Judicial Watch has finally learned just how much it cost the taxpayers to send Michelle Obama and her friends to Spain. $470K.
Michelle’s two daughters, two friends, four of their daughters all accompanied them on the trip.
“The American people can ill afford to keep sending the First Family on vacations around the globe,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There needs to be greater sensitivity to the costs borne by taxpayers for these personal trips. It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars. No wonder it took two years and a lawsuit to get these documents out of the Obama administration.”
- $26,670.61 for a chauffer tour of Costa del Sol.
- $50,000 just to go to a travel planning company.
- Separate lodging for a dog and handler.
Michelle has taken so many trips that I can no longer keep track! The last time I remembered counting, she had gone on sixteen vacations.
Judicial Watch also sued to find out just exactly how much taxpayer money was spent on Obama’s trip to Africa. It was $500K. Taking half a million dollar trips seem to be the norm.