$70 Million in Taxpayer-Funded Vacations for the President Who Promised No Vacations



Our decadent king and his family have cost the United States taxpayers at least $70 million dollars in vacation expenses but he is the king after all.

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 record

The known total expense to the American taxpayers thus far for all Obama travel is now $70,880,035.78.

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But, wait, Obama said he was going to sacrifice and not go on vacations!

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 is causing fewer problems when he’s gone.


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