As a 50th birthday gift to Michelle Obama, President Obama left her behind in Hawaii so she can extend her vacation. I can’t say I blame her for wanting to stay in Hawaii a little bit longer, but the extra cost to the taxpayers stinks.
President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha left their vacation in Hawaii on Saturday, but left First Lady Michelle Obama behind on the islands, according to news agency reports. The president reportedly let his wife stay on in Hawaii with friends as a “birthday present.” Michelle Obama will turn 50 years old on Jan. 17.
It is a birthday present whose costs, in separate travel and security expenses, are likely to be borne, in part, by taxpayers. On a previous occasion, when Mrs. Obama left for a Hawaii vacation in advance of her husband, the additional cost to the Treasury was estimated to be at least $63,000, and potentially upwards of $100,000. (Read More)
H/T to reader Michigan