It’s hardly a secret that President Barack Obama and his family like to spend their Christmases in Hawaii. They arrived in Honolulu on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, for their annual Christmas vacation, just as they’ve done every year since Obama took office. So how much do these vacations cost U.S. taxpayers? A lot, actually, but the president has a hard job so it can be said that he deserves a nice break now and again.
Some people can’t give their children food and warm home, but the Obamas get all the goodness. The first family spends millions of taxpayer money to have fun in Hawaii. Their 17-day vacation can feed millions of homeless people.
As Truth Monitor reports, the Obamas have rented a mansion in Kailua. They spent every Christmas in this house since Obama was elected. On Monday, Obama went to the gym first thing in the morning, around 8:20 am, and stayed there for an hour.
At 11:35 am, went to Lanikai, and played golf at Mid Pacific Country Club until 3:45. About 25 onlookers gathered to watch the President finish the 18th hole.
At 8pm, Obama went with his family to the finest restaurant in Hawaii. The family was spending your money at the Vintage Cave, a French-Japanese and sushi restaurant with an incredible art collection. They spent hours in the restaurant, without shedding a single word about the potential ISIS threat, and all the attacks that happened recently.
Don’t forget, the Obamas have spent $85 million for their vacations, or about $10 million each year.
“Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service revealing that its travel expenses for the First Family’s 2015 Hawaiian vacation cost taxpayers $1.2 million, which bring the total cost of the vacation trip to at least $4.8 million,” Judicial Watch stated.
“This was the Obamas’ eighth Hawaiian family vacation. The trip has become an annual event for the Obamas. To date, Obama’s and his family’s travel expenses total at least $85,029,819,” said Judicial Watch about their 2015 vacation.
The Secret Service spent $1,234,316.67 for travel costs, the hotel and lodging costs were estimated to $1,000,458.63, air and rail expenses were estimated to $67,964.16. Should we add more? Oh, yes, the Secret Service spent $165,893.88 on car rentals.