First lady Michelle Obama's 2010 trip to Spain cost taxpayers over $470,000. At the time of the Spanish getaway, the White House described the vacation as a private trip and said the first lady and others would be paying their own expenses. A representative from the first lady's office has not yet responded to a request for comment from FoxNews.com. The American people can ill afford to keep sending the First Family on vacations around the globe. There needs to be greater sensitivity to the costs borne by taxpayers for these personal trips. It is hypocritical for President Obama to fire GSA officials for wasteful conference spending, while his family went on a luxury vacation in the Costa del Sol Spain that cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars.
Obama and his traveling wife and kids know that his second term could be at risk, thus they want to get in as much travel and 'government' vacation time as possible while it is still possible.
They are taking full advantage of the travel that is excused as being 'official' business or campaign trips. He is even using some 'official' business trips as campaign trips and thinks no one is noticing. It’s the opportunist in them. Like special deals for real estate, etc.
"Obama and his traveling wife and kids know that his second term could be at risk, thus they want to get in as much travel and 'government' vacation time as possible while it is still possible."
You are truly a buffoon. Retired Presidents receive substantial pensions, with beaucoup bennies including office & staff, security, travel funds, library, medical and more. That's nothing compared to what they make in book deals, speaking engagements, etc. What did Reagan get for one trip to Japan – 2 mil?
Suggesting that the Obama's need to travel while they can because they might not be able to "make it on their own" after he retires, is more racist garbage. You know what you said is nonsense, but you say it anyhow, because you are nothing but a pimp for the 1%, being paid peanuts.