2 months ago
Last edited at 7:53PM on 1/6/2014
She will. She does have a career and a degree. She pays taxes and has to buy things like the rest of us. Mr. Obama does still get paid as an employee of a government agency. Between the two of them, they can afford it. You won't pay. They will.
With the millions the president and his family spends on travel, I think it will be my children's children who will pay it eventually through the usual means, HIGHER TAXES! Remember it is the taxpayers that pay for ALL of government travel for it's executives and family. Aren't government perks a sweet deal? FOR THEM! >:(
She pays the equivalent of a first class ticket from Hawaii to Washington DC. However, she flies on Air Force One, as all presidents and their families do. This is because of security concerns. Nothing unusual, and she is doing what every president and family does. However, Air Force One cost approximately one hundred and eighty thousand dollars per hour to fly. The flight to Washington DC is approximately 7 hours, give or take. This means just flying her back from Hawaii will run around a million, more or less; she will paid 2400 dollars to the government for this flight. I certainly understand her need for secure transportation. If she flew back on something that didn't require on suite secure communications, say a Gulfstream V which the military operates, the cost per hour would be approximately $20,000 per hour. There are options.
LOL!!! We spend 600 Billion+ dollars on a military designed for a war that ended 30 years ago, 50% of the worlds military spending, more than the next top 12 spending nations combined (9 of whom are our allies)..... and you're concerned with the pittance that's spent on daily operations of the Presidency... Alrighty then! ....smh
I'm not sure why who pays even matters. All the presidential families must travel under heavy security. That security is not a "personal expense", it's a requirement that goes with the office. Shinypate gave a great breakdown of costs involved, but (again) so what? . This is a petty complaint, and one which has no new foundation since these security costs are nothing new for the office. . I'm grumpy and still haven't got new insurance, so as far as I'm concerned this complaint is so far off my radar of "important issues" that it's laughable.
The same people who pay for ALL other presidential families (the Bushes, Reagans, Clintons, Nixons, Fords, Carters, etc ) to travel. It is part of the job of the presidency. This is a ridiculous Q designed to start a debate where there should not be one. Why do you care about something so trivial? The same security detail is paid whether she travels or not.
As always, WE DO! Don't we love how she cares about making us pay and pay and pay and pay and pay... But after all we could all use a person hairdresser or five or ten if we could, oh, squee!!! Yeah, I am being sarcastic on this one. It is just too easy. Did you hear the one about the daughters being personal assistants during the recent trip to Africa? Bet they were happy to get paid, $$$$$ also at our expense. Don't be fooled. We are footing the bill for all their trips.