Malia Obama’s spring break vacation cost taxpayers big

(Washington, DC) – 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

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Matthew Hawkins

    You people disgust me.

    Protection of the President’s family is a legitimate expense.

    • Rob

      Protection, yes. Extravagant vacations, no.

      I’m disgusted at your disgust.

      • The Fighting Czech

        total agree with you. the whole thing is disgusting. Who ever heard of a 13 yr old going on “Spring Break”? Much less with out parent supervision, Just put the Secret Service on Babysitting Duty, In country that has out of control violence with drug cartels (who apparently Daddy has been providing the guns to) this and many, many other extravagant vacations all while the rest of us lose jobs, take paycuts just to keep a job. People who say the Democrapic party is for the working man should schedule themselves for some serious therapy the are delusional.

        • ellinas1

          Class envy, Czech?
          Rich people’s children go on vacations with nannies and bodyguards.
          Nothing new.

          • the Fighting Czech

            Ya, but they USUALLY pay for it out their own pocket, or more then likely their Corporations pay for it.
            You of all people, if you actually believed the stuff you say, Should be the most outraged. If this isnt blatant abuse of taxpayers dollars for foolish personal pleasure, at a time when so many people are struggling to get by.. at the minimum you should be embarrassed of him and your party…
            Because he’s “your guy” doing the abusing, All of a sudden Theres a million reasons why its “OK”?
            this a game the politicians on both sides of the isle enjoy.

          • ellinas1

            One of the unfortunate circumstances of being POTUS, is that the POTUS and his family require protection.
            This protection is provided at taxpayer expense.
            Sour grapes from you.
            Sour grapes and class envy.

          • Rob

            Yeah, but the rich people use their own money.

          • ellinas1

            So, what!

      • ellinas1

        Going to Mexico is an extravagant vacation?
        Who, but Mr. Port would have thought of it?

  • Tom

    Is this any worse than the vacations, even the ones called State Visits, which President Obama has taken?