REPORT: Michelle's Spanish Vacation Cost Taxpayers $467,585...

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    I guess this is why she loves her Country now. Must be nice.


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    It cost taxpayers nearly a half-million dollars for first lady Michelle Obama to travel to Spain in 2010, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.

    The right-leaning watchdog group estimated that the trip cost $467,585. It based its analysis on documents obtained from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Air Force.

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said it took his group “two years and a lawsuit to get these documents out of the Obama administration.”

    “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,” Fitton said.

    Among the various travel costs, the group estimated — using the Defense Department’s 2010 published hourly rates — that it cost the government $199,323 to fly to Spain and back to the United States.

    The New York Times reported that those on the trip included the first lady, one of her daughters and “two friends and four of their daughters, as well as a couple of aides and a couple of advance staff members.”

    Fitton’s group has previously disclosed the cost of sending the first family on overseas trips. Its analysis indicated that it cost $424,142 to fly the first family to South Africa and Botswana in 2011.

    White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on the report during a press briefing Thursday.

    Read more: Michelle Obama | Travel | Expenses | Spain | The Daily Caller
     
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    So, it's BOOOOOSH again? That all you got? Wow, very weak.
     
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    How many vacations does this make now?
     
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    Tucker Carlson is not Dan Rather.

    It would be nice to have a President and First Lady to not shove their elitist, jetset, fossil-fuel burning lifestyle in the face of working Americans trying to dodge high unemployment and rising gas prices in their 40+ mile one way commutes to work.
     
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    I got your point....

    ....but this story works to the benefit of the oaf-in-office.....

    It changes the subject from his abject failures.
     
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    Calculate how much this cost you, personally, and I'll paypal you the amount.
     
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    "...travel abroad without fear of being arrested for war crimes and frogmarched to The Hague."


    You have exposed a globalist perspective, which imagines that the United States of America has to fear the pronouncements of the the international Leftist community.

    Study the concept of sovereignty.

    There is no nation without it.
     

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