Friday, December 16, 2011

Michelle Flies Solo To Hawaii, Sticks You With The Tab

Scrimping, saving, and "Stay-cations" are for the little people.  Long live the Queen:

First lady Michelle Obama’s separate voyage to Hawaii promises to cost taxpayers tens of thousand in extra dollars, as her separate entourage and hefty flying costs pile on the costs.

The military jet flight alone is priced at more than $60,000, according to government estimates. But that’s only the beginning. The additional cargo flight that often accompanies the first lady on such a trip must also be paid for, as well as the limos and other accoutrements it will contain.

As she will be separated from the presidential security bubble, Michelle will require her own entourage of Secret Service protection, in addition to the staffers who will be leaving early to go to Hawaii with her.

The total tab will certainly be in excess of $100,000, and possibly quite a bit more...

History has not been kind to royals who spend in a profligate manner while the people suffer.  But the Obamas,  being brilliant "students of history", must know that, right?

So they should profess no surprise to what happens in November.  But expect plenty of bitterness, like all dispossessed monarchs...

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