Skip to comments.Obama Family Flights to/in Africa, Hawaii Cost Taxpayers $15.8M
Posted on 03/26/2014 1:54:19 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Family Flights to/in Africa, Hawaii Cost Taxpayers $15.8M
March 26, 2014 - 4:08 PM By Michael W. Chapman
(CNSNews.com) For President Barack Obama and his family to visit Africa in June 2013 and then Honolulu in December 2013, the cost to taxpayers for flight costs alone were $15,885,585, according to Air Force records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the government watchdog Judicial Watch.
The flights to, from, and around Africa in June-July 2013 totaled 35.5 hours at a cost of $228,288 an hour, which totals $8,104,224, reported Judicial Watch in a press release.
The flights for the 17-day Christmas vacation in Honolulu in December 2013-January 2014 totaled 36.9 hours at a cost of $210,877 per hour, which totals $7,781,361.
Combined, flight costs for those two trips were $15.8 million. (See Africa, Honolulu Trips.pdf)
In addition, Judicial Watch reported back in February that the flight costs for the August 2013 Obama family vacation in Marthas Vineyard were $1,164,268.
The costs to taxpayers of President Obamas travel, especially his luxury vacation travel, are beyond the pale, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. And the secrecy surrounding these costs shows that Obamas vows of transparency are rubbish.
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Eat, drink for tomorrow we die!!
They ENJOY sticking it to the tax payers. They are, after all, legends in their own minds. I do not like elitists much.
Obama’s time in DC has wasted the majority of the $20T he has spent in the past five terrible years, adding $7T to the already crippling debt that we are leaving to our children and leaving America in all respects worse off than if Obama had remained an obscure druggie. It’s hard to complain about $15.8M for travel to his birthplace(s) when I wish he would spend every day of the next three years traveling and no time “working” - if you can even call what he does work.
Thank God we don’t have wounded soldiers that need aid or millions of unemployed Americans in dire need of assistance or countless millions of Americans living drastically reduced lifestyles so that there is hard earned American tax dollars that can be frittered away for the low class, America hating obamas to vacation like royalty.......OH, wait!
Moocher's pricey China trip was "sold" to Americans as a "non-political" visit...just there to chat up education.
But all of her appearances and inane remarks were connivingly structured for one purpose: to set herself up as a future candidate....and doing it on our dime.
MISSION CREEP The final explanation was that the trip and the tripe she was pedaling was "soft diplomacy" --to "ease tensions" between the US and China. Come again? Who elected this self-serving creep? Who gave her diplomat credentials?
Seems Obama is still bribing her after the Mandela Memorial blond fiasco. Moocher got the $12,000 Herrara dress, a state dinner to hostess, and the trip to China to burnish her credentials as a candidate .....so far.
I just hope Valerie Jarett doesn't get carpel tunnel syndrome wire-transferring funds offshore for campaign expenses.
GHETTO GIRL MAKES GOOD After Obama's 2008 election, hopes were high that Michelle Obamas political appeal and charisma would enable her to transform it into something that reflected the role of modern women as equal participants in the political process. That never happened----having been burned by the intense criticism she received on the campaign trail when she said, For the first time in my adult lifetime, Im really proud of my country.
These costs are understated by literally millions and millions. The king does not travel alone. He has an accompanying army and a vanguard of hundreds. Ref: about 800 just for his last little junket to Brussels.
NRO tallied what taxpayers are paying for M/M O to live large on the taxpayers' dime: a grand total of $1.4 billion per year: 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).
$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 a posh Ireland hotel with 30 more rooms for her entourage. $100 million alone was spent for the African apology tour.
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" --and not his family---in a faked-up PR ploy.
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."
Not to forget a succession of designer dresses and gowns----like the $12,000 Caroline Hereara creation worn for the Frenchy state dinner (a bribe from Obama for his blonde indiscretion at the Mandela memorial?).
Mrs O has 24 assistants (at last count) at her beck and call. Her
wardrobe, nails and hair pieces subsidized w/ tax dollars
of struggling Americans.
Still waiting for the Obama’s to put some “skin into the game” and that so called “shared sacrifice”
When it comes to blowing taxpayer money on their royal lifestyle,
Barack and Moochie make the Clintons look like rsnk amateurs.
They're Just Grifting Along With The Breeze.....
So where are they going in April?
The 0bama’s trip to India a few years ago probably cost 10x that much or more.
I noticed one thing about third world petty dictators. They always live a lavish life style and they always mess up the economy which leads to massive poverty and suffering.
Should one expect anything more restrained from these two traitorous demonrats?
A king’s ransom.
Probably he’ll want his picture on the NEW Thousand Dollar bill, or 500 dollar bill when he retires.
No problem for the mac daddies, it’s the tax payers who pay the bills anyway.
No, they are just like trailer parkers from south of the tracks that just won a 2 million $ lottery. They think it will last for ever.
(no offense to trailer parkers, I used to live in one)