The Obama family has spent millions of dollars over the last eight years going on tax payer funded vacations with their family. While splurging on lavish vacations. The 2015 trip to Hawaii the family took had a steep cost and now it has been released and the numbers will curdle your stomach.
CNS News reports the Obama family spent $4,823,206.88 on that vacation. Which is the eight year they have had that vacation. So take that number and times it by eight. In total this means they spent a whopping $85,029,819 in tax payer funded vacations all on themselves.
This is the final Christmas the family will spend in Hawaii where the taxpayers fund it. It is scheduled to end on January 3rd where they will have spent seventeen days, or a little over two weeks, at the Kailua mansion they rented.
The costs also include the costs of all there Secret Service details as well as the reporters who join them. They spent $245,993.12 on rooms near the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay for all of there Secret Service detail. The administration also spent money on purchasing rooms near the Moana Surfrider resort on Waikiki Beach and the Ala Moana Hotel. In total this cost of $40,249.28 and $671,895.99.
The family has also dined at the most expensive restaurants in the state of Hawaii and the President spent the majority of his time golfing on the most extravagant course. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said,
“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.”
President Elect Trump has said he refuses to take vacations while he is in office. Which is a refreshing start from the past eight years of the Obama administration. Finally, we will have someone who takes us seriously and takes the job seriously enough not to jet off on vacation anytime he deems he needs to.