Because seeing Michelle Obama take yet another separate flight to her fabulous Hawaiian vacation would seem hypocritical.
The separate trip, which will go on if the Congress cannot extend the payroll tax holiday, will cost taxpayers an extra $100,000 – at least.
But hey, it’s only (our) money, right?
President Obama’s decision to send Michelle and his daughters to Hawaii ahead of him if he is delayed by a fight with Congress could cost taxpayers tens of thousands of extra dollars to fund two separate vacation flights and related costs. The move would also violate the intent of an executive order he issued just last month urging federal employees to cut back on expenses like travel.
Sending Michelle to Hawaii ahead of him this year would provide the first lady a convenience that Obama is trying to deny government workers.
An executive order issued Nov. 9 titled “promoting efficient spending,” touted by the White House as a sign of Obama’s commitment to cut the deficit, Obama instructed agencies to avoid unnecessary plane trips.
In fairness, other government workers are the “little people.” The rules do not apply to the Royal Family, wingnuts!