to wait for her husband before leaving for vacation has cost the taxpayers $63,000, FLOTUS Chows At The Taxpayers’ Trough:

    First lady Michelle Obama didn’t feel like waiting around cold, boring old Washington, D.C., for her husband and Congress to wrap up their work for the year. So she simply stuck the taxpayers with the $63,000 tab to start her Hawaiian vacation a bit early — just a few short months after the Spain vacation with her gal-pals that set us all back a pretty penny.

    With her husband announcing a two-year pay freeze for federal employees as a way to save taxpayers a few precious dollars, it’s jaw-dropping that Michelle Obama could be so relentlessly politically tone-deaf. And insensitive. And even a tad bit selfish, spoiled and thoughtless, perhaps? I tend to cringe when folks gratuitously slam the first lady simply because they don’t like her husband’s policies, but this latest antic on the part of Michelle Obama really takes the cake. 

    I disagree completely.  Why should the first family have to wait for the President?  And who cares if they wasted a few tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars?

    It would be terribly unfair to expect the first family to sacrifice even a tiny bit for the nation, or to set an example for the rest of the federal government in pulling in the fiscal belt.

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    I'm a little disappointed in your pettiness and unfair judgement Mr. Jacobson. Presidents of both parties have always taken vacations and being a professor who works at a school, who gets part of its funding via government grants, probably thinks he deserves his. Teaching can be stressful. Time to recharge and spend time with family makes for a better teacher and a better president. The Obama's have quite a ways to go before they match the time and money Bush 43 spent on vacations. "President Bush took 149 trips to Camp David, 77 visits to his Crawford ranch, and 11 trips to his father's Kennebunkport mansion. Since Air Force One reportedly cost $56,800 per hour to operate in 2004 (which Bush used to get to Crawford), and the plane can travel up to 630 miles per hour, it cost at least $259,657 to get the 2,880 miles to Crawford and back, each time Bush went, or roughly $20 million dollars just for taking the plane on the Crawford trips alone. Add in the cost of putting up Secret Service and other staff for the ranch trips, as well as the Kennebunkport and Camp David trips, and you get, well, a lot."

    It's the endless sermons on sacrifice and self-denial that we get from MO that make this irritating.

    Step out of her way. If there is a vacay or food…you better clear out.

    Well, all the vacations the other presidents took were not all fun and games like they are for our Frat Boy In Chief *WHO DOESNT WORK*.

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