Comments by Jim Campbell
Unless she was doing some serious shopping for a hut in Kenya, the acknowledged birth place of Barack Hussein Obama, this wide load has no business blowing taxpayer dollars on such an expensive frivolous event.
What possible government business could she have been doing for her to be able to use our tax dollars on such complete nonsense. She was elected to nothing. She needs to be chained to the kitchen at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After all, Obama married her we didn’t?
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
Washington, DC — October 4, 2011
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained mission expense records and passenger manifests from the United States Air Force related to the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to an August 19, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Air Force (No. 11-1496)).
Judicial Watch is investigating the purpose and itinerary of the trip as well as a breakdown of the costs to taxpayers.
On June 28, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking the mission takings, transportation records, and passenger manifests for Michelle Obama’s Africa trip. Documents were only provided after Judicial Watch filed suit:
Looks important and official doesn’t it?
- According to U.S. Department of Defense’s published hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft used for the trip, Judicial Watch calculated the total cost to American taxpayers was $424,142 for use of the aircraft (34.8 flight hours x $12,188 per hour). (The C-32 is a specially configured military version of the Boeing 757.) Other expenses – meals (off the plane), transportation, security, various services, etc. – have yet to be disclosed.