17 days. At a golf club.
Imagine how long his vacation would be if he hadn't asserted "I won't have time for vacations" and "I won't have time for golf."
Where would you suggest his vacation be? On Martha's Vineyard, or in Hawaii?
I think he should travel the world enjoying the sites while bowing and scraping to every king, leader, potentate and big-wig all the while apologizing for America being the center of all things evil...the great Satan, as it were.
Matt: tell us how you feeeeeel about the Obama junkets. We can hear the silence. We understand you either have no knowledge or no comment about liberal democrats spending taxpayer dollars on their family ‘vacations abroad’….yet rise up to complain about Rebublican official vacations. You have a different value system….we understand that…..do you?
China? Maybe the Whole Trump family should go to …..China.
Taxpayers Hit Hard With Michelle Obama's China Trip.
According to the newly released records, the transportation costs for the seven-day trip to China were based on a flight cost of $11,092 per hour for the Obama family, and support personnel in a C-32A presidential aircraft. The $362,523.53 air travel expense tab for the Obama entourage was more than 225 times what the average American family spends on an entire week-long vacation.
The U.S. Secret Service has not yet responded to the request for attendant costs for personnel, accommodations, meals, rental cars, and related expenses.The Daily Mail reported: “Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite.” The 3,400-square-foot suite included a private steam room and in-room dining for six.
Though the White House billed the China trip as an effort by Michelle Obama to push her education agenda, much of the Obama family’s time was spent at popular tourist sightseeing venues. According to Diplomat.com, “The first lady, daughters Malia and Sasha, and mother Marian Robinson visited Beijing’s Forbidden City and Summer Palace as well as the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, and the Chengdu Panda Base.”
The first lady also called for transparency, which is too rich for words — given the illegal secrecy alone over her family’s travel on taxpayers’ dime!Once again, the Obamas abused the public trust and raided the taxpayers’ coffers for unnecessarily luxurious travel. The fact that it took Judicial Watch a full year to obtain this information about the first lady’s China junket reveals that the “most transparent administration in history” knows that its taxpayer-financed jaunts are so excessively extravagant that it ignores open records law to keep Americans in the dark.Judicial Watch previously uncovered an expensive combination of trips by the Obamas to Africa and Honolulu, which cost taxpayers $15,885,585.30 in flight expenses alone.
Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff'
• Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother Marian Robinson are staying in a sumptuous presidential suite at a Beijing Westin hotel• Mrs. Robinson has been 'barking at the staff since she arrived,' a hotel staffer said, adding that 'we can't wait for this to be over'
• Secret Service agents are monopolizing elevators and booting high-paying guests from their rooms to occupy a block of space near the first lady
• Both front and back doors of the hotel are blocked off, with Chinese and U.S. security agents screening everyone who enters
• Ordinary Chinese describe Mrs. Obama and her family as kind and gracious, but hotel staff are 'fed up'
But the Obamas' stay has already affected staff and guests at the hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama's mother Marian Robinson has been 'barking at the staff since she arrived.'
Matt…..can’t hear you. Say something about presidential family 'vacations'....tell us what causes you to be concerned.
Hey you guys with your noses so far up Trumps orange butt you can't see the real world, it's already been established that Trump and his family traveled more on the taxpayers dime in one month than the Obamas did in a year. Cite all the fake news you want, it won't change the fact. Nor will it change the fact that SCROTUS tweeted 27 times criticizing Obama for playing golf while POTUS. You people are more soullessly empty, hopelessly hypocritical, and spiritually unattractive than any lonely single guy with daddy issues trolling right-wing forums from the darkness of his widowed mother's basement while masturbating.
Jassie mike drop.
Has this weeks news packet reached ME, yet? The HVAC is being replaced in the west wing. All spaces are off limits while the Obama mange is exterminated. It just-so-happened that a nearby country club had openings.
Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing the Cost to Taxpayers for Michelle Obama’s Family Trip to Africa
We paid for 21passengers including……. Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, and niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson…..and….. Mrs. Obama’s makeup and hairstylist (Carl Ray and Johnny Wright).
Washington, DC — October 4, 2011
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained mission expense records and passenger manifests from the United States Air Force related to the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to an August 19, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Air Force (No. 11-1496)). Judicial Watch is investigating the purpose and itinerary of the trip as well as a breakdown of the costs to taxpayers.
On June 28, 2011, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request seeking the mission taskings, transportation records, and passenger manifests for Michelle Obama’s Africa trip. Documents were only provided after Judicial Watch filed suit:
• According to U.S. Department of Defense’s published hourly rates for the C-32A aircraft used for the trip, Judicial Watch calculated the total cost to American taxpayers was $424,142 for use of the aircraft (34.8 flight hours x $12,188 per hour). (The C-32 is a specially configured military version of the Boeing 757.) Other expenses – meals (off the plane), transportation, security, various services, etc. – have yet to be disclosed.
• The passenger manifests confirm the presence of Obama’s daughter’s, Malia and Sasha on the trip. The two girls are listed as “Senior Staff.” The manifests also list Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, and niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson, as well Mrs. Obama’s makeup and hairstylist (Carl Ray and Johnny Wright).
• The expense records also show $928.44 was spent for “bulk food” purchases on flight. Overall, during the trip, 192 meals were served for the 21 passengers on board.
The professed purpose of Michelle Obama’s trip to South Africa and Botswana was to encourage young people living in the two growing democracies to become involved in national affairs; and during her scheduled stops in Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa and in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, the First Lady used the opportunity to speak on education, health and wellness issues.The trip also included such tourist events as visits to historical landmarks and museums, plus a nonworking chance to send time with Nelson Mandela, a meeting that Mrs. Obama described as “surreal.” The trip ended with a private family safari at a South African game reserve before the group returned to Washington on June 27.“This trip was as much an opportunity for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a trip to conduct government business,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This junket wasted tax dollars and the resources of our overextended military. No wonder we had to sue to pry loose this information.”
Matt stopped reading news from DC right after election results were published .
from Jasper - "... it's already been established that Trump and his family traveled more on the taxpayers dime in one month than the Obamas did in a year".
Now that's funny. Whose source did you use for this one?
And Jasper, one other thing. You always seem so preoccupied by masturbation. One has to wonder why.
Oh, and if you haven't seen a news report on the White House renovations, you should be aware that this "vacation" coincides with much needed repairs to the WH air-conditioning system.
New Jersey is an excellent choice while the WH is not habitable.
Jasper's head explodes. Another great day in Maine. Careful Matt, it looks like tou got some of the splatter on you. You'll have to ask Mom to clean you up when she brings down your Hot Pockets.
Eventually you figure out as an important public figure...you can go anywhere and the public taxpayer will pay for it.
When President Obama brought Hillary Clinton along for a July campaign rally in North Carolina, Clinton's team reimbursed the government $37,000, but it costs roughly $200,000 an hour to operate Air Force One.
So….was Obama ‘taking a vacation” or what.http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33634875/who-pays-for-obama-to-campaign-for-h...
Who pays for President Obama to campaign for Hillary Clinton?
By Peter Busch, NBC2 Anchor
FORT MYERS, Fla. -
Several viewers are wondering when President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, or Vice President Joe Biden campaign for Hillary Clinton, who pays for it?
It's a quadrennial tradition: The presidential candidates become seasonal residents in Florida.
But this election, we're seeing another big name a lot on the campaign trail - the president himself.
Do taxpayers end up paying for the president to campaign?
The way it works is they, in this case, the Democratic National Committee and campaign cover a portion of the cost of the expense of travel.When President Obama brought Hillary Clinton along for a July campaign rally in North Carolina, Clinton's team reimbursed the government $37,000, but it costs roughly $200,000 an hour to operate Air Force One.
And then there are the security costs.
"You have the president out there, you have the first lady, and you have the vice president, and they're all under Secret Service protection, so that is a cost that no matter what is incurred by the taxpayers," said Emily Thoemke, who worked on the John McCain campaign.
Early voters in Lee County were split on the notion of a campaigner in chief."I don't mind as long as he's still focused on the office but I understand the need to support your party," one voter said.
"I'm disgusted. You should see my insurance premiums; that's what he should be fixing," said another.
President Obama has been campaigning for a candidate more than any other president in recent history, but that's because he's more popular.
John McCain in 2008 didn't want the unpopular President Bush on the campaign trail for him, and Al Gore only asked President Bill Clinton to campaign with him once.
Great deflection, you echo chamber dwelling asshats.
Spider--of course I don't want the govt paying for family vacations and the like. However, since you brought it up, Trump's travel expenses are absolutely crushing Obama's.
My post was referring to the president's hypocrisy. The man criticized Obama up and down for playing too much golf and taking too much time off, but he's had more of both since taking office, and at greater expense. If you can't admit that Trump is a fraud in this respect, you're an even bigger fraud than he is.
Have they been working on the HVAC all these weekends when he trucked down to FLA?
The silence of the leftist progressives regarding the travel behaviors of Michelle Obama has been deafening.
Where were you all in 2011 when she traveled to Africa at taxpayer expense?
Leftist, socialist democrat first lady Michelle Obama travels to Africa with 21 people…including her Mother, niece and nephew and.….hairstylist and makeup person….and you remain silent.
Trump travels….you get upset and vocal.
Michelle travels and you remain silent.
The operative word here is hypocrisy.
Hey dipshit, you already posted this, and I already said I don't want politicians gling on vacation with friends and family at taxpayer expense.
So what do you have to say about trump's spending and hypocrisy?
Many years ago I gave up on trying to convince the cool-aid drinkers that there might, just possibly, perhaps, just a little, be a bit of hypocrisy here. The fact that Obama took less vacation days then Bush II, and that Trump has spent more taxpayer money on his "home travels" in one year than Obama caused in 8 years... well... that falls on deaf ears. There is a certain segment of society that is utterly incapable of a) researching information, b) internalizing it, and c) accepting information that may, just may, differ from their assumptions.
You are, here, right in the center of Those Who Are Incapable Of Ingesting Actual Facts.
Keep posting, by all means, but it is wasted typing.
Wanted: Transparency. See below. How long has the expensive personal travel habits of elected officials been going on? Is this a practice that recently started?
“Presidential travel is racking up millions of dollars in expenses paid by taxpayers. The liberal media didn’t much care about Judicial Watch’s reporting on President Obama’s abusive travel but now are keenly interested in President Trump’s trips. The Trump administration should do what the Obama administration did not do – move reforms through to get these expenses under control for this and future presidents,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “In the meantime, the bureaucracies should release the travel numbers rather than requiring us to go to court to get accountability for taxpayers.”The new records show new expenses totaling $2,301,527.02.As a result of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, the following records were produced:
• Melania Trump flew to Mar-a-Lago between February 3-6 on a C-37B military jet at an operating cost of $10,075 per hour for six hours. The total comes to $60,450.
• Vice President Pence flew Air Force Two 5.58 hours to Houston for the Super Bowl between February 3-6 at an operating cost of $15,994 per hour, for a total of $89,246.52.
• Melania Trump flew from New York to Washington DC on February 10 to join her husband on Air Force One for the trip to Mar-a-Lago. She departed on February 12 for New York on a C-37A jet for a weekend total of 7.09 hours at $10,075 per hour, bringing the cost to $71,431.75.
• President Trump flew Air Force One 5.7 hours to Mar-a-Lago between February 17-21 at an operating cost of $142,380 per hour, for a total of $811,566.
• Melania Trump flew from New York to Mar-a-Lago between February 17-21. One leg she flew 5.63 hours on a C-37B military jet at an operating cost of $10,075 per hour for a total of $56,722.25 and on the other leg she flew 5.57 hours on a C-40B jet at $5,450 per hour for a total of $30,356.50. The grand total is $87,078.75.
• President Trump flew 4.1 hours on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago between March 17-19 at $142,380 per hour, for a total of $583,758.
In response to a Judicial Watch FOIA request, the Air Force produced the following record:
• President Trump entertained Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago between February 10-13 where they played a round of golf. They flew Air Force One 4.2 hours at $142,380 per hour for a total of $597,996.
Apology to LL.
"Many years ago I gave up on trying to convince the cool-aid drinkers " .
I forgot to extend thanks for you doing so.
The liberal media didn’t much care about Judicial Watch’s reporting on President Obama’s abusive travel but now are keenly interested in President Trump’s trips.
Spider, you're a dimwitted fool. The "liberal media", when reporting on Trump's expenses, do so within the context of the orange a-hole's previous criticism of Obama's spending and golf jaunts. What part of pot, kettle, black don't you get?