We know Barack Obama spent a ridiculous amount of money.
The national debt spiraled out of control but even worse than that, American taxpayers had to pony up big time for his recreating. It’s just merely the cost of one well-documented trip to Hawaii; it’s the combined cost of all Obama’s trips that has citizens freaking out.
You’d think that a supposedly “progressive” president would be all about making things easier on the people. You’d assume he would want to ease the burdens of the working class because after all, Democrats are all about the working class.
Instead, as per the typical hypocrisy of the Left, Obama and Co. have only done the opposite in the past eight years; they’ve managed to drop the country into the gutter…and all the while, Obama is living it up.
According to a new report in The Sacramento Bee, the annual cost of sending the Obama family was $3.5 million or more and overall, American taxpayers coughed up $85 million (or more likely closer to $90 million after new evidence from Judicial Watch came to light).
The combined cost of Air Force One and other government planes, armored cars, Secret Service detail, and various other expenses is just ridiculous. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton had this to say:
“The Secret Service and the Air Force are being abused by unnecessary travel. Unnecessary presidential travel for fundraising and luxury vacations on the taxpayers’ dime would be a good target for reform for the incoming Trump administration.”
On the flip side, let’s not forget that incoming President Donald Trump tends to vacation at his own properties. George W. Bush did something similar and in the end, this more than likely saves taxpayers a fair chunk of cash.
Once again, we find a good reason why Obama needs to get the hell out ASAP, and the sooner Trump is in the White House, the sooner this country can start to heal.