It would be interesting to know what other presidents spent on tax payer paid trips.
To be fair we need to know what was spent on truly official trips and what was spent on personal trips for vacations and campaigns.
Subject: FW: Obama Spends Seniors Suffer
Last year Obama flew in Air Force One 172 times, almost every other day.
White House officials have been telling reporters in recent days that the
Democrat doesn't intend to hang around the White House quite so much in
2011. They explain he wants to get out more around the country because, as
everyone knows, that midterm election shellacking on Nov. 2 had nothing to
do with his health care bill, over-spending or other policies, and
everything to do with Obama's not adequately explaining himself to his
countrymen and women.
And with only 673 days remaining in Obama's never ending presidential
campaign, the incumbent's travel pace will not likely slacken.
At an Air Force-estimated cost of $181,757 per flight HOUR (not to mention
the additional travel costs of Marine One, Secret Service, logistics and
local police overtime), that's a lot of frequent flier dollars going into
Obama's carbon footprint.
We are privy to some of these numbers thanks to CBS' Mark Knoller, a bearded
national treasure trove of presidential stats. According to Knoller's
copious notes, during the last year, Obama made 65 domestic trips over 104
days, and six trips to eight countries over 22 days. Not counting six
vacation trips over 32 days.
He took 196 helicopter trips, signed 203 pieces of legislation and squeezed
in 29 rounds of left-handed golf.
Obama last year gave 491 speeches, remarks or statements. That's more
talking than goes on in some entire families, at least from fatherly mouths.
In fact, even including the 24 days of 2010 that we never saw Obama in
public, his speaking works out to about one official utterance every 11
waking hours. Aides indicate the "Real Good Talker" believes we need more.
Related: Obama spends nearly half his presidency outside Washington , plans
to travel more
Related: Vacationer-in-Chief Spends $1.75 Million to Visit Hawaiian Chums
Obama has spent over $100 million taxpayer dollars flying around in Air
Force One, and probably another $100 million on his entourage. Obama is
just another tin-pot dictator living lavishly at the expense of his
And we seniors have to "tighten our belts" because we aren't getting a COLA
again this year... and none last year!
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED PUT THIS GREEDY WINDBAG IN OFFICE!!
BE MORE CAREFUL NEXT TIME!!
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