What a Bargain! Only $80,000 for Mooch’s Rental Cars in Japan

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 at 7:12 am
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Considering her and her layabout husband flew separate planes to California on the same day we should probably consider this absurdity as being thrifty.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars, according to a government contract.

Mrs. Obama, who is travelling to Japan and Cambodia for a girls’ education initiative, will arrive in Kyoto, Japan, on Friday.

According to the White House press office, “The First Lady will travel to Kyoto on March 20 and visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Buddhist Temple and the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. She will also greet staff from the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.”

Fushimi Inari Shinto is a shrine dedicated to a god of rice. Visitors of the temple can pay to go into a pitch-black basement that symbolizes the womb of Buddah’s mother.

The temple also features the Otowa Waterfall, which has streams to cause “longevity, success at school, and a fortunate love life.”

The cost for “Rental Vehicles for Flotus in Kyoto” is $78,741, according to a contract signed last week.

We’ll be paying for this family long after they’re gone from the White House.

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2 Responses to “What a Bargain! Only $80,000 for Mooch’s Rental Cars in Japan”

  1. crazywalt77 on 20/20/15 at 12:11 pm

    And as further irony, the ad underneath the story talks about rental cars for $11.99 a day.