The Obamas are currently on their annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii, where they are staying at a multi-million dollar estate in Kailua and dining at the finest restaurants.
They truly aren’t sparing any expense. No, they are making sure that the American taxpayers get saddled with one last whopper of a bill before they vacate the White House for good.
Coincidentally, the tab just came in for the Obamas’ 2015 Hawaiian vacation, and if it’s any indication of what their trip will cost this year, we’re in for a real doozy. In 2015, the Obamas spent $4,823,206.88 on their vacation to Hawaii, bringing the grand total of taxpayer money they have spent on Hawaiian vacations over the years to a staggering $85,029,819.
MRC Blog reported:
The costs of the Obamas’ vacations goes far beyond just their family, as they must also pay for their large entourage of Secret Service agents and reporters to join them. Last year, they spent $245,993.12 on rooms near the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay for the Secret Service. The Obama administration also purchased rooms at the Moana Surfrider resort on Waikiki Beach and the Ala Moana Hotel, which cost a total of $40,249.28 and $671,895.99, respectively.
Throughout their time in Hawaii, the Obamas have dined at some of the most expensive restaurants in the state. The president himself has spent most of his vacation playing golf with his friends at extravagant courses.
“The Secret Service and the Air Force are being abused by unnecessary travel,” commented Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton. “Unnecessary presidential travel for fundraising and luxury vacations on the taxpayers’ dime would be a good target for reform for the incoming Trump administration.”
Fortunately, the Obama Family’s constant vacationing is about to come to a screeching halt. Donald Trump has vowed not to vacation at all while serving as president, choosing instead to capitalize on his time as Commander-in-Chief to truly make America great again. Now, THAT’S a leader!
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