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….as the world’s superpower is literally drowning in debt, President Obama is basking in the warmth of the beaches of Hawaii, at an exclusive resort way beyond the financial reach of most Americans. The president pays the cost of his own family’s accommodations, but there are a large number of associated costs which are paid from the public purse.
What is the actual cost of Obama’s lavish vacation to the American taxpayer? A staggering $7 million, according to veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler, who wrote in his blog earlier this week:
‘In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers.
The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.
The added cost was incurred because by the time the Obamas return from Hawaii – whenever that is – the president will have used Air Force One to travel to Honolulu and back twice.’
The White House doesn’t like to publish the costs of presidential vacations, but Koffler has done the sums:
‘Air Force One is known to cost about $180,000 an hour to fly. Based on an estimated 18 hours roundtrip flying time for the jet between Washington and Honolulu, the travel cost alone of Obama’s decision to return to Hawaii amounts to around $3.24 million. And that doesn’t include the price tag for the massive security operation required to move the president or the cost of the cargo plane that follows Air Force One around.’
As Koffler notes, President Obama could easily have saved taxpayers a good deal of money…..
In his quest to destroy the United States and its people, Obama is determined to break the bank. Thus he spends when he’s on vacation and he spends when he’s not. In the meantime, 12.2 million people remain unemployed in the United States.
The cost of the Obamas’ vacations to Hawaii are now well in excess of $20 million which does not include costs incurred by the state of Hawaii whose officials will undoubtedly expect the American taxpayers to cover.
When the average American goes on vacation, we pay our own way down to the clothes we wear, accommodations, transportation, meals, etc.
The Obamas are not royalty and this is not England. Have the Obamas pay for their vacations out of their pockets down to the clothes they wear, accommodations, transportation, meals, etc.
In fact, let us go one-step further. Demand that every politician, including all future presidents, finance their own vacations, lock, stock and barrel, not with taxpayer money but their own. NO EXCUSES.
I guarantee you that would be CHANGE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COULD BELIEVE IN.
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Seven million plus dollars along with all the spending that this self-appointed monarch has done since the infestation of the White House with Marxists is an insult to the intelligence of the American people, e.g., those of us who are intelligent enough to recognize Obama’s proclivity and lack of conscience for national theft.