The Obama’s have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations at a time when the government should be cutting back excess like this. I can’t recall a president who has taken so many vacations at the expense of the tax payers.
The Obama’s are worth millions and could easily afford these vacations without putting a dent in their budget, yet they continue to live like royalty at the taxpayers’ expense.
As of March 2014, the Obama family has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas has cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
At the same point in their respective presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27 trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips and Obama is not nearly done with his travels.
“Here we have a president that gets on the budget line by line, but this apparently doesn’t apply to his travel,” president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, said in an interview with The Daily Caller.
“The Obamas are abusing the public trust and the taxpayers with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel,” Fitton said in a press release. “These staggering costs show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang.”