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Michelle Obama Spends $57,000 On Ski Trip To Aspen With Daughters, Taxpayers​ Reportedly Outraged

Michelle Obama Ski Trip Cost Taxpayers $57,000

May 6 2015, Published 6:09 p.m. ET

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Hey big spender! On a skiing trip to Aspen with her daughters, Michelle Obama reportedly spent $57,000 – and that was only what they dished out for travel expenses!

Taxpayers watchdog website Judicial Watch obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act that detailed Obama's luxurious weekend away.

According to the report, the First Lady's airfare cost taxpayers a pretty penny – $57,068.80 to be exact – so she should fly the trio out for their big trip.

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Other foreseen costs likely included meals, local transportation, secret service, skiing tickets, and their hotel(s).

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton stated on Wednesday that "the Obamas abuse taxpayers with unnecessarily luxurious vacations and travel. How many times did the Obama family travel to Aspen prior to the presidency?"

Outraged, he added: "Misusing the perks of presidency to travel to luxury hot-spots is an abuse that must end. If Congress is looking to save tax dollars, they might consider trimming the platinum travel budgets of this and future presidents."

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The Obama family vacations have included trips to Spain, Africa, South America, and China. Altogether, the Obamas have reportedly taken 30 personal trips during Barack's time in office.

Interestingly, the Bush family went on more vacations during George W.'s presidency, but most were quick trips to their home state of Texas.

The Obamas have not directly addressed the issue at this time.



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