Michelle Obama Listed Daughters Malia and Sasha as “Senior Staffers” for $432,142 Family Vacation to Africa ?

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stands with Karen Dudley, right, at her restaurant “The Kitchen” as she makes an unscheduled stop for lunch in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Also pictured, left to right, daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, niece Leslie Robinson, nephew Avery Robinson. (AP/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

From the Gateway Pundit:

Michelle Obama Listed Daughters

Malia and Sasha as

“Senior Staffers”

for $432,142 African Trip

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Washington Whispers reported on the African trip.

First lady Michelle Obama’s family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group.

The use of Air Force aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, said the group, and that doesn’t include the food, lodging, and ground transportation for the 21 family and staff members.

The daughters were listed as senior staff.

Defend this Fraud, Liberal Media. We’re Waiting.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/michelle-obama-listed-daughters-malia-and-sasha-as-senior-staffers-for-432142-african-trip/

Have a Happy Angry Meal America

19 responses to “Michelle Obama Listed Daughters Malia and Sasha as “Senior Staffers” for $432,142 Family Vacation to Africa ?

  1. Good Morning America……..So, aren’t you just Lovin it? McDonalds commercial……….I’m Lovin it. ;)

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  2. You got that right Frankie601…… :D

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  3. Good Morning Deb Scott and thank you for that ;D

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  4. The sad fact is that at this point, no one is surprised at how liberally (pun intended) Obama and family are about dispensing taxpayer dollars for their many vacations. I never knew a first lady that went on Air Force aircraft without her husband on vacation.
    Was the Target photo staged – absolutely. No question. Someone had to know.

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  5. Thank you for the link backs Barb and Good to see you here Arlene and AFVET.

    SamHenry, I would love to know the real cost of Michelle’s Trip to Spain????????? That got little or no coverage from the Media including Fox.

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  6. Well, hell, you have to be on the staff or the taxpayer can’t foot the bill for the family vacation.

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  7. Is that a joke? (listing the daughters as staff). If so, it’s a poor one. Just where in our constitution, laws and bylaws does it give any president the right to use taxpayer dollars for vacation. He gets a salary and needs to pay for vacations with that. Not enough $ to run Airforce One. Then go closer to home where you can drive. I don’t mind paying for secret service, we have to do that anyway. But pick up your own travel, food and lodging expenses.

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    • Sad to say Freedom this is no joke or should I say the Joke is on us for allowing this to continue on. Come 2012 we have got to get Obama out of Our White House before all that was America is lost.

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  8. So, Steve Jobs has passed away and Sarah Palin has decided not to run for 2012 GOP Nomination. Two very large breaking news stories indeed.

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  9. Before you continue to criticize President Obama and family, you might want to read this and see that his trips abroad are no more frequent or more expensive than any other President. In fact, he has taken far fewer vacation days that his predecessor. However, the President is never truly on vacation, whether he’s at a ranch in Texas, a beach home in Hawaii, a ranch in California or at a friend’s home in Martha’s Vineyard. When Michelle Obama traveled to Spain, the cost of the secret service and actual travel were covered as federal expenses as they would be for any other First Lady, just as when Laura Bush and her daughters went to Africa. However, Michelle and her friends paid for everything else-lodging, food, personal expenses. Unlike Michelle Obama’s trip, the taxpayers paid the full cost of Mrs. Bush’s trip to Africa, including her personal expenses.

    Of course, if you admitted that there is no difference between how one President and another vacation, you might have to admit your reasoning for wanting to believe otherwise.

    White, Michael, and Ewen MacAskill. “Laura, me and 700 friends.” The Guardian. 19 Nov 2003.

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    • Nice to meet you akrnc and thanks for your interesting take on this Article. I find it somewhat amusing and yet I am intrigued by the fact that President Obama in two and half years has taken less vacations then President Bush did in eight years. I always respected the fact that President Bush gave up his golf game after deploying troops in the fight against Terrorism where as President Obama is setting an all time record for Presidential Golf as America crumbles around his feet. Of course with the Campaigning Season in full bloom I am sure Obama has had to give his Golf Game a back seat to his Government Paid Fundraising Events across America.

      By the way, could you provide me a link or two to substantiate your claims on First Lady Laura Bushes extravagant “Vacation” expenditures?

      Could you also provide a link showing where First Lady Michelle Obama did in fact pay for her and her guests lodging and other expenses while on Vacation in Spain? Oh, and how many were in her entourage? Oh, and how many White House Aides does Mrs.Obama employ vs Mrs. Bush. Oh and how many Czars does Pres. Obama have vs Pres. Bush, Hmmm?

      Last but certainly not least, could you explain why First Lady Michelle Obama saw the need to list her daughters as White House Senior Staff in order to have the Tax Payers pick up the Tab for their African Trip?

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    • akrnc,….read this if you dare.

      http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_worst_president_since_before_the_civil_war.html

      I don’t care if they take vacations every other day, but they should not be doing it while engineering the demise of the American economy.

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    • From the Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029615/Michelle-Obama-accused-spending-10m-public-money-vacations.html)

      Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations

      White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.
      The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

      And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.

      The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.

      Or we could talk about the 22 individuals that make up her ‘personal’ staff. Or the ‘secret’ vacation to Oregon to visit her brother (http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/08/09/michelle-obama-takes-secret-vacation-oregon/), the one that included a 11-car motorcade, one daughter, and her mother.

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      • Excellent Find Bob Mack and thank you for sharing this with us. I just hate when these Liberals come on here and make accusations without providing any proof to substantiate their claims. They usually don’t come back around after we provide the facts to disqualify their claims.

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