It's no secret to conservatives that no one has ever taken advantage of all the glitz, glamour and perks that come with residing in the White House like Barack and Michelle Obama have. Whether it's hosting lavish parties (on taxpayer money) for all their rich and leftist celebrity friends or taking unprecedented trips to upscale golf courses around the country or going on vacations to famous spots around the globe that the average American can only dream about, Barry and fam have taken to the term "living it up" to new levels since Obama's shocking election win in 2008. Of course, knowing that the liberal press will turn their nose on any Democratic president who spends a record amount of leisure time away from the daily rigors of the actual job he was elected to do only helps Barry and Co. get away with what would be considered "OUTRAGE" if it were say a Republican president and/or his First Lady conducting themselves in such a poor manner. But what the hey:
With the economy on its knees, many American families have had to forgo their annual holiday just to make ends meet.RELATED: First Lady in a little place called Aspen
But barely a month after returning from a luxury Christmas break in Hawaii Michelle Obama is on holiday again - this time at the exclusive Colorado ski resort of Aspen. It's her 16th holiday since her husband took office.
The First Lady Michelle Obama is spending Presidents' Day weekend in the upmarket resort with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and was seen hitting the slopes - albeit apprehensively - on Saturday.
The Secret Service have been in town for the past few days looking for safe places for the family to relax.
Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo confirmed Mrs Obama arrived Friday afternoon, saying, 'it's a privilege to have the first lady here.' He told the Aspen Daily News he met with Secret Service officers and has placed seven of his deputies at the service of the First Family.
The holiday is not the first time the first girls have been on skis.
Their first attempt came in Feb 2010 when she took the girls to Liberty Mountain Resort, in Carroll Valley, Pa. just is 60 minutes from the White House.
And last year Mrs Obama took Sasha and Malia to Vail and Beaver Creek last Presidents' Day just days after the President tried to sell his cost-cutting budget to the American people by asking them to stay at home.
‘If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, or you might put off a vacation,’ he said.
Once again while Mr Obama returned to the White House after a fundraising trip to West Coast, the rest of his family headed to Colorado – rather than visiting slopes closer to Washington in Virginia or Pennsylvania.
Their trip came despite previous criticisms over the family's extravagant vacations, including a trip last summer to Martha's Vineyeard where the family rented a farm estate for around $50,000 a week.