Barack Obama wins this accolade himself by his own admission – he has the world’s largest carbon footprint.
While visiting Malaysia recently, Obama reportedly told his aides, “I have the world’s largest carbon footprint,” largely referring to his armored limo, his army of aides, security and press, all of their vehicles, his air-conditioned everything, and of course the gas-guzzling Air Force One.
According to TIME, Obama already logged more than 450,000 miles in international travel alone, not counting all of his jaunts across the country since he had begun his term, as of the beginning of 2015. He did more traveling last year, and has numerous trips scheduled to take him around the world in his final year in office.
He accomplished nothing but that’s besides the point.
That doesn’t even count his wife’s enormously large carbon footprint, but when you are a royal family, you can do anything you want.
Remember when he said he wouldn’t go on vacations? What a liar.
He said he didn’t need sleep, family life, vacations, leisure…it would be gone if he was elected…he was giving himself to us (ugh)…”the American people should have no patience with whatever is going through your head because you have a job to do.”
Most Americans are now happy when he’s out of town – he causes fewer problems when he’s gone.
By December, our decadent king and his family had cost the United States taxpayers at least $70 million dollars in vacation expenses.
Judicial Watch, those wonderful watchdogs who try to keep our potentates in line, have received the expense records from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that Secret Service expenses for the Obama family vacation to Honolulu during December 2013-January 2014 cost taxpayers at least $316,698.03.
The Hawaii Christmas vacation trip cost at least $8,098,060.33. The heavily redacted records took two years to acquire.
The 2013 17-day Hawaii Christmas cost in part:
- $91,751.78 in car rental expenses were paid
- $224,974.05 in accommodation expenses were paid to Cabana Girl, LLC and Paradise Luxury Rentals
In March 2014, Judicial Watch released flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that for this Hawaii vacation the Obamas incurred $7,781,361.30 in flight expenses alone (36.9 hours at $210,877 an hour).
Judicial Watch had to sue for these records.
The known total expense to the American taxpayers by December for all Obama travel is now $70,880,035.78.
So worth it to get him out of town.