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barack-obama-family-vacation-081811jpg-28f8bd47bc1ccead (1)By Jeannie DeAngelis

Every year, like clockwork, Mrs. Obama exploits the president’s official business responsibilities to squeeze in a pre-summer vacation, otherwise known as a PSV.

A PSV is where vacation junkie Michelle finds a way to finagle a series of trips at the taxpayer’s expense.

Here is how it’s done:  The president announces his plan to attend the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort in Northern Ireland.  Michelle convinces Barack to schedule some sort of secondary sideshow so the family can use it as an excuse to travel in the highest possible style, cost-free, compliments of the American taxpayer.

On this trip, the ancillary appearance will be in Belfast where President Obama will subject Irish students to a sizeable dose of his customary blarney. Michelle, as well as Sasha and Malia, will all grit their teeth and endure the Belfast students’ speech.

Read full story at American Thinker.

 

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  • Erin Go Bra

    Summer school students, eh?

  • Joe Vigue Sr.

    there they go spending the money that could keep the White House tours going—AGAIN!

    • Merle Dickey

      Unfortunately , they don’t care.

  • bull57

    The woman is absolutely disgusting. Is there no limit for this woman. I hope and pray that her and Barry end up in poverty some day. To take wealth from people like her would destroy her!

  • Ron Deakins

    every other president has done the same thing, get over your selfs, everyone

    • Merle Dickey

      Nothing like this!!

    • tcidda

      get over yourself liberal,socialist punk.

    • Ron

      I think you need to provide some facts. Bush went home to Texas, for example.

      • Ron Deakins

        For
        15 years, Laura Bush and four female friends have escaped together for a
        week every summer. They arrived at Mammoth Lakes on July 8, 2001 and a
        day later came to Tuolumne Meadows Lodge with an entourage of some 25
        people, including Secret Service agents, a White House communications
        team, various aides and several park officials. The group took up about
        15 of the 70 cabins at the site.

        July 27, 2003 Laura Bush and all
        her friends arrived at Lake Crescent Lodge in Washington State for a
        week long vacation in the Olympic National Forest. “I have a group of
        friends that I grew up with in Midland, Texas, and we hike every summer
        at a national park,” said Mrs. Bush. Yes, she and her friends arrived on
        Air Force II with lots of Secret Service Agents.

        July 23, 2006 Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska

        First
        Lady Laura Bush arrived in the park by train on July 23rd for a
        one-week vacation at a private inholder lodge in the Kantishna area.
        Members of the park staff assisted Secret Service and White House
        personnel with communications, security and logistics. A small number of
        rangers from other parks in the region were detailed to Denali to
        maintain normal operations so that a portion of the parks law
        enforcement staff could be assigned full-time to augment and assist the
        Secret Service details. During the week. Mrs. Bush and a small group of
        friends enjoyed daily hiking excursions throughout the park. On Friday,
        July 28th, she and her companions traveled to park headquarters to tour
        the Murie Science and Learning Center, a collaborative venture by
        Denali, seven other national parks, and several park partners. She later
        attended a luncheon hosted at the center and greeted park staff and the
        regional director. [Submitted by Richard Moore, North District Ranger]
        This
        is the second time in the last couple-three months that LaWa has taken
        advantage of a western national park for a little “getaway with close
        friends” whose number, names, relationships, and particularly gender is
        somehow never mentioned.

        In June 2008, First Lady Laura Bush
        visited Mount Desert Island, Maine with a small group of friends for a
        brief vacation. She did not plan any public appearances before she
        arrived, but she was out in the public eye during her visit and met with
        Acadia National Park superintendent Sheridan Steele.

        Laura Bush
        and her daughters, Barbara and Jenna, traveled to Africa in 2007, where
        they went on safari. Yet her trip was regarded as an “official” visit
        and included several public events.

        This is off of bing it. So Obama takes her kids to teach and let them learn yet L. Bush took friends from her home town. Does not sound much better

        • Pebbles

          You just don’t get it. Once a year is OK, but every time we turn around, these eliteists are on vacation. Man, you just don’t get it.

        • Ron

          Laura Bush visited national parks, Michelle Obama vacations at 5 star millionaire European resorts.
          Obama said we have to tighten our belts, but he and Michele apparently have no belts. They are both pond scum. You know it and so do I.

          • merle

            well said, and Pond scum

        • merle

          Your are forgetting Obamass and family have only been in the white house for 4 and a half years . She also has taken friends (Valerie Jerratt goes every where) She has taken the girls all over Europe ( shopping, shopping , shopping) Plus he says we all half to cut back . Our children can’t go on tours of the white house which should be a right! But his girls fly everywhere with the best lodgings ,food, clothes and tutors! Do you think when he is finally gone they will have to go without?

    • Pebbles

      Why you stupid no nothing. Those First Ladies rarely if ever took trips and vacations paid for by the American People. And they never claimed to be ashamed of their country, either. This woman is the poorest excuse for a First Lady this country has ever had, and she spends the hard earned dollars of Americans like there is an endless supply, a supply, I might add, that could be going to help the poor and the homeless that she professed to care so much about during her husband’s first campaign. It seems to me she now doesn’t care one whit about those people, and she is not doing anything to help her own race of people now either, and neither is her husband……..they could care less about anyone else, and they show that on a daily basis.

      • Ron Deakins

        yall just like to complaint about everything, I dont take his side or anyone elses. But did go on trips so did clinton regan yall just haters

        • Pebbles

          Just haters? And you are just an Obama supporter. Wrong is wrong, no matter which way you cut it. People in this country are suffering financial losses big time, and this idiot is spending money willy nilly. Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Pebbles

          Go bite a roc!!!!!!! We who care about this country and its future have a valid reason to complain. This country is under sequestration and we are borrowing money from China plus printing money willy nilly that has no value outside of this country. We have the highest percentage of unemployed, illegals being paid millions even though they should not even be here, manufacturing is becoming a dinosaur in the US, and these spendthrifts spending money left and right as if they earned it. When did any other president spend millions on his thirteen yo daughter’s spring break vacation, and her friends as well????? You need to complain more, idioto. It is people like you who will be the downfall of this nation, not the people who live close to the vest. I will bet you live off of credit, just like this do nothing but destroy president we have been saddled with. We are a laughing stock in the rest of the world, and have lost all of our credibility because of this s–thead. Past presidents vacationed at Camp David or their own homes, and Clinton NEVER took a vacation. This entitlest has never gone through the gates of Camp David, and his snob of a wife would never take a vacation there. Soooooooo, take your worthless criticism of those who care and shove it. You are one of those low information people that have taken this country down the path of ruination and could care less as long as you have what YOU want.

      • merle

        I liked the report the retired secret service man wrote on all the presidents he has worked under since Nixon. Guess who he has the most critism for ? Bingo, Obamass and family. Said Michelle is racist against anyone that is not black ( wonder how she feels about her husband being part white!)

    • Dee

      I see this is something that you approve of and would do also if if it was available to you. Not much better???

      • Ron Deakins

        No I dont like it one bit and I have to pay for my vacation so should he and his family. To show you that they all do it read this and tell me what you think. I dont approve of either, but I dislike it when people talk smack and they know not what they talk about.

        Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want
        you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer
        dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.

        The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus
        price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly
        hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should
        be when going on vacation.

        The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.

        During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.

        If cost of the flight was the only expense involved to taxpayers
        Bush’s vacations would still seem rather economical, but there is more,
        much more. Unlike the Obama’s $4 million Christmas vacation price tag,
        which includes the cost of everything from transportation to
        accommodations for the First Family, the White House staff, and the
        White House press corps, Bush’s numbers only include the cost of flying
        the president to Crawford. The cost of transporting and accommodating
        staff, media, friends and family is not included in Bush’s vacation
        numbers.

        In response to growing criticism that the president was on vacation
        too much, the Bush administration adopted the Rovian tactic of
        scheduling, “work events,” while the president was in Crawford so that
        they could claim that President Bush’s vacations were working vacations.
        During his infamous pre-9/11 August vacation, the AP reported that,
        “Using the ranch as a base, he will promote White House initiatives in
        Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver, Albuquerque, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh
        and San Antonio.”

        Bush’s “working vacations” cost taxpayers a small fortune in travel costs
        because President Bush and his staff would make day trips on Air Force
        One all across the country in order to counter the criticism that he was
        on vacation too often. For eight years, Bush essentially used Air Force
        One as his personal vacation taxi service.

        What was also not counted in Bush’s Air Force One mileage total were
        the vacations where Bush flew to Crawford from Camp David such as the
        following via Media Matters:

        In a December 27, 2001, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)
        Sun-Sentinel article (accessed via Nexis), national correspondent Jeff
        Zeleny reported “[a]fter spending Christmas at the Camp David
        presidential retreat in Maryland, the president and first lady boarded
        Air Force One to travel to their ranch near the village of Crawford.”

        And on December 26, 2007, The Associated Press reported that Bush
        took “Air Force One to fly from his Maryland mountaintop retreat to his
        Texas ranch here to see in the new year.”

        FactCheck.org was writing about the anonymous chain emails about Obama’s travel costs and noted in July
        that the stories about Obama’s travel expenses are, “part of continuing
        pattern of false and misleading claims about the travels of the
        president and the first lady,” and that Obama used Air Force One less in
        his first two years in office than George W. Bush did.

        That same pattern of false information about Obama’s travel costs
        relative to Bush’s is also rampant on right wing blogs, websites, and
        Fox News. The cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation is a good example of
        how right wing media can take a small fact like vacation costs or the number of Americans paying taxes in a single year and build an entire misinformation campaign around it.

        The total cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation may be $4 million, but
        George W. Bush spent exponentially more taxpayers dollars, because he
        used Air Force One for political purposes in an attempt to distract the
        public from the amount of days that he was spending on vacation. In
        flights alone just for himself, George W. Bush spent five times more
        money flying just himself to Texas than Obama is spending on an entire
        Christmas vacation.

        It is likely that the Bush administration spent hundreds of millions
        of taxpayer dollars on vacations, but the false outrage machine is on
        overdrive due to one Obama Christmas vacation.

        By not including the cost of everything, the Obama bashers distorted
        the numbers to make it appear that Obama was lavishly spending taxpayer
        dollars on vacations, but a look inside the numbers reveals that nobody
        knows how to waste taxpayer dollars quite like the GOP.

        • Wayne

          Lot of words means lots of lies. You keep comparing the entire Bush presidency travel cost to Crawford against one Obama trip for Christmas! Add up all the rest of the Michelle O’s trips alone and you have more than all of Bush trips combined. One (1) of Michelle (lardass) O’s trips to Europe with her enterouge and kids cost $14M+. Combine that one trip with all the rest and ….. you MUST see what I mean.

          • Merle Dickey

            That is correct. We haven’t mentioned their 100 million dollar trip to Africa!! Then on top of that he pledged 7 billion dollars to help with their solar energy program! What about the Americans that could have found a job with that much money to set up some business.This country is about the American people not the muslim Obamas

        • merle

          Obama has NOW spent more than Bush did in 8 years Check your facts again! Since he has been (falsely) reelected he has really been bearting down on the USA citizens including you.

    • denise0513

      I don’t recall ANY prior First Lady’s taking their children on vacation and then billing it to the American people, claiming it to be “officials business”. This piece of whatever it is, thumbs her nose at all the American people, especially those lucky enough to have a job and pay taxes. It is the American taxpayer that she is STEALING from and it has to end!

    • merle

      wrong ,read more

  • Merle Dickey

    money.money,money is Michelles middlename Gimme,gimme,gimme is her first.

  • tcidda

    first of all there is no reason she and the brats needed to go on this trip.second ALL EXPENSES from ANY extra trip should be billed tom the Obamas.Lets see how they like paying $150,000.00 an hour to keep AF1 in the air,the Secret Service Protection,cost of the transport planes for the limos,hotels,food,etc.,etc.etc..then maybe some of the wind would be taken out of fat,ugly Shelly’s sails.

  • patriot56

    Queen Michelle is disgusting, self centered and selfish. Has to be the worst first lady ever. Congress should cut the purse strings on these extravagant vacations. But they are not much better.

  • papajim

    the welfare queen sure knows how to use the system !! learn it in chi town ?

  • dangerouspatriot

    Let’s just call them what they really are, thieves. Ripping off the American people on a regular basis and we just let them get away with it. So, what are we going to do about these thefts???? What can we do??? Besides getting up into their faces and calling them just what they are, a pair of fraudulent thieves, who believe that America owes them for all the past deeds of our ancestors who made slaves of all the black people, except is was their own people who sold them to white people in the first place. But all the obamas are are thieves. That’s it, that is just what they are. I can’t put it anymore plainly. Now we just need to get rid of them, but how???

  • sk4

    Unbelievable that they shut down the White House because of sequestration, Trillions in debt, and people without jobs or money but this despicable charlatan and his family have alot of nerve costing $100 million of tax payers hard earned dollars to amuse themselves. Simply another way Obama and Moochelle give America the finger and laugh themselves silly. They are simply disgusting and they can’t be gone soon enough.

  • raccman

    We have allowed Anti-American scum to dirty and pollute our White House. Michelle and her lying fraudulent partner are our ENEMIES FROM WITHIN.

  • rosie46

    More perks for self-appointed royalty paid for by US taxpayers while many are struggling to find jobs and support their families. This is a disgrace and an embarassment to our country.

  • Ron Deakins

    your all racist pigs and I do not need to talk with any of you at all good day HATERS

    • merle

      It has nothing to do with race. I would love to see Dr Ben Carson run for president!!

  • Sean
  • merle

    This family should be packed up and moved out of the white house , the property of the USA citizens. Ireland has gave a pretty verbal case of what they think about them . People need to get realistic about this president. He is padding his future on the backs of american citizens , he doesn’t care about anyone including those that have voted for him. If you can’t see this by all the negative things he has done and is still doing then you must not be able to read!! Or you have went to a college that indoctinates their students. Forget the partys dems or reps. That isn’t the point It is the lying, thieving ( he has taken more vacation time now than any other president in their full 8 year term. His wife has spent more money on personal traveling and clothing than any other firstlady. Nancy reagan came a close 2nd.Where was he during the Bengazi attack while these men were being tortured and killed ? sleeping! My guess would have been hiding in his new shelter they built on the back lawn.Killing of Ben Ladin , playing cards!! And don’t you find it suspicious that all those seal team special forces are DEAD.What does he want covered up?What about all the election fraud? How long do they have to investigate that? Voting machines made by george soros. One of his biggest donors!!( The republicans need a slap to the head for letting that happen)I’m not a tea bagger or a republican all I ask is read everything you can get on this man including his s.s.# from conneticutt