Obama 2009: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas … on the taxpayer’s dime”; 2012: Moochelle and the Kids Hit Vegas

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:46 am
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It’s campaign season, so forget what he said three years ago.

The feud began in 2009, when Obama admonished corporations using federal bailout money: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” A year later, Obama warned families against gambling away college tuition: “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

The call for financial responsibility didn’t sit well with some Las Vegans, and Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Nevada all lashed back at the time. Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obama’s most prominent ally in Congress and Nevada’s senior senator, told Obama to “lay off Las Vegas.”

Well, he thinks you’re stupid and will forget this stuff.

Now, with one daughter just back from Mexico, Moochelle and the girls are on the road again on our dime.

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are visiting Las Vegas after stopping in South Dakota on a family trip.

A spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport confirmed that the first lady was expected to arrive in Las Vegas Wednesday night. The visit wasn’t expected to affect flight operations.

White House officials say the Obamas are on a private family trip to the West.

Privtae, except for the part where you’re paying for it.

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3 Responses to “Obama 2009: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas … on the taxpayer’s dime”; 2012: Moochelle and the Kids Hit Vegas”

  1. bobdog on 29/29/12 at 5:34 pm

    It is NOT a vacation. It’s a business trip.

    They stopped by Mount Rushmore to get an estimate.