You’ll Be OUTRAGED When You See How Much You Paid For Obama’s Golf Vacations…

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President Barack Obama’s golf outings and fundraising trips in February and March of this year cost taxpayers $4.4 MILLION, according to Air Force records.

Obama took four tax-payer funded trips within the two-month period, according to the records obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests by Judicial Watch.

“Taxpayers should be outraged that Barack Obama wastes $4.4 million of their precious tax dollars on golf vacations and political fundraising,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

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“And to make matters worse, the Secret Service has simply refused to respond to our requests for documents about the security costs of these controversial trips.”

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Using the Air Force’s official cost estimate of $206,337 per hour, the newly released records obtained by Judicial Watch show:

  • Obama’s February 14, 2015, golf outing to Palm Springs required a five-hour flight, costing taxpayers a total of $1,031,685.
  • Transportation for Obama’s February 19 day trip to Chicago cost taxpayers $619,011.00.
  • Transportation for Obama’s March 2015 fundraising trip to Los Angeles cost taxpayers $1,980,835.20.
  • Obama’s March 28, 2015, golf outing to Palm city required a 3.9-hour flight, costing taxpayers $804,870.30.

In Palm Springs, Obama played golf at the luxurious Sunnylands country club, located on the former estate of the late ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Obama reportedly spent the weekend on the exclusive, gated property, where he has twice stayed before.

Obama’s February trip to Chicago was billed by the White House as a non-political event to declare the Pullman Historic District a national monument. But, press reports indicated that the trip was heavily political. In a CNN story entitled, “Obama gives Emanuel re-election boost:”

President Barack Obama went to Chicago bearing gifts Thursday for his former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel … But the day had all the trappings of a campaign – and Obama even made an unannounced stop at a Kenwood campaign office for Emanuel on his way out of town. “I’m glad he’s my mayor, and I’m glad he’s going to be my mayor for another four years,” Obama told volunteers.

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Obama’s travel to California was solely to raise money for the Democratic National Committee and to show his support for fellow Democrats nationwide.  His visit to Los Angeles began with an appearance on ABC’s late night comedy program “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and continued on to include a “roundtable discussion” fundraiser hosted at the Santa Monica home of ICM Partners cofounder Chris Silbermann and his wife Julia Franz. Guests paid up to $33,400 per couple for attendance, donations that will be used to aid DNC activities during the approaching 2016 election cycle. Obama’s March 12 fundraising trip to Los Angeles was his 32nd fundraiser in L.A. County since he became president.

In Palm City, Obama played golf at the “spectacular” Floridian National Golf Club, where members pay a $50,000 initiation fee and $15,000 in annual dues.

Judicial Watch previously reported that Michelle Obama’s 2014 China trip to China cost more than $360,000 for air transportation and that trips by both Obama to Africa and Honolulu cost taxpayers $15.9 million in flight expenses.

According to Judicial Watch the total known travel expenses of the Obamas and Vice President Joe Biden are more than $61 million.

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Fitton adds, “The Obama travel scandal is about abuse of office, abuse of the taxpayer, and contempt for the rule of law.”

(H/T Newsmax)

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