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Malia's Spring Break Trip Costs Taxpayers 115K

Southern Man 2012/12/10 03:24:37
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Judicial Watch found out just how much Malia's spring break trip cost the taxpayers.


Judicial Watch:




Cost to Taxpayers: $115,500.87


(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released records detailing the government funds expended on First Daughter Malia Obama’s March 2012 Spring Break vacation to Mexico.
According to the records, obtained from the U.S. Secret Service as a
result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit
filed on September 20, 2012, the total cost of the trip amounted to
$115,500.87 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Secret Service (No. 12-cv-01562)).


The following is a breakdown of the costs as detailed in the documents:


Takes after Michelle.Ground transportation: $23,964.81

Lodging: $21,682.92

Airfare: $47,767.34

“Vouchers”: $21,636.14 (not itemized)

Support Charges: $449.66 (travel for one from Mexico City to Oaxaca, not itemized)


The trip took place shortly after the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement advising students on Spring Break “to avoid Mexico.”



Politico:



“In these economic times, with huge public debt and high
unemployment, spending $115,000 in taxpayer funds on a Spring Break trip
to Mexico is inappropriate. Is this what Americans are being asked to
pay higher taxes for?” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.


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  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/12/10 03:37:58
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    Chibi Guru Z
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    How 'bout spending some of that on 'Sandy' victims.

    People forgot all about that, now, did we?

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  • Jaiheena Star 2013/01/26 05:45:40
  • Souther... Jaiheen... 2013/01/26 17:39:07
    Southern Man
    +1
    the only thing I want from 0bama is my Country Back and his ass walking for the border
  • Jaiheen... Souther... 2013/01/26 20:40:13
  • schjaz 2012/12/17 18:14:25
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    schjaz
    +1
    The Obama's should have to pay it back.
  • stevmackey 2012/12/15 06:07:10
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    stevmackey
    +1
    And we just keep paying, and, paying and paying.
  • RageFury 2012/12/11 05:36:12 (edited)
    More wasted Money
    RageFury
  • patriot88000 2012/12/10 21:21:24
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    +1
    Since Malia's little vacation was not a matter of National Security as she herself is not a Government Employee or a member of Obama's staff, Obama should have been legally forced to pay for his daughters vacation and his daughters Secret Service Protection out of his own pocket, as I am sure him being a Millionaire he could afford it all on his own.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/12/10 18:44:01
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    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    Those people must think they're royalty.
  • Souther... Temlako... 2012/12/10 18:46:07
    Southern Man
    +3
    A Royal pain in the ASS
  • Jeff Smith 2012/12/10 13:19:42
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    Jeff Smith
    +1
    I guess that's giving up a bigger slice of pie so someone with less can have more aint' that right Michelle. Yes I can see why for the first time in your adult life your proud to be an American. Especially when your stealing money. Hope you choke on your pie Mam
  • Miss UT 2012/12/10 08:01:53
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    Miss UT
    I don't believe a word of anything Judicial Watch releases. #1 clue...the Secret Service doesn't know how much the trip costs...they only know what the charges were for their protection. All past presidents and families have SS protection at taxpayers costs. If her trip was personal, I'm sure the Obama's paid for that portion...the SS protection at Taxpayer costs. It has always been that way.
  • Souther... Miss UT 2012/12/10 16:25:26
    Southern Man
    +3
    I guess your missing the point 0bama said time for change well he has failed to change anything other than the amount of debt this country has .... he should buckle down on spending lead by example but nope not 0bama he does not care one bit about this country and his actions prove that
  • patriot... Miss UT 2012/12/10 21:30:35
    patriot88000
    +1
    This is true,but they do send an itemized list of all charges to the GAO, which must be paid and that payment is out of taxpayer dollars, so if the President wished to allow his daughter to take a trip for her Spring Break, then He should be forced to pay for that trip, and all of the other expenses incurred out of His own pocket.
    Our Government forces the taxpayers to pay for way too many items for Politicians already that they the Politicians should be paying for themselves, especially the ones that are no longer in public service.
    Since Malia herself is not a public servant, Obama should have been forced to pay for His Daughter's trip out of His own pocket, after all His Daughter is not the responsibility of the Taxpayers, His daughters is his responsibility and His responsibility alone with Obama's wife.
  • darcie lamar 2012/12/10 05:11:37
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    I'm against attacking Obama's children. But what the hell are the parents thinking? Our elected officials are oblivious to the out of control spending. I include both parties. It's not as if we are rolling in dough. The USA is borrowing money and paying interest on any money spent. Do you get that? A country as great as America has to borrow money so the Obama's can go on vacations and have parties at the White House. I'm so sick of people saying "every president does this". Isn't it time to stop this trend and remind them they are public servants? We have grifters in our employ. It's time we stop this abuse of power.
  • Souther... darcie ... 2012/12/10 05:44:07
    Southern Man
    +1
    Yes it is time to stop this .... This is one more thing 0bama has failed to change
  • abubincrazy 2012/12/10 04:39:31
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    abubincrazy
    +3
    We OWE them a free royal ride.
    Just ASK Obi. king obama
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/12/10 04:37:40
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    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    How much did this skank cost us in 8 years?

    skank cost 8 years
  • schjaz FAWKES'... 2012/12/17 18:17:20
    schjaz
    +1
    blaming Bush again? so once again, you justify bad behavior by pointing out other bad behavior. yikers. if johnny can do it and suzy can do it, why can't i do it, too? how juvenile and imbecilic.
  • FAWKES'... schjaz 2012/12/17 20:27:45
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    We spend quite a bit less money on President Obama's Children than we had to fork out for President Bush's unruly delinquents.

    Go ahead. Deny it.
  • schjaz FAWKES'... 2012/12/18 16:42:22
    schjaz
    that isn't the point, is it? we shouldn't be paying for ANY president's kids to be doing ANYTHING. its bad behavior no matter who is doing it. ya know, you always act like everybody who can't stand this stinkin rotten Oblablah is a Bush lover. you are completely wrong. i never liked Bush and i certainly never voted for him so go ahead and make yourself feel better by rationalizing how its just fine for this liar in chief and his minions to rape America because someone else has also done it.
  • texasred 2012/12/10 04:19:57
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    +3
    Damn... I'm surprised it was this cheap. We must be talking pesos.
  • realist 2012/12/10 04:13:59
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    +5
    Im interested to know what argument there is for the Government to be funding a spring break trip.

    That is retarded.
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    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    +4
    Support Your Presidential Crack Babies!
  • Golden Panther 2012/12/10 04:10:17
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    Golden Panther
    +5
    Of course it is wasted money, but come on every one knows even in Russia the shooters had the best of everything for not only the premier, but also for high ranking politbureau personnel. Why should not our despot dictator have the same perks for his quotidian family...these people really have neither pride nor shame.
  • BornToBeWild 2012/12/10 04:08:56 (edited)
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    BornToBeWild
    +5
    This is an unconstitutional abuse of taxpayers money! This is a expense for her parents, not the people!!!!!! Typical Obama family abusing and stealing money not theirs!!!!
  • Souther... BornToB... 2012/12/10 04:10:36
    Southern Man
    +3
    Yes it is and it will not stop 0bama thinks We the People are here to pay his family's way
  • BornToB... Souther... 2012/12/10 04:16:58
    BornToBeWild
    +2
    maybe the taxpayers should file a petition for reimbursements of all wasted spending the Obama's has misused and abused along with a ban to free credit cards or face immediate termination!
  • abubinc... Souther... 2012/12/10 04:54:50 (edited)
    abubincrazy
    +2
    He's a crook, and thinks nobody can or will stop him from robbing us.
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/12/10 03:52:38
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    SickOfBigGov
    +4
    Looks like Malia got the 'Change' Obama spoke of.
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/12/10 03:37:58
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    Chibi Guru Z
    +7
    How 'bout spending some of that on 'Sandy' victims.

    People forgot all about that, now, did we?
  • Souther... Chibi G... 2012/12/10 03:42:18
    Southern Man
    +7
    I have not heard much about Sandy as of late 0bama is trying to sweep that under the rug for some reason
  • Chibi G... Souther... 2012/12/10 03:45:20
    Chibi Guru Z
    +6
    Reason= Election over?
  • Souther... Chibi G... 2012/12/10 04:10:58
    Southern Man
    +4
    Right on the Money ...
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/12/10 03:31:53 (edited)
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/12/10 03:25:30
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    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +7
    They don't care about the debt.
  • Souther... Kat ♪ ~... 2012/12/10 03:43:20
    Southern Man
    +4
    You are very right 0bama and his bots only care to spend spend spend to no end

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