It’s good to be King — or Queen. As the splendid palaces of socialist rulers throughout the starving Third World confirm, no matter the economic devastation prevailing in the country you rule, there’s always enough wealth to be looted from tax slaves for you to live royally:
White House sources [yesterday] 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 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. …
While the President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from their own pocket, the website whitehousedossier.com says that the amount paid by the couple is ‘dwarfed by the overall cost to the public’.
She also goes on such “wild shopping sprees” that B. Hussein is “absolutely furious” at her “out-of-control spending.”
You know your spending truly is out of control when it enrages even President Downgrade, the most profligate spender in human history, who is literally destroying America with his flagrantly wasteful excesses.
At least the Bitter Half is finally proud of her country now. Otherwise normal Americans who work their fingers to the bone to pay for all this — if they’re lucky enough to have jobs in Obama’s economy — might be offended at the extravagant self-indulgence, which is hard not to see as yet another finger poked in America’s eye.
On tips from Mickey Shea, Bob Roberts, J, wingmann, and Conan.