Tuesday, October 04, 2011

No Wonder They Set Up a Photo Op at Target

It's going to take a lot of trips to non-union Target to help defray the costs of this tab.
First lady Michelle Obama's family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group.

The use of Air Force aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, said the group, and that doesn't include the food, lodging, and ground transportation for the 21 family and staff members.
Man, that's some entourage she rolls with.

Oddly, the Obama kids are apparently on the government payroll already.
The Obama daughters were listed on the manifest as "senior staff."
Oh, and don't let that piddling $424,142 get you mad. This will:
The documents made public by Judicial Watch do not include the total of all costs for the First Lady's trip, such as expenses for security, transportation on the ground and so forth. For more information, go here.


DANEgerus said...

So the two girls are 'Senior Staff' now?  Like...  Uday and Qusay?

Proof said...

You think the daughters were listed on the manifest as "senior staff" so the Obamas wouldn't have to reimburse the government for their travel?

Richard Butler said...

Hopefully Moochelle purchased enough Xtra Large Moo Moo's at Target to last out the fast approaching eating season. Lots of Turkey, Pie, and dressing come Thanksgiving will spread that big ol' arse of hers' out another couple of axe handles.

Of course, I am assuming the Omama's celebrate American holidays and not just Kwanza.