If the Obama’s have been able to demonstrate anything, it’s that they know how to spend money and enjoy doing so even more when it’s not their own. Combine this with the fact that Obama promised the American people with hope and change, but only gave it to himself via hard earned tax payer dollars and its sure to make the blood boil.
According to recent reports, the Obamas, in total, have spent just a smidgeon over $44 million on private family vacations.
As The Daily Mail explains:
Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer.
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.
In 2010, Obama flew aboard Air Force One 172 times, nearly every other day. Just the cost of flying aboard Air Force One to Obama’s hometown of Chicago reportedly hovers around $180,000 per hour.
In addition to all of his international travel, the president spends a significant amount of time traveling with his family. The Obama family has taken vacations to exclusive beaches in New England, private clubs in Key Largo and, of course, luxurious beaches in Hawaii.
According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning with the infamous New York “date night,” the Obamas have spent $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer cash on travel expenses.
So what do you guys think – has he been on enough vacations for his two terms spent more like royalty than a leader? Let us know in the comments below.