Michelle Obama Has Cost Taxpayers Over $44.4 Million in ‘Vacation’ Travel Expenses
It must be nice to be an emperor’s wife. By one account, Michelle Obama has spent over $44.4 million of the taxpayer’s money in transportation costs alone for her constant lavish vacations.
Michelle and Barack have taken more taxpayer trips than any other president in history. The two have cost us hundreds of millions for their lavish vacations.
Andrew Malcolm is keeping a running tally of Michelle’s waste of tax money.
By one accounting, as of last July the Obamas had spent more than $44.4 million in taxpayer money on travel for 31 international trips lasting 119 days. For comparison, at the same point in his presidency Ronald Reagan had made 14 trips lasting 73 days.
You may recall Michele Obama’s controversial trip with friends to Spain’s luxury Costa del Sol in 2010 at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate was 9.5% on the way to 9.8%. And President Obama’s $1 trillion economic stimulus package had yet to kick in. Of course, it’s still yet to kick in.
According to numbers gathered by Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates government corruption, that trip cost Americans at least $468,000.
Turns out, by Obama administration standards that was a bargain tour.
This president really does think he’s a king and his brood apparently think they should be allowed live like royalty off the backs of the taxpayer.
Finally, what does Michelle have to take a vacation from, anyway? She doesn’t HAVE a job and she isn’t elected to ANYTHING!
Warner Todd Huston
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