Vacationer-In-Chief: Astronomical Spending for Obama Holidays

The taxpayer tab for the vacations for President Obama and his family now has surpassed $74 million, even though Obama once said a president must be prepared to give up taking vacations for the sake of the nation.

The word comes from Judicial Watch, which has been demanding public records from the government and filing lawsuits to get the information about the Obamas’ profligate spending on travel.

Judicial Watch found taxpayers have spent at least $74,124,562.48 on the family’s down times.

“Now that we’ve sued, the Secret Service has stopped ignoring our requests for details on more of the costs of Barack Obama’s luxury vacations,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said on Wednesday.

“Taxpayers, the U.S. Air Force and the Secret Service are being abused by Barack Obama, who too often treats Air Force One and his security detail like some of sort of kingly entourage. Does Barack Obama really think that over $5 million for two family vacations, which include nearly $1 million in Secret Service hotel bills for a two week Martha’s Vineyard vacation, is an appropriate use of tax dollars?” (Read more from “Vacationer-In-Chief: Astronomical Spending for Obama Holidays” HERE)

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  • Charles

    This _ _ _ _ will do anything to bring this country down.

    • Anndre

      Wow. you racist, bigoted K-nts truly are pathetic and retarded pieces of crap!

      Ok first of all… by the time Obama leaves office he will have taken approximately 200 days off since becoming president in 2009. As a comparison, good ol’ Dubya took off 879 days. Reagan took off 390.

      Secondly, these costs that are listed are not additional costs that taxpayers are paying. These are the costs that we would be paying the President’s support staff and secret service protection regardless of whether of not he was on vacation or back in DC. The additional costs for lodging that would be paid on these trips are insignificant.

      Third, the President and his family do not use taxpayer money for any lodging, meals, or recreational activities. All of that is paid by themselves.

      The only reason that infowars posts an article like this, is to paint the first African American President as “lazy” and to further promote the stereotype pushed by white supremacists that they are being forced to pay for minorities who never work. It only takes a modicum of intellect to realize this is only posted to rile up all of the vile, uneducated, racist infowarriors who happily eat up this garbage. And the fact that this VERY recently posted article is already up to 350 comments… I would say that it’s working perfectly. And you infowarriors call other people sheep! Hahahaha… suckers

      You can all bash Obama all you like, but today’s unemployment rate is lowest in years. He is a great man.

  • pFeather

    $74 million so Hussein Obama can play golf? Sure every president needs some down time but the lavish spending by Hussein and Moochelle is an abomination.

  • Bob Trower

    Anyone that complains about a mere $74 million tax dollars spent for no good reason………JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND DEMOCRATS. Spending a few million to play a round of golf is no big deal as long as we can borrow enough from China or the IRS manages to collect enough to pay for it.
    Imagine what FREE STUFF will be being tossed around if BERNIE or HILLARY takes over the throne. Everything will be free.