The Royal Obamas
JUNE 11, 2009
Flopping Aces reports that it took a Boeing 757 and a fleet of armored cars for Michelle’s taxpayer-paid sight seeing tour!
On Sunday, Obama flew back to the United States on Air Force One. His wife, two daughters and her mother did a bit of shopping in Paris before taking their own Boeing 757 (C-32) over to London to do some sight seeing.
We all remember Obama’s admonishment to corporate CEO’s in February:
“You can’t get corporate jets, you can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers dime.”
Apparently that doesn’t apply to his wife.
The London Times opened it’s description of Michelle’s visit this way:
Motorcycle outriders, armored Chevrolets and bullet-headed men in raincoats criss-crossed London yesterday as Michelle Obama and her daughters spent a second day on an unofficial visit to the capital.
Michelle’s motorcade shut down London streets as the First Lady of the World and her children go for Fish and Chips at a pub in Mayfair. The entourage inside the restaurant was 15 people while dozens more wait outside. Include the dozens of Air Force personnel to fly and service the plane, embassy personnel and other staff and we are talking about a serious expenditure of tax payer dollars.
Meanwhile, millions of Americans have lost their jobs and won’t be able to take their family on a summer holiday. Despite their circumstances they’ll still be expected to fork over the tax dollars to pay for Michelle’s trip.
We eat hot dogs and generic Macaroni and Cheese while they dine on Fish and Chips in London.
We shop at Walmart and other discount stores while Michelle shops in Paris.
What is the total cost to the taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s “side trip” to Paris and London?
Our “First Lady”