Over $70 Million Bucks In Obama Travel – Big Numbers For Hawaii Vacation Finally Revealed

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Remember when Hussein Obama used to reinforce the fact that his was the most lying, dishonest regime in history by claiming that his was the most open, honest and transparent? Eventually it seemed to become too much of a stretch even for the pathological pretend “president” to maintain and those claims stopped being made. We’re still subjected to an endless cascade of condescending lectures, insults to our intelligence and the most ridiculous of assertions by the White House squatter, but those of false transparency haven’t been made in a while. Perhaps he’s reached his limit; that assertion of transparency may have established the lower boundary of the very broad range of Obama deceit.  Then again, that’s a crazy idea; the dishonesty of  Hussein Obama is boundless.

Virtually every document relevant to the misdeeds, misspending, mistakes or misuse of their office by the regime that the people have attempted to gain access to has ultimately resulted in litigation being required in order to force the them into compliance with the law.

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That’s the case once again with information just obtained by Judicial Watch regarding the amount of money the American people have wasted on the self-indulgence of the Obama royal family. The Secret Service lived up to their name on this one, taking nearly two years to comply with requests for information on vacation spending. They serve the individual, protecting him right or wrong. In the case of this White House occupant, wrong is the rule of the day, every day. On Tuesday Judicial Watch reported:

Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received expense records from the Department of Homeland Security revealing that Secret Service expenses for the Obama family vacation to Honolulu during December 2013-January 2014 cost taxpayers at least $316,698.03.  These new expenses bring the total for the Hawaii Christmas vacation trip to $8,098,060.33.  The Secret Service waited nearly two years to produce the requested numbers to Judicial Watch.

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The heavily redacted records were obtained on December 28 in response to a January 6, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  According to the records:

$91,751.78 in car rental expenses were paid

$224,974.05 in accommodation expenses were paid to Cabana Girl, LLC and Paradise Luxury Rentals

The documents are heavily redacted and the Secret Service is withholding 28 pages in their entirety.

Saying he was “eager to skip town” Obama took his family to Honolulu on December 20, 2013, for a 17-day Christmas vacation.  As reported by The Washington Post:

The presidential motorcade ferried the Obamas across Oahu, the state’s most populous island, to the well-to-do oceanfront neighborhood of Kailua, where as in years past they have rented a private home for what this time will be a 17-day holiday vacation.

For the sixth straight year, Obama plans to spend Christmas and New Year’s in Hawaii, gathering with extended family and friends — and, yes, perfecting his golf game.

In March 2014, Judicial Watch released flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that for this Hawaii vacation the Obamas incurred $7,781,361.30 in flight expenses alone (36.9 hours at $210,877 an hour).

This was the first Judicial Watch FOIA request about Obama’s security costs the Secret Service has answered since July, 2014.

Last month, Judicial Watch separately sued the Department of Homeland Security for ignoring 19 other FOIA requests.  The FOIA lawsuit asks the court to enjoin the Secret Service from continuing to withhold responsive documents from Judicial Watch (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:15-cv-01983)).

The known total expense to the American taxpayers thus far for all Obama travel is now $70,880,035.78.

“It seems our lawsuits finally got the attention of the Secret Service.  It is easy to see why the Secret Service, reeling from its own scandals, covered up these outrageous expense numbers for just one of Obama’s luxury Christmas vacation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The $317,000 in Secret Service expenses are only the tip of the iceberg for the true cost of Obama’s 2013 vacation in Hawaii, which has now skyrocketed to $8,098,060.  It is nice to know that Obama’s ‘tradition’ of Christmas vacations in Hawaii comes courtesy of overburdened taxpayers.”

Source – Judicial Watch

I’m Rick Wells – a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. I’m not PC; I call it like I see it. – Please “Like” me on Facebook, “Follow” me on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us & www.truthburgers.com.


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