What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Vacation!

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  1. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation
    Monday, December 28, 2009
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    Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn't Michelle Obama live like a queen? The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela. The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe." A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle Obama's shoes. If she can get them on sale, they would only set her back $445 for 62 hours work. The Obamas are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated $4000 per night. To cover the Obama's ten night stay, the minimum wage worker would have to work two-and-a-half years (before taxes) to come up with the $40,000 Obama is reportedly laying out. Obama has lectured Americans about how they can not expect to live their lives as indulgently as they have in the past. He has lectured businesses about their travel and pay. Yet Obama and his wife live like kings and queens. The news media has yet to call him out on his extravagance when there is 10% unemployment with no sign of the employment picture improving this coming year.

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  2. ChrisWB macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough. Please list all of your purchases of the last five years so that I can judge what you choose to spend your money on.
     
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    I'm not the one lecturing Wall Street on its excesses at the moment...
     
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    Are you f***ing kidding me? How can you dare criticize this when your hero Sarah Palin ran up a $150,000 bill for clothes during the campaign. You are the epitome of a hypocrite.

    Not to mention your source for this is a bunch of racist teabagging rednecks at free republic.
     
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    But you're lecturing Michelle Obama and the members of this forum.

    The Obamas and any other family deserve the right to spend their personal money as they see fit. You may view this from a socialist perspective and believe that the wealthy should be regulated. It's your right to disagree with my conservative philosophy. We can agree to disagree.
     
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    Trying to dictate how the wealthy should spend their money does seem a bit socialist, doesn't it? Is InTheNet a socialist?
     
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    No your not palming him off on us.
     
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    Sounds reasonable when compared to the Bushes and the McCains..

    http://blog.zap2it.com/thedishrag/2008/09/how-much-did-la.html

     
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    isn't the free market economy you love so much beautiful? they are rich so they can buy what they want no?
     
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    Indeed. But we hear so much about Palin, Bachmann, and Rove herein I thought a bit of variety was due...

    So do bankers and Wall Street investors. Fancy that!

    Actually I am glad to see the Obama's indulging in reckless excess during their Hawaiian vacation; I hope we all can afford such when this recession ends...

    If the Obamas are brave enough to return from vacation in January 2010 to ever-increasing unemployment numbers and can justify their extravagant vacation, polls for the GOP will increase! Matter of fact, I hope they spend a lot while on vacation; those fall 2010 campaign commercials seem to write themselves!
     
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    You complain about Obama taking a week of vacation, but aren't bothered by the fact that Bush spent 2.67 years, or 33% of his presidency, on vacation.

    Hypocrite.
     
  14. racers macrumors regular

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    what world do you live in?
    only 29% of people approve of the Republicans and the nightmare that was the last 8 yeas will not be soon forgotten.
     
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    Didn't Bush spend nearly two years on vacation? DURING A TIME OF WAR NO LESS!
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    See my post above. Nearly 3 ;)

    In fact, he spent August 2001 on vacation after receiving a PDB titled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US"
     
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    I knew it was at least two so I was trying to play it safe. The last thing I want to do is claim stuff to be true when it isn't and be like InTheNet. ;)
     
  18. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    dude, Maison Martin Margiela rules. You should be happy your first lady is dressed properly.
     
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    "...The $635 per-pair designer shoes are by Maison Martin Margiela. The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe..."

    Photos: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2416710/posts
     
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    ...

    No one is claiming that's not true...
     
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    Nice spin. It's common knowledge he was clearing brush in Crawford, TX and not "on vacation". I would note that not a single brush fire was reported in Crawford, TX during the Bush years.
     
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    This thread is the best laugh I've had all day! :D
     
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    If Michelle Obama had worn Walmart quality shoes InTheNet would say "Why is she portraying America as poor?"

    They can't win with InTheNet. He has a unjustified hatred of them and all "lefty libs".
     
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    as a side tangent
    $600 isn't that much to spend on womens shoes.
    good shoes cost fair amount of money
    just like good clothes.
    and she IS supposed to be a visible person , so $2 flip flops from walmart are just not going to cut it.
     

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