Dear Tax payers,
For only the Â second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to Â thank the hard working American people for Â paying $242 Â thousand dollars plus additional expenses for my vacation in Spain. My Â daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and Â various guests had a wonderful time.Â Â Honestly, you just haven’t lived Â until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury Â hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family.
Thank Â you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel Â who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all Â times. Â Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet Â fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of Â CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each Â additional plane for the other members of our party Â group. These are only Â rough estimates, but they are close (who’s Â counting?). That’s quite a Â carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the Â American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive Â less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon Â footprint.
I know times are hard and millions of you are Â struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. I Â do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine Â a few weeks ago.Â I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more Â from Martha’s Vineyard where we will spend our sixth vacation this year Â with more of our family and friends.