Insult to taxpayers and not caring about the environment - Michelle And Barack Take Separate Planes To Film TV In California — On Same Day!

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    Mar 14, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    Oh, maybe their schedules did not completely overlap, so take two planes. Total insult to taxpayers and indifference to the environment. One theory is Barack wanted to stop for a couple of hours at a VA Hospital in Arizona, but Michelle did not want to. She couldn't have gone shopping for a couple of hours. She's probably now really proud of the country.

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    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both in California at the same time yesterday, but the pair took separate flights for two different television appearances.

    Yesterday, President Obama traveled aboard Air Force One to California for a TV appearance with comedian Jimmy Kimmel. The First Lady, however, flew on a separate plane to California for a TV appearance with Ellen.

    http://megynkelly.us/110973/michelle-and-barack-take-separate-planes-to-film-tv-in-california-on-same-day/
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    Mar 14, 2015 3:31 PM GMT
    Obama, first lady flew on separate planes to L.A. on same day

    Taxpayers paid for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to fly separately Thursday to Los Angeles, where they appeared on separate TV talk shows on the same day.

    Mr. Obama flew on Air Force One, which costs about $228,000 per hour of flight time, to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

    Meanwhile, Mrs. Obama flew on a different plane Thursday across country to Burbank, California, to tape an appearance on Ellen Degeneres‘ show. That show will be broadcast on Monday.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/13/obama-first-lady-flew-separate-planes-la-same-day/
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    Mar 14, 2015 4:03 PM GMT


    http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/detail/which-first-lady-flies-highest-michelle-vs-laura


    lol, why do I even bother?
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    Mar 14, 2015 4:13 PM GMT
    Many couples with children do that. That way if the plane goes down the kids aren't left orphans. But these two need to get out of showbiz.
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    Mar 14, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/detail/which-first-lady-flies-highest-michelle-vs-laura

    lol, why do I even bother?

    That is probably the most relevant question you posed, why do you bother. Why do you bother posting stuff that is not relevant in a pathetic attempt to deflect attention away from the issue at hand? The issue is not the total travel of First Ladies, who often represent the US in various capacities and often champion causes that motivate their travel.

    The point is the flagrant extravagance when both the President and First Lady fly on the same itinerary the same day and display complete indifference to the taxpayer as well as complete indifference to the optics. They don't even care.

    Of course, the cost to the US taxpayer doesn't need to be relevant to foreigners.
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    Mar 14, 2015 4:56 PM GMT
    "Regardless of their political affiliations, the international travel records of First Ladies present a transparency issue for taxpayers that are separate and distinct from those of Presidents. This is especially true as it appears that more and more trips are being taken separately from Presidential spouses. For the time being, however, Mrs. Bush’s list of trips will remain in first place."

    Shame on Mrs Bush, wasting American taxpayers' money on visiting all those foreigners.
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    Mar 14, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    Story even run by the Communist News Network:

    Obamas take his and hers flights to LA

    "The lack of transparency on Presidential travel and the First Lady's travel makes it tough for taxpayers to determine whether specific trips are wasteful or completely necessary. If this was an unavoidable scheduling roadblock, or a choice made for convenience at taxpayer expense, is difficult to know, and makes all the difference," said National Taxpayer Union's Douglas Kellogg.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/13/politics/barack-michelle-obama-los-angeles-flights/
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    Mar 14, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    Yes - there are some intelligent thoughts from abroad:

    Barack and Michelle Obama spent more than $1million of taxpayer's money on separate flights to LA - despite filming TV appearances on the SAME DAY just miles apart;

    Barack Obama took Air Force One to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live
    Cost for presidential jet along will have exceeded $1million
    Michelle Obama took separate plane to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
    Both shows were filmed in Burbank, California, on Thursday
    White House insists that their 'schedules were not in sync'
    Obamas flew separately before - for breaks in Hawaii and Martha's Vineyard

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2994838/Barack-Michelle-Obama-took-separate-taxpayer-funded-flights-LAX-despite-filming-TV-appearances-DAY-just-miles-apart.html
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    Mar 15, 2015 12:12 AM GMT
    A southern Californian, where they spend most of their time in their cars on the freeway, complaining about the president not caring for the environment.   icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 15, 2015 12:17 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidA southern Californian, where they spend most of their time in their cars on the freeway, complaining about the president not caring for the environment.   icon_lol.gif

    And I'm responsible for how many here spend their time and gas? You don't know if I drive a hybrid or generally ride a bike. How does it feel being a dumb liberal idiot? Do you like to get your 2 cents in even if it is dumb? Do you look in the mirror with pride or are you kind of ashamed? I guess the question is do you have sense enough to be ashamed? My guess is no.
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    Mar 15, 2015 12:24 AM GMT
    Not driving the Corvette anymore Socal?
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    Mar 15, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidYes - there are some intelligent thoughts from abroad:

    Barack and Michelle Obama spent more than $1million of taxpayer's money on separate flights to LA


    We took an hour delay out of LAX because of this. icon_mad.gif

    The delay was likely increased because of two airplanes.
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    Mar 15, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidNot driving the Corvette anymore Socal?
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    Mar 15, 2015 1:11 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    We took an hour delay out of LAX because of this. icon_mad.gif


    Trust you to have a NOTAM sulk.