Skip to comments.Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation
Posted on 05/29/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT by PoloSec
Records newly obtained by officials with Judicial Watch revealed on Thursday that lodging, security and entertainment for the Obamas entourage during their trip last year to Africa cost taxpayers nearly $2.2 million.
The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar or understand it all too well when someone else is picking up the tab, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Keep in mind that this outrageously lavish excursion came at the very same time that the president was shutting down White House tours and blaming it on the sequester. As one congressional critic noted at the time, the White House could have 1,350 weeks of tours for the cost of the Obama familys trip to Africa.
Earlier documents obtained by Judicial Watch said the flight expenses for the familys African outing totaled more than $8.1 million.
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The Obama's Have Spent Every Penny of Your Reparations!
...talk to them!
If you THINK you are a king, you will party like one. Disgraceful to say the least.
Not mention how many OTHER vacations they have taken with OUT MONEY!
The headline should say “queens”
While veterans are dying waiting for care.
The Bammys sure have a large CO2 buttprint.
Offer them income tax free status for the next 75 years. They can work as much as they want. Earn as much as they want. Spend it all as they like, or save it all as they like. Send their kids to better schools. Send their kids to college.
White people enjoyed a tremendous period of being free of this burden of personal income taxes. They should enjoy the same.
Oh yeah..........That also means no state or federal welfare either. No free healthcare.
I'm trying to remember Bush flying Laura "out to dinner" on AF-1 like Zip flew the Moose up to NYC. I'm trying to remember Bush flying AF-1 around ground zero scaring people also.
Oh, get off your high horse.
I'm pretty damned sure that EVERY president has traveled in what would be considered luxury to the man on the street.
Would you really like to have seen Reagan holed up in an African version of Motel 6 in Soweto? Didn't think so.
Are you a troll?
With the system the way it is now, it pays handsomely to be poor and not work!
...so I don't know if your idea would motive those satisfied with the 'reparations' they are currently receiving?
Agreed. You cannot say "partied like kings" without a frame of reference.
But WND is well known for skimping on facts and throwing red meat to the wolves in hopes of eliciting a few racist responses....like we see here in this thread.
There are agent provocateurs among us.
The Obama’s make King Louis and Marie Antoinette look like amateurs in spending the people’s money. I’m surprised that the Obama’s haven’t built their own Versailles. However, remember history... King Louis and Marie Antoinette pushed the people too far and started a revolution that sent both of them to the guillotine.
You are shooting your mouth off without facts.
But, But, But , Bush took vacations too! Si Paco, to his ranch in Texas and he didn’t take a bunch of his minions along as guests of the taxpayer. Thank goodness that the Zero misadministration has made it possible for so many Americans to be relieved of job lock so that they too can enjoy exorbitant vacati............................never mind!
So, how much did Bush spend on his Africa trips?
Let's see if you have facts or just ejaculate from your mouth like a fool.
Seriously? Do you think you can find the real numbers from the media? Wow. Really you are on the wrong site. Good day to you.
Yes, it’s the crap they were pulling with the sequester, deliberately hurting ordinary Americans for political purposes while at the same time taking an overseas vacation that makes this outrageous.
You must be familiar with the St Louis Federal Reserve Web-site.
They have an inflation calculator—just type in the amount and the date and you get equivalent current dollar cost.
Not that most people could care less. 10.00 an hour in 1975 was 43.20 an hour two years ago.
As I expected.....you have feces from mouth disorder.
Yup. I live under the bridge between the clamorous mobs and reasoned conservatism. It's my job to keep idiots from passing over the bridge. Neither you or those skinny billy goats with you shall pass.
BUSH DID NOT SHUT DOWN VETERANS MEMORIALS, WHITE HOUSE TOURS, ect., ect.,!!!! George and Laura NEVER took separate
vacations and MOST of their vacations WERE at their ranch!!!!!
Hope they enjoyed it. Eternity will be less pleasant for them.
Obama was told going in that if he would take their offer and become a puppet president that he would live like a king now and forevermore. All he had to do is to do what he was told, say what he was told to say and stay out of bathhouses. He was the perfect candidate, no background, no smarmy accomplishments, no moral fiber and a dedicated somewhat blackish Marxist/Muslim to boot. His actions unexpected? Not!
Furthermore, look at that PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED sign. Those take a few weeks to procure. . .so it was likely ordered in early September, long before the Shutdown. .
Judicial Watch noted: According to numerous press accounts, the total cost of the Obama family trip was estimated to have cost between $60 million and $100 million.
Earlier this month, the Washington Examiner reported two golf outings for Obama to Key Largo, Fla., and to Palm Springs, Calif. cost a total of $2.9 million.
There also was a recent report that the White House incurred taxpayer expenses of $7.9 million to fly the Obamas to Northern Ireland for a summit that included an extra $251,000 for Michelle Obama and their two daughters to go sightseeing in Dublin.
The 2012-2013 Christmas vacation cost taxpayers for travel alone nearly $4.1 million. The expenses for Obamas trip to be on the Leno show were $2.1 million, and the Marthas Vineyard trip cost $1.1 million.
The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom has highlighted $10 million in public money Michelle Obama has spent on her vacations.
Sasha and Malia Obama even have been listed as Senior Staff when they travel at taxpayer expense.
I could excuse his 2008 election as just another stupid mistake Americans sometimes commit, but then correct (like Jimmy Carter).
But the reelection, that demonstrated that basic American values were now alien to a majority of the U.S. electorate.
“Obama was told going in that if he would take their offer and become a puppet president that he would live like a king now and forevermore. All he had to do is to do what he was told, say what he was told to say and stay out of bathhouses.”
Plus, if he behaved himself and did their bidding, his gang could take the last 1000 days to push their own black nationalist agenda. We’re in that period now.
Does no one remember his fat lip over Christmas a few years ago?
As long as they are enslaving blacks (on the welfare state) they might as well act like African kings, and contiune to sell their people down the river.
I can see that in post 15.
Yeah, but you see, the trip cost was in the budget....
You still don't get it.
If you don't have FACTS, you cannot conclusively say Obama's spending was excessive.
Frankly, if this exact story was ran by MSNBC about Bush, we would be saying it is bull-feces without a comparison in numbers.
Fair is fair.
Frankly, the WND story is a junk piece of journalism and we should not be warmly accepting it.
Look it up yourself troll.
Big words from a small mind.
The article is JUNK news with nothing to support the headline.
But you are proof that mindless idiots exist on the left and right.
Thank you for bringing some SANITY to this thread!
King Farouk of Egypt myst have been a primary obama role model. BO’s about as unlike George Washington as any creature could possibly be.
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