Skip to comments.Obama’s Secret Service Entourage in Africa Cost Taxpayers Over $2M (Total cost $60M to $100M)
Posted on 05/30/2014 3:03:55 PM PDT by jazusamo
(CNSNews.com) The cost for the lodging, entertainment, and security by the Secret Service for the June 2013 Africa trip by President Barack Obama and his family cost $2,189,727, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
In addition, the flights costs to, around, and from Africa for that trip cost $8,104,224, and the total cost of the trip has been estimated by numerous media reports as somewhere between $60 million and $100 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 in a statement. 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.
The sub-Saharan Africa trip occurred from June 27 to July 3, 2013. The presidents wife and daughters went on the excursion.
According to the documents from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by Judicial Watch, hotel costs for the Secret Service over seven days was $953,788.18, or about $136,255 per day.
A safari in Tanzania for the Obamas was planned but later cancelled. The cost of the Secret Service preparations for that safari were $11,525.75.
During the trip, the Obamas visited Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. As reported at the time by the Washington Post, One hundred agents are needed as post-standers to man security checkpoints and borders around the president in each of the first three cities he visits.
In addition, 80 to 100 additional agents will be flown in to work rotating shifts, with round-the clock coverage, for Obamas and his familys security details, counterassault teams and logistics coordinators.
“A safari in Tanzania for the Obamas was planned but later cancelled.”
Wildebeest season opened; the Mooch was in danger.
I will be so glad when the tap is turned off in two years and they will have to pay their own way.
What makes you think that they’re going to leave willingly?
Hopefully they have to be carried out by force kicking and screaming, it would be a fitting end for the tyrant.
At the very least.
S we the people have to pay highly to send out Kanadian klown queer around the globe so that the world can laugh at his degenerate lying visage. Wonderful karma, that.
Pardon me, I’m busy grinding my teeth. :)
Yep, and it’s not just their vacations, it’s his constant fund raising trips on AF1 with his entourage around the country for his RAT cronies on the taxpayer dime.
I’d like to know just how many hundreds of millions, maybe billions this family has cost us.
BUMP that, excellent!
“Entertainment” for the SS?
Hope no one contracted any STDs.
I don’t believe that they will leave.
Why should they? They have flouted the law ever since taking office. While there, they have been living large and getting paid. And who is going to make them? Repubs?
The supreme court?
IMHO there will be an election in 2016. The media will swoon over the democrat winner, because the fix will be in for hitlary, but baraq won’t leave. Then what?