Skip to comments.'The Obamas treat Air Force One like an Uber ride': Chief of spending watchdog says
Posted on 12/16/2015 4:49:05 AM PST by simpson96
Barack Obama has been savaged by a top spending campaigner for taking the First Family on an eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii, at huge expense to the American taxpayer.
The President was accused of treating Air Force One, which costs $206,000/hour to run, 'like an Uber ride' ahead of his next jaunt to his home state.
Fly-time alone will set taxpayers back somewhere in the region of $3.5million as Obama, the First Lady, Sasha and Malia and their two dogs jet off for around two weeks.
They have traditionally rented a luxury villa in the upscale Kailua area on Oahu, the main island, and head out for hikes, rounds of golf and restaurant meals with their friends.
Tom Fitton, the head of the Judicial Watch pressure group, said Obama's holiday habit proves that he is out of touch - and has to stop.
He told AL.com: 'The Obamas' travel is out of control. They are treating the Air Force One like an Uber ride.
'And President Obama seems oblivious to the burden he is placing on Americans with his continuous vacations, getaways, and political junkets at taxpayer expense.'
During the trips, the Obamas are accompanied by a substantial Secret Service detail, who costs thousands of dollars a day to accommodate in the idyllic vacation spot.
Local police also work overtime and an ambulance trails the Presidential party at all times in case of disaster - all of which will push the total further into the millions.
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(Full article title: "The Obamas treat Air Force One like an Uber ride': Chief of spending watchdog says president's Christmas Hawaii trip is too expensive to justify")
Nope. A bad thing to attack them on. We can’t be seen begrudging them vacay in one of their home states or in any way slighting the pomp and celebration around them.
Policy, policy, policy—domestic and foreign, including spending especially at home, is where to hit Barry.
Who’s going to make him stop?
bitch, bitch, bitch....... I’m the president, GFY
I have to rent a place because I’m just a low class agitator with no assets and no real home of my own
and most importantly, always remember ......I’m black
British paper. No US MSM interest = no consequences.
In the old days, before the politically correct” absurdity hit, it was called, “Nigg&& Rich”.
Oh if the public only knew ho much so...
Reminds me of ....
Gypsies in the palace ....... We ain’t got no money, we ain’t got no right, but we’re gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight.
Just substitute the Obamas for the gypsies & the American taxpayers for the home owner/boss being looted.
Within the first few months of his election, I though they were acting like ghetto-rats who had just won the lottery.
This is news?! News would be that BO did something constructive or positive in any way for anyone other than himself or his muzzie pals.
I thought obama’s house was in chicago?
This complaint might have some teeth if it was compared to how frequently George Bush used Air Force One.
Agreed! The only difference is a lottery winner only gets one set amount and burns through it. If the O’s were lottery winners the money would be gone. Years ago. He has an endless stream at his disposal.
Would you want to vacation in Chicago in the winter?
It just his way of giving us the finger.
Dude. I haven’t heard that phrase in 40 years.
He and Al Gore need to continue to be an example of what Americans should NOT be doing . . . it’s for the children’s future.
Living large and gettin' over on da man!
He has the trappings of office, a pen and a phone, and sits on da throne!
America has been punked.
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