Paying for Obama's Vacations

There's no mystery as to why Obama needs his tax rate increase on the top 2%. The deficit? The national debt? ObamaCare? Nope -- that money is going to finance his family vacations. According to the Hawaii Reporter, the total expenses of Obama's upcoming trip will match those of last year's trip to the islands -- about $4 million. With the staff, special forces, local police presence and equipment, the President's visit adds up annually to at least a $4 million vacation courtesy of the Hawaii and federal taxpayers. While the President and his friends pay for their own rental homes, taxpayers pick up the cost of security and waterfront housing for the Secret Service, Navy Seals and Coast Guard as well as staff accommodations at a plush beachfront Waikiki hotel. TRAVEL: $3,629,622 In addition, Judicial Watch just released detailed expenditures for first daughter Malia Obama's trip to Mexico last spring. The teen and some of her Sidwell Friends schoolmates were accompanied by 25...(Read Full Post)