A Heart Felt Thank You From The First Lady
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Here we go again, Michelle Obama in her globe trotting around the globe at the expense of US, the American taxpayer. Do you see the pattern that has developed. Obama has inflated our National Debt by $7 Trillion in just 3 years, with the assistance of his free-loading wife. I imagine that if we could look into her purse, you will find an unlimited cache of Government Credit Cards with no limits attached to the cards.
"For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242,000 for my vacation in Spain. My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven’t lived until you have stayed in a $2,500 per night, private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel."
Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa Del Sol, I highly recommend the Buena ventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella, great lobster with rice and oysters! I’m ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha’s Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you’re not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it.
Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accountability Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days.
P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from which we just returned!
P.SS. Thank you too, for that vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard, it was fabulous. And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha’s Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn’t take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.
P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square-foot house was great!
Love ya! Remember we all have to share equally the pain of these economic times! Love to—redistribute—share the wealth…and pain.