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    Michelle’s Copenhagen Taxpayer-Funded Junket both jets

    Taxpayers will pick up the tab for both jets ferrying the president and first lady separately to Europe

    Michelle’s Copenhagen Taxpayer-Funded Junket

    By Bob Parks
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stops to talk to waiting reporters at a hotel in Copenhagen before she meets with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Copenhagen, September 30, 2009. The first lady will support the Chicago delegation in the bid for the Summer Olympic Games 2016. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on October 2, 2009 in Copenhagen. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool (DENMARK SPORT OLYMPICS POLITICS)Yes, she’s from Chicago. Yes, she’s the First Lady, but she’s also First Lady of the whole United States. Why do we all have to pay for a trip her hometown may or may not benefit from? Half of Chicago doesn’t want it, but we all get the bill.

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are both traveling to Copenhagen this week to promote Chicago’s bid to host to the 2016 Olympic Games–and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes. Taxpayers will pick up the tab for both jets ferrying the president and first lady separately to Europe.

    Using the Congressional Research Service cost estimates and the inflation adjuster from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost for the one-way 7.5-hour trip from Washington, D.C. to Copenhagen on the first lady’s plane would range from $29,532 (White House Military Office) to $107,717 (U.S. Air Force).

    Obviously it will never happen with this First Couple of lottery winners, but maybe the next president and wife will respect forcibly-confiscated tax dollars as we do.
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    i heard on Beck today that the trips are costing taxpayers some $1.2 Million dollars in FUEL ALOE

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