The sequester is hurting federal employees — except President Obama

The front-page headline on the Sunpaper says "Sequester pains hit home" (July 12). Meanwhile, President Barack Obama just got back from Africa with his wife, two children and his mother-in-law. Please tell me how the sequester is having an impact on them. Since Mr. Obama promised "transparency" in his administration, please tell me how much of the American tax dollar paid for the wife, the two kids and the mother-in-law to go on this trip with him?

Christine Higgins, Phoenix