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Letter from Michelle Obama

Posted on 01 September 2010

Dear Tax payers,

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  thousand dollars plus additional expenses 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 $2,500.00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury  hotel. We only booked 70 rooms for our friends, staff and family.

Thank  you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel  who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all  times.   Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet  fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of  CO2. It costs only $11,500 per hour to operate Air Force 2 and each  additional plane for the other members of our party  group. These are only  rough estimates, but they are close (who’s  counting?). 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. I  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  a few weeks ago.  I just had to get away for a few days. Will write more  from Martha’s Vineyard where we will spend our sixth vacation this year  with more of our family and friends.


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Michelle Obama

5 Comments For This Post

  1. GM Kessell says:

    Dear Michelle,
    I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Spain! Don't you worry about anything. I am sure I can explain to my wife that even though we haven't been anywhere in years(except for watching Rick Steves on PBS, on our couch), that you need and deserve a get away. And by the way, who in their right mind would ever consider Camp David as someplace to relax and get away?

  2. momma says:


  3. momma says:

    Sorry, but this spending and her comments makes my stomach curdle.

  4. Smermz says:

    I'm glad Mrs. Obama enjoyed her holiday! She's joining the ranks of several "great" former presidents, including the not-so-honorable George "Wacky" Bush, who spent 69 days at his Texas Ranch in the first year of his presidency, and 78 days at Camp David over the course of his presidency. Of course, all of his trips had to be taken one day at a time, so as not to interrupt his important work, and thus spend plenty of money on fuel.

  5. Logical1 says:

    Smermz you must be referring to President Bush who vacationed (WITH his wife) in places that did not cost the taxpayers huge amounts of money. As opposed to the obama family scumbags who elect to take multiple jets rather than wait an hour and go together, on their way to one of their very expensive far flung, multiple vacations. During President Bush's 2 terms we had jobs and money to go on our own vacations (albeit more modest than moochelle and barry or barack or whatever the fuck he is calling himself this year) and pay for what we needed. As for me I cannot wait for us to have a LEGAL U.S. Citizen in the Whitehouse again rather than an anti-American, communist, muslim, illegal immigrant.

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