Since President Obama took office in 2009 he, his family and Vice President Biden have spent 40 million of our tax dollars on vacations, and that is just for the flight expenses. It doesn’t count the hotels and everything else. They’ve spent almost three million this year just on golf trips.
So far, Judicial Watch said that it has tabulated vacation travel costs, mostly just Air Force jet time, at over $40 million. Far more money is spent on accommodations, communications, rooms and cars for staff, security and U.S. Secret Service protection, Navy and Coast Guard ships offshore and the prepositioning of cars and helicopters, but those costs are not usually revealed.
“It is clear that the Obamas continually abuse the perks of the president’s office at taxpayer expense,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement to Secrets. “And it is particularly interesting that Obama has chosen to take not one but two luxury vacations back-to-back while inveighing against ‘income equality.’ President Obama’s waste of the hard-earned tax dollars of working Americans on unnecessary luxury travel is an abuse of office.”
Read the whole thing. Our family can’t afford a vacation this year thanks to our federal tax bill and this lousy economy. So nice to know we’re going without while helping to fund their lavish lifestyle.
Here’s the link to Judicial Watch’s press release with more details.