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March 25, 2014

Moochie's China Trip Costing Taxpayers Plenty

Topics: Political News and commentaries

As so aptly illustrated in this image, Moochelle Obama's expensive "person-to-person" tour to China (in reality, little more than a vacation), and that of her daughters and mother who are traveling with her, is being paid for on the back of the American taxpayer. In fact, her hotel suite alone cost $8,400 a night -- and it was deemed too pricey for VP Joe Biden. The tab's likely to total more than $1 million,

And as BizPac points out, in addition to getting the privilege of footing the bill for another royal vacation by the first family (without the member of it whose actually on the government payroll), taxpayers are being represented abroad with manners that would make a real royal -- or even "The Ugly American" -- blush:

The Mail Online reported Friday Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, has been "barking at staff" since the family's arrival Thursday and the hotel workers are "fed up."

"We can't wait for this to be over, to tell you the truth," one staff told the Mail in a phone interview. "We entertain many important people here, but this has been, I think, very different."

And that's on top of the normal hurly burly that comes with American "royalty" on the road, like the Secret Service taking over an entire floor (again, paid for by the American taxpayer) and monopolizing elevators for security purposes. The Washington Times reported Thursday that the whole road show works out to about 70 people getting taxpayer-funded trips to the Far East so Michelle could get her mom out of the White House for a few days.

Little wonder reporters were not allowed on the trip.

Posted by Hyscience at March 25, 2014 12:37 PM

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