See below and I am all for a big birthday bash for a milestone birthday but I do hope that the taxpayers are not picking up the cost of the Air Force plane to bring the First Lady home. We are paying, as we should be, and it is very expensive, for AF1 to fly back from Hawaii with the President and his daughters. There is a limit to how much taxpayers should pay and I will find out if we are paying ‘twice’ on this one. And let me repeat, of course we pay and want to pay for the First Family to fly and to be safe….but there is a limit on reasonableness of cost.
Subject: White House Pool Report No. 13
White House Pool Report No. 13
Jan. 4, 2013
The First Lady is staying in Hawaii, according to the following guidance from the White House:
The President and the Obama daughters will leave Honolulu on January 4 and return to Washington early on January 5. As part of her birthday gift from the President, the First Lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday.