We Just Tallied Up The ASTRONOMICAL Amount Of Tax-Dollars Spent On Obama’s Vacations… It’s WORSE Than We Thought


Obama’s notorious abuse of travel perks, wasted military resources, stressed Secret Service…



Final tally: President sticks taxpayers with $100M vacation tab…

Candidate Barrack Obama back in 2008 vowed in his campaign that he would give up vacations if elected president in his effort to completely focus on his job.  He told an interviewer that as the occupant of the Oval Office his vacations, his leisure and even his need for sleep would be sacrificed for the sake of the nation. The comment came in an interview with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. It was recorded in 2008 but apparently not published online until 2012.

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Obama said:


“You have to understand that if you seek that office, you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially the burden that any president, I think, strikes, with the American people is, um, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving myself to you.


The American people should have no patience for whatever is going through your head because you’ve got a job to do. How I think about it is, um, that you don’t make that decision unless you are prepared to make that sacrifice … that bargain.

I think what’s difficult and important for somebody like myself, who has a wonderful forbearing wife, and two gorgeous young children, is that they end up having to make some of those sacrifices, too.”

Fast forward a few years to present day….

It is now projected that Obama will have spent more than $100 million of hard earned American taxpayer funds on vacations during his eight long years in Washington as president. That astounding estimate comes from government watchdog group, Judicial Watch.  They have been tracking the costs of Obama and his family’s numerous lavish and extravagant vacations since he took office in 2008.

Judicial Watch announced it had “received new documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bringing the known total over the past eight years to a whopping $96,938,882.51.” The group obtained the information from the government by filing two separate Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuits for Secret Service costs related to Obama’s travel.

“The Obamas notorious abuse of presidential travel perks wasted military resources and stressed the Secret Service,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch estimates that the final costs of Obama’s unnecessary vacation and political travel will well exceed $100 million.”

The Judicial Watch report also included an itemization Obama’s vacation expenses:

  • Judicial Watch obtained records from the U.S. Air Force and the Secret Service stating that Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba and Argentina in March 2016 cost taxpayers $7,146,015.18 in Secret Service and Air Force travel expenses.
  • Judicial Watch recently obtained Air Force records which reveal that the Obama’s August 2016 vacation to Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $450,295 in flight expenses alone.
  • Also, in October 2016, Michelle Obama joined Hillary Clinton in North Carolina for a rally reportedly to “encourage early voting in North Carolina.” Documents regarding this trip have been requested but have not yet been received. The first lady typically flies in a C-32A, so the 1.8 hour flight is estimated to have cost taxpayers $28,522.80.



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