#1 Taxpayers Shell Out $2.9 Million For Just Two of Obama’s Golf Outings In 2014 by Eglman 30.04.2014 11:49


Total travel costs for all of the Obamas and Bidens vacations now more than $40 million.

Via Washington Examiner:

The travel costs for vacations taken by the first family and the Bidens have reached over $40 million with the Air Force’s revelation that two golf outings by President Obama this year cost $2.9 million, according to the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The group said that the Air Force provided documents and records that put the price of the first family’s trip to Key Largo, Florida in March at $885,683 just for flying Air Force One. The travel costs to golf in Palm Springs, California in February, where the president also met with King Abdullah II of Jordan, was $2,066,594, said the Air Force documents, according to Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch has been filing repeated Freedom of Information Act requests for travel costs and the Air Force has provided many documents during the administration.

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. [...]

Judicial Watch Obtains Records Revealing Obama’s 2014 Palm Springs and Key Largo Golf Outings Cost Taxpayers $2,952,278 for Flight Expenses Alone.


#2 RE: Taxpayers Shell Out $2.9 Million For Just Two of Obama’s Golf Outings In 2014 by Rufus T Firefly 30.04.2014 12:23


I think we're looking at this all wrong.

Think about it - in the 20 minute workday of Zero - complete with his "pen" and his "phone" - he creates new entitlements and programs that will end up costing taxpayers billions upon billions of dollars - long after he's gone from the WH.

So - it may be cost effective for us to go ahead and spring for his vacations and golf outings that are only in the mere millions. In fact, we should encourage he and the lovely Michelle and the villiage idiot Joe to take even more time off.

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