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Michelle Obama’s Spain Vacation Cost Taxpayers $467,585
National Review.com ^ | 4/26/12 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 04/26/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by ColdOne

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle Obama’scontroversial August 2010 vacation to Spain. According to a Judicial Watch analysis, the records indicate a total combined cost of at least $467,585.

Judicial Watch obtained the Secret Service records pursuant to an August 2010 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. (The agency notified Judicial Watch that it withheld 78 pages of responsive records in their entirety.) Judicial Watch obtained the U.S. Air Force records pursuant to a March 5, 2012, FOIA lawsuit.

The following are highlights from the U.S. Air Force records, which indicate a total cost of $213,124.15:

According to U.S. Department of Defense’s 2010 published hourly rates, the total cost of flying Michelle Obama and her guests from Camp Andrews to Malaga and then to Mallorca and back to the United States was $199,323.75. This is based on approximately 17 hours and 15 minutes of total flying time.The 15-member flight crew stayed at Tryp Guadalmar, a nearby motel. Lodging cost was $10,290.60 and car rental cost was $2,633.50. Food cost was $876.30, including $57.68 for four bottles of maple syrup and a package of pancake mix.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; governmentwaste; michelleobama; moochelle; obama; obamavacation; vacationinspain; vacations
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To: ColdOne

Does the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service have an accounting of all the costs of this vacation or just costs that involve their operations. Are we to believe that all the other costs came out of the Obamas’ pockets?


52 posted on 04/27/2012 10:00:37 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: ColdOne

The entire Obama presidency has cost the taxpayers way too much, and there’s no way of, even, keeping track of it all!


53 posted on 04/28/2012 1:01:24 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Steely Tom

On another note, I just received an email, confirmed by Snopes, that dumbo just paid $500,000 to remodel air-force one, to include removing the flag on the tail, replacing it with the obamma symbol, and putting “change we can believe in” on the side. How’s that strike you?


54 posted on 04/28/2012 12:27:58 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: ColdOne

How much for the hookers?


55 posted on 04/28/2012 1:14:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Bellflower
Are we to believe that all the other costs came out of the Obamas’ pockets?

Come on. Only half the nation is that stupid.

56 posted on 04/28/2012 1:21:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: gunner03; Steely Tom
Obama changed the paint on the jet he used to campaign in 2008. He did not change AF1.


57 posted on 04/28/2012 1:28:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

I would be sick if I saw that first plane. It’s bad enough driving into the center of the People’s Republic of Tucson and seeing Barry 2008 stickers on quite a few cars.


58 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:33 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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