Friday, May 11, 2012

Thanking the Taxpayers

 Dear American Taxpayer **

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard-working American people for paying $242,000 dollars for my vacation in Spain. My daughter, Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff, and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500 per night private, 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.

Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. I promise that I did not allow them to "party" with any prostitutes on the trip. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters ! I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you're not in Europe ? You have to just grin and bear it.

Air Force Two  (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That's quite a carbon footprint, as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American people to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less, too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint. The good news is that Al was o.k. with the planes amount of CO2 emissions. "Anything for you, Michelle." He's so sweet. He'd make a great President after Barry's two-terms are up.

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. I also realize that many of you haven't had a vacation in a couple of years and it may seem that mine are excessive. But hey - I AM the First Lady. So, I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.

I was so exhausted after all this traveling that Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days.

First Lady Michelle Obama

P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from which we just returned !

P.P.S. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard; it was fabulous.

And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog, Bo, to Martha's Vineyard, so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.

P.P.P.S. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great !

P.P.P.P.S. Don't want to forget about my ski trip to Vail this winter, and now the girls and I are in Africa with my mom. All this while Barack golfs and campaigns to keep my trips coming for the next 4 years ! Love  Ya ! Remember, we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally ! Oh, I almost forgot to thank you also for our daughter's trip to Mexico with 12 of her close friends and secret service during this spring break. 

And lastly, please vote for Barack in November. I just don't know what I'd do with myself if I had to stop doing all this FREE traveling. I just can't imagine having to get a real job or having to start paying for all these trips myself.

** The Sheepdog received this from a friend via e-mail. Something to think about as November's election approaches.
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