Obama's Family Vacations to Cost Taxpayers More Than $20 Million
millermedia 2013/01/13 22:03:40
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
“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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