YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: Bill for Obama’s Xmas Just Came in…Nothing Can Prepare You for This
As it has every year since he took office, President Barack Obama’s Christmas with the first family meanttraveling to Hawaii for the holiday in 2015.
According to information obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch from the U.S. Air Force via a Freedom of Information Act request, that trip to Hawaii cost taxpayers more than $3.5 million in flight expenses alone.
Those expenses include the fuel, maintenance and crew costs for Air Force One for the president, as well as for a separate military version of a Boeing 757 that was used for the first lady, according to Judicial Watch.
What those expenses don’t include are the millions of taxpayer dollars spent on things like advance teams and vehicles, Secret Service and other security, specially positioned Navy and Coast Guard assets, or the food and lodging consumed by the dozens upon dozens of individuals who accompany the president and first family wherever they may go.
It has been estimated by Judicial Watch that more than $78 million has been spent on family trips and vacations by the Obama’s and Vice President Joe Biden, with nearly $28 million being spent on trips to Hawaii alone.
The group also discovered more than $286,000 in expenses
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