Skip to comments.Michelle Obama’s Spain Vacation Cost Taxpayers $467,585
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 Obamascontroversial 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 Defenses 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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Seriously, tell me that picture has been photo-shopped?!?!
I don't think so.
Here is another one showing her "shape".
Imagine if Laura Bush did this.
Taxpayers would have footed the bill for secret service, police, etc.
Wow, $467K. That’s about how much we paid for our house ...that we’re still underwater on.
I wonder if M-chelle could just chip in a bit so we didn’t have to lose $50K trying to sell. It might mean that, perhaps, she’d have to forgoe one night out to dinner — or maybe a pair of shoes.
I wonder what the Daughter and 12 of her WHITE friends cost US for their little Mexican Spring fling.
Mrs. Maobama just wanted do her part to show American solidarity with the Spanish when it comes to national bankruptcy.
That DOES it. I am voting for Romney.
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?
The entire Obama presidency has cost the taxpayers way too much, and there’s no way of, even, keeping track of it all!
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?
How much for the hookers?
Come on. Only half the nation is that stupid.
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.