Too many folks on this thread are caught up on the cost of Michelle's garments. They say because her clothes are expensive, they must be tasteful. What a foul view.
Back in Roman days, when silk was first introduced to Rome, it was as it is now an expensive luxury, and highly prized.
"I can see clothes of silk, if materials that do not hide the body, nor even one's decency, can be called clothes. ... Wretched flocks of maids labour so that the adulteress may be visible through her thin dress, so that her husband has no more acquaintance than any outsider or foreigner with his wife's body." - Seneca the Younger
It will take more than liberty to fix this republic.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin
What we SHOULD be doing, instead of playing politics.