Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation cost taxpayers $500,000 | Mail Online Only 2 explanations.... She spent 1/2 million $$$ of our money to wine, dine and shop in Spain. or She's rich, and can afford a 1/2 million $$$ fun spree in Spain while most American's suffer. She's an evil rich person, and coulda donated that money instead. Thus, the left should hate her for her wealth. Which is it?