Michelle Obama Spends 10 Million Tax Payer Dollars on Vacations But LA Times Covers Ann Romney’s “Expensive” Horse Hobby

You know, let me tell you, the one thing I believe is that families are off-limits

~ Michelle Obama

By Gary P Jackson

Barack Obama has many mega-wealthy supporters, especially in Hollywood, and his wife has spent a reported $10 million in tax payer money to go on extravagant vacations around the world, and yet, the Los Angeles Times has decided Ann Romney’s love of horses is just too expensive and makes her out of touch with America.

For those that don’t know the back story, Ann Romney has MS, and riding provides her great therapeutic benefit. The Times goes out of it’s way to say only the wealthiest among us participate in the sport of dressage, but that’s not exactly true. A lot of kids scrimp and save, and their parents sacrifice just so they can enjoy horses.

Still, we get this:

Dressage is not for the faint of wallet; it requires healthy outlays of cash for upkeep, training, transportation and veterinary care. It attracts some of the world’s richest people — the daughter of billionaire New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg competes. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and his wife own dressage horses.

Funny, those mentioned are democrats and Obama supporters. That seems to be lost on the Times.

When John Kennedy was President, Caroline’s pony called Macaroni freely roamed the White House grounds. The media swooned and called it “Camelot.”

No matter, what Ann Romney does, she does it with her own money, not the tax payers.

On the other hand, as the UK’s Daily Mail reports, Michelle Obama’s extravagant vacations have cost the American tax payer $10 million dollars:

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 according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances.

White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.

Branding her ‘disgusting‘ and ‘a vacation junkie‘, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol.

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.

When it’s all added up, she’s spent more than $10million in taxpayers’ money on her vacations.’

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.

And 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 favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking 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.

For all of the figures, click here.

This article, written late 2011 doesn’t include this year’s spring break trip for Obama’s two girls to Mexico, that included 12 of the daughters’ friends and 25 Secret Service agents. No telling what that cost you and me.

Maybe President Barack Obama just doesn’t like horses [or maybe he likes them too much] after all, he signed legislation late last year allowing for the slaughter of horses for food. I hear they go well with dog meat.

Either way, the sycophantic media is certainly trying to help out their buddy Obama any way they can. It used to be in America that we celebrated success. Hell, we all strived for it ourselves. In the land of Obama only liberals are allowed to be successful. Anyone else is considered evil and must be destroyed.

While the Times is wasting space with this non-story, it should be noted they still haven’t released the Khalidi tape that reportedly shows Obama celebrating with Palestinian terrorist Rashid Khalidi. Terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were also said to be in attendance.

That’s something the American people need to see. But the Los Angeles Times refuses to release it.

As for Ann Romney, I’m happy for anyone who has found something they enjoy. Ann is a cancer survivor and suffers MS. If riding horses makes her feel better, then more power to her.


Filed under In The News, Politics

12 responses to “Michelle Obama Spends 10 Million Tax Payer Dollars on Vacations But LA Times Covers Ann Romney’s “Expensive” Horse Hobby

  1. Aaron Allen

    Hi Gary: Ann shud wear safety glasses and a riding helmet as an exam
    ple to other equestrians and for her own protection…Michelle shud keep
    her ‘breaks’ a bit more modest if these reports are true…Aaron Allen…

    • Gary P Jackson

      In dressage they do were certain gear, but for pleasure riding, it’s up to her.

      I’ve ridden motorcycles for 40 years. Raced them nationwide. I would never think of getting on a bike without a helmet. That said, I completely oppose helmet laws for adults. There is a certain freedom each American should be allowed. If someone wants to ride horses, or cruise around, they should be able to.

      • Aaron Allen

        Hi Gary: I acknowlege your right to wear eye/head protection while riding
        but as someone who has MS and is an example of a ‘riding -as-theraphy’
        [think of ‘CHAPS’ and riding for kids with autism programs], Ann shud wear
        safety glasses to protect her eyes and a bicyclist or equestriab helmet.
        These are ‘open’ design for ventilation and light weight but protect one’s
        brain in mishaps. As a publicly-visible rider, she cud be photographed,
        while halted, at least holding her ‘cap-n-specs’. Most riding venues re-
        quire these on all riders–especially training rings, racetracks, and trails.
        If one’s glasses and helmets ‘spook’ their horses, they can be donned
        after mounting…Aaron Allen…

      • Gary P Jackson

        Personal choice. I’m not big on horses anyway. Had one step on me when I was a kid. Finally had to have surgery on my foot to repair the damage.

        Though Ann rides for pleasure, she competes in a sport called dressage. It’s kind of a horse ballet, if you will. There’s a rather specific outfit riders wear that includes high boots, jacket and a hat.

        It seems the horse not only relaxes her, but helps her keep her coordination sharp.

        Wearing a helmet is probably a good idea, but again, personal choice. I never ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but I love the fact that it’s my choice to do so.

        I notice some rodeo riders are starting to wear a helmet and face protection. Good idea, of course, but it kind of ruins the atmosphere of the event. Rough sports like that are more dangerous than what Ann does.

  2. Lora Hurd

    Looks like the Romney family are all American opposed to the Obama family with Michelle buying expensive clothes and shoes that would buy my wardrobe for the next 30 years and then some !! Private jets just for their dog and all those expensive vacations !! At least the Romney’s spend their own money and don’t steal our tax dollars like Obama’s do !! As usual the Obama’s point their fingers at someone else when they are the guilty ones !!

    • Gary P Jackson

      Indeed. The Obama’s are freeloaders. Barry has been living off of other people’s money most of his life. He grew up going to private schools, and his college was paid for by several individuals, including Khalidi, who is mention in the article. Michelle had a make work job at the University of Chicago hospital when Barry was in the Senate. She was paid over $300,000 a year, about 3 times more than previous employees, and the only thing she did was come up with a patient dumping scheme, sending poor people away to other hospitals!

      I’m not Mitt Romney’s biggest fan, but the man earned his money honestly. Personally, he seems to be a good and decent man, and it’s hard not to like Ann. She’s obviously someone of strong character. She’s raised 5 boys while fighting cancer and MS.

  3. anita.holland@mail.com

    whats wrong with making your own money? i don’t see the problem with mitt Romney. he made it ,he can spend it like he wants. the obamas should try spending theirs instead of the american taxpayer. they are thiefs and pigs in my opinion. when will american be rid of this whitehouse full of thiefs?

  4. Sarai

    To me, it’s hilarious how not only Mrs. Romney’s tax breaks for her horse were left out, but also the fact that the Obamas do in fact pay back the majority of the money they spend. You have to remember that both president Obama and Mrs. Obama were lawyers before he made it to the white house, as well as his stint in the Senate. They weren’t exactly in the poor house before he became president. With all that being said, I will concede that the vacationing is excessive.

    • Gary P Jackson

      What tax breaks for Ann’s horse? Provide a link or it never happened.

      Oh, and both Barry and Michelle LOST their law licenses due to corruption. [shocker]

      Michelle made big money from a no-show job she was given after Barry became a Senator and started funneling millions to the hospital that gave Michelle her no-show job.

      Both Obama’s are as corrupt as the day is long. November can’t get here fast enough!

      • Steve Winland

        Obama has never worked for a dime. Unless you think being a civil rights lawyer (welfare lawyer) is A NOBILE PROFESSION

      • Gary P Jackson

        He wasn’t even that. He was ACORN’s attorney, but only until he surrendered his law license under rather mysterious circumstances. Michelle surrendered hers as well.

        The only “job” Obama ever had was sitting on the board of terrorist Bill Ayers’ “education” foundation that was geared toward placing Marxist school teachers in every school room world wide.

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