Is Michelle Obama the modern day Marie Antoinette?

Posted on: August 25, 2011

Leave it to the British to call out the First Family. No newspaper or media in the U.S. would dare talk about it. According to the Daily  Mail news article, our First Lady has spent this past year $10m in public money on her vacations.

What has she spent the money on – expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five star hotels. The Obamas’ summer break on Martha’s Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But this is the least of their extravagances. The Daily Mail has branded her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie. The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.”

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. Of course we’ve heard that 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 favors martinis with top-shelf vodka and
has a taste for rich sparkling 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.’ Now I know First Ladies usually have a cause that they promote, but making the First Lady happy is not what I expected.

While the President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from their own pocket, the website says that the amount paid by the couple is ‘dwarfed by the overall cost to the public’.

The magazine also reported that Mrs. Obama, whose fashion choices are widely followed, had been going on ‘wild shopping sprees’, much to the distress of her husband, who, its sources reveal, is ‘absolutely furious’ at his wife’s ‘out-of-control spending’.

What did the First Lady say about all of this – “let them eat cake!”

No not really, I made that one up.


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