Barack Obama is no longer the President of the United States. However, he still acts like it. He still travels at taxpayer expense and uses Secret Service protection. He is the first president in the history of the United States who continues to live off the citizens’ money. He is currently in Italy on a vacation with the whole family. However, he’s vacation is destroyed as he’s facing a massive lawsuit for using taxpayers money for his own luxuries.
Via Proud Patriots
Throughout two terms in Barack Obama’s stretch as president, he and his family piled on a couple preferred customer credits on their luxurious excursions everywhere throughout the world, at colossal cost to American citizens.
At the point when most golf aficionados play a couple rounds, they go to the neighborhood golf club closest to them, however, Obama exploited his presidential benefit by utilizing Air Force One as his own particular private taxi administration to stream all over for large portions of his hitting the fairway outings.
Presently, the watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the U.S. Division of Homeland Security for neglecting to react to March 24, 2017, FOIA asks for Secret Service records relating to Barack Obama’s post-administration trips that he has gone up against the general population dime since going out.
From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced that it obtained records from the Secret Service and the Air Force in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that show Obama family travel cost taxpayers a grand total of $ 99,714,527.82.
The new Obama White House era travel records show:
The March 2014 trip to Key Largo during Spring Break – where the First Family stayed at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club – cost the Secret Service $ 247,827.50: $ 182,120.33 for hotels and $ 65,707.17 in travel expenses. The total cost of that trip with previously released $ 885,683 in flight costs from the Air Force is $ 1,133,510.50.
Other documents show that Michelle Obama’s February 2015 Aspen vacation cost the Secret Service a total of $ 64,807.41: $ 47,109.28 for hotels, $ 3,559.43 in rental cars and $ 14,138.70 in other travel expenses. The total cost of the trip with $ 57,068.80 in flight costs from previously released Air Force records is $ 121,876.21.
Judicial Watch released documents from the Air Force concerning the 2016-2017 Obama family Christmas trip to Honolulu showing 17.9 hours flying at $ 142,380 per hour, bringing the total flight cost to $ 2,548,602.
That’s nearly $ 1 Billion, so far, and he’s still leeching off of Americans!
Judicial Watch also announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Secret Service records associated with President Obama’s movements, schedule, and activities since his departure from the White House. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (No. 1: 17-cv-00928))
The suit was filed after the Secret Service failed to respond to a March 24, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
All records of former President Barack Obama’s movements, schedule, activities, and / or meeting for January 21, 2017 through March 21, 2017. Such records include, but are not limited to, U.S. Secret Service schedules and activity reports.
Although Obama is no longer in office, he continues to receive Secret Service protection at taxpayer expense. In January, the Obama family traveled to Palm Springs, CA. The former president also spent a few weeks in French Polynesia.
No other president in American history has proceeded to coolly waste citizen cash in the wake of leaving office the way he has. Obama is no longer president, however, he is as yet living like he is and, probably, will keep on doing so until the cash prepare quits hurrying to his front entryway. There may not be much we can do about his costs while president, yet he should be considered responsible for each and every nickel of open assets he has misused as a freeloading non-military personnel.