Skip to comments.Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million
Posted on 07/13/2016 10:38:26 AM PDT by PROCON
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing the Obama familys August 2015 vacation on Marthas Vineyard cost taxpayers $465,420.49 in Secret Service expenses alone. This included $457,310.33 in hotels, $271.56 in car rentals, and $7,838.60 in air/rail travel.
The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on November 24, 2015. Judicial Watch sued The Department of Homeland Security, of which the Secret Service is a part, because it had failed to respond to 19 FOIA requests from Judicial Watch since July 21, 2014. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:15-cv-01983)).
The new records reveal that Secret Service expenses for presidential travel included:
Trip to Seattle and Los Angeles, July 2014: $237,731.05 on hotels, $19,888.70 on rental cars and $1,451.40 on air/rail travel for a total of $259,071.15. This trip was solely for fund-raising, specifically to boost the treasuries of two super pacs for congressional candidates in the mid-term election. Judicial Watch previously reported that Air Force transportation expenses for this trip cost taxpayers $2,425,085.50 bringing the grand total to $2,684,156.60.
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Many of these trips were solely for personal reasons and for democratic fundraising, all paid by American taxpayers.
From the article:
The current grand total of known Obama travel-related expenses now stands at $79,630,433.93
Taxpayers should be incensed that the Secret Services resources on wasted to provide security for endless golf excursions, political fundraisers, and luxury vacations, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. President Obamas travel is a scandal. Its about his abuse of the office and his abuse of hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
Is this 0bama's way of getting "Reparations".
Every time the Dims start whining about “how much something cost” (like the Benghazi committee)(only when efforts to expose the corruption are involved), I have always wished the Pubs would respond in units of average oobomma vacation dollar.
Example, that $5 million dollar investigation was only a 1.3 multiple equivalent of a single oobomma clan vacation, including the mother-in-law and the entourage of moochelle ball washers.
Moochie doesn’t have staff, she has servants.
The question is this: Why does Congress give them an unlimited budget?
The only thing to look forward to:
Who the hell rented a car? They’re all shuttled everywhere.
Obama vacations are good. I’ll gladly triple that amount if he’ll stay out of the country on vacation for the next 7 months. A real vacation though - no work or speeches criticizing the US or any other action that affects the country.
Oh, the next few months promise to be unbelievable. Their Christmas Hawaiian gig should break all records for luxury.
Michelle Obama is a bitter, entitled, affimative action grifter. This is her doing.
While the taxpayers suffer and sacrifice, she and her cronies raid the public treasury for gratification of their lusts, together with revenge against honky.
That is a wonderful graphic.
Maybe on their next vacation they could stop by the Chicago homestead.
The lawn is beginning to look a little shaggy.
As long as 0bama has his pen and his phone, America isn’t safe where ever he goes.
Obama not traveling cost the taxpayers an additional $9T over these eight terrible years. $80M is smaller than the rounding error in the amount that evil communist wasted. I’m not worried about the spoiled boy king’s travel.
Almost as much as the Clinton Foundation pays to fly Bill around
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