Last year, the Obama family spent a whopping $40 million in American tax dollars on their own lavish vacations. This year, they are projected to spend even more than that as they prepare to embark on their next vacation on Saturday.
According to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, the Obamas are set to return to Martha’s Vineyard for their annual summer vacation there next weekend. The family has travelled to the ritzy Massachusetts every year since Barack was elected in 2008, and they will be spending 15 days on the island this summer.
“On Saturday, August 8th, the President and the First Lady will travel to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts,” a White House spokesman said in a press release. “They will remain there until Sunday, August 23rd, when they will return to Washington, D.C. There are no public events scheduled at this time, and further details regarding travel will be released as soon as they are available.”
Last year, the Obamas stayed in a mansion belonging to Joanne Hubschman. The 8,100-square-foot house has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and sits on 10 acres of land. It also has an infinity pool and hot tub, and a dual tennis-basketball court.
Ray and Lillian Kellman, who live next door to the mansion, told the press earlier this summer that they suspected the Obamas would be coming back.
“We’ve heard that they’re coming back,” said Mr. Kellman. “They’ve rented houses around here, and they wanted to rent this house for the purpose of the Secret Service. I presume if they rented houses around that they’re going to be here.”
Mr. Kellman went on to say that the Hubschman home is perfect for the Obamas because it is very private.
“It’s completely private — it’s all reservation down here — which is why it’s so great for him,” Mr. Kellman said. “It’s a very secure area. It has a swimming pool, it has tennis courts, it has everything that you could want right there. And it’s got a rather staggering view.”
While on Martha’s Vineyard, the Obamas are expected to spend much of their time golfing and going out to expensive dinners with their friends. While there, they will definitely be spending as much of our tax dollars as they possibly can!
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