Skip to comments.Obama, Biden, FLOTUSí luxury personal vacation costs exposed by Judicial Watch
Posted on 01/29/2014 7:59:25 PM PST by 12th_Monkey
After nearly a year of stalling by the Obama administration, Judicial Watch has obtained the vacation travel records for the Obamas and Vice President Joe Bidens 2013 Presidents Day weekend excursions and Michelle Obamas 2011 South African trip.
President Obama spent Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 15-18, golfing in West Palm Beach, Fla., while the first lady and the girls enjoyed a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, as did Biden.
Taxpayers picked up a tab which totaled $295,437.04 for the personal vacations, according to U.S. Secret Service records from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by Judicial Watch.A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch June 21, 2013, against the U.S. Secret Service found this in the billing records:
* Transportation and lodging costs for the presidents trip totaled $98,135.79. This includes $32,406.50 for the flights, $16,466.25 for rental cars, and $48,490 for hotel rooms.
* The vacation costs for first lady Michelle Obama totaled $81,523.64, including $13,221.30 in flights, $3,925 in rental cars, and $64,377.34 in lodging.
* The expenses for Vice President Bidens weekend in Aspen totaled $115,777.61, including $5,315 in flights, $92,596 in accommodations, and $17,866.61 in rental cars.
The second group of documents obtained by Judicial Watch indicate that taxpayers paid more than $1,000,000 for Michelle Obamas 2011 safari trip to South Africa and Botswana.
(please see the article for the rest of the tab we picked up)
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A retarded Joe Biden becomes Veep. And it costs $93,000 for “accommodations” for a weekend. The day that man got elected to office was the day this country started it’s death spiral.
These grifters are even worse than the clintoons.
What are the law(s) regarding this? I see the couple in Virginia was just Indicted for accepting gifts. I would consider a $1Million dollar vacation is a gift. No taxes paid on this either. IIRC the Clintons had this problem also until they made up fake gift vouchers as required by law.
How much did Joe spend on shotguns?
George Bush usually took his vacations at his Texas ranch, so we didn’t have to pay for a fancy hotel - he liked his home and riding around his ranch. Hussein wouldn’t know a ranch if he saw one. He would think a gopher hole was part of a new type of golf course. Hussein has no redeeming value.
Hey, those trips were just chump change. Isn’t it about time for another 100 Miilion buck trip back to the homeland?
Taxpayers picked up a tab of $295k? I call BS. The real number has to be $295 M. $295k would barely pay for a few nights of their posse, some caviar and lobster, and a few bottle of champagne.
I wonder if any of you have ever flown first class. I did that one time right after my husband died and I was going to London to be with my son and I couldn’t stand the idea of someone jammed next to me in regular class, I wanted my own space at that time, so I flew first class to London.
When you arrive at the airport with a first class ticket, you don’t have to sit with the peons waiting to board. You go to a private room where there are refreshments and other first class people. There I was with the Houston people who had that kind of money. I talked with a pro baseball player as a Houston reporter, every week, was putting my comments about players in a Houston newspaper at that time.
Then, it is onto the plane before the common folk get on. There is a curtain between first class and the common folk so you never have to see them. There was my seat with gobs of room around it and it would lay almost flat like a bed. No one bothered me except the “hostess” to get me whatever I wanted. When we got there, I was rested instead of a basket case as is usual in the “common” area. Off we went first so we again didn’t have to be with the common folk.
There IS a difference when you have mega amounts of money. You ARE in a different class and your life is not like those who don’t have that large amount of money. I didn’t have mega amounts, I just had that one trip there like that and I came home a few weeks later, on a regular ticket.
I have been with the mega rich several times since then, but that was my first introduction to the kind of life they lead. AND IT IS SWELL.
Marxist Capos always think they are special and deserve to be treated like royalty. They would be truly puzzled if you question their extravagant lifestyle. In their mind set this is perfectly normal.
When you are the "Capo Di Tutti Capos," we have the Obamas.
$32,400 for zero’s flights to Florida and back? I read somewhere that AF1 ran ~$170,000 PER HOUR to operate; was that a mistake?
Or did he fly DELTA?
You have a good point..smaller jets easily cost 5 to 10k per.. Just for the flying time...not including crew and fixed costs.
Oops. 5 to 10k per hour.
Now, no one had ever 'dissed' me before,but this time everyone treated me like SOMEBODY!! After that I always wore my suit and carried my briefcase. A guy needs some place to carry his lunch, after all.
$181,757 per hour according to Fox News.
I always wear a coat and tie shoes shined and clean shaven. You look like a bum you get treated like a bum. Please and thank you are helpful too
I call BS too. Doesn’t include SS pay, overtime charges, incidentals etc. Probably double what was reported.
Unlike W, 0 has no home to go home to. That place in Chicago, which they seem to have forgotten about, doesn’t have his name on the deed.
I presume that expenditures from the Treasury still require an appropriation by Congress, starting in the House of Representatives.
What the f***???
without a doubt.
da ghetto crew goes to DC, yo!
Your right, GWB was either at Crawford or at camp david. I also seem to remember the press $h!tting themselves when Bush Sr. went to kennebunkport to fish.
Just another glaring double standard.
I bet the mooch and the brood will take a trip around the world before it’s all said and done.
biggest tab of all is the additional 7 billion he’s stuck us with
ummm, ooooookkkkkkk. your point being what??? that we should bow and curtsey for our “betters”
These were the secret service related charges. The actual costs for AF1, I think, are not subject to FOIA. Secret Service billing is.
They deserve a break. Destroying the country can be tiring.
With a description of how first class ticket holders are treated, I was pointing out people with lots of money live differently and are treated differently than regular folks. You are waiting for Hussein and wife putting some “skin in the game”. They have moved into that upper class because they have seen how those with money live. They want to be in that privileged class so they spend our money to live that way. They want first class lives and they now have it with our money.
snowtigger and Jimmy Valentine pointed out how they were treated like more upper class people by changing the type clothes they wear at airports and on the plane. They changed their class by wearing clothes the upper class wear.
If all people were naked, they would be one class. If you pour money on some and not on others, the ones with money join together to become upper class and they will shun the ones with less or no money. That's what humans do.
Hussein and wife want to be in the first class ticket group now that they have been with the rich and experienced it and are using our money to live that way.
Again, my description of first class treatment was to point out there is a class who don't live like we do. They are not our “betters” but they ARE different in how they live.
I knew a lady with that kind of money, and she would not go to any restaurant unless it was highly rated and so expensive the common folk would not be there. She would not associate herself with anyone outside her “class”. That group does exist.
Air Force One ($181,757 per hour), executive chef ($100,000 per year), three full-time White House calligraphers ($277,050 per year for the trio), chief of staff to the presidents dog ($102,000 per year), Ohaha's royal motorcade ($2.2 million). $100 million alone for the African apology tour.
$1.4 BILLION is the current annual cost of the White House just in household expenses, not including US policy operations for which the WH exists-- administered by some 900 parasites--- policy staff recruited by Ohaha.
There's the $100 million trip to Africa not including the foreign aid billions O handed out to these oil-rich satraps. There's serial Ohaha vacations costing taxpayers millions---- (the low estimate Hawaii vacays is $4 million each, but is probably five times that); the pricey Martha's Vineyard stays; Mrs O's costly trip to elite Marbella w/ an entourage of 30.
Mrs O's $3900 PER NIGHT in Ireland PLUS 30 more rooms for her entourage.
Ireland's Grace Kelly hotel suite.
TAXPAYERS SUFFERED RUINOUS HEALTHCARE CANCELLATIONS--BUT THEY PAY $7 MILLION FOR THE OBAMAS HEALTHCARE---NRO found the first familys yearly health-care costs Americans $7 million; the reason why only Boobamba himself was "enrolled" last month --and not his family.
Mrs O wore her pricey diamond bangles (bought on a govt salary?) at a DNC fund-raiser, attended by "tolerant and compassionate" Dems....raised big bucks to keep Mr O in office so he could work for "the poor." Her diamond Gothic cuff priced at $15,350 set with 2.17 carats in diamonds and the Quatrefoil bracelet at $11,800 set with 1.73 carats in diamonds. (Excerpt) Read more at houston.culturemap.com.
Mrs O wowed all the "tolerant and compassionate" Dems who hate the rich and support endless tax-paid programs "for the poor."
Mrs O has 24 assistants at her beck and call.
Her wardrobe, nails and hair are subsidized w/ US tax dollars.
I doubt this includes the cost of AF1. I presume it imputes a first class ticket cost, as the President is required as a condition of his employment to use AF1 for air travel, whether or not he wants to.
You describe first class well. Not all are quite as you describe, and it doesn’t take piles of money.
~125,000 credit card points (you can buy these for $4000) is all it takes. And you can get 50,000 just for signing up.
So in a nutshell, the Obama’s are snobs. Already knew that.
“So in a nutshell, the Obamas are snobs. Already knew that.”
No, they are TRYING TO BE SNOBS ON OUR MONEY.