Down to the US taxpayer’s dollars and cents – When most of the “hope” has gone on vacations, etc.
As of 11/15/2015 the jet-setting Obama Family has spent (exploited) an estimated $1,300,000,000 (one billion, three hundred million dollars) on personal family trips and amenities at the taxpayer’s expense. These were personal, and not necessarily for political expediencies nor Government related issues.
Total Personal Staff members for US First ladies
Mamie Eisenhower: One – paid for personally, out of President’s salary.
Total number of Personal Staff Members paid by Tax Payers
Jackie Kennedy: One
Lady Bird Johnson: One
Pat Nixon: One
Betty Ford: One
Rosaline Carter: One
Barbara Bush: One
Hilary Clinton: Seven
Laura Bush: One
Michele Obama: Twenty-two
“In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See,
that’s (this is) why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service (?)…” — Michelle Obama.
Your eyes don’t deceive you.
You want to read WASTE? …. See below
Michele Obama’s personal staff (with updated salaries): Take a closer look
- $192,2000 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
- $160,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
- $133,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
- $122,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
- $120,000 – Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
- $110,000 – Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
- $104,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
- $95,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
- $90,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
- $85,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
- $84,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
- $82,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
- $80,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
- $77,500 – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
- $72,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
- $70,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
- $65,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
- $63,000 – Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
- $60,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
- $56,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
- $55,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
- $55,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
That’s a Total…$2,075,200 in annual salaries (including raises that most Americans could only have dreamed of) – all for someone we did not vote for and apparently have no control over …
5 staff are Muslim and 13 African-American.
There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life.
This does not include:
“Makeup artist” Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49,
“First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31,
Both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One on ALL Trips, Europe included.
Yes…… The Canadian Free Press had to publish this, perhaps because America no longer has a free press and the USA media is afraid that they might be considered racist.
Not to beat a dead horse, but really…
“For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback,” — Michelle Obama (February 2008) .
The Obama’s have proven to be anti-freedom, anti-American Marxist racists, hate-filled usurpers and Constitution violators who would have been impeached years ago in a sane world. The sooner that Americans admit this, the better the nation will become.
‘We feel the difference now… Now, We are feeling what not having hope feels like’ … — Michelle Obama (December 2016).
The Obama first family has spent over $10 million a year on their past seven Hawaiian travel and leisure vacations, and the still growing bill for this has crossed over $85 million in eight years, at the taxpayers expense, according to watchdog group Judicial Watch. To date, Obama and his family’s Hawaiian travel expenses total an estimated $85,029,819.
–[Byline Paul Bedard]
05 December 2016
The Washington Examiner (edited excerpt)
Oh, the redundancy!
(01 January 2016)
How would you like to vacation in Hawaii on the taxpayer dime every Christmas? Would your employer give you a nearly three-week break to do so? Barack Obama and his family vacation every year in Hawaii – and now we have more of the outrageous costs you incur for his time in Hawaii.
This week we received expense records from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that Secret Service expenses for the Obama family vacation to Honolulu during December 2013 – January 2014 cost taxpayers at least $316,698.03. These new expense records bring the total for the Hawaii Christmas vacation trip to $8,098,060.33.
The Secret Service waited nearly two years to produce the requested numbers to Judicial Watch. The records were mailed to us on December 22, but it took the U.S. Postal Service six days to deliver them a few miles across town to our offices on December 28.
The heavily redacted records were in response to a January 6, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. According to the records:
$91,751.78 in car rental expenses were paid
$224,974.05 in accommodation expenses were paid to Cabana Girl, LLC and Paradise Luxury Rentals
The documents are heavily redacted and the Secret Service is withholding 28 pages in their entirety.
Saying he was “eager to skip town” Obama took his family to Honolulu on December 20, 2013, for a 17-day Christmas vacation. As detailed at the time by The Washington Post:
The presidential motorcade ferried the Obamas across Oahu, the state’s most populous island, to the well-to-do oceanfront neighborhood of Kailua, where as in years past they have rented a private home for what this time will be a 17-day holiday vacation.
For the sixth straight year, Obama plans to spend Christmas and New Year’s in Hawaii, gathering with extended family and friends — and, yes, perfecting his golf game.
Obama is right now in Hawaii on another Christmas vacation. His golf games must be the most expensive in history.
In March 2014, Judicial Watch released flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that for the 2013 Hawaii vacation the Obamas incurred $7,781,361.30 in flight expenses alone (36.9 hours at $210,877 an hour).
This was the first Judicial Watch FOIA request about Obama’s security costs the Secret Service has answered since July, 2014.
Our efforts investigating Obama travel began back in 2009 when we obtained the Secret Service costs of the Obama’s “date night” in New York City.
Click here for our various Obama travel exposés.
What if the Obama’s were held to the same accountability standards as we the taxpayers are? Would they have to pay it back to the IRS, or would they sue for hyphenated half-white ‘privileged’ reparations? But that would constitute racism, wouldn’t it?
Follow the Yellow Brick Road and discover what surprises Karma may have waiting at the end of it.
Lessons learned. Much of America can now see that Obama et.al’s highly divisive agenda was more about greed, ‘feelings’ and emotions, along with resulting destructive actions and consequences; national unity and individual freedoms were not at the forefront during ‘this time they were the ones they had been waiting for’. After all, what else would be expected from a group of elected and appointed Ameriphobic Marxists community organizers in providing for something, which they consider ‘not their nation‘ anyway?
“A subtler form of corruption is that those who use kafkatraps in order to manipulate others are prone to fall into them themselves. Becoming unable to see out of the traps, their ability to communicate with and engage anyone who has not fallen in becomes progressively more damaged. At the extreme, such causes frequently become epistemically closed, with a jargon and discourse so tightly wrapped around the logical fallacies in the kafkatraps that their doctrine is largely unintelligible to outsiders.”
Meanwhile from the legacy of ‘how is that working out department‘, there are at least 820,000 criminal illegals in the US, 84% with felonies, and serious misdemeanors, while not to mention, in this now ‘fundamentally transformed‘ Nation social experiments in mental illness abound, as policies relating to insanity combined with psycho-sociological and emotive abuses of ‘the baskets’ of deplorables’ and ‘morally-weak vulnerables‘ continue.
“What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope? …Let’s look at the future. Let’s look at all the things that we’re building.’ All of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn’t in vain, like their lives aren’t in vain. What do we do if we don’t have (our kind of) hope,” — Michelle Obama
One must no longer wonder…
They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.
Are my methods unsound?
I don’t see any method at all, sir
— Apocalypse Now (1979)