Skin in the game?
With thousands of families struggling to raise funds for Christmas, you would think the Obamas might manage a little thriftiness.
But last night, Michelle Obama and her two daughters flew to Hawaii for a 17-day holiday – days before the president joins them.
The separate flights will incur costs of more than $100,000 to the taxpayer.
Obama has vowed to stay in Washington until Congress passes an extension of the payroll tax cut and will join his family before Christmas.
By not waiting for Congress to reach a decision before jetting off together, the family is inflicting eye-watering costs on the taxpayer.
The first American royal family even violates one of Obama’s self-imposed, but always ignored by Queen Michelle, executive order…
[…]The move also puts the president at odds with one of his own executive orders that instructed agencies to avoid unnecessary flights, said the site.