Michelle O's $800,000 Entitlement?
It's evident by now Mrs. Obama will not yield to public opinion regarding her profligate globe-hopping. Michelle's week-long junket to South Africa cost taxpayers nearly $800,000 according to an analysis by White House Dossier. The trip ended at a five-star hotel in the middle of a game preserve where rooms exceed $10,000 dollars per night. Michelle was accompanied by her daughters, brother Craig's kids and granny who all enjoyed the "luxurious suites" and "one of the world's finest art collections" at the Mateya.
The cost of local transportation, Secret Service protection, food for her family and staff members, and the cost of firing up "Air Force Two" not to mention the pre-trip preparations all contributed to the final amounts.
Mrs. Obama's goodwill tour was supposed to "help youth leadership, health, education and wellness" in crime-ridden South Africa. The photos of her and the 'fam' showed them feeling "surreal" meeting Nelson Mandela, eating "fat cakes," dancing and going on safari. A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman "made clear that the trip was partially a personal pilgrimage for the first lady."
A visit to South Africa is important for them as a family. She'll be visiting many Struggle-era landmarks, including the Apartheid Museum (and) the Hector Pieterson Memorial.
Obviously Michelle doesn't give a whit that she's fleecing average Americans. Or that draping Malia and Sasha in South African flags is downright bizarre for a first lady representing the United States. Or that eating fatty foods, but telling others to "eat your vegetables" is downright Dante-esque. She told a crowd of young people at the University of Cape Town her favorite food is French fries, "I can't stop eating them." Michelle just blew her credibility in her vanity campaign against obesity.
The mainstream press won't talk about Michelle Obama's unnecessary expenses or duplicitous campaigns at a time when the United States is having a debt crisis. The same liberal media who tore Bush up for spending too much time at his ranch in Crawford or demonized Nancy Reagan for replacing the White House china is more than happy to keep quiet about Michelle's extravagant WOD (wife of dictator) lifestyle.
The Obamas are living it up while more and more people go on food stamps, lose their jobs and only dream of the vacations they used to take.
Nothing's changed for Mrs. Obama since last summer when she took a "Mommy and me" trip to Spain with Sasha, one of eight jaunts in a 4-month period. She continues spending other people's hard-earned money while carting her friends and family all over the globe. The public is becoming increasingly disgusted with her defiant attitude of entitlement. Michelle couldn't care less.