Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Moochelle and Mama Robinson to Spring Break in China

Ireland, Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard, Africa...
Hey let's do China for a change.  

Michelle Obama, the Obama girls and Mama Robinson plan a week-long spring break visit to China later this month that will cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars. In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says "a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people", and is an important world actor. They will travel from March 19-26, spending several days in the capital of Beijing before stops in the central city of Xian and the southwestern city of Chengdu.

Daily Mail
"President Obama and his family have come under heavy scrutiny for the unprecedented high travel costs during his time in office - and a week-long trip to China for four members of the First Family, members of the Secret Service and other members of the White House staff will likely cost several millions of dollars.
The president's pricey travels have become so controversial that Judicial Watch was forced to sue the Secret Service and Defense Department to get them to turn over records on the amount of taxpayer money used to fly the First Family all over the world - in many cases for vacations or fundraisers - over the last two years of his administration.
“The Obama administration is in cover-up mode on the costs of the Obamas’ travel. The Secret Service has, in contemptuous violation of law, simply stopped answering our Freedom of Information inquiries,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It seems that our ‘king’ does not want taxpayers to know how much he’s spending on his unnecessary travel.”   
According to Judicial Watch, it cost more than $11 million for the president and his wife to travel to Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral in December of last year. According to the New York Daily News, the Obamas were only in Africa for 'less than 13 hours.' But that trip was nothing compared to a 2013 visit the Obamas made to the Dark Continent, which reportedly cost tax payer more than $100 million.
In June, the first lady went to Ireland for a two-day trip. The cost to taxpayers: $5 million."
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We do not have a "First Family" in this country. What we have is a group of High Rolling Welfare Recipients living in our House!