In the six years that her husband has been in the White House, Michelle Obama has become infamous for her ridiculous spending habits. The first lady has spent millions of American tax dollars on her own extravagant lifestyle as she travels all over the world on our dime.
Michelle’s recent two-day trip to China cost Americans $350,000 in lodging costs alone. However, this was nothing compared to what she spent on her two-day trip to Ireland. There, she spent a whopping $5 million in American tax dollars. Both she and her husband more than doubled this when they spent $11 million to head to South Africa for the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
Speaking of Africa, it was here that the Obamas spent their highest amount of money to date. On their dream vacation there, the Obamas spent an unprecedented $100 million of our money.
After getting tons of flack for her expensive vacation, Michelle has developed a new strategy to spend money on travel. Now, she’s calling her vacations “business trips” to promote her struggling Let’s Move campaign. Recently, she travelled to Japan on “business,” and quickly spent as much money as she could.
“In Japan, Mrs. Obama ran up a tab of nearly $80,000 for a fleet of rental cars to carry her and her massive entourage to destinations such as the shrine of a Japanese rice god,” Western Journalism reported at the time.
Now, Michelle is heading to Europe for another “business trip,” but it’s clear she has something very different than business on her mind. For this trip, she’s bringing her mother and daughters along, and it’s unclear how exactly they work into Michelle conducting “business.”
During this vacation, Michelle will undoubtedly spend thousands as she travels from London to Milan to Venice.
“The First Lady will also visit cultural sites in Venice before returning to Washington, DC,” the White House said in a statement.
Yeah, it really sounds like you have a VERY important business trip, Michelle…
The Obamas have shown time and time again that they don’t care at all that our nation is in debt. They will continue to spend our tax dollars on themselves for as long as they can, and if we don’t put a stop to this soon, we’ll all be in big trouble.
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