Obama Cost Us All Over $5 Million Just for the Flight Alone for His Vacation to Africa

by Warner Todd Huston | July 29, 2015 11:50 am

Obama’s five-day trip to the land of his… uh, father’s birth, cost us more than $5 million just for the costs of his flight, a new report reveals.

Seems like a monumental waste of money[1], doesn’t it?

The National Taxpayers Union said Mr. Obama is spending about 29 hours of flight time on the trip that began Thursday, taking him to Kenya and Ethiopia. Operating Air Force One costs $206,337 per flight hour, for a total of $5,983,773.

The total cost of the trip will easily reach into tens of millions of dollars. In the summer of 2013, Mr. Obama took his family on a weeklong trip to sub-Saharan Africa that was estimated to cost taxpayers between $60 million and $100 million.

On that earlier trip, the Secret Service’s hotel costs alone totaled $953,788, or about $136,255 per day.

So, do you think we got our money’s worth, America?

  1. waste of money: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/28/obamas-flight-africa-tops-5-million-study/

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