by: the Common Constitutionalist
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We on the right complained of the incredible expense over the years of Obama’s travel, and rightly so.
For eight long years the U.S. economy struggled while King Barack and the Royal family jetted off to wherever they liked, incurring millions of dollars of expense for every trip.
And we chided him for his callousness – that he should lead by example – and why can’t he and his family just utilize the fully equipped Presidential retreat, Camp David as his predecessors have done?
This is our money we said – not his that he is recklessly wasting. And in the end, the final tally for Obama travel was a truly staggering amount.
On December 29, 2016, Breitbart reported that, “Taxpayers footed the bill for $96 million in mostly personal travel expenses for President Obama and his family over the eight years Obama has occupied the White House.”
Judicial Watch stated that, “documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bring the known total over the past eight years to $96,938,882.51…”