For the last time, taxpayers are paying for a Hawaiian Christmas vacation for President Obama and his family, an annual luxury getaway that has cost the Treasury easily more than $35 million over eight years.
This, while millions of Americans are struggling just to put food on the table for their families, and many had to face the heartbreaking reality this holiday season that they had no extra money to provide Christmas gifts for their eager children.
But President Obama does not seem too concerned about all that – not while partying it up in Hawaii on his annual taxpayer-funded holiday vacation.
President Obama’s travel expenses cost taxpayers more than $96 million during his time in office, according to a report from the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
The group obtained documents from the Secret Service and Air Force that revealed President Obama’s travel over the last eight years totaled $96,938,882.51.
The Obamas’ current 17 day-vacation requires dozens of Secret Service agents, military personnel and other government employees to guarantee the family’s safety. This means there are lengthy expenses in hotel costs for each person on the trip.
Once again, the Obamas’ chose to rent a multi-million dollar oceanfront mansion in Kailua, one of the wealthiest oceanfront neighborhoods in Hawaii.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton spoke out to slam Obama for shamelessly using millions and millions of our tax dollars to fund his lavish vacations during his time in office.
“The Secret Service and the Air Force are being abused by unnecessary travel,” Fitton said. “Unnecessary presidential travel for fundraising and luxury vacations on the taxpayers’ dime would be a good target for reform for the incoming Trump administration.”
President Obama’s trip to the Florida Everglades on Earth Day in 2015 to give a speech about global warming cost a total of $1,012,367.76. While the speech was touted as an opportunity to talk about global warming, the president used the trip to attack Republican presidential candidates.
Michelle Obama took her daughters to ski in Aspen in February 2016, spending $222,875.58 in travel costs alone. This did not include costs for accommodations, meals, rental cars, ski lift tickets, or attendant costs for U.S. Secret Service personnel.
The First Lady also took her daughters to Morocco, Spain, and Liberia in June, exotic trips that cost taxpayers $450,026 in flight expenses alone.
President Obama took a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, spending $450,295 on flights. His trips to Cuba and Argentina cost taxpayers $7,146,015.18. Finally, President Obama’s recent visit to North Carolina to campaign with Hillary Clinton cost taxpayers $360,236.
Think of how many young adults could be sent to college with that much money! Of course, Obama isn’t wired like your average America. For him, it’s take, take, take.
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