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  1. #1 Obamas Use Two Jets, Two helicopters For 500 mile Vacation Journey 
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    Michelle Obama Takes Separate Government Jet to Get a Few Hours of Extra Vacation Time

    Michelle Obama takes separate government jet to get a few hours of extra vacation time in Martha's Vineyard before President arrives (as he uses TWO helicopters and Air Force One for 500 mile journey)

    First Lady arrives with daughters on separate government jet just a few hours before her husband Additional cost to taxpayers will be in the thousands # New poll shows just 11 per cent of Americans are happy with conditions # Sarah Palin calls Obama 'tone deaf" for continuing with his vacation at $50,000-per-week farm house
    President Barack Obama ditched the Beltway grind yesterday to seek the pleasures of summer on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard - by way of two helicopter flights and a trip aboard Air Force One. ....And a further government jet was used by Michelle Obama as she arrived separately to her husband, with daughters Sasha and Malia, just a few hours before he landed.
    Mr Obama joined the First Lady and their daughters who had landed at about 2pm, four hours before his helicopter touched down. ...The extra transport will have cost taxpayers thousands in additional expenses to get her a few hours of extra vacation time. ....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
    Last edited by megimoo; 08-19-2011 at 03:51 PM.
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