While her penchant for living the good life on the taxpayer’s dime has become something of a joke, there really is nothing funny about an individual so seemingly concerned with the ideals of financial equality who time and again proves herself willing to embrace a lifestyle reserved only for the super wealthy.
Michelle Obama has flown off to the winter playground of the wealthy and famous in Aspen Colorado to do a bit of skiing. ( While plenty of ski resorts can be found much closer to Washington D.C. on the East Coast, it appears those locations just don’t have the kind of upscale reputation the First Lady demands of her vacation locations. Now THIS vacation comes just a month after Mrs. Obama returned from her multi-million dollar 17-day winter vacation in Hawaii. And THAT vacation came just a few months after the Obama’s concluded another multi-million dollar vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. And THAT vacation came just a month after the First Lady returned from another multi-million dollar trip to Africa. (Without her husband)
Where are the Occupy protesters
on these repeated examples of extravagant living being repeatedly put on display by the First Lady? A Daily Mail report estimated in August – before Michelle Obama’s more recent taxpayer funded outings, that her vacations have cost taxpayers $10 MILLION dollars. That total is likely much higher given the other vacations that have taken place since that report was initially published:
The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.
And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.
The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.
‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.’