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Report: Michelle Europe Trip to Cost Over $600K

First Lady Michelle Obama’s European trip will cost taxpayers at least $600,000, and probably much more, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.

Mrs. Obama, accompanied by her daughters and her mother, is promoting the vital issues of girls learning and healthy eating in . . . England and Italy. She is also hanging out with Prince Harry and taking in sights like Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting. And she’ll meet with some U.S. troops in Vincenza.

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According to the Examiner:

While the White House didn’t provide cost estimates for the week-long visit to London, Milan, Venice, and Vincenza, Italy, the State Department put lodging costs for just a couple nights in Venice at $128,781, according to Free Beacon, and Air Force charges based on a 2012 document for flying her group on past overseas trips indicate that this one will hit $243,000. Those charges alone total $371,781. Add in the still unknown lodging costs in London and Milan, based on the Venice hotel charges, and the price should top $600,000, or about $100,000 a day. And that’s just for taxpayer funded airfare and lodging and doesn’t include security, staff and other transportation and food.

Michelle earlier this year made an similar excursion to Japan and Cambodia.

It must be nice.

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33 Responses to Report: Michelle Europe Trip to Cost Over $600K

  1. At least 2 of them are smiling. The other two look like they are attending a wake.
    The tax payers money on the cost of this should be placed in view for everyone to see.
    Other than that I do not care what they are doing.

  2. Ah, yes, it must be nice. Flitting around on a crummy Harrods Aviation private luxury jet with squeaky leather seats and champagne-filled mini-fridge. Oh, the shtruggles the first family must deal with on a daily basis! (According to Michelle, anyway).

    Fine and dandy. I understand that the first family cannot travel like you and me, but a taxpayer-funded luxury vacation that is falsely presented as a public policy mission is fraud — outright theft by false pretenses. I often wonder how the Obamas explain away this stuff to Sasha and Malia.

    • “I often wonder how the Obamas explain away this stuff to Sasha and Malia.”

      They don’t,…they tell them they are entitled to it.

  3. Sorry–was not paying attention seeing how badly matched those seams were on the sunflower dress. Won’t even think about the blue apron over the yellow frock. Oh–the trip? SSDD.

  4. So that´s the “fig-leaf” for the excursion, to promote healthy eating in Britain and Italy. Well well, over here we go to Italy to learn more about excellent and healthy eating .
    In Bruxelles, the finance ministers from the Euro-countries have an important meeting about Greece. I know, they have cried wolf about Greece and Grexit for a while now but this time….at least they say so. Did you know that it is possible to retire at the age of 56 in this bankrupt country? Well, it isn´t really possible, but when someone else pay for it…. Well, the Greeks refuse to reform and the EU and ECB refuse to write off or pay off the enormous Greek mountain of debts and here we go again. Many in EU want Greece out but strong forces want to keep Greece in, among others, Mr Obama and partners. There are rumours that Greece ( an orthodox country) might turn to Russia ( also orthodox ).

  5. What a joke. It probably cost $600K before MO and her entourage even landed in the UK.
    The ‘milkmaid’ in her blue and eyellow dress will write very penny off for herself and her hundreds of ‘advisors’, aka family and friends, by spending 5 minutes with the troops in Italy.

    Between the gay caballero and his tranny wife, the tab should be somewhere around $50M.
    Happy Father’s Day from the US taxpayers!

  6. What I find more interesting than the cost of this trip is that Michelle has made a conscious and very hypocritical effort to make her girls lives conspicuously white. Traveling around the world first class, staying at suites, meeting royalty…not exactly the #BlackLivesMatter stuff she tells us is so important to her. How about she takes her girls to Baltimore and Ferguson for their vacations.

  7. Hey posters…c’mon, lay off the Obama ladies…. they deserve a fair shake in the world, don’t they? From the mouth of our President to the world at large, we must promote fairness, even if it takes private jets, high end tour guides, security, luxury hotels and sumptuous meals to get the point across.

    Hypocrisy reigns.

    H

  8. It just occurred to me…..What the Obamas are doing to this country is no different than the looters in Ferguson: Take every opportunity given to you in life, and then, when you can, even though you did not earn it, grab all that does not belong to you.

    High brow looting is still…looting.

    H

  9. Only $600k? I would love to have the list of all the friends and family who went with them on our tax dollars.

    I believe Congress should take all her travel expenses from the PBS Budget. Maybe, they can do a fundraiser or pledge weekend to pay for her travels. The least she could do is let some cameras tag along and start a new show “Where in the World is Michelle Obama”.

    If a spouse traveled on a company jet without reimbursement at regular rates they would get a 1099 Misc Income that goes to the IRS for them to be taxed. Maybe the new IRS commissioner in 2017 will have them audited for not having these personal trips on their tax return.

    • put your seat belt on kids….in the next
      18 months..until they leave the steps of
      the WH, Moochelle will take as many needless and expensive trips, as an in your face, as she can. And HIM…he’ll
      be living on AF One all the time next yearm, fundraising and fitting in a few rounds of golf and hosting as many extravant parties, paid for by us, as he
      and they can. I hate that time flies, but in this case..good riddens and let all your uber liberal pals support you.

  10. HEY WHAT DO THE BRITS KNOW ABOUT FISH AND CHIPS AND EDUCATION ???
    MOOCHIE WILL TEACH ? THEM

    START OFF BY SPENDING $13 BILLION BUCKS A YEAR ON FOOD MOST STUDENTS THROW AWAY…13 BILLION ???

    EDUCATION ! SHOW THEM HOW TO CANCELL SCHOOL VOUCHERS IN D.C. LIKE HER HUBBIE
    AND DISPLAY THE DROPP OUT RATE IN HER CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT.
    AFTER THAT.???
    WHERE DOES THE $600,000.00 BUCKS COME FROM FOR THIS TRIP…
    IT COMES FROM U ….SUCKER

  11. some Kenyan cattle baron offered 500 cows for Malia.We could offset the trip costs by marrying her off to him and selling the cows.

  12. Well Michelle must get as many trips in as she can with tax payers money. The never ending purse will be closed on January 20,2017. Bet this is just the beginning of many to see as much of the world as she can before the tax payres money runs out.