And not even a thank you note!
President Obama’s two recent golf excursions to Palm Springs, California and Key Largo, Florida cost taxpayers well north of $3 million, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
And these trips were taken after his just-completed New Year’s vacation to Hawaii, which was largely devoted to golf.
From Judicial Watch:
- According to the Department of Air Force documents, the flights to and from, Palm Springs for the February 17 – 20, 2014 trip totaled 9.8 hours at $210,877 an hour, which comes to a total of $2,066,594.60 in flight expenses. The records came in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of request filed on February 18, 2014.
- Also according to the Department of Air Force documents, the total cost for flights to and from Key Largo, Florida for the March 7 – 9 trip totaled 4.2 hours at $210,877, which comes to a total of $885,683.40 for flight in expenses. The records came in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act request filed on March 10, 2014.
The figures here actually vastly understate the total cost to taxpayers. First of all, they don’t include the price tag for the cargo plane that accompanies the president everywhere. Nor do they include various logistical costs – such as payments for hotel rooms for staff and Secret Service.
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