5 Shocking Facts About How Much Obama’s Travel Costs You

March 25, 2014 4:49 pmViews: 6393

Obama's travel costs


With Michelle Obama in China and the President set to take a trip to Belgium with a 900 person entourage this week, many people are asking about their travel and how much they spend as they jet set around the globe. While President Obama constantly hammers all forms of media how the rich have it too good, they don't pay their fair share, the income gap is too wide and the minimum wage is too low, neither he nor his wife ever do anything to give even the slightest indication of showing fiscal restraint.

President Obama's state travel costs far, far exceed anything even remotely like other world leaders. He travels like a rock star, but even Michael Jackson's concert tour travel costs dwarf in comparison to the leader of the free world.

The Obama's engage in all forms of everything they lecture against when it comes to money and spending and the most egregious thing about their callous attitude is that the money they are burning through does not belong to them.

Some facts about the associated costs of the Obama's travels:

  1. With 31 trips for a total of 119 days abroad, President Obama has now traveled more than any other president, although Bush 43 and Clinton also set records before him.
  2. Air Force One Costs over $228,000 per hour to fly. This cost has gone up 27% under Obama.
  3. The President sometimes travels with a 900-person, 45-car, 2 Air-Force Ones, 3-cargo plane entourage.
  4. The 13-hour visit in South Africa for Mandela’s funeral cost an estimated $11 million (including 127 hotel rooms and not including the flight).
  5. Annual costs for supporting the White House exceed $1.4 billion.

In comparing travel expenses for the royal family of Great Britain was less than $9 million in 2012 and the cost to maintain them for the year was $55 million. That means the entire royal family travels for a year on less than it took to fly Obama and his monstrous entourage of materialistic coattail hangers for 13 hours to pay last respects to Nelson Mandela. And when you count that the properties owned by the royals generate more than $200 million in rent, England actually makes money on the Queen's real estate.

Even on the first lady’s current “non-political” trip to China, there’s news about excessive spending: Michelle is stayed at the Westin Beijing in an $8,350 per night suite, a hotel deemed unsuitable for Vice President Biden’s trip to Beijing last year because of its high cost. But of course, it certainly is not too expensive for Michelle to stay in and inconvenience other travelers and the hotel staff as well.

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