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Post  WHL on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:05 pm

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First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press.

"Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times.

The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying it's what the Chinese would want. "Tina Tchen, Mrs. Obama’s chief of staff and a first-generation Chinese-American, said a multigenerational visit would be appreciated by the Chinese, who value tradition," says the Times.

But in America, the trip is not without controversy. "Mrs. Obama is drawing scrutiny for her decision to travel with her mother and her two daughters, who are on spring break, bringing to mind a vacation she took to Spain in 2010 with her daughter Sasha and some friends. She and her entourage paid for their lodging and entertainment. But the security cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, and the trip was criticized as lavish.," reads the report.

"Some conservative commentators are calling the China trip a junket. The White House will not say how much it will cost."
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Ms Obama Eats Well on Vacation...

Post  News Hawk on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:15 pm

I thought Obama said he had to approve every photograph!




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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Hawk on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:38 pm

In a similar vein...

Move over, “Animal House”; Hollywood’s got nothing on the federal government when it comes to buying booze. Federal spending records show the government spends seven figures a year stocking its cabinets with wine, beer and liquor. In fiscal 2013, the last year for which there are complete records, the government spent almost $1.3 million on alcohol, more than quadruple the $315,000 spent in 2005. The spending on liquor has increased over the years toward the $1 million mark, with 2013’s tab growing more than $400,000 over 2012.

“You could say that Washington’s quite literally drunk on other people’s money
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What Difference Does It Make?

Post  News Hawk on Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:00 pm

March 24, 2014





In October 2013, ProEnglish launched an investigation into the amount of taxpayer dollars that were being spent on foreign language translation services under the new health care law (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”).

ProEnglish submitted a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) seeking all records tending to demonstrate any costs incurred for translation or interpretation of Obamacare materials into languages other than English.

Although HHS is required to comply with the request to hand over documents within 20 business days, HHS has ignored our FOIA for months and has yet to turn over any information.  But, with the help of FOIA Resource Center, ProEnglish has obtained an HHS spreadsheet listing 15 contracts involving Obamacare translation and interpretation services spending.

Records published at usaspending.gov indicate that the agency has spent more than $44 million on services and materials provided in languages other than English.  

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Hawk on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:16 pm

Obama Family Flights to/in Africa, Hawaii Cost Taxpayers $15.8M March 26, 2014.

For President Barack Obama and his family to visit Africa in June 2013 and then Honolulu in December 2013, the cost to taxpayers for flight costs alone were $15,885,585, according to Air Force records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the government watchdog Judicial Watch.
—CNSNews

Hey—It's not their money!

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  WHL on Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:30 am

Nope and he has no problem telling the rest of us we need to pay more and tighten our belts while he lives the high life. Socialism? Communism?
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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Hawk on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:27 pm

WHL wrote:Nope and he has no problem telling the rest of us we need to pay more and tighten our belts while he lives the high life.  Socialism?  Communism?

"IN a major behind-the-scenes blowout, President BARACK OBAMA and first lady MICHELLE waged their worst White House fight ever over her lavish vacation trip to China...!"

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/exclusive-michelle-walks-out-obama-divorce-battle-explodes

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  Anti Federalist on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:26 pm

WHL wrote:Nope and he has no problem telling the rest of us we need to pay more and tighten our belts while he lives the high life.  Socialism?  Communism?

Ruling Class.

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  WHL on Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:37 am

“The president was infuriated when advisers told him that they’d added up the costs of all their ‘vacations’ and China was putting them over the $150 million mark.

“But he’s defenseless to stop Michelle be­cause their marriage has collapsed. She’s doing what she wants – and that’s seeing the world on the American taxpayers’ dime.”
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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Buzzard on Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:52 am

National Enquirer?   lol!

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  WHL on Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:59 am

A lot of the time, the NI turns out to be right.
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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Buzzard on Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:18 am

Looks like NE to me!  Surprised 

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Hawk on Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:48 am

News Buzzard wrote:Looks like NE to me!  Surprised 

Who's doing the job that the American media won't touch because even their limited access to presidential information faces threats from this regime?

Answer: NE!

Exclamation

A more important question:

Who has restricted photos inside the White House using their own private photographer, and even providing "Government-approved" photographs?

Who followed-up on rumors of a love-child and John Edwards—the Vice President selection by loser, John Kerry?

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Buzzard on Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:19 am

Rolling Eyes 

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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  WHL on Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:19 pm

Sorry, I meant NE.
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Post  News Hawk on Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:44 pm

News Buzzard wrote:Rolling Eyes 

Q: Who has restricted photos inside the White House using their own private photographer, and even providing "Government-approved" photographs?

A: Obama

Q: Who followed-up on rumors of a love-child and John Edwards—the Vice President selection by loser, John Kerry?

The National Enquirer!


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Kinda Speaks for Itself, Doesn't It?

Post  News Hawk on Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:17 pm







Did Valerie Jarrett (behind Obama) immediately jab Obama for his behavior with the Danish Leader?

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This is Michelle in Communist China...

Post  News Hawk on Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:33 am

The country's First Lady in Communist China.

Anyone surprised?

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Even Jane Fonda wouldn't be caught doing this—but maybe Barack?


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Re: Another trip for Michelle and kids

Post  News Hawk on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:51 pm

Now it's off to Cambodia...


Michelle Obama's Two Day Hotel Stay In Cambodia Cost Taxpayers $242,500
That's just for the hotel stay...

No

First lady Michelle Obama's recent trip to Cambodia this month cost taxpayers $242,500 – for hotel rooms alone – allowing her to perform her official duties at two events for a total of 33 minutes. That's $7,348 of lodging costs for every minute on the job.





The State Department ruled on March 3 that there was no time to solicit competitive bids for the March 21 trip, and ruled that the 'unusual and compelling urgency' of the first lady's travel justified a no-bid contract to the Sofitel resort.

In addition to the 85 guest rooms, her trip to Siem Reap required five office suites, five 'sleeping suites' and a conference room.

If Mrs. Obama stayed in one of those 'sleeping suites,' she had her own butler. They come standard.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3019883/Michelle-Obama-s-two-day-hotel-stay-Cambodia-cost-taxpayers-242-500-two-official-events-took-total-33-minutes.html#ixzz3W0hdGlYN

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Post  News Hawk on Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:26 pm

Records Reveal Michelle Obama June Trip to UK, Italy Cost Taxpayers $240,495.67 in Flight Expenses Alone

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on August 5, 2015, it obtained flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s June 2015 trip to the United Kingdom and Italy, accompanied by her daughters and mother, cost the taxpayers $240,495.67 in flight expenses alone. The records were released in response to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request filed on June 22, 2015.

According to the Air Force documents, the flights to London, England; and Milan, Venice, and Vicenza, Italy, for the June 15 – 21, 2015, trip totaled 20:35 hours at the cost of $11,684 per hour, bringing the flight expense total to $240,495.67.

Though the White House billed the trip as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign to push her “Let Girls Learn” initiative and “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign, press reports show the Obama entourage set aside substantial time for tourism. In London, Obama joined Prince Harry for afternoon tea at Kensington Palace. And the White House press office conceded that while in Italy, “The First Lady will also visit cultural sites in Venice before returning to Washington, D.C.”

The U.S. Secret Service has not yet responded to the request for attendant costs for personnel, accommodations, meals, rental cars, and related expenses.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/records-reveal-michelle-obama-june-trip-to-uk-italy-cost-taxpayers-240495-67-in-flight-expenses-alone/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Judicial%20Watch%20Tipsheet%20(17)&utm_content=

First Lady, daughters, and mother spent week touring London, England; Milan, Venice, and Vicenza, Italy.

It would be unfair to deprive the First Lady of a vacation tour.

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Post  WHL on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:29 am

I didn't hear a thing about it. The press wanted to keep that quiet, didn't they?!
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Michelle Gets Her Own Plane...

Post  News Hawk on Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:42 am

Obama 2015 Christmas Vacation: $3,590,313.60 in Flight Expenses (Michelle gets her own 757!)


"Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Department of the Air Force revealing the Obama family 2015 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost the taxpayers $3,590,313.60 in flight expenses alone. According to the Air Force records, the Obamas used both Air Force One and a Boeing C-32A, the military equivalent of a Boeing 757, which was apparently use to transport the First Lady.

Judicial Watch also has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that President Obama’s four trips to New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Palm City, Florida in 2014 and 2015 cost taxpayers at least $286,416.64 for Secret Service travel and accommodations. The Obama trips to New York and Los Angeles were solely for fundraising events. In Chicago, the president campaigned for Rahm Emanuel. The Palm City trip was a golf outing with no official activities.

Judicial Watch has previously reported the flight expenses of the New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Palm City trips.

The records obtained by Judicial Watch for the Obama family’s 2015 Honolulu Christmas vacation reveal the following flight expenses totaling $3,590,313.60: "
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