To the editor:
The subject is White House travel. Reportedly, prior to the latest data, Mr. President was told the “six year string of extravagant vacations had already drained the U.S. Treasury of a whopping $150,000,000 in taxpayers’ money.
According to another report, “The President’s pricey travels have become so controversial that “Judicial Watch” was forced to sue the Secret Service and Defense Department to get them to turn over records on the amount of taxpayer money used to fly the first family all over the world.”
But seems the First Lady pushes the button for more. She with two daughters, sometimes a mother and other relatives, have vacationed … sans Mr. President … in quite a number of places. To cite some, China, Mexico, Spain, Hawaii, Latin America, South Africa, Ireland, and let’s not forget here at home, Vail, Colo.
The trip to Ireland was of considerable interest. The First Lady, guests and entourage checked into a hotel, spent two days there, occupied 30 rooms and it only cost us taxpayers two and one-half million dollars ($2,500,000) per day! Gee whiz — $5,000,000 for two days. Any way you cut it, that is high on the oink, oink!
Seems we too frequently hear of “our people” slipping God out of our daily existence. We read of other beliefs entering our country and we welcome newcomers. But we’d better be mindful, folks. This United States of America is still a Christian nation and God is still in control!
In God we trust,
Billie R. Stone
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