Taxpayer Cash Spent On Obama-cations? Over $44,351,777.12
January 27, 2015 1:34pm PST
The Daily Caller reports that as of July, 2014, the Obamas have WASTED over $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer dollars on none other than travel.
As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27 trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips.
“We’ve got this financial crisis here in Washington and the president and his family need to be more sensitive as to the cost concerned with his travel,” Fitton said. “We are especially concerned about the excessive luxury travel, such as his trip to Hawaii.”
In 2013 alone, President Obama incurred $7,396,531 in flight expenses for his family vacations to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as a trip to California to appear on the Jay Leno show.
“The Obamas are abusing the public trust and the taxpayers with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel,” Fitton said in a press release. “These staggering costs show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang.”
Ohhh, must be nice to be able to spend someone else’s money to travel. Maybe I am just old fashioned, but I save my cash and take vacations on my own dime. I can hardly wait to stop funding this fool and his stupid adventures.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie
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