Yo … Fool Alert: Malia Obama’s Spring Break to Mexico Cost U.S. Taxpayers $115K.

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
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)

Malia Obama’s spring break trip evoked controversy after the Obama White House reportedly ordered the removal of press reports detailing the trip. On March 19,2012, numerous online press outlets reported that the president’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, was on a Spring Break trip to Mexico accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents and as many as 12 of her friends. However, shortly after the press reports surfaced they were quickly removed from the Internet. The trip took place shortly after the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement advising students on Spring Break “to avoid Mexico.”

As reported by Politico:

The AFP, the Huffington Post and other websites have scrubbed a report about first daughter Malia Obama’s school trip. On Monday, the AFP reported that Obama’s daughter was on a school trip along with a number of friends and 25 Secret Service agents. The story was picked up by Yahoo, the Huffington Post, and the International Business Times, as well as UK publications like the Daily Mail and the Telegraph and other overseas publications like The Australian. But on Monday night, the story had been removed from those sites.

In an update to this story, Politico published a statement issued by Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, indicating that the removal of these news stories was “a White House effort:” …

“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.

Read more at thegatewaypundit.com

  • MATTHEW

    WHOA! WELL ISNT THAT SPECIAL?!? THIS IS HOW OBAMA IDENTIFIES WITH THE COMMON MAN? WHOA! WHOA! WHOA NELLY!

  • Buckhalt

    To bad the Mexican Cartel didn’t know she was there! I am sure that they would have taken care of the problem.

  • Tom

    Just add to Mochelle’s 15 million dollars in vacation spending the first three years.

  • victoryman

    Believe that figure and I have a bridge to sell you…..But wait! Call in the next ten minutes and get a second bridge FREE! Just pay shipping and handling. This 115K is the figure that the state run media has been instructed to put out for the sheeple to see. You’ll never see the true figure – just like Moochelle’s Spain vacation for friends and family. You remember. This is the trip where the two children were entered on the flight manifest as “Senior staff” so the Obambi’s would not have to reimburse the Treasury for “Family” as per the law. Wake up and smell the newly printed money going into thin air – and vacations. Have you heard any complaints from the state run media on the upcoming four million dollar Hawaiian vacation? Not a peep. Now imagine if the vacationing family’s name was Bush and not Obama? The howls from the state run media would be 24/7.

  • MichaelPerkins

    No totals for Secret service protection at all for the 12+ agents? Seems Light on the numbers, REAL LIGHT…..

  • Margaret Nahmias

    What hyocrites you want to soak the rich while you use taxpayer money to pay for your trips. Spanish speakers have word to describe people lke you pendejos.

  • TexRancher

    Question: Since both Obama’s girls were listed as “staff members” for the Spain trip, will they be filing a income tax statement for the costs incured for them on this trip as income?
    How about the 115K for this trip? Sounds like income to me!

  • mickey

    Should we, the taxpayers be paying for the O’Bamas’ outrageous vacations, that cost a fortune? Doesn’t O’Bama make enough, through salary, and perks(other than vacations), this has been out of hand since he got into office. Here we are treating this guy (O’Bama) like he’s a priviledged individual, and he’s raping the U.S. The laugh is on us (CONGRESS), for not getting this Illegal/Muslim/Fraud/SOB, out of
    an office he has no right to be in. O’Bama has never been fully vetted for this position, and by the looks of things he’s not even eligible for this office, and here through another fraudulent election, we are going to install him into another term?? Are we (CONGRESS) NUTS?? What in hell are the congressman doing besides helping O’Bama to kill off America. I’d like to see all of our government fired, and install all new, you’re all a bunch of misfits, who don’t care about the USA, but yourselves first. O’BAMA SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR HIS MANY TREASONOUS ACTIONS AGAINST THE U.S.

  • mrrzk

    Would they be taking so many vacaions if it came out of their pocket? This is so dispicable and a total abuse of power. PAY FOR YOUR OWN VACATIONS!!!
    What costs millions when going on these vacations? Are they stashing the money? I cannot fathom what costs so much? Every vacation they take runs millions. REALLY?

  • shamu9

    13 yrs. Old and going to Mexico for Spring Break?? I bet the S.S. had their hands Full!! Playing Chaperone to all those Teeny Boppers!

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