Reparations Have to Start Somewhere File: Taxpayers’ Price for Obamas’ Jet-setting Lifestyle

This morning, during a well-deserved water break from a grueling set of bench presses, one of the other Gym Goddesses asked me how much taxpayers have spent on vacations for the One, the First Klingon and their spawn. I said this latest one cost $7 million, which is what is pretty much the consensus, but the overall figure is much, much more, probably closer to over $20 million. From The White House Dossier:

The $20 million figure is based on estimates of the cost of the four Hawaii vacations the Obamas have taken during Christmastime 2009-2012. According to a detailed breakdown by the Hawaii Reporter, the annual excursions in 2009, 2010, and 2011 cost about $4 million, much of it attributable to the expense of taking Air Force One, at an hour rate of about $180,000, on an eighteen-hour roundtrip journey to Honolulu and back.

New Year's Day, 2012

New Year’s Day, 2012

But $4 million almost certainly underestimates the true tally, as it does not include many miscellaneous items like the cost of flying advance teams out to Hawaii and separate flights Michelle Obama took in 2010 and 2011, when she left ahead of her husband, who was forced to stay in Washington to finish up work with Congress.

This year, Obama returned from Hawaii to complete a deal on the Fiscal Cliff and then jetted back to Honolulu, where he is now engaged in Part 2 of his vacation. The second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab this time, bringing the cost of the 2012-1013 vacation to well over $7 million.

If we assume the estimates are probably quite low, then it’s likely to the bill for the combined vacations is more than $20 million.

As the publisher of The White House Dossier, Keith Koffler, notes times are tough all over this country, and most American families have cut way back on, if not completely eliminated, vacations. But that sort of thing is for the little people, the ones who pay for all this luxury, not for Barack and Michelle.

It’s good to be the king.

Remember, as we frequently note in this space (please check out this FLASHBACK, which I know you will enjoy!), Barack and Michelle figure that reparations for all the evil perpetrated by racist Amerika for centuries, which they learned about from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, have to start somewhere, so why not with them?

Forget the Birth Certificate. Will Obama’s Undoing Be His Social Security Number?: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

While the Inside-the-Beltway geniuses obsess over the Romney campaign’s missteps, and his family vacation, hoping that we won’t notice the reeking stench of our stagnating economy, we in Real America count the days until the voters can undo the bad hiring decision they made in 2008. Even many members of the crowd of slobbering sycophants that helped sell the Obama brand now realize that the packaging was very misleading, as painful as it is for them to admit. This week we’ll ask whether Barack Obama’s undoing will not be the rotten economy, but his manufactured biography. It’s increasingly clear that in 2008 the public was completely had, duped into electing a fictional character. Now, a dogged detective is demanding answers. Will Susan Daniels get Barack Obama disqualified from the ballot in Ohio?

Of course, we can’t depend on Ms. Daniels and the other tireless patriots who have been insisting that Barack Obama is not an Article II “natural born citizen” to rid our country of the scourge that is the Obama presidency. Is the Romney campaign as lame as his opponents in the Lame Stream Media suggest? Were you satisfied with his response to the Supreme Court’s contorted decision on Obamacare and the anemic job numbers released last Friday? If you could give him advice, what would you tell him?

Perhaps you might suggest that Mitt shouldn’t give his LSM enemies the opportunity to incessantly run front page stories featuring him in his speed boat. In an amazing coincidence, Barack, Michelle and the girls will not be returning to the $30,000-per-week resort, Blue Heron Farm, on Martha’s Vineyard where they have gone the past 3 summers, and he’s travelling around Ohio, regaling audiences with stories about childhood vacations spent at Howard Johnson’s. These delightful memories are no doubt as true as every other aspect of his amazing life story.

Poor Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tries to defend Barack Obama’s failures on Fox News, while Gov. Bobby Jindal is today’s designated Romney surrogate.If Mitt Romney selects Bobby Jindal or Marco Rubio, neither of whom are Article II “natural born citizens” as his running mate, will you support him?

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