It's only $375,000 for a holiday.
Another contribution to OUR trillion-dollar deficit...and while there are over 15 million unemployed Americans...
Spread the wealth? Socialism at its best...
Spanish police close public beach for Michelle Obama's £250,000 Spanish holiday
By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
Last updated at 9:49 PM on 6th August 2010
Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering £50,000 a day.
The First Lady has been lambasted for her extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a modern-day Marie Antoinette.
And her critics will be further annoyed when they learn that the president's wife had a Spanish beach closed off today so that she, her daughter and their entourage could go for a swim.
Spanish police cleared off a stretch of beach at the Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella after the Obamas had finished a busy day of sightseeing.
Cordoned off: Police officers keep onlookers away today from the site where U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha are staying at the Beach Club of Villa Padierna Hotel in Marbella
Police used palm trees and police tape to mark off the boundaries of a 100-yard expanse for the American delegation. On either side, onlookers gawked - and police occasionally stopped and searched sun lovers if they strayed too close to the private party.
It is unclear whether the police presence was paid for by Spain - or whether a nasty invoice could be landing in the lap of the American taxpayer.
The exact cost of the trip is unclear as Mrs Obama, 46, and her friends are footing personal expenses themselves - which is just as well.
For a start, they will be paying for the 60 rooms booked at the 129-room Hotel Villa Padierna. With basic rooms starting around £380 each, the nightly bill will be no less than £22,800.....
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When you arrange for a beach to be closed for you it is undisputed proof that you're out of touch.
- Roaster, Scotland, 07/8/2010 12:26
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At least it was paid for by a historical trust. Which means they had the money for such purposes. And the china remained in the White House.
Unlike Queen Obama, who is spending millions simply to wet her fanny on a Spanish beach, and eight other such vacations. While her husband preaches that "we should spread the wealth" and help the poor.
Yes, poor us. We will end up holding the bag. With a trillion dollars in debt. While King & Queen Obama party. At our expense.