by Lisa Smith | July 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Nothing like a broke nation fronting their king, oops, I mean, president’s vacation expenses. Obama’s records regarding his expenses on his last trip to France have been revealed and they aren’t pretty! For Obama to have secret service (most of us could care less if he had protection) the taxpayers were charged $1,324,171.00. For his private jet, he charged us $2,840,896.00. Bringing the grand total to $ 83,795,502.00. Wow, I say Obama skips Christmas this year!
From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for these documents on January 6, 2016. The records were released in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2016, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:16-cv-00863)).
The Secret Service expense report is as follows:
$82,991.60 was spent on air and rail travel.
$706,065 was spent on Parisian hotels.
$531,598 for rental vehicles.
$10,820 in overtime pay was run up.
Cell phones were rented for $2,562.
Cell phone usage cost $679.
A copier was rented for $652.
$624 in “miscellaneous” expenses.
The Secret Service detail stayed in a number of Parisian hotels. The most money was spent at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand, a historic hotel built in 1862 that is called a “luxury” hotel that “defines historic grandeur,” according to its website. Accommodations were also booked at the Hilton Astor, Marriott Ambassador, Marriott Rive Gauche, and Mercure Tour Eiffel.
According to Air Force documents two planes were used for the trip to Paris, both Air Force One and a C-32A (which is generally used by either the secretary of state or the first lady):
Air Force One travelled a total of 14.4 hours @ $180,118 per hour for a total of $2,593,699.20.
The C-32A travelled 15.6 hours @ $15,846 per hour for a total of $247,197.60.
Other expenses for additional cabinet members’ travel and catering, Secret Service meals, meeting rooms, etc. are not included in these totals.
Is America ever going to wake up and realize that our selfish ruler is purposefully making this country weaker?! He’s increased our debt dramatically by these lavish vacations, invited terrorists in and pays them to be here with our money, then he lowers our military and demonizes cops! What’s next?! Oh, a gun ban, that’s right.
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