Outrageous Transportation Costs to Taxpayers for Obama Vacations

A FOIA request by Judicial Watch has revealed that the Obama family Christmas vacation to Hawaii cost taxpayers over $3.6 million in flight costs alone.

The records were retrieved from the U.S. Department of the Air Force, and show a breakdown of 17.8 hours in the air round-trip, at a rate of $206,337.00 per hour.

The exact total comes to $3,672,798.60.

In all, the government transparency group estimates that travel expenses for the Obama family’s trips to Hawaii over the last three years have cost taxpayers a whopping $15.5 million.

Via Judicial Watch:

According to other figures obtained by Judicial Watch over the past three years, Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in transportation expenses alone. This includes outbound and return flight expenses in 2012 totaling $4,086,355.20. (The Secret Service provided documents for Obama’s Christmas 2012 trip to Honolulu. The grand total is $654,599.40 including $409,225.78 in hotels.)  Flight expenses for the Obamas’ Christmas vacations to Hawaii cost taxpayers $7,781,361.30.

And the Christmas 2014 flight expense of $3,672,798.60. The average American family spent $4,580 on Christmas in 2014.

The report also tallies up taxpayer costs for other trips taken by the Obama family – Over $400,000 for a Martha’s Vineyard jaunt in August of 2014, and another $2.4 million for a west coast fundraising trip.

The west coast fundraiser received heavy criticism due to ongoing international and domestic crises at the time, not to mention the burden on American taxpayers for Democrat fundraising efforts.

The Obama’s however, never let a little thing like expense to the taxpayer stand in their way of having a good time.

The Washington Examiner reported recently that the First family has spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on such things as an Aspen ski trip, or a weekend golf outing in Palm Springs.

And there’s more on the horizon:

As the first lady readies for a trip to Japan and Cambodia this month, Secrets calculated that the first family has racked up 38 holidays, working vacations, and fun trips like a date night in New York. They are on par to take at least 45 holidays before leaving office.

Of course, that’s just an average estimate. Expect the Obama family to really stick it to the American taxpayer as they head out the door, clinging bitterly to their final days of vacationing at taxpayer expense.

Billing the American taxpayer millions for personal family vacations while record numbers of individuals drop out of the work force and onto government welfare programs- are you not outraged yet? Tell us below.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Give me a break, every single President, Prime Minister, etc, etc. has done this. Stop bashing Obama, he is like all the others before him, and those that will follow him. No one can please everyone all of the time, face the fact.

  • Why do you think the cry of racism has been so loud?
    If ANYONE even suggested that this traitor needed to impeached and tried for treason the cry of racism would be deafening.
    The demoKKKrats picked the perfect comnidate to advance their insane agenda and all of you stupid liberals don't even see that he is dismantling America one executive action at a time.
    For his first four years he blamed Bush for every mistake he made and you idiots just parrot what he did.
    The article isn't about what Bush did when he was in office over SIX YEARS AGO. It is about how much this commie piece of crap is costing US TRUE AMERICANS.

  • Does a President really take a vacation? He's working every day. And if you want to get outraged over vacation? In his eight years in office Bush took 879 days. Obama is not even close to that number.

    • Bush went to his Ranch in Texas NOT on Safari, off to Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard, etc.! They have mistaken the Presidency for a Dictatorship, as in any expense is justified

  • This President is so anti-american it's unbelievable!!!! It is so hard to believe that he has not been booted out of our White House along with his bunch of freeloading wife and children!!! Obama is the poorest excuse for a president and a poor excuse for an american!! Of course, we all really know that he is not american and he hates America! He has lied to the American people, over and over again, he has abused his power as president, again and again and he has broken the law, again and again! He has destroyed America in so many ways! We the people have stood by and watched it all unfold, right before our eyes, and not done one thing to stop all of this nonsense! The people that are supposed to represent us in Washington, have done the same! I believe that Obama and his entire family are evil to the core and will stop at nothing to make sure that the good ole' USA is finished! I can't figure out how he became our president in the first place and I certainly can't figure out how he is still in office after committing the acts he has committed against America. He should be in prison or better yet, send him back to Kenya and lock him up there!!!!!

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