The PJ Tatler

When It Comes to Your Money, Nothing Is Too Good for the Obamas


The president of the United States, minding his carbon footprint

The president of the United States, minding his carbon footprint

Three million, six hundred and seventy-two thousand, seven hundred and ninety-eight dollars and sixty cents. That was the tab for Barry Hussein and family’s transportation to their annual Hawaiian Christmas vacation at our expense. Or, to put that another way: $3,672,798.60. Judicial Watch has the poop:

Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the Obama family’s 2014 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone. Christmas in Hawaii is an annual tradition for the family and their most recent visit, from December 19, 2014, to January 4, 2015, marked their seventh Hawaiianvacation. The documents came from the Department of the Air Force in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed on January 5, 2015. Costs for the trip to Hawaii, to the West Coast, and to Martha’s Vineyard last year, cost nearly $3 million alone in transportation.

According to the documents, the Obama’s spent 17.8 hours in the air round-trip at $206,337.00 per hour, bringing the total cost to taxpayers to $3,672,798.60.

According to other figures obtained by Judicial Watch over the past three years, Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in transportation expenses alone. This includes outbound and return flight expenses in 2012 totaling $4,086,355.20. (The Secret Service provided documents for Obama’s Christmas 2012 trip to Honolulu. The grand total is $654,599.40 including $409,225.78 in hotels.) Flight expenses for the Obamas’ Christmas vacations to Hawaii cost taxpayers $7,781,361.30.

And the Christmas 2014 flight expense of $3,672,798.60. The average American family spent $4,580 on Christmas in 2014.

There are even more stomach-turning numbers at the link. One thing you have to say for Barry Hussein: just because no one’s ever acted this way while holding the highest office in the land doesn’t mean he won’t give it a try.

Tell me our long national nightmare will be over soon. Please.