Last week, we wrote about a story in which Judicial Watch sued the Air Force to see how much taxpayers had to shell out for her trip to Spain, and it received 3800 shares.
Judicial Watch has sued in the past and won. This is an old Washington Examiner story from October 2011 in which they were able to obtain the documents for their trip to Africa.
Michelle Obama’s travels do cost the taxpayers money. She may be required to pay for personal expenses but the taxpayers are on the hook for so much when Michelle goes on these trips.
The most disgusting issue of them all was that the Obama daughters were listed as “senior staff”.
Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 – a Boeing 757 modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world – to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa, at a cost of $424,142. Another $928.44 was listed as the cost of providing 192 meals for the 21 people who made the trip
The Obama daughters were listed on the manifest as “senior staff.”
“This trip was as much an opportunity for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a trip to conduct government business,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This junket wasted tax dollars and the resources of our overextended military. No wonder we had to sue to pry loose this information.”