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Michelle Obama’s ‘goodwill tour’ of Africa cost U.S. taxpayers AT LEAST $425,000, watchdog group says
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UK Daily Mail 
October 5, 2011
Michelle Obama’s ‘goodwill tour’ of Africa cost taxpayers over $425,000, according to a taxpayer watchdog group.
Documents obtained under a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch detail costs incurred during the First Lady’s trip to South Africa and Botswana in June - with the cost of firing up ‘Air Force 2′ alone amounting to $424,142.
The White House earlier professed the purpose of the trip was to help ‘youth leadership, education, health and wellness’ in south Africa.
Judicial Watch said it based the jet costs on the U.S. Department of Defense’s published hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft – a specifically configured military version of the Boeing 757.
During the June 21-27 trip, the group accounted for 34.8 flight hours at $12,188 per hour.
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