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The Obamas Have Spent
Over $44,351,777.12 In
Taxpayer Cash On Travel

Daily Caller, by Ariel Cohen

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/5/2014 3:34:25 PM

The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history. As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending. Our president vacations a lot — we’re talking $44,351,777.12 worth of “a lot,” with most expenses charged to the American taxpayer. As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. The 119 days spent overseas have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/5/2014 3:41:59 PM     (No. 9912118)

They had barely moved in at 1600 PA Ave and they were already tired of the place, if you recall.

I´m surprised it´s not more. It probably is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/5/2014 3:45:11 PM     (No. 9912125)

He should be arrested for treason, jailed, and they BOTH should be made to pay back every last cent. Two freeloading, parasitic, hateful, lazy, arrogant frauds. I don´t like them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dlb703, 7/5/2014 3:50:44 PM     (No. 9912134)

and twelve cents?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/5/2014 3:54:05 PM     (No. 9912141)

In the article, it says this is the cost of their transportation, not lodging, meals, secret service, etc.

And when they travel they book hundreds of rooms at thousands of dollars per night. You are right---it is much much more.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 7/5/2014 4:05:06 PM     (No. 9912143)

And the income taxes on this would be....?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grahamcracker, 7/5/2014 5:05:28 PM     (No. 9912177)

Is "unlimited travel for self and extended family" in the job description of POTUS?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/5/2014 5:17:23 PM     (No. 9912191)

Much of this piggish travel is to please the Mooch and her mother, Mrs Robinson, who has occupied a free apartment in the WH since early ´09. Appears that mother & daughter grifters have to be bribed in order to keep the secret about Obama that Joan Rivers just blurted out.

Saddest thing is that this money could have been used to cover the costs of wounded soldiers & Marines and their families. Thursday´s story about the Marine quadriplegic awaiting cadaver arms noted the costs of his family´s travels between the Boston surgical hospital and his Virginia home. Sgt. Peck said that while the travel costs were large, he would somehow manage. These costs and the costs of other grievously wounded should be taken from Obama´s bottomless WH travel & entertainment budget and not from the wounded.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/5/2014 5:21:50 PM     (No. 9912194)

It´s okay! Consonant with the spread-the-wealth policy of the abomination, Hussein Obama tips well. (Maybe)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 7/5/2014 5:22:22 PM     (No. 9912195)

Bubba did it for the chicks. Obama did it for the free stuff.
Scares me to think what Hillary wants it for.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/5/2014 5:35:33 PM     (No. 9912201)

Little did I realize that the redistribution of wealth would be from all of us to THEM!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/5/2014 5:42:20 PM     (No. 9912204)

I wonder if the Obama´s even know the address to their Chicago home?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/5/2014 5:55:56 PM     (No. 9912213)

Only $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer cash?---But what about the royal family "joy ride" to Africa last year?:

"The Obama Family Trip To Africa To Cost $60 To $100 Million"
Weekly Standard
June 13, 2013

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Distorted, 7/5/2014 6:07:32 PM     (No. 9912219)

How many tons of Gaia-killing CO2 did that travel produce?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/5/2014 6:11:26 PM     (No. 9912226)

If thats all he cost, he is a cheap date. Its the trillions he has deliberately wasted so the damage he inflicts will be irrecoverable that is the real issue we should focus on. Its obvious we can´t get him legally. But his enabling Democrats MUST be forced to pay at the polls.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rochow, 7/5/2014 6:20:30 PM     (No. 9912235)

After the O´s moved to the WH they thought they had become a high power Hollywood couple. That was the understanding of this grifter no class transgender couple!That was the clown´s comprehension of being ´president´! Traveling non stop, apologizing non stop, partying non stop, it was a huge step up for the community organizer who did not want to be seen in the Oval because other than holding a pen, he has no clue what to do!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/5/2014 6:57:03 PM     (No. 9912260)

On the bright side, when they are on the plane in the air, they aren´t finishing their details to dismantle us here on the terra firma.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/5/2014 7:14:52 PM     (No. 9912269)

"It´s that last 12 cents that ticks me off the most."
Signed,
Average American

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bobn.t, 7/5/2014 8:26:15 PM     (No. 9912321)

The testosterone free zone called Congress should have impeached the traitor but that will never happen.
We are now seeing the America hater upping his plan to destroy the country.
Welcome to Obamastan.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Tulunk, 7/5/2014 8:31:41 PM     (No. 9912326)

No one seems to know if there is any budget at all for our first family, or if they have unlimited freedom to hire as many servants as they want, pay them whatever they want, plan as many vacations, with as many guests as they like entertaining. I´ll bet our "royalty" far out spends the European monarchs. This should be stopped, and if GOP wins in ´16 that should be at the top of the to-do list.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/5/2014 9:50:27 PM     (No. 9912363)

That doesn´t include the cost of the low flyby of AirForce-1 in NYC when Mooch took the girls, Aunt Zucchini, and Ma Robinson for that joy ride.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: bubber, 7/5/2014 11:19:55 PM     (No. 9912405)

He had to travel so much to repair Americas foreign policy... s/o ...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/5/2014 11:26:38 PM     (No. 9912411)

The prez earns $400k plus a $50,000 expense account. Why are We picking up the tab for ´all they can invite´ on vacations ? Even if they pay for their own hotels (we wish) We pay for extra security.

Why are We paying for him to use AF1 as a taxi for him to campaign for Dems ?

Since We are paying for their joy rides, We should at least see who is along for the ride.

The audacity of it all. Good to be the king.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/6/2014 12:07:28 AM     (No. 9912426)

#16 -- "... when they are on the plane in the air, they aren´t finishing their details to dismantle us here on terra firma" --

Of course not -- in the air or anywhere else. That little task is being handled 24/7 by Valerie (Jarrett), Eric (Holder), and Harry (Reid).


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/6/2014 5:42:36 AM     (No. 9912498)

Grifters of the first order...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: steveW, 7/6/2014 7:03:53 AM     (No. 9912532)

revenge

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Reply 26 - Posted by: judy, 7/6/2014 7:19:08 AM     (No. 9912544)

Everyone is so upset with the republican party for doing nothing. The republican party will never win another election & they just play golf, trash the tea party & go to tanning beds. Does Boehner still control the budget?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/6/2014 7:47:45 AM     (No. 9912573)

@23 And the 40+ czars. They seem to have more than earned their keep.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/6/2014 7:50:30 AM     (No. 9912582)

Numbers are approximate, but the $44 million is only 237+ hours of flight time for AF-1 and I bet that was used the first year in office. AF-1 costs $185,000/hour to fly. They need to come up with better figures, especially remembering how Moo! rented several FLOORS of rooms in a swanky hotel when she travelled to Spain to shop. I guess when you travel with 200 close friends, those rooms are needed.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: catfur27, 7/6/2014 7:59:15 AM     (No. 9912586)

..remember King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette...???...let´s hope it´s true that History DOES repeat itself.

- Robespierre

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Reply 30 - Posted by: judy, 7/6/2014 8:13:45 AM     (No. 9912606)

Do you think Cantor, Boehner, McConnell & Ryan are happy? They got their immigration bill by the back door method.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: caddyjak, 7/6/2014 8:25:45 AM     (No. 9912620)

Much closer to $444,000,000.00.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MMC, 7/6/2014 9:05:59 AM     (No. 9912651)

The amount suggested is a fraction of what Obama has spent on travel. Another poster reminded us of the African Safari, then the trip to China.

Grandma was not a very nice guest.
Manners matter. And the Chinese people think in terms of 1000 years, not just a 24 hr news cycle.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 7/6/2014 9:23:27 AM     (No. 9912671)

And the WH press will fail to ask a single question on the subject.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 7/6/2014 9:49:30 AM     (No. 9912690)

Payin back the man.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/6/2014 12:03:51 PM     (No. 9912820)

Another 6 million and the money could have bought 32 GOP Senators to support amnesty.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rochow, 7/6/2014 1:40:28 PM     (No. 9912920)

He would not know what to do in the Oval, he is after all just an amateur clown community organizer turned prez! Nothing like showing up in Hollywood and on talk shows with a huge Secret Service entourage and your own huge jumbo.
As he stated recently in NC, ´when this president thingy is over´....yeah, you cheap nobody have to pay for your own travel, until then this family will continue to squeeze every dime out of us and travel to the ends of the earth.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 7/6/2014 2:10:27 PM     (No. 9912949)

Who did the math? This clown probably spent the 44mil during his first 2 or. 3 years.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 7/6/2014 2:42:50 PM     (No. 9912974)

Yep. it is easily ten times that, just for their vacations and fundraising travel, not even including the official stuff that the pResident is SUPPOSED to do.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/6/2014 3:33:16 PM     (No. 9913018)

And how much has it cost us for Obammy to play almost 180 rounds of golf so far? I´ve read that it takes him a minimum of 5 hours to play a round of golf. Probably more. 180 X 5 = 900 hours divided by a 40 hour normal work week (ROFL,...like "The Won" ever, EVER actually works 40 hours in a week,...) =´s 22.5 weeks divided by 4 =´s 5.6 months of playing golf on our dime.

How much does all of this time and security personnel cost?

How much have all of the lavish "Blackhouse" dinners for rap "musicians" and other miscreants cost the taxpayers also?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/6/2014 4:16:23 PM     (No. 9913063)

I blame the House of Representatives and the RINOS for that. They control the money...and they did nothing to stop this misuse of our taxpayer money!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: artlover, 7/6/2014 7:26:31 PM     (No. 9913216)

The Obamas went in office with the intention of destroying this country and loving every minute of it. They are going all over the world telling people what they are doing and we the people are doing nothing because we would be called racist. The Obamas dug in deep and have continued going deeper every day. They are enjoying every minute of it. The sad thing is that when they wake up, they, like all of us, will have nothing. The people who voted him in office will find a way to blame it on the fact that he is black and everyone threw him under the bus. Actually, he is throwing every person, black, white, rich, poor, liberal, conservative or any other description there is for a person except him and Michelle and the two girls under the buss for life.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: reilly, 7/6/2014 7:52:23 PM     (No. 9913234)


See, Democrats think they´ll be dead when the debt collapses, so party hardy while you can.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: anonymous, 7/6/2014 7:56:07 PM     (No. 9913237)

Liberalism is a money-making scheme. All you need is to show concern for the masses. Tell them how much you care. Next thing you know, you´re laughing all the way to the bank.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: strike3, 7/6/2014 9:23:55 PM     (No. 9913291)

Obama is Nero without a toga and the leadership ability.

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/19/2014 9:28:34 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic State’s official media just released a graphic video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was taken in northwest Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The ISIS terrorist in the video says that the beheading is revenge for President Obama’s recent airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq. The video, viewed in full by PJM, begins with a snippet of Obama speaking about the strikes, then shifts to images of the strikes with a title that reads, “American Aggression Against the Islamic State.” The title card then says a “A Message to America.” Foley, with a shaved head, was

Obama on Ferguson: ‘I Have to Be
Careful About Not Pre-Judging Events’

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 9:12:55 PM     Post Reply
While Barack Obama may have his own personal feelings towards the death of Michael Brown and the deterioration of order in Ferguson, Mo., he took pains during his press conference today to stress that he is, first and foremost, the President of the United States, and that the investigation in Brown’s death is still in progress. “I have to be very careful about not prejudging events before these investigations are completed, because these are issues of local jurisdiction,” he said during a Q&A during a press conference, in which he announced that he was sending Attorney General Eric Holder to

Mitt Romney: Obama
worse than even I expected

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Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/19/2014 5:31:01 PM     Post Reply
Beckley, WV - Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.” Mr. Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican

What It Was Like In The Streets
On Ferguson’s Worst Night

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Buzz Feed News, by Joel Anderson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/19/2014 7:45:47 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Missouri — It was a little after 9 p.m., and I was in the McDonald’s parking lot, standing by my car. A police helicopter circled overhead, its spotlight sweeping back and forth.Then I heard the sound of shattering glass: A rubber bullet had been fired through a window of McDonald’s, which until then, had been one of the few sanctuaries on West Florissant Avenue. Now I didn’t feel safe anywhere. State troopers in riot gear and armored trucks moved south on West Florissant, firing flash grenades and tear gas canisters at a crowd of protesters who only minutes before had been

´American bombing had signed
my death certificate´: Missing US
journalist James Wright Foley
goes unflinching to his death
as ISIS behead him in horrific*

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Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/19/2014 7:00:18 PM     Post Reply
American freelance photo-journalist James Wright Foley, 40, has been beheaded by ISIS in a video message posted online and titled as ‘A Message to America’. Foley, has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage while reporting from Taftanaz, in northern Syria while reporting for the agency, GlobalPost. ISIS posted the extremely graphic video to social media as proof of their barbaric actions late on Tuesday afternoon. Scroll Down for Video of Previous ISIS threats- White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the administration has seen the video. She says that if it’s deemed genuine by the

U.N. chief calls for protection
of rights in Missouri protests

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Reuters, by Michelle Nichols & Chizu Nomiyama    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/18/2014 7:38:30 PM     Post Reply
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on U.S. authorities on Monday to ensure the protection of the rights of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, where there have been demonstrations and rioting over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen. "The Secretary-General calls on the authorities to ensure that the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are protected," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. "He calls on all to exercise restraint, for law enforcement officials to abide by U.S. and international standards in dealing with demonstrators," Dujarric said.

Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game
with Hands Up for Michael Brown

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CBS DC, by Staff *    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 8/19/2014 10:28:22 AM     Post Reply
From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air. Ferguson is where unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. Witnesses have said he was not aggressive toward the officer and had his hands raised above his head before he was shot. As a result, the words “hands up, don’t shoot” have become a rallying cry of protesters, both in Ferguson and online.


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