With the American economy in the toilet, with massive unemployment across our country, with an increasing number of our fellow Americans requiring food stamps, and our brave fighting men and women continuing to die in three Wars, we are told that First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to Botswana and South Africa June 21-26.
Accompanying the First Lady are her mother and two daughters for this journey announced to be “focused on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.” One wonders just how many staff and security personnel and friends will join this group and how many support aircraft and Secret Service personnel will be assigned to this extremely expensive trip (vacation) at taxpayer expense. Remember last year’s vacation in Spain?
With our country borrowing millions of dollars daily to just meet our financial obligations, this trip is pure and simple arrogance on the part of the Obama Administration and family. Regarding sacrifice, President-Elect Obama told the country in an interview 1/11/09, “Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have some skin in the game.” Since he took office the only thing that he has truly accomplished is a massive increase in the size and expense of Big Government and a series of extremely expensive trips (vacations) for himself and family at the expense of the American taxpayer who is required to sacrifice increasingly on a daily basis. Tell me, just what has he and his family sacrificed?
Permit me to draw your attention to the fact that there has been little mention of this trip in the major media outlets, but when darling Michelle steps off the plane in Africa with mom, daughters, Secret Service, perhaps a hairdresser, staff, and no doubt some friends, there will be plenty of photographers and reporters praising her contributions to mankind. Will the American taxpayer ever know the cost of the trip? What would be wrong with a vacation in the continental USA giving a little economic push to some area?
Bend over America we are about to take another kick in the ass from President Obama and his family. Along with the members of Congress, there are no better examples of total disregard for the American taxpayer. The present occupants of the White House display defiant arrogance.