DECEMBER 14, 2012
Judicial Watch has taken the lead in exposing the true costs of the Obamas’ personal luxury travel. Using investigations and lawsuits under the Freedom of Information Act, JW exposed the evident waste of taxpayer dollars for Obama family vacations to Spain, South Africa, Aspen, and Mexico. Currently under investigation are the costs of the Obama family spring break to the Caribbean.
“The Obamas’ unnecessary personal luxury travel is an abuse of office in this age of sequester, unemployment, and out of control government debt. Taxpayers are right to wonder why the Obamas repeatedly take personal trips with seemingly little regard for the resulting drain on precious tax dollars.”
– Tom Fitton, President
Most recently Judicial Watch is investigating the following trips and or vacations:
- President Obama’s trip to Palm Beach, Florida
- Sasha and Malia Bahamas Spring Break
- Vice President’s Weekend Home Trips
- President’s Day Trips
Click on a press release below to see what we have uncovered.
- JW Sues Secret Service for Records Detailing Costs of Luxury Vacations Taken by Obama, First Lady, and Biden (7/29/2013)
- Michelle Obama’s August 2010 Vacation in Spain Cost American Taxpayers $467,585 According to Records Obtained by Judicial Watch (4/26/2013)
- Malia Obama’s Trip to Mexico: $115,500.87 (12/6/2012)
- Michelle Obama’s Family Ski Trip to Aspen, Colorado Cost Taxpayers at Least $83 Thousand Say Records Obtained by Judicial Watch 7/18/2012)
- Judicial Watch Sues Air Force and Secret Service for Records Detailing Michelle Obama’s Family Ski Vacation to Aspen, Colorado (6/5/2012)
- Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Air Force for Records Detailing Costs of Michelle Obama’s August 2010 ‘Whirlwind’ Vacation to Spain (3/6/2012)
- Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing the Cost to Taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s Family Trip to Africa (10/4/2011)
Additional articles and information on First Family travel:
- Late fees: Taxpayers foot the hefty bill for Obama’s talk-show tour (Washington Post)
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