Obama's love sticking it to the taxpayers of America. Is this shared sacrifice that Obama is talking about? Michelle couldn't wait four hours to go on vacation -- she seems to be on a lot of vacations this summer. If we grounded this couple we could start to get the deficit under control.
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Michelle and Barack take his-and-hers jets for separate 500 mile hops to Martha's Vineyard vacation - just hours apart
By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 7:13 PM on 19th August 2011
President Barack Obama's much-maligned holiday vacation turned into an even bigger PR nightmare today as it emerged that he and his wife took separate government jets to Martha's Vineyard just hours apart.
Michelle Obama was revealed to have arrived at the Massachusetts retreat, only 500 miles from Washington, four hours before her husband yesterday.
She was accompanied by their daughters Malia and Sasha and landed at around 2pm - four hours earlier than the President.
Before any relaxing, Mr Obama began his holiday with a national security briefing from John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism, this morning.
He then went to Bunch of Grapes book shop with his two daughters - his first public outing in Martha's Vineyard.
The extra transport to get the the First Lady to the island for only a few more hours of vacation time will have cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses.
The costs related to Mrs Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on the specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her.
She would also have had her own motorcade from the airport to her vacation residence.
The President had already drawn scorn for using two helicopters and Air Force One to get to Martha's Vineyard.
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