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Hawaiians Annoyed & Inconvenienced By Michelle Obama’s Lavish Vacation

 

As we reported earlier this week, tax payers are footing the bill for Michelle Obama to take an expensive vacation to Hawaii as an early “birthday present.” The First Lady turns 50 on January 17.

The White House said that tax dollars will be used to fly Michelle back to Washington, DC on her own private government plane when her vacation concludes. During her Hawaiian stay, she will be at Oprah Winfrey’s 12-bedroom vacation home.

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The First Lady’s flight plus the cost of Secret Service personnel, extra security, and transportation will not be cheap.

Michelle’s lavish trip is starting to anger Hawaii residents. They feel that her presence is making their normal, day-to-day life a burden.

Whenever the First Family travels anywhere, security is abundant. In Hawaii, near where the First Lady is staying, there are numerous checkpoints on neighborhood roads. Such checkpoints cause traffic jams and make traveling a hassle for locals.

According to TMZ, business owners have been complaining that they are unable to keep their shelves stocked due to Michelle’s visit — since many roads have been closed, some store deliveries nearly impossible.

Other store owners are complaining that customers and employees are unable to make it to their shops due to the road blocks. Of course, this hurts business.

To make matters even worse, many recreational areas like hiking trails are closed down during Michelle’s stay.

What are your thoughts on Michelle’s extravagant vacation? Let us know in the comments section below.



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  • Nancy Bell

    The Obamas apparently think nothing of inconveniencing others (fish & chips in London while holding up traffice, Martha’s Vineyard and impacting others vacations) nor do they think taking several vacations at taxpayers’ expense over the years while so many are struggling just to stay afloat comes across as being very self absorbed. They are definitely not in tune with the American public.

  • Benton H Marder

    Just remember, folks, that Barack and Michelle will leave the White House woth hunds of millions, if not billions—each. The money is being washed as we read this. Sometimes, I think that the Obamas fancy themselves like unto Louis XIV at Versailles—-and I do not refer to the eatery on Calle Ocho. However, even Louis XIV, after all his wars and extravagances toward the end of his reign, had to economise a little. Instead of eating off gold and silver plates, he had to make do with common Sevres Quelle horreur! But, the Obamas will never be forced to economise—until they wind up in a pine box. Will they each sneeze into a basket first? that has yet to be determined.

  • jane pike

    This is an abomination considering our national debt, the number of people who have list their insurance coverage or who are now paying three times their former premiums and all the jobs list. They keep damaging the economy wherever the visit. No other WH occupants have been this spendthrift and none have gotten past media scrutiny as this one has.

  • Vince Grimaldi

    The Obamas should be required to reimburse the American taxpayers for their extravagant vacations.

  • Murry Blue

    This is nothing new. They have been doing this since they lied their way into office. They care not that they disgust Americans.

  • sophie

    I believe she is recuperating from yet more plastic surgery or lipo. Oth, maybe it didn’t go well and she now looks like Michael Jackson, which would be sweet.

  • Fran A.

    To think that our President is “so concerned” about “inequality” …in light of how he and his family indulge themselves at tax payers’ expense…he’s not losing too much sleep over it…

  • sebrinia

    I don’t think i’ve ever seen mrs o dressed and made up that good when she is with mr o, come to think of it she always looks a little mousy when they are together,,, guess she is spreading her wings while she is away from mr o. but still she is spending way to much of the taxpayers money,,,

    • Ann Rand

      Good ??? Surely you jest..

  • MORT KUFF

    What ingrates must reside in the 51st State. Don’t they realize they should be honored to have such royalty in their midst – even as briefly as it might be? Don’t they realize that they are lucky to be experiencing the self-same kinds of traffic problems those fortunate citizens of Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York city experience whenever royalty moves about on their streets?

    And, insofar as the expense of transporting & housing the royalty, plus the maintenance and logistic support for the dozens + dozens of attendants, secret service, cooks, hairdressers and doggie-groomers & walkers – - that all comes from the general fund to which the tax-payers must contribute – and so, who cares?

    Y’see, all you laid-back Native Hawaiians – there’s no issue here. Just a case of Royalty doin’ its thing.

  • kim

    IT IS A CRYING SHAME THAT SOMEONE DOES NOT PUT A STOP TO THE SPENDING SINCE NEITHER HAS COMMON SENSE…THE PEOPLE IN THE WHITEHOUSE NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND SPEAK UP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE …..WE HAVE CHIDREN AND FAMILIES GOING HUNGRY. THERE ARE FAMILY’S HOMESS UNEMPLOYMENT IT ALL GOES BACK TO SPENDING IF WE WHACH OUR SPENDING AND GIVE UP VACATIONS SO WE CAN JUST HAVE THE BASIC NEEDS THEY SHOULD TOO…WHERE DOES IT SAY NO LIMITS HAVE A GOOD TIME….AND FOR ALL YOU BELIEVERS WON’T TAKE LONG FOR YOU TO GO DOWN THE TUBES WITH HIM…AND IF YOU think HE’LL LOOK BACK AT YOU THINKAGAIN HE ONLY THINKS OF himself ….

    ……