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Finally the costs of Michelle Obama’s Africa trip are known

Serial vacationer Michelle Obama cost tax payers more than $424k on her last major vacation in June according to information recently released.  Though the White House isists that figure is high, they refuse to indicate what they believe the cost of the trip to have been due to privacy and security concerns.  Whatever the cost actually was — higher or lower — that figure was for the travel alone and doesn’t include the costs associated with the personnel who travelled with her and any costs incurred by the foriegn government to accomodate the first family.  Normally I’m not one to begrudge the first family their vacations, yet we’re still in the midst of an extremely sensitive economic cirumstance.  Its shameful that Mrs. Obama would incur expenses anywhere close to a Million dollars for a vacation when families here in the United States are struggling to put food on the table for their families.  Let us not forgot that every dollar Mrs. Obama and her daughters caused to be spent was a dollar taken from someone through taxes.  Clearly Mrs. Obama needs to become a better steward of the public’s money.

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