Skip to comments.Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million
Posted on 01/04/2013 10:25:38 AM PST by Olog-hai
Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama dont give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say, Were in Hawaii, and thats Christmas gift enough.
But actually the present is from taxpayers, and its an expensive one.
The total cost to taxpayers of Obamas vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nations security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a family tradition and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer to home.
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Only a dictator would think to do something like that. Only a dictator would get away with it. And we still think calling our congressmen and signing petitions is going to affect our liberty.
Imagine that - a four year old ‘family tradition’.
I guess ya gotta start somewhere....
Yep - as soon as it becomes 'all expenses paid'.
20 mil x 52 weeks x 4 years is about 4.2 billion.
Pay him to stay there, it’s cheaper.
Oops forgot about Valerie and the auto-signer.
Think about thhat while you’re job hunting...
I believe that he goes to Hawaii so that he doesn’t have to experience the “Cindy Sheehan” style of protesting during his time away from Washington. Much more of a deterrent for us conservatives to make it to Hawaii!
I like to think of it as a special stimulus program for the State of Hawai’i (sarc)
While I believe that Obama believes that he is a demi-dictator able to pick and choose what he wants to do and order done, I do not think that the underlying problem that causes such an egregious flaunting of propriety in the midst of a terrible recession is that.
Obama’s voters fall into a couple of categories: his ‘people’ - the same people that cheered when OJ was declared not guilty in his criminal trial, and the people that hate anything conservative, anything associated with it, and more importantly, conservatives.
Both groups get off on seeing him pissing us off and the media ignoring it. They live and enjoy revenge vicariously through him. He might as well be dressed in parachute pants, gold teeth, gold bling and showing us his “Crib” on MTV for cripes sake.
As long as the one group can suffer in their misery content in conservatives being apoplectic and the other group can revel in ‘whitey’ being pissed and the ‘brutha’ gettin over on him, then all’s well. Both groups still have their ObamaPhones, their EBTs, their EITC, their SNAP, their Section 8, their WICs, their Pell Grants, their heating assistance, their electricity assistance, their weekly visits to the stupid-white-Christian-food banks, and dozens of other programs with which to drown their sorrows.
And finally, the more functionally ideological of their groups can enjoy their newfound renewal of events that will allow them to further erase our freedoms by erasing (attempting to) the second amendment and wholesale public condemnation of anything and anyone ‘gun’....
No one evers seems to ask them why not go to Chicago where their house is. Is it vacant? At least there, they would be around a lot more of Holder's people, you'd think the Mooch would prefer that. Hawaii does not have all that many, but then, they do not mingle.
Keep clipping coupons-Obama’s next vacation depends on you.
1. Why does not the House of Crooks cut off funds for this robbery of my and your money?
2. Hand this illegal royal family a $20,000,000 bill as they step off yours and my aircraft.
(No where does the British Royal Crown spend this much a year...not even on official duties.)
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“Yeah, but Bush did it ,too”
(standard reply from leftist Obamatron)
You need to understand. Redistributin is hard work and he needs rest.
A Marx-Nero hybrid successfully marketed to the deluded American sheeple class as a “hip” and caring leader.
How did it go from an original $4mm to well-over $20mm? Yikes.
They are talking about combined vacations over 4 years. This particular one cost us 4 million. Dictators.
Okay, got it now; thanks.
I agree with what you said here, there seems to be a great benefit to him to have his peeps happy at our expense.
So much hatred for us it’s stunning!
If there was an opposition party they’d cut funding and that would be that. He can only write hot checks for so long.
Here is the message that I wanted to post on Facebook, but chickened out because it would make my liberal friends (ok, acquaintances I have to work with) mad.
Did you hear about Mitt Romney spending $7 million dollars on his 20 day Christmas vacation?
Unbelievable what these super-rich, fat cat Republicans will do to lavish on themselves untold material pleasures while the rest of us are struggling just to pay gas.
Wait. It wasn’t Romney. It was Obama. http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/
“How did it go from an original $4mm to well-over $20mm? Yikes.”
The article says that $20 is adding up all three trips, counting the extra $3 million for O to RETURN to paradise after the budget deal.
Reparations are sweet.
Dittos! My thoughts are about the same