First Lady Michelle Obama is being criticized in the mainstream press for the expensive clothes she has been wearing on vacation. It is estimated the dress she is wearing in the photo posted above retails for $2,000. This coupled with the First Family's expensive vacation to Hawaii, costing taxpayers $4,000,000, plus additional costs for Mrs. Obama leaving days early, is not going over well in the press.
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan used to be criticized for wearing expensive designer gowns, but Mrs. Obama has surpassed her spending, much like Mr. Obama has spent more money in office than any other president in U.S. history. The virtues of cost cutting, thrift and leading by example are lost on the First Couple, which is a shame, as the nation is in the midst of a financial crisis that is worsening.