December 23, 2011 7 Comments
That’s right tax payers, president Obama and his family are going to Hawaii for the holidays…with your money.
Michele Obama has taken her two daughters to Hawaii while Barack tries to tackle a tax plan in Washington. This means another private jet ride will have to be payed for when Obama finally joins his family.
The trip for the first lady and her daughters from DC to Hawaii has already cost around $100,000.
That figure takes into account travel expenses and security, among other factors, which is only a fraction of the price tag it’ll take to fly Barack Obama out of Washington when he joins his family for a last-minute trip.
The US Air Force has recently revised the cost-per-hour of operating the president’s private jet, and at a price of almost $182,000 for every 60 minutes in the air.
While the Obamas can afford the cost of their private Oahu home themselves (which runs them around $75,000 a month), taxpayers will be stuck to foot with the rental of seven additional houses so that the US Secret Service, Coast Guard and Navy Seals can stand guard.
All in all, grand total of the trip is going to be about $4,113,038.