Malia's Spring Break Trip Costs Taxpayers 115K
Judicial Watch found out just how much Malia's spring break trip cost the taxpayers.
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:
Ground transportation: $23,964.81
“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.”
“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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