Oh my gosh! Get ready for this one, because first is probably going to make you really, really sick, and then it’s likely to make you really, really angry! (And rightly so!)
The total amount the Obamas have spent on travel and vacations during their 8 years in office? More than $10 million per YEAR… EACH!!! Yes, that’s right, ten-million-dollars-per-year. Each… Oh my gosh. It’s disgusting! The family has spent over $90 million total on vacations so far.
According to Judicial Watch, the 2015 Obama Hawaii Christmas vacation cost the taxpayer almost $5 million. That’s just one vacation! How? How does one even spend that much on vacation? And how can one, in good conscience, do that when the majority of the people in one’s country are struggling to keep a roof over their heads? Really. How do you do that and still sleep at night? Seems that it must take a remarkable amount of narcissism to be so heartless.
And the Obamas are going back to Hawaii again for this Christmas, where they will spend another estimated $5 million out of the taxpayers’ pockets.
While it would be possible, though both angering and depressing, to go through each and every one of the Obama’s vacations and unnecessary jaunts around the world, it’s likely enough to heed the words of Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, who 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.”
Contrast Obama’s narcisistic behavior with that of President-elect Donald Trump, who has already told news anchor Lesley Stahl he will forego his $400,000 per year salary as president, “No, I’m not gonna take the salary. I’m not taking it.” January 20th can’t get here soon enough!