Obama 2014 Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in Transportation Expenses
Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation
$2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising Trip
Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone;
Obama family’s 2014 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone. Christmas in Hawaii is an annual tradition for the family and their most recent visit, from December 19, 2014, to January 4, 2015, marked their seventh Hawaiian vacation. Costs for the trip to Hawaii, to the West Coast, and to Martha’s Vineyard last year, cost nearly $3 million alone in transportation.
According to the documents, the Obama’s spent 17.8 hours in the air round-trip at $206,337.00 per hour, bringing the total cost to taxpayers to $3,672,798.60.
Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in transportation expenses alone. This includes outbound and return flight expenses in 2012 totaling $4,086,355.20. The grand total is $654,599.40 including $409,225.78 in hotels. Flight expenses for the Obamas’ Christmas vacations to Hawaii cost taxpayers $7,781,361.30.
And the Christmas 2014 flight expense of $3,672,798.60. The average American family spent $4,580 on Christmas in 2014.
The Obama Family’s August 2014 vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, came to a total of $2,825,751.80 in taxpayer-paid transportation expenses. The documents regarding the fundraising and vacation expenses came in response to two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed on July 28, 2014 and August 25, 2014, respectively:
- Transportation for Obama’s July 2014 fundraising trip to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles cost taxpayers $2,425,085.50
- Transportation for Obama family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard in August 2014 cost taxpayers $400,666.30