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Report: 8 years of Obama
vacations cost $85 million

McClatchy DC, by Anita Kumar

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 12/29/2016 2:06:20 PM

WASHINGTON — As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records. The cost of Air Force One and other government planes as well as helicopters, cargo planes, armored cars, Secret Service

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Quite the gravy train. The Soviets in the Kremlin didn´t have it so good.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 12/29/2016 2:22:25 PM     (No. 11086809)

Obama considersnit his personal Reparation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/29/2016 2:23:56 PM     (No. 11086812)

How many hungry children could have been fed by that?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56, 12/29/2016 2:35:41 PM     (No. 11086827)

There is a silver lining in this.

It´s gonna be real different for the Obama and the Mrs. on their next vacation in February 2017 when somebody asks them which of their credit cards they are going to pay their bill with.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/29/2016 2:38:32 PM     (No. 11086835)

Whew! That´s some carbon footprint Mr. President. Are you paying attention Lefties?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/29/2016 2:41:00 PM     (No. 11086845)

It would have been worth it if he´d left his pen and phone behind at the White House.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/29/2016 2:52:21 PM     (No. 11086874)

Wildly successful low-breed grifters. They belong in the Grifters Hall of Fame.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/29/2016 2:57:35 PM     (No. 11086887)

Livin´ large, thanks to the taxpayers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MMC, 12/29/2016 3:26:08 PM     (No. 11086936)

I think 85 million is a low number . There were multiple vacation´s a year, the staff, multiple planes, the facilities, the golf course rentals.. 85 million may be the cost of place and air travel... but then there is all the shave iced and poi for family and guests ..and the Obama don´t travel light.
Her trip to China probably cost us that much money.. I think the press wants to down play the actual numbers. I will read it in the Russian Times.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tommyr, 12/29/2016 3:29:45 PM     (No. 11086944)

McClatchy has been very close ro the current regime so assume the total is fifty percebt higher.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wtm, 12/29/2016 3:31:42 PM     (No. 11086949)

Got 1 more vacation coming up for Mooch and the girls to go skiing before the End of his term !

Expect them to leave by next weekend, and stay the entire week !

And our MONEY will be NO object this time !

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/29/2016 3:50:57 PM     (No. 11086975)

The U.S. spent more on the Obolas than the Brits spent on the royal family over the same time period.
We have to get a handle on the costs of the first family, no matter who is in office. including their random trips around the wotld. I am confident that President Trump will not spend the way the kenyan Klown´s family has spent the taxpayers money.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 12/29/2016 5:39:15 PM     (No. 11087151)

Congress should send him the bill and garnish his retirement to pay for it. I can only dream.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 12/29/2016 11:03:03 PM     (No. 11087407)

$85 million - he is truly spitting in our faces.

There needs to be a limit on this ripoff.
How about $100K per year for vacations? I consider that ULTRA generous.

Does ANY other employer offer all-expense-paid vacations to employees equal to 50% of gross salary?

No.

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