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Details released: Obama vacation tab surges past $105M

Despite his promise to give up leisure if he was elected president

By Bob Unruh | 14 Sep 2017

Most American families could put together a pretty nice vacation for $36,185. After all, that’s well beyond half of the median household income of about $59,000.

A family of four could do an African safari or spend a couple of weeks touring Europe, or take a cruise that wouldn’t seem to end. Or that amount would make a nice down payment on an RV.

But that’s what taxpayers spent on vacations for Barack Obama and his family.

Every day.

For eight full years.

The total of more than $105 million over Obama’s two terms comes out to about $25 per minute, or roughly 41 cents per second.

The details were released by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch said it obtained travel records from the Secret Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit. It found that the known total of travel expenses for former Obama and his family to was $105,662,975.27.

When the Obamas traveled, the taxpayers funded the security, staff housing and transportation, communications, aircraft and other travel expenses. Security costs also are an expense, but many of those costs are not revealed.

Continue reading        [Be sure to read the comments posted at the end of the article at WND]

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