Michelle Obama is staying at the Hawaii home of Oprah Winfrey for a few days without her husband and children. This is not simply the vacation of a private citizen. Because she is the First Lady of the United States — FLOTUS — her vacations cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. Because she is a queen, she considers that cost her just due.
In Hawaii, security zones have been set up around the Winfrey estate. Residents and business owners are being inconvenienced to an exceptional degree. Security checkpoints have kept customers and vendors away from businesses, effectively shutting them down. But the people who are hurt are little people, nobodies. Who cares what happens to them as long as Michelle Antoinette gets her vacation?
After describing some of the security costs, Mr. Judson continues:
And then there is Michelle’s triumphal return to Washington to celebrate her birthday, to which this vacation is but the first act. President Obama will send an Air Force plane for her. It will probably be a C-32A. The C-32 is the Air Force version of a 757. The “ownership” cost per flight hour is reported by the Air Force as $42,936, though the operating cost per hour is estimated at only $7,000. Given that the flight to and from Hawaii is 10 to 12 hours each way, the flight time alone will cost the taxpayers over $150,000.
The Obamas are the perfect socialists. Socialists are the same everywhere. They talk about how much they want to help the poor, then when they get into power, they live like royalty at the expense of the taxpayers.
Millions of Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. For millions of Americans, the family vacation is an almost forgotten dream. For millions, the American dream is now keeping a roof over their heads and their car on the road.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Remember, reparations have to start somewhere, and why shouldn’t Michelle receive some compensation for having to live in this “mean” country, where even with pathetic, mediocre grades and a bad attitude, she attended Ivy League schools and got several six-figure gigs?
Black skin privilege is a beautiful thing, no? Welcome to Obama’s America. Long live Her Royal Wideness.