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Obama's Family Vacations to Cost Taxpayers More Than $20 Million

millermedia 2013/01/13 22:03:40
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When will Obama stop his selfish helping to the unlimited tax-payer funded perks?

President Barack Obama’s four vacations to Hawaii since becoming president may
cost taxpayers “in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more,’’ the White House Dossier reports.

A breakdown by the Hawaii
Reporter shows his trips in 2009, 2010, and 2011 cost about $4 million, much of
it for Air Force One. But that doesn’t include costs like flying in advance
teams and separate flights Michelle Obama twice took.

When Obama returned
from Hawaii to work on the fiscal cliff deal last week and then jetted back to
Honolulu, the second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab,
bringing the 2012-2013 vacation to over $7 million, the Reporter
said.

“If we assume the estimates are probably
quite low, then it’s likely to the bill for the combined vacations is more than
$20 million,’’ said the Dossier’s Keith Koffler.

“Given that much of the
cost involves transporting the First Family and its retinue, the Obamas could
have saved taxpayers millions by doing what the vast majority of Americans do:
taking either one trip a year, or none.’’

Koffler said while some argued
the president is justified in returning to Hawaii because that is where he was
born and grew up, “how many of us get to go visit our roots for a two week
vacation every year?

“The Obamas probably also feel they must go to
Hawaii because they are creatures of habit . . . But their allegiance to routine
is costing the taxpayers – including those in the middle class Obama claims to
care so much about – millions of dollars.’’
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  • Constitution Believer 2013/01/16 03:42:45
  • Th8nos 2013/01/15 17:36:28
    Undecided
    Th8nos
    +2
    I hope I at least get a shirt that reads,
    "Obama went on vacation (again) and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

    ....on another note, this should be his theme song when he's out galavanting around

  • WankerBait 2013/01/15 15:16:19
    Obama sets a good fiscal example
    WankerBait
    Sounds like someone's jealous...
  • Aqua Su... WankerBait 2013/01/15 18:40:33
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    Yeah, I'm sure this little girl and others like her are real jealous, when they're not being hungry thanks to Obama. You're not even a troll, just a peculiar person with a lot of schadenfreude. hungry american child
  • WankerBait Aqua Su... 2013/01/15 18:59:40
    WankerBait
    +1
    I call BS! Like you actually give a rats-ass that people go hungry, nor can you deny the fact that a POTUS vacation doesn't contribute to anyone's hunger. The POTUS and family pay for their expenses, the position of POTUS requires the other expenditures. [...]
  • Aqua Su... WankerBait 2013/01/18 13:01:22
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Bullshyt, it's fertilizer. Use it in your yard, not on SH.
  • Constit... WankerBait 2013/01/16 03:47:38
  • WankerBait Constit... 2013/01/18 16:26:30
    WankerBait
    As a percentage of earnings, probably around 7-10%, how much do you give?
  • Constit... WankerBait 2013/01/20 18:02:15
  • Robert 2013/01/15 15:03:58
    Undecided
    Robert
    And?
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/01/15 14:51:32 (edited)
    Undecided
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Koffler is right. But this should also apply to ALL politicians who are wasting tax payer funds with their extravagances, not merely Obama.
  • Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo 2013/01/15 14:42:04
    Obama will never set an example
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +2
    Obama, floats around, like a ? about to go down, the toilet!
  • elvira 2013/01/15 14:29:45
    Undecided
    elvira
    +4
    Why does he have to use "our" money? Doesn't he have enough of "his" own"? I don't believe politicians should live off the taxpayers anymore than I believe adult children should live off their parents.
  • Lorenz0... elvira 2013/01/15 14:46:06
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +2
    Of coure, he does!, but, why, should he use, his own. when, he can use the money of the Libitar's, who elected him?
  • elvira Lorenz0... 2013/01/16 14:44:09
    elvira
    Politicians are such leeches!
  • Nonpartisan 2013/01/14 22:29:01
    Undecided
    Nonpartisan
    +3
    That and ALL Campaign trips and just about any other travel that ANY President takes costs the United States Tax Payers a literal fortune. Do not give me any BS that only Mr. Obama does this, they ALL do this. My Campaign believes this kind of spending of our Tax Money is Wrong, no matter who does it, not just Mr. Obama. If you want to support changing this you will support our Campaign, which will try to fix this and a lot of other things that waste our tax money.

    http://fundly.com/campaign-to...
  • ivegotl... Nonpart... 2013/01/15 14:52:27
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Tell these people!
  • Todd Parsons 2013/01/14 18:36:19
    Obama will never set an example
    Todd Parsons
    +3
    Everyone's check went down...so it's OK ...LOL I love listening to the whining here.... Just wait until the healthcare taxes kick in!! LOL all these people that thought it would never happen....Sheep!
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/14 15:26:37
    Obama sets a good fiscal example
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    For a dictator.
  • joe keeney 2013/01/14 15:06:40
    Obama will never set an example
    joe keeney
    +2
    He'll go on another next week you pay.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/01/14 13:28:03
    Undecided
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    Pay it back, Obama. There are hungry children in America.
  • fedup52 2013/01/14 07:47:47
    Obama will never set an example
    fedup52
    +2
    Look at the politiboro heads - the masses won't have energy, food or a job but the leaders have luxury because they know without them those masses would be "worse off". That is how the current regime operates. They don't perceive that they were elected, they are the chosen ones. The public only matters as diversions, they aren't the important goal but a tool that if it breaks you just make more (the children) and they make them via the schools.
  • J.L.Worley 2013/01/14 04:43:53
    Obama will never set an example
    J.L.Worley
    +3
    Odumbass is going to destroy this country of ours sooner or later.
  • Stardust 2013/01/14 03:50:07
  • princess 2013/01/14 03:07:33
    Obama will never set an example
    princess
  • Jeff 2013/01/14 01:22:27 (edited)
    Undecided
    Jeff
    +3
    Oh? You're sure he wasn't born in Kenya or Washington State? Maybe he grew up in Indonesia or was it Hawaii or Pakistan?

    Do we know that they actually took those vacations to Hawaii? Maybe he took a "working vacation" in South Korea or China or even a short jaunt to Thailand. Perhaps Moochelle stayed home to tend the garden, and went to those all-you-can-eat restaurants with her women friends every night, while the kids stayed home and ate salads, just to save more $$$ for Obamacare. LOL
  • Wolf 2013/01/13 23:35:05
    Obama sets a good fiscal example
    Wolf
    +3
    As one of the 23 million Public Sector millionaires ---this is par for the course---there is a reason the nation is bankrupt and the Public Sector with its 50% over staffing and compensation plus their millionaire pensions are the number 1 cause ---
  • marty 2013/01/13 23:29:53
    Obama will never set an example
    marty
    +1
    As with Congress, he should've just stayed home. The further these loons are from Washington, the better off we are. "Making laws" has gotten ridiculous to the point where minute things are regulations or made into crimes.
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2013/01/13 23:29:29
    Obama will never set an example
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    +4
    The Obama Family are nothing more than GRIFTERS. And that includes the live-in mother-in-law and all of the hangers on. Period.
  • Jeff Smith 2013/01/13 23:20:11
    Obama will never set an example
    Jeff Smith
    +2
    If your name is Obama money grows on tree's all others pay cash
  • TidBit 2013/01/13 23:11:24
    Obama will never set an example
    TidBit
    +2
    classic "do as I say, not as I do" mentality
  • mal 2013/01/13 23:03:26
    Undecided
    mal
    +4
    XTRA,,XTRA ! grifters hit it big. it sure is worth being a puppet..
  • Max7 2013/01/13 22:47:39
    Undecided
    Max7
    It's strange that when this type of question is asked, the proper options are always limited. The truth of the matter is those that complain about what President Obama has spent does not compare with what President G.W. Bush spent. Boehner and GOP owe taxpayers 124 million for Bush Vacation travel. G.W. spent 180 days at his ranch, spending almost $20 Million taxpayers dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. It has been recorded that G.W. Bush was not thrifty, he was the most expensive presidential vacationer in U.S History(not President Obama). Even when on vacation, President Bush used Air Force One more often than any other president. During his two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. He used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, Tx, using the low end cost of $56,800, each trip cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 Million total for Bush's ranch flights; and other trips that he made is not included in this cost. Those who criticize the cost of President Obama's Christmas vacation don't want the people to know that Mr. Bush thus far, goes down in history as being the highest spender. Don't take my word for it, research the presidential spending, and you'll see that President Obama does have a sense of thriftiness.
  • mal Max7 2013/01/13 23:05:41 (edited)
    mal
    +3
    LISTEN ,this game of who spent more as the nation is desytroyed, intentionally, is pretty much irrellevant
  • Max7 mal 2013/01/13 23:30:43
    Max7
    If that's the case why was this subject brought up? To make President Obama look bad I am sure, however, when it comes to spending Bush holds the highest record. That is fact, not a game.
  • millerm... Max7 2013/01/14 02:05:34
    millermedia
    +1
    Prove it.
  • Max7 millerm... 2013/01/14 20:23:05
    Max7
    You have the same privileges as I do, go to your internet and look up, who is recorded as being the highest spending president. Not that I owe you anything, or have to prove anything to you, one of these days you and others like you will quit your nit picking.
  • millerm... Max7 2013/01/14 21:41:13
    millermedia
    8 years verses 4 years so far. We'll see when his time is up.
  • Max7 millerm... 2013/01/15 02:31:40
    Max7
    When it comes to spending, he's got a lot of catching up to do, to catch up with Bush.
  • millerm... Max7 2013/01/15 03:38:07
    millermedia
    I am sure he will pass him pretty soon at the rate he is going.

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