In 1777, Martha Washington had the option of remaining at Mount Vernon, her home with then-General George Washington, where she had all manner of luxuries and comforts available to her in a warm house packed with friends, loved ones, and servants. Instead, she chose to live in tents freezing in the Pennsylvania winter at Valley Forge so she could be with her husband and his troops while they were encamped in winter quarters during the Revolutionary War. Lady Washington entertained the other officers’ wives, organized teas and social events, and did all she could to keep her husband’s spirits up while he served his country.
In 2010, Michelle Antoinette Obama cost American taxpayers an extra $63,000 for her latest no-expense-spared vacation, this time to the Hawaiian islands. Instead of waiting an extra two days to fly there on Air Force One with her husband, the current First Spouse demanded a private 737 jetliner for herself and her ostentatious 30-person retinue. In the midst of a depression when tens of millions of Americans are out of work, Michelle Antoinette didn’t want to forgo two days in tropical paradise to save the Treasury more money than the average household makes in an entire year.
Class vs. Crass.
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