Obamas Go on “Kingly” Vacation, Shocked to Learn It’s About to Cost Them BIG
Recently a conservative watchdog group's Freedom of Information act was fulfilled by the Department of Homeland Security regarding Obama's vacation spending on his 'Kingly' vacations.
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Last week, a Freedom of Information Act request by a conservative watchdog group regarding the Obamas’ vacation expenses for 2014 was finally fulfilled by the Department of Homeland Security, thus allowing Americans a glimpse into the president’s “kingly” lifestyle.
“(T)he August 2014 Martha’s Vineyard and Christmas 2014 Honolulu vacations for President Barack Obama and his family cost taxpayers $1,243,057.80 for Secret Service accommodations alone,” Judicial Watch announced in a press briefing Wednesday.
Coupled with how much the Obamas spent on other posh luxuries — $39,575.95 at Paradise Luxury Rentals; $34,827.57 at The Kahala; $209,218.25 at Cabana Girl LLC; $4,073,464.30 in flight expenses; etc. — they in total spent $5,316,522.10 for just two vacations.
While vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, the Obamas reportedly stayed in a grandiose seven-bedroom, 8,100-square-foot mansion in the Chilmark neighborhood.
According to Fox News, their Secret Service agents likely stayed in a similarly sized mansion elsewhere, as they did in 2011, when they reportedly partied like rock stars in a slightly smaller six-bedroom Victorian home located in the Oak Bluffs neighborhood.
“I expect parties during the summer — people come here to have fun; they’re on vacation — but I didn’t think it’d be Secret Service people here protecting the president,” one local resident remarked at the time.
The average American spends about 1/1000 of that amount on their vacations, which they pay for out of their own pockets. Yet to the Obamas, it somehow made sense for them to spend gargantuan sums of taxpayer funds to vacation like kings and queens.
Did they do it out of ignorance, or did they do not it because they care nothing about the American taxpayer? The second reason seems more likely, especially since Judicial Watch had to sue the Secret Service last November to get this FOIA request fulfilled.