Seriously?! Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches a whopping $40 million

Via the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch has received documentation that shows the Obama and Biden families have spent more than $40 million taxpayer dollars on vacations since 2009. To add insult to injury, the $40 million figure really only accounts for Air Force One operating costs, for the money spent on accommodations, communications, rooms and cars for staff, security and U.S. Secret Service protection, Navy and Coast Guard ships offshore, and the prepositioning of cars and helicopters is rarely made public. On radio this morning, Glenn could not make sense of the hypocrisy.

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“Who has a problem with the fact that the Obama-Biden vacation tab is $40 million,” Glenn asked exasperatedly on radio this morning.

“No one. Look, they’ve got to have some time to unwind,” Pat joked. “So it cost us $40 million – about $3 million for just two golf trips.”

Judicial Watch reported records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force reveal President Obama’s February 2014 Palm Springs, California, and March 2014 Key Largo, Florida golf outings cost taxpayers $2,952,278 in flight expenses alone.

“These guys are talking about how we should hate the rich and income inequality, [but they spend] $40 million in vacations,” Glenn concluded. “I can’t even… They are taking them on our dime. Our dime! You feel good about paying more in taxes when they are taking $40 million vacations?”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Deckard426

    The federal government–not just Obama–is completely out of control, and has been for many years. Sadly, the situation can not be rectified at the ballot box, as it matters not which party is in power. Therefore, the day of reckoning is destined to be a bloody one.

    • Anonymous

      I think itdoes matter who is in power. The Bushes and Reagan all spent time on their own property, clearing bush and relaxing. Whereas the Obamas go as exotic and expensive as they can on our dime.

      • Anonymous

        Bush “clearing brush” was about as legit as obama shooting skeet. It was about branding bush as a good ole boy, someone you could have a beer with, someone who could relate to middle America. Yet he is anything but. Just like Reagan was never a cowboy. Just like Obama is whatever anyone left-right wants him to be. As for the cost of travel, don’t be ridiculous. Five years of travel, hundreds of staff and security, salary, per diem for staff and employees, equipment, fuel,lodgings for Everyone, and on and on. Obama probably would have visited his ranch or his house in kennebunkport had he grown up as part of the American aristocracy and actually owned such lavish estates. The $40 million tab certainly looks bad on the superficial surface, but if you add it up it’s less than $10 million/year for two (Obama and Biden) separate itineraries and entourages. Obama doesn’t write the white house budget. It’s not as if there’s money leftover in the WH budget it would suddenly be reallocated to paying down the debt or something. Apples and Oranges. The cost of doing business. We spend $40 mil in fifteen minutes every day in Afghanistan. Where’s the outrage?

    • Neal Miller

      YOU ARE 100% RIGHT .

    • Anonymous

      I agree, we passed the point of no return long ago. WE kept re-electing politicians we knew were corrupt to the core and it’s not only the Federal government. It goes all the way down to city government. IMO We have been sold out by BOTH political parties for exactly the same reasons. Both sold their soul and their country for money, power and votes. WE let them get away with it and very soon we will be paying the price for doing so. God help us all !

  • Anonymous

    Hometown Chicago would have LOVED to have some of that down-time vacation time thrown their way. Hey, what’s wrong with Chicago?

  • Anonymous

    Obama and Biden should be sharing a jail cell.

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  • dennis reilly

    but they need time to unwind, they are sooooooo compassionate

    • Anonymous

      Good one!

  • Anonymous

    Their mentality is that they couldn’t care less about how much they spend. It isn’t their money. It isn’t them who is stuck with the responsibility of the debt. The people are just amusing little insects to them at best. They are rotten and nothing is going to change that. They need to be removed. Period. All of them.

  • Anonymous

    These people think they are rock stars, royalty, the glitterati and are entitled to their lavish spending on our backs. They fiddle while Rome burns. Our country’s economy is suffering, well educated skilled people can’t find good paying jobs, they foisted economy killing unaffordable obamascam on us, and rub their wild and reckless spending in our faces. The worse administration in my lifetime, possibly ever. They disgust me and all those who support this idiot team disgust me.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Congress needs to defund the idiots. They obviously lack the self control to discipline themselves when it comes to personal spending. Cut them off.

  • Anonymous

    These two familes are ENEMIES of the COUNTRY! To jail they should go and ROT!

  • Alexis Bannister

    A lighthouse in the fog conjured up by the quacks, progressives, and clowns of today’s TV media:

  • landofaahs

    When this house of cards debt economy comes crashing down it will become painfully obvious that Obama will be the worst thing to happen to blacks in decades.

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