Making Hay While The Sun Shines

Michelle Obama apparently gave up her plans to stay longer on vacation and returned to Washington with her husband. Maybe she is getting the message that taxpayers are looking askance at her free-spending ways.

Judicial Watch is investigating the total cost of the trip to the taxpayers in the face of a ballooning federal debt and a sinking economy. As stated in an analysis by White House Dossier (the blog of White House reporter Keith Koffer, who writes for CongressDaily, National Journal, Roll Call and Politico), the cost to taxpayers for the C-32 was $430,000 alone. This cost is based on an estimated charge of $12,723 an hour, which is what the Department of Defense charges other federal agencies for use of the aircraft. If a military cargo plane was included ā€“ which typically accompanies a First Lady ā€“ the cost of transportation could have escalated by another $200,000.

I guess she figures she might as well – her bumbling husband is unlikely to be re-elected, despite his Chicago-style electioneering.

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