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LARGE EXPENSE FOR A SHORT TRIP
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 21, 2012) — After uncertainty about when Obama would leave Washington to vacation in Hawaii over Christmas, the Associated Press has announced in a one-sentence “article” distributed to various news outlets that the Obama family was scheduled to leave this evening. No time was provided for his departure.
Details of the vacation have not been made available except the estimated cost of $4,000,000 to taxpayers. There are reportedly “no public events” during the Obamas’ stay in Hawaii this Christmas season.
Keith Koffler of White House Dossier reported that Obama was scheduled to arrive in Honolulu at 12:45 p.m. local time on Friday.
Some reports referred to Hawaii as Obama’s “native state” or where he was “born and raised,” although there is no evidence that he was born or raised there. Michelle Obama has said that Kenya is her husband’s home country, as has Obama himself.
A “raw” video with “AP” in the upper right corner shows two much taller girls departing an airplane and then boarding another, with Michelle Obama walking behind accompanied by an unknown woman in a red coat.
The pilots saluted a man military-style who is alleged to be using a stolen Social Security number, forged birth certificates, and perhaps a “synthetic identity,” as they did last year. The Obama’s 2011-2012 vacation was just as expensive as this year’s and $1.5 million more than their 2010-2011 getaway in the midst of a severe recession and high unemployment.
Obama stated that because no “deal” had been agreed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress on the looming “fiscal cliff,” he would “see them next week,” indicating a probable return to Washington before January 1, 2013, when new tax increases, layoffs from sequestration, and a possible new recession are expected to commence.
Elder Obama daughter Malia took a vacation to Mexico with several of her school friends in March for which Judicial Watch had to sue to obtain the cost, which is reported at $115,500.87 to taxpayers. At the time, Americans were warned that travel to Mexico was considered dangerous, but Malia Obama was allowed to spend spring break there.