Shipping presidents and their families around is a costly business. Because of clear security dangers they can’t simply purchase a plane ticket and get in line with the rest of us do. Furthermore, the president must have the capacity to coordinate the military safely consistently. All things considered, some are more than willing to exploit the travel livens that accompany being individuals from the primary family.
We’ve made considerable progress from President Harry and First Lady Bess Truman. At the point when his term as president finished that was it. Supposedly, he and Bess stuffed up their auto and drove back home to Independence, Missouri. One need not stress over witnessing that once more.
Mr. and Mrs. Obama were under no impulse to be dependable with the travel spending plan. They comprehended that they were going on the citizens’ cash, not theirs. So they took advantage of it. Truth be told, they capitalized on it to the tune of $114 million. Exactly what number of trips did Michelle and the children need to take to Aspen?
“Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force and the Secret Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and two FOIA lawsuits for travel expenses by the families of former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.
“The total for Obama travel is $9,028,346.90 for this production of documents. Added to the previously released costs, the known total for travel expenses for the Obamas is now $114,691,322.17.”
Contrast this with what the Trumps have spent up to this point.
“The total for President Trump’s travels in this production is $2,821,367.34. Added to the previously released costs, the known travel costs are now $10,381,792.35.”
Here is a little example of Obama travel costs. Note the hotel costs alone.
“A pair of Obama family vacations the weekend of February 14, 2014, cost the Secret Service $272,192.91:
“Michelle Obama’s annual trip to Aspen with her daughters – where she shut down the airport for an hour – cost $6,970 in air/rail, $5,614.99 in car rentals and $76,078.30 in hotels for a total of $88,663.29
“President Obama’s annual golfing trip to Palm Springs included a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and cost $10,951 in air/rail, $10,166.79 in car rentals and $162,411.80 in hotels for a total of $183,529.62”
Michelle and her two girls went to Aspen. What’s more, she kept running up a lodging bill of $76 thousand? By what method would that be able to be? We see some portion of that was for Secret Service agents. In any case, this is a shock. On the off chance that it cost that much to house her, her children, and her entourage, she expected to remain in the White House.
On the off chance that you are not incensed yet, this should do it.
“Secret Service showed expenses for Obama’s post-presidency travels of $1,913,702.21 including: $936,742.56 in hotels; $159,393.40 in air/rail; $2,684.11 in car rentals; $819.70 in overtime; and $814,062.44 in miscellaneous expenses. The destinations of these trips were withheld under ‘privacy’ and ‘law enforcement’ exemptions.”
This is a joke. Mr. Obama is never again president, yet we are as yet anticipated that would pay his travel costs? He keeps running up $1 million in hotel bills since he cleared out office. Furthermore, nearly that same sum on “random” costs. To add to this shock, where he went is a mystery.
Because of their being a potential focus for threatening acts, previous presidents and their families get Secret Service security. Yet, the Obama’s have been permitted to get on the administration money-making machine, and clearly stay on it.
The Obamas obviously had a feeling of privilege. They saw their shot and exploited it. It’s far past time that their cost account is finished. Let Mr. Obama’s affluent supporters pay to fly him around.
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