This eight-year total is MIND-BOGGLING. All from OUR TAX DOLLARS!
The average cost of a vacation for a normal American family is less than $5,000. Truthfully, that seems a high number but it is peanuts compared to what outgoing President Obama and his family have spent in the last eight years.
Granted, a sitting American President needs Secret Service protection and other costly components on trips, and most of us understand that.
The Obamas, however, take Presidential vacationing to a whole new level, and the numbers are overwhelming.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has been tracking the Obama’s travel expenses for the last several years. Last year’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii cost the taxpayers almost $5 million alone!
The Secret Service and the Air Force are being abused by unnecessary travel,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement on the matter. “Unnecessary presidential travel for fundraising and luxury vacations on the taxpayers’ dime would be a good target for reform for the incoming Trump administration.”
From the Judicial Watch report:
According to bills obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Secret Service also paid for rooms at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club. The Secret Service also reserved rooms at the Moana Surfrider resort on Waikiki Beach, and the Ala Moana Hotel, which cost a total of $40,249.48 and $671,895.99, respectively.
The Secret Service rented cars from Avis, Alamo, and Hertz — 103 cars for the two-week vacation, totaling $165,893.88 in taxpayer money.
Reportedly, the Obamas stayed at the Hale Reena Estate, which “rents for anywhere between $5,000 to $10,000 a night, depending on the season.”
So, what is the running eight-year total? $85 million dollars SO FAR, and Christmas 2016 is not even here yet.
More than $10 million per year for the Obama family.
Remember, these are people who campaign to help the “least among us.”
Are you angry yet?
At least President-Elect Trump earned his own vacation money, right?
SOURCE: [THE BLAZE]