First Lady Michelle Obama is out of touch with reality.
She has used the example of Chicago, and all of its violence, as an example of why we need more gun control, completely ignoring the fact that there is already very strict gun control laws in Chicago and it is one of the most violent cities.
She has forced her own ideas of what a healthy lunch should be on the public schools of America, resulting in hungry and starving kids because they don’t want to eat what she is offering.
Now she is complaining that she doesn’t get to travel very often, while she was on vacation. The irony was most likely missed by her.
During her recent “semi-official” vacation to China at taxpayer expense, with her mother, daughters, and hundreds of attendants, she told a group of Chinese students that it was “rare” for her to get to travel outside of America.
(H/T: PJ Media)
“It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother,” she said. “And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China.”
Rare? The facts argue otherwise. CNN has a photo gallery of FLOTUS’ overseas trips. Since becoming First Lady in 2009, Michelle Obama has visited Africa (2013), Northern Ireland and Germany, South Africa (2011), Mexico City, Haiti, India, Copenhagen. Those are official visits, at a rate of more than two overseas trips per year.
Mrs. Obama has also taken a series of overseas vacations that include trips to Spain and France, as well as vacations within the United States in Aspen, Colorado and Hawaii.
I guess it is easy to forget vacations when you aren’t the one footing the bill. I guess she doesn’t remember the nearly month-long, $100 million family vacation to Africa.
The constant vacationing on the taxpayer dime has become a bit excessive. Representative Trey Gowdy has even introduced a bill that would defund the President’s vacations.
While we know that the numerous vacations on taxpayer money really don’t cost that much in the big scheme of things, it is the principle of the matter that sheds light on the hypocrisy of the Obamas. For a President who speaks about income inequality and attacks the affluent lifestyle of the rich while championing the poor, he should understand how his and Michelle’s lavish lifestyle looks to the general public.
Most of us can’t take a vacation out of the country. Some of us can barely take a weekend getaway once a year. Of course, we don’t necessarily begrudge the President his occasional vacations. It would just be nice if he would use some of his own money to fund the lavishness instead of wasting our hard-earned tax dollars.