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Let Them Eat Cake Again and Again and...

Updated on August 31, 2011
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August 23, 2011

It looks like Michele Obama is screaming “Let them eat cake—again” more with her actions than any words she’s been spouting lately.

First there’s a disclaimer. I am fully aware this is an article from the National Enquirer. A poor news source one might claim. Noted. The problem with this story is, it has been duly verified via other news sources.


According to numerous sources, she has already racked up $10 million dollars in “vaca” spending this year alone.

The extravagant spending for frivolities such as vacations by the Obama’s seems to have reached unprecedented proportions compared to other Presidents and First Ladies. The evidence seems to point to the fact that while Presidents and their First Ladies do need to take some time off, the Obama’s seem to take the most costly work-breaks of anyone before them.

Well you have to spend some of your hubby’s hard earned money you know…especially when it’s on the taxpayer’s dime…

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/08/04/michelle-obama-sasha-on-lavish-vacation-while-president-turns-4/


An “educational” excursion for the kiddies is always a must: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/annapolis/2010/08/michelle_obama_daughter_visit.html


Another little jaunt with some friends this time last year:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2012557439_mobama07.html

The latest of course is their $50K per day extended vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this August of 2011.

The Obama’s could choose to go literally anywhere in the world. For example, the President likes to golf (ya think?). Wouldn’t a trip to northern Michigan’s Traverse City have been not only a more prudent choice, but a far less expensive one? He would have been helping the ailing Michigan economy with the worst joblessness in the country, he would have had a great, world-renowned golf course to play on and scored a political coup all at the same time.

Yet they chose a liberal, elitist, bastion of intolerance. Their island of choice, used for the second time by the Obama’s, at one time frowned upon the presence of Jews and blacks…oh wait, Mr. Obama is only ½ black so that explains it… Yet the media overall decides not only to ignore this statement about the past doings of this fav Democratic/liberal hang-out, but also ignore the impression this gives Americans as a whole. Martha’s Vineyard is costing us, the taxpayer $50K per day, not including Michele’s spending on designer labels, private boat trips for their girls and other such nonsense.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110825/NEWS11/110829867/-1/NEWS

In times like these, appearances mean everything. The amount that they spend means everything. There are people suffering in this country, in record numbers. Couldn’t they have found a vacation spot for a little less than 50K a night?!

Let them eat cake.

Who would have expected less from this crew?

http://wishididntknow.com/2011/08/25/michelle-obama-accused-of-spending-10-million-in-public-money-on-lavish-vacations/


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      Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

      There is no question Sheila - Obama is all talk and NO substance. He truly talks out of both sides of his mouth!

      Thanks for pointing that out!

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      sheila b. 5 years ago

      Barack Obama often speaks of 'shared sacrifice', as though he is sacrificing ... what??

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      Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

      Wizard - not sure what it is you're trying to say - what you wrote doesn't make much sense due to the many typos/grammatical errors - but I'm posting it anyway because you made the effort.

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      Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

      Well said tipoague - it's true. It's an old Biblical adage - treat others the way you'd like others to treat you - but I firmly believe the Obama's wouldn't have a clue what this is like. I remember when Kerry and Edwards were shown with their wives on the campaign tour eating at a fast food restaurant. Something the Edwards supposedly did every year - sort of a tradition. When you read the book about Edwards - and it was just as I suspected, it was all totally staged. They'd get back on the bus and a very expensive catered meal was waiting for them. They simply did this "I'm every man" as a photo op - nothing more. How could 1/2 the nation not see that for what it was? I'm no genius, but I knew it the moment they did it. Edwards was never "an average Joe" as he liked to paint himself for political purposes. He was an elitist jerk who placed himself far above the normal peons who were his electorate.

      We have to stop electing or trying to elect American Idols and elect on character exclusively or this country is going DOWN. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from USA

      This is interesting indeed. I once told a friend of mine (it was about a corporation we were working for) that those that stepped on the little guy would fall as hard as they rose. She thought I was a nut case, but a year later, the corporation got the "what goes around comes around" treatment. If people practice the things they preached life would be a bit simpler.

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      Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks everyone for your comments - they are great. I just wanted to add that I too don't have a problem with the President and First Lady taking vacations. I don't even have a gripe with the fact they took separate planes on the same day at a great expense of course. It's the over-the-top way they vacation. I was told today by Tim Bryce about Obama's "bus tour." Remember that? Obama did this right before Marthca's Vineyard. Did anyone know that not only didn't Obama ever actually ride those busses - he flew everywhere and just staged himself getting off the bus - but the BUSSES DIDN'T GO ON THE TOUR EITHER. The busses were FLOWN to each place!! CAN YOU IMAGINE?!?! What kind of NUT CASE spends money like this? Where is the media on THAT one?!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      It's not the vacation itself, so much as it's the in-your-face extravagance of it all when so many Americans are suffering.

      Clinton, Reagan, and Bush had the good sense to vacation in ordinary places like their ranches or in places like Wyoming, rather than elitist places like Martha's Vineyard.

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      Wizard Of Whimsy 5 years ago from The Sapphire City

      This is just another example of venomous ideological bigotry. The woman is apolitical and just wants our food chain to be healthier—yet more eactionary calumny by petty-minde fools!

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      PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Couldn't they have paid for their own vacation like we have to? They can afford it. Not for all the security and such but for the boat trips and golf and rentals they sure could. He needs a real job, he's never had one.

      Peter

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      Longhunter 5 years ago

      This is just another example in a long line that shows the Obamas couldn't care less about what the American people are going through. As long as they get theirs, they're okay. Well, I hope the Obamas get what they have coming in the form of a landslide lose in November 2012. Then we can look forward to that glorious day Sunday, January 20, 2013 when they leave Washington and we can start the hard work of fixing everything they've messed up.

      Great hub, CLV.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      They are either incredibly stupid or just enormously indifferent to the feelings of the American people. I believe Michelle Obama enjoys sticking her extravagances in our collective faces. Up, awesome, interesting and useful.