Wicked Commentary

From the Daily Caller:

The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history.

As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending.

Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer.

As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27 trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips.

In 2010, Obama flew aboard Air Force One 172 times, nearly every other day. Just the cost of flying aboard Air Force One to Obama’s hometown of Chicago reportedly hovers around $180,000 per hour.

In addition to all of his international travel, the president spends a significant amount of time traveling with his family. The Obama family has taken vacations to exclusive beaches in New England, private clubs in Key Largo and, of course, luxurious beaches in Hawaii.

According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning with the infamous New York “date night,” the Obamas have spent $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer cash on travel expenses. 

The actual total cost may be higher, as the White House is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

“Here we have a president that gets on the budget line by line, but this apparently doesn’t apply to his travel,” president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, said in an interview with The Daily Caller.

Frequently missing from the data are the costs of housing the first family and staff, costs of prepositioning the Secret Service and their equipment, and other travel expenses such as meals and beverages.

“We’ve got this financial crisis here in Washington and the president and his family need to be more sensitive as to the cost concerned with his travel,” Fitton said. “We are especially concerned about the excessive luxury travel, such as his trip to Hawaii.”

In 2013 alone, President Obama incurred $7,396,531 in flight expenses for his family vacations to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as a trip to California to appear on the Jay Leno show.

“The Obamas are abusing the public trust and the taxpayers with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel,”  Fitton said in a press release. “These staggering costs show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang.”

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The Motto for the Emperor and his wife is “let them eat cake”.  They blow our money while most people are struggling to just feed their families now.  It shows us just how much the Emperor is out of touch with people’s suffering and/ or does not give a hoot which is most likely.  They feel entitled to our money.   How does that income inequality issue match up with what they do to us.  Talk about “inequality!  Taking our money to afford all their vacations when they are already rich through the usual deals that all the political elites do to make their fortunes and simply dismiss us. Outrageous!

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/05/the-obamas-have-spent-over-44351777-12-in-taxpayer-cash-on-travel/#ixzz36gR3vvDJ

 

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Comments on: "The Cost of The Emperor’s Vacations" (16)

  1. At this rate, 44 FAMILIES could retire comfortably, on what he and his family have spent on vacations alone to this point in his dictatorship.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Grouchy,

      That’s right. God only knows what the full amount will come to by the end of his term and it can’t come soon enough.

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  2. Bob Roller said:

    He MUST know that before long,NONE of this will be available to him and his Queen so they will ride the gravy train to the end of the line.Forget about impeaching him.He’s America’s first sorta black president and it won’t happen regardless of the outrageous arrogance and behavior.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Bob,

      Yes, I think the next 2. something years he has left he’ll milk it for all he can. What does he care?

      No you’re right, there will never be an impeachment. He and the demonrats use his half black/ half white color to cry racist every time he does something wrong.

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  3. Gar Swaffar said:

    Many of the Leftist Socialists (but I digress), gave Reagan a hard time about not working hard enough. The numbers above though, point out that Reagan was “in town’ for work 40% more than His Lowness King Barack. And King Barack isn’t finished with his Politi-cationing yet. KB has a year and half to go, which rounds out to approximately five more Politi-cations

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Gar,

      Yep, every time there is repub prez the screams continue about him not being there and taking to many vacations. Now it’s quite OK, that he “needs” so much time off. I’d like to know just when he ever started working as prez. All he does is go around fund raising and going on vacations, or getting outta town when things get politically hot here for him.

      I like that “His Lowness King Barack”.

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  4. Since obambuzzler want 2B of taxpayer’s funds for illegal children, perhaps it should come from his vacation fund and all the Government paid travel expenses of Congress.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Walt,

      That’s an excellent idea and if he had to foot the bill, Ice would be deporting them immediately.

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  5. Speaking of deporting, deport Obama back to his hut in Kenya..

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Donna,

      Oh, how I’d love to see that happen. I’m sure that half the country would like to see that happen.

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  6. $44 million ? Where is the OTHER $ 50 million ? Whomever counted missed a BUNCH.

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  7. I was just going along having a nice little day and what do I read ????? Oh Peppermint, this just makes me want to lose my lunch.

    I muchly appreciate the post and your excellent commentary. At the same time, it would be lovely if this man would just resign. Clearly he doesn’t want to do the job for which all those pine cones elected him.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Hello Mrs Al and it’s a delight to see you. Good luck today!

      I’m sorry I almost made you lose your lunch.

      Yeah, resign. We both know that will never happen. He thinks he is king and is enjoying all the perks of vacations etc. I’m sure Queen Bozo would have a hissy fit if he were to step down, but no worry, he won’t.

      I think he was elected by fraud the 2nd time. Although there were plenty of pine cones (I like that term) went back and voted for him.

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  8. Pepp, I’m sure you’ve learned by now that the Obumbler family will take yet ANOTHER vacation in August – another two weeks. Thank God he’ll be away from the Resolute Desk and less apt to screw up something else. Any you watch, within a week or two after returning to D.C., he’ll be off to more fund raisers or golf outings. He is really milking us taxpayers for all the trappings of royalty.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Garnet,

      Yes, I know the King is going on vacation once again wasting our tax money. It must have completely exhausted him having to play pool and lifting that beer bottle. Oh, of course it will be more golf outings and fund raisers. That’s about all he does.

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