Thanks to new expense reports obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, the most transparent administration ever is opening up about the first family’s vacation expenses, which total around $70 million, reports Investor’s Business Daily.
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) December 31, 2015
Just last August, the Associated Press reported that President Obama was going to take fewer vacations and spend less time away from the White House, which for all we know aggravated Michelle Obama’s feeling that being first lady was like living in “a really nice prison.”
IBD reports that a family to trip to Hawaii, where the Obamas are currently vacationing, requires “at least 18 hours of Air Force One flight time at $206,000 per flight hour. Or $3.7 million minimum.”
Not to be outdone, Vice President Joe Biden and his entourage managed to run up a $480,000 hotel bill for one night in London. Biden and crew managed to outdo themselves the following night in Paris, spending $585,000.