First lady’s lavish spending a blow to taxpayers

It was nice that Oprah Winfrey and Mrs. Obama were able to get together.

But why couldn’t Oprah taxi to Kahului Airport, fly first class to Honolulu and take a taxi over to Kailua for the visit? It might have cost less than $1,000, and if they talked about government or weight loss then maybe Mrs. Obama’s office could reimburse Oprah as a consultant.

But, oh no, Mrs. Obama had to come over to Maui with the big cargo plane, numerous black SUVs, the Secret Service and all of the resulting disruption.

The cost had to be $100,000 or more. Come on, ladies, stop thinking of yourselves and think about us, you know, the taxpayers.

Paula Babb