Flashback! Amount Of Taxpayer Dollars Used To Pay For All Of The Obamas’ Vacations

It looks like while Obama was president, he and his family have spent a staggering amount on vacations reaching higher than  $85 million.

Even though millions of Americans were struggling just to put food on the table, the Obamas spent our money to enjoy their lavish vacations!

Last year’s Christmas cost Obama about $5 million of taxpayer money. From December 18th to January 3rd, the Obamas will be basking in the sun on the sand of Hawaii’s most luxurious and decadent beaches. They will be spending taxpayer money to ‘live it up’ on this vacation.

According to reports, Christmas 2015 cost Obama $4,823,206.88, which includes the robust U.S. Secret Service detail, flights and transportation and lodging for the security officials. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement:

“THE SECRET SERVICE AND THE AIR FORCE ARE BEING ABUSED BY UNNECESSARY TRAVEL. UNNECESSARY PRESIDENTIAL TRAVEL FOR FUNDRAISING AND LUXURY VACATIONS ON THE TAXPAYERS’ DIME WOULD BE A GOOD TARGET FOR REFORM FOR THE INCOMING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.”

Judicial Watch released the following in their report:

“ACCORDING TO BILLS OBTAINED BY JUDICIAL WATCH THROUGH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), THE SECRET SERVICE ALSO PAID FOR ROOMS AT THE HAWAII PRINCE HOTEL WAIKIKI AND GOLF CLUB.

THE SECRET SERVICE ALSO RESERVED ROOMS AT THE MOANA SURFRIDER RESORT ON WAIKIKI BEACH, AND THE ALA MOANA HOTEL, WHICH COST A TOTAL OF $40,249.48 AND $671,895.99, RESPECTIVELY. THE SECRET SERVICE RENTED CARS FROM AVIS, ALAMO, AND HERTZ — 103 CARS FOR THE TWO-WEEK VACATION, TOTALING $165,893.88 IN TAXPAYER MONEY.

REPORTEDLY, THE OBAMAS STAYED AT THE HALE REENA ESTATE, WHICH ‘RENTS FOR ANYWHERE BETWEEN $5,000 TO $10,000 A NIGHT, DEPENDING ON THE SEASON.’”

The report continued:

“ALTHOUGH THE VACATION OFFICIALLY LASTED FROM DECEMBER 18, 2015, TO JANUARY 3, 2016, THE SECRET SERVICE RENTED SEVERAL KAILUA HOMES FOR 19 NIGHTS, STARTING FROM DECEMBER 16. THE TOTAL FOR THE RENTALS, LOCATED NEAR THE MARINE CORPS BASE AT KANEOHE BAY WAS $245,993.12.”

These are some of the comments left under the report:

“CAMP DAVID WAS BUILT SPECIFICALLY AS A RETREAT FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY, INSTEAD OF THE MAN IN THE STREET BEING SECURITY SERVICED TO DEATH EVERY TIME THE POTUS DECIDES TO VACATION IN SOME EXOTIC LOCATION AND OF COURSE, FOOTING THE BILL.”

“I DIDN’T MIND THEM LEAVING THE COUNTRY ON VACATION BUT THEY KEPT COMING BACK.”

“I CAN’T SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED BY THIS. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY JACKED UP THE TAXES OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS?”

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18 thoughts on “Flashback! Amount Of Taxpayer Dollars Used To Pay For All Of The Obamas’ Vacations

  • June 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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    All the stupids that believed him and voted for him a second time need to know this. Why isn’t this on every news station?

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    • June 18, 2017 at 1:08 am
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      Voting for him once made u ignorant. Voting for him twice makes u mentally retarded.

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  • June 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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    Disturbing information! It should be the Presidents responsibility to pay for a family vacation. Not the taxpayers!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 12:06 am
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    In less than 6 months chump has spent more than the Obamas spent over 8 years.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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      NOT so ! You are reading incomplete information if you believe that. Did Obummer refuse his salary, too ? Thought so.

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      • June 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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        Pres Trump goes to his homes. For him they are free. Obama paid thousands of dollars a night. On one vacation to Martha’s Vinyard, Michelle couldn’t wait 4 hours for him so she commandeered an Air Force plane to take her and the girls. Obama then took A F One. when he arrived the girls asked him where the dog was. He had forgotten the dog. Another phone call to the A F to go to the W H and get the dog and fly it to Martha’s Vinyard. Now that really is spending our tax dollars. He and family flew to Hawaii for Christmas last December when he had less than a month left as President. Cost us $5 million. Three weeks later he goes back for more vacation. Couldn’t he have waited? No wonder the debt increased to almost $20 trillion.

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        • June 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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          Speaking of Christmas vacations…I remember when President Bush would not leave for Christmas vacation until Christmas Day so that the Secret Service people could spend Christmas Eve with their families.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 10:52 pm
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      Trump has only taken 2 “breaks” from work. Once to HIS home in Florida and most recently a weekend in Camp David. He has not taken any vacations. Get your facts straight because you are looking like an idiot maroon!

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    • June 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm
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      Kindly show the figures as to how President Trump spent more in 6 months than President Obama did in 8 years. You cannot produce such as it is a false statement. Please check your facts before you start downgrading anyone. In other words, don’t do it (period).

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    There should be a limit on how much Presidents can spend regardless of what its being spend on.
    In hard times they should spend less and that includes all politicians in Washington. If they write a book about their time in office they should share with some research like the Cancer research or diabetes . Their not to go to Washington to get rich off of us the Tax payer!!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:18 am
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    happy happy Joy Joy, what a life being president. you can spent the peoples money. what a waste . and the tax payer pay for her hair cut. make up, nail and even and much , much more.

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    • June 29, 2017 at 6:33 pm
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      You do realize that there is a barber in the Capitol so the representatives and senators can get their hair cuts whenever they want…on the tax payer dime.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:33 am
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    I believe that we the people are to blame for the amount of money that Obama spent while he was President, we let him do it over and over. We should have put an end to it after the first couple of vacations, I mean wow, this was absolutely unbelievable and we just let him do it. We just need to cut him off now and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, PERIOD.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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    $85,000 is an old figure. Obama Final Travel Tally: Nearly $100 Million

    There may be no better way to keep on eye on our leaders’ penchant for pretending to royalty than to tally the cost of their travel and accommodations. Our nation has granted its presidents exquisite transport because we need for our leaders to be efficient and safe. However, we don’t need for them to luxuriate on our tax dollars.

    As you know, we have carefully tracked the travel costs President Obama incurred, and we have an update on that this week. We have obtained records from the Secret Service and the Air Force in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that show Obama family travel cost taxpayers a grand total of $99,714,527.82.

    The newly obtained Obama White House era travel records show:

    •The March 2014 trip to Key Largo during Spring Break – where the First Family stayed at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club – cost the Secret Service $247,827.50: $182,120.33 for hotels and $65,707.17 in travel expenses. The total cost of that trip, with previously released $885,683 in flight costs from the Air Force, is $1,133,510.50.
    •Other documents show that Michelle Obama’s February 2015 Aspen vacation cost the Secret Service a total of $64,807.41: $47,109.28 for hotels, $3,559.43 in rental cars and $14,138.70 in other travel expenses. The total cost of the trip, with $57,068.80 in flight costs from previously released Air Force records, is $121,876.21.
    •Judicial Watch released documents from the Air Force concerning the 2016-2017 Obama family Christmas trip to Honolulu showing 17.9 hours flying at $142,380 per hour, bringing the total flight cost to $2,548,602.
    •We have also filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Secret Service records associated with President Obama’s movements, schedule and activities since his departure from the White House. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (No. 1:17-cv-00928)).

    The suit was filed after the Secret Service failed to respond to a March 24, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

    All records of former President Barack Obama’s movements, schedule, activities, and/or meeting for January 21, 2017 through March 21, 2017. Such records include, but are not limited to, U.S. Secret Service schedules and activity reports.

    Although Obama is no longer in office, he continues to receive Secret Service protection at taxpayer expense. In January, the Obama family traveled to Palm Springs, CA . The former president also spent a few weeks in French Polynesia. And all the while, taxpayers paid the protection tab.

    For eight long years, the Obamas spent our tax dollars for a lavish jet-setting lifestyle. Many in the media only focus on President Trump’s travel, but Barack Obama continues to cost taxpayers with his luxury travel, and we aim to document it.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 1:27 am
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      trump just did a complete audit of how much was actually spent on obama’s actual no work vacations along with the amount that michele illegally spent using slush funds in ways they were not meant to be used and he concluded that obama owes 221 million dollars.he is going to make them pay that back.obama on his way out of office also set up by executive order trips abroad for the next 30 years that would set the tax payers back another 2.1 billion dollars in security costs and all other expenses,and trump just did an executive order to stop funding any security and any other expenses anywhere outside of the united states and after doing so obama had to postpone a trip he was about to make until he could arrange for private security.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm
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    Let’s look at Michelle’s also: Anyone think Michele was so special she requires a 22-member staff PLUS a makeup artist and hairdresser paid for by taxpayers?

    This is absolutely personal gain and an abuse of taxpayers. This clearly demonstrated the Obamas care not a wit about the American public. We are a debtor nation with struggling Americans and yet the Obamas do this! These figures are from 2009, imagine what they are now! Congress MUST pass laws to limit the 1st lady to ONE personal secretary with a pay ceiling of $50,000. It MUST limit the President to two vacations a year and put a ceiling on that cost as well!

    FIRST LADY REQUIRES MORE THAN TWENTY ATTENDANTS
    By Dr. Paul L. Williams —— Bio and Archives July 7, 2009

    Total number of Personal Staff Members paid by Tax Payers.
    •Mamie Eisenhower: One – paid for personally out of President’s salary.
    •Jackie Kennedy: ONE
    •Lady Bird Johnson: ONE
    •Pat Nixon: ONE
    •Betty Ford: ONE
    •Rosaline Carter: ONE
    •Barbara Bush: ONE
    •Hilary Clinton: SEVEN
    •Laura Bush: ONE
    •Michele Obama: ——–TWENTY TWO!!!

    Michele Obama’s personal staff: TWENTY-TWO!
    •$192,200 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
    •$160,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Dir. of Policy & Projects for the 1st Lady)
    •$133,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (White House Social Sec. for Mrs. Obama)
    •$122,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Dir. of Communications for the 1st Lady)
    •$120,000 – Winter, Melissa (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the 1st Lady)
    •$110,000 – Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the 1st Lady)
    •$104,000 – Lilyveld, Catherine M. (Dir. & Press Sec. to the 1st Lady)
    •$95,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Dir. of Scheduling & Advance for the 1st Lady)
    •$90,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Dir. of Policy & Project for the 1st Lady)
    •$85,000 – Burnough, Erinn (Deputy Dir. & Deputy Social Sec.)
    •$84,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Dir. & Deputy Social Sec.)
    •$82,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Dir. of Scheduling & Events Coordinator for the 1st Lady)
    •$80,000 – Fitz, Alan O. (Deputy Dir. of Advance & Trip Dir. for the 1st Lady)
    •$77,500 – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assist. & Personal Aide to the 1st Lady)
    •$72,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Assoc. Dir. & Deputy Press Sec. for the 1st Lady)
    •$70,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assist. for Scheduling & Traveling Aide for the 1st Lady)
    •$65,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Assoc. Dir. of Correspondence for the 1st Lady)
    •$63,000 – Tubman, Samantha a (Deputy Assist. Dir., Social Office)
    •$60,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Exec. Assist. to the Chief Of Staff for the 1st Lady)
    •$56,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assist. to the Social Sec.)
    •$55,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assist.)
    •$55,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Assoc. Dir. of Correspondence for the 1st Lady)

    Total $2,075,200 in annual salaries – all for someone we did not vote for and apparently have no control over. 5 are Muslim and 13 are African-American. No 1st Lady is worth this much, not even a fraction. Frankly, if it were me she wouldn’t get a dime. Women support their spouses everyday and don’t take salaries! This family does nothing but abuse Americans in every front!

    There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the 1st Lady’s social life. This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and “First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One on all ALL Trips, Europe included.

    As of 11/15/2015 the Obama Family has spent over 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS on personal family trips. They were personal not political or Government related.

    Yes. The Canadian Free Press had to publish this, perhaps because America no longer has a free press, and the USA media is too afraid they might be considered racist or suffer at the hands of Obama if any of them published this.

    FIRST LADY REQUIRES MORE THAN TWENTY ATTENDANTS (2009 figures)

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    • June 22, 2017 at 3:38 am
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      It must be nice Michelle. I haven’t been on vacation in 9 years. On my last vacation, back in 2007, we went to Disney. We are a family of 5. We drove there and rented a timeshare from a friend for $400 for 2 weeks. We spent approximately $3800. We had a great time. It must be nice Michelle.

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    • June 30, 2017 at 3:10 am
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      Don’t forget the kids and mom in law!! She went every where with the family

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