FOIA Documents Reveal Obama Took an $8 Million Vacation

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Back when Obama was first trying to get elected in 2008, he had this to say about taking vacations:

“You have to understand that if you seek that office, you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially the burden that any president, I think, strikes, with the American people is, um, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving myself to you.”

Between all of his golf games and vacations, the President has since gained a reputation for being one of the most laid back presidents we’ve ever had. In fact, his vacations may have created the biggest taxpayer tab in presidential history. A FOIA request by judicial watch has revealed that his December 2014 Hawaiian vacation cost over $8 million for the 17 day vacation. The vast majority of the cost was flight related, but also included $91,000 in car rental expenses and $224,000 for hotel stays.

Even after taking into account the staff members and secret service agents that must have come along, those numbers still sound mind-boggling. All told, the costs for all the vacations he has taken during his presidency, amount to over $70 million (that we know of).

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  • Frank Energy

    Come on now….just the cost to the businesses of Hawaii are over $50M per trip based on unpredictable road usage. sheesh.

  • Another ‘Let them eat cake’ moment brought to you by Obama and your Fedcoat Government!

    • none

      It was money well spent! The fallout from Fucashima has already started to hit the Hawaiian shores, Along with the contaminated sea life.
      II hope that Mr. Obama does sample some of the same things the comonors eat, and discover that it is tasteless.

  • The entire government needs to go on permanent vacation.

    • they need put down for a long dirt nap.

    • mirageseekr

      Thats called anarchy and its a wonderful idea.

  • Boop Gahev

    Money well spent. Please stay on vacation.

  • SpunkyBunks

    Why do WE have to pay for them to go all the way to Hawaii? California and Florida have golf courses too. Plus they would be setting a “good” example for the rest of America to vacation in mainland USA. If they were paying for their own vacation, I could care less where they go.

  • NJ Rancher

    the $70 million total comes is $0.573 per tax payer i demand a refund

    • If I COULD get my 60 cents back from these thieves, I would. They don’t deserve it no matter how small the sum.

    • You people don’t pay taxes. So you get nothing back!

  • Mr Anthill

    Did not Gaius (Caligula), achieve similar unprecedented feats of waste and carnage during his reign?

    History repeats here now and during the “fall” of the Roman Empire;

    Invasions by Barbarian tribes
    Economic troubles and over-reliance on slave labor
    Over-expansion and military overspending
    Government corruption and political instability
    Weakening of the Roman legions

  • Reverend Draco

    I sure wish I could spend 32 times my yearly income on one of multiple yearly vacations. . .

    • You’d probably feel like an asshole doing that with other peoples’ money without their permission though.

      • Reverend Draco

        Wait – I’m supposed to feel bad for using guns to force you to pay for my vacation? Like THAT would ever happen!

  • Not bad. For a N that should be shining shoes. If he weren’t too lazy to even do that!