"In an effort to save and cut back unnecessary cash flow, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order for federal agencies to curtail travel expenses and save. This will hopefully amass about $4 billion in savings or roughly 20% of the budget."
It makes sense given our federal budget deficit.
So why is First Lady off and flying to Hawaii on her own again?
Frankly, this is obscene and pay attention:
"Not counting expenditures relating to staff and security or the cost of the cargo plane that typically trails the first lady's jet, this year Michelle must have felt entitled to another 10-hour, $6,330-per-flight-hour trip from Washington DC to the $3,500-a-day Winter White House in Hawaii. Christmas 2010 and 2011's early arrivals cost approximately $200,000.
We understand that the First Lady is entitled to security and protection. However, should she be traveling so much when her husband signed an executive order telling federal employees to travel wisely?
P.S. We spoke with Jeannie DeAngilis on Wednesday: