FEBRUARY 18, 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters went on a taxpayer-funded trip to Aspen, Colorado during Valentine’s Day weekend, while President Obama went to California to play golf, speak at a cyber security summit, and fundraise for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Since last October, according to Washington Examiner, American taxpayers have been billed $6.2 million for the First Family’s recent vacations. Judicial Watch revealed taxpayers were billed $566,093.09 for the First Family’s vacation to Hawaii 2012-2013. You can read more about how Judicial Watch obtained records revealing that number here.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, offered some commentary on this matter, as quoted in the article:
“The Obamas continually abuse the public trust and raid the taxpayers’ coffers for unnecessarily luxurious and incessant vacations and travel,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The very fact that we repeatedly must file Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits to obtain this information reveals that the ‘most transparent administration in history’ knows that its behavior is extravagant and, therefore, seeks to cover it up.”