Obama, Biden, FLOTUS’ luxury personal vacation costs exposed by Judicial Watch

After nearly a year of stalling by the Obama administration, Judicial Watch has obtained the vacation travel records for the Obamas’ and Vice President Joe Biden’s 2013 President’s Day weekend excursions and Michelle Obama’s 2011 South African trip.

President Obama spent President’s Day weekend, Feb. 15-18, golfing in West Palm Beach, Fla., while the first lady and the girls enjoyed a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, as did Biden.

Taxpayers picked up a tab which totaled $295,437.04 for the personal vacations, according to U.S. Secret Service records from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by Judicial Watch.A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch June 21, 2013, against the U.S. Secret Service found this in the billing records:

*    Transportation and lodging costs for the president’s trip totaled $98,135.79. This includes $32,406.50 for the flights, $16,466.25 for rental cars, and $48,490 for hotel rooms.

*    The vacation costs for first lady Michelle Obama totaled $81,523.64, including $13,221.30 in flights, $3,925 in rental cars, and $64,377.34 in lodging.

*    The expenses for Vice President Biden’s weekend in Aspen totaled $115,777.61, including $5,315 in flights, $92,596 in accommodations, and $17,866.61 in rental cars.

The second group of documents obtained by Judicial Watch indicate that taxpayers paid more than $1,000,000 for Michelle Obama’s 2011 “safari” trip to South Africa and Botswana.

Obama safariThe watchdog organization filed a lawsuit for the information Oct. 4, 2011, but have just now received details of the full costs of the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by Michelle Obama, her family and her staff.

The United States Air Force documents show that during the six-day trip the first lady and her entourage spent $668.702.01, including hotel and lodging costs of $430,614.18. The trip included a private family safari at a South African game reserve, according to Judicial Watch.

An additional $424,142 was billed to taxpayers for the cost of the flight and crew, according to earlier documents obtained by Judicial Watch, bringing the total cost to more than $1 million.

“After all of our litigating and investigating these travel records, this much is clear: The Obamas and Vice President Biden do not seem to care a whit about sticking taxpayers with the bill for their vacation travel,” Judicial Watch said in its report. “But they care very much about keeping these costs secret. The stonewalling over releasing these travel numbers suggests that the Obama administration is embarrassed by the personal travel of President Obama and Vice President Biden. And rightly so.”

Read also: ABC reporter asks who paid for Michelle’s birthday party; Carney won’t say

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  • LiveFree

    OK they found out the obvious that the king and queen currently occupying the White House have once again abused the public trust. What are the sheep going to do? Nothing! They will continue to elect these low life losers to public office, let them rip us off and no one will do anything. Did you know they are black? Be quiet or your a racist. Just shut up and pay your taxes. This loser has the gaul to talk about income inequality. I suggest Congress get the guts to cut his salary to $175,00, based on his poor job performance and as a contribution to correcting income inequality. Fat chance.

    • pupster40

      I agree that a performance based salary should be used, but for the whole regime based on economic performance of the Country.

      • LiveFree

        I would back your plan 100%

      • linreis

        at this point they owe us big time…all taxpayers could retire.

        • JHorvathJr

          Like ALL of US, let people in government pay for each of their own vacations. One sensible way to cut back during a trillion$plus deficit.

    • Loweezy Smith

      Hand him his pink slip along with it.

      • john4637

        Hand it to him wrapped in one of Boehner’s pink neckties!

      • Don’t Even Try It!

        Now you’re talk’en!

    • disenwit

      $175,000 would be very excessive based on performance. Closer to $10,000 would be better based on the minimum wage, but limited to the very few hours he works.

      • LiveFree

        I am just worried that when they raise the minimum wage, he would get a pay increase

        • mogul264

          Why not? The UNIONS pay is based upon the minimum wage, too! This is why you hear NOTHING from the unions about minimum wage increases being bad! Also, should the minimum wage go up, nearly everyone else’s will also, as will costs! So THEY lose nothing!

          The usual losers will be small and medium businesses, who now cannot afford many full-time minimum wage jobs (ESPECIALLY with the horrible Obamacare plans), and the newly graduated (but have no skills!), and school quitters, plus the college students working their way through school, who usually fill these.

          Who is the REAL winner here? Why, it’s the GOVERNMENT! How, you say? Well, as wages all go up, so do taxes, paid as a percentage! So, higher WAGE, higher TAX! Simple! And if it’s one thing the Liberals love, it’s TAXES! MORE TO SPEND!

      • cuzinlukey

        The same method for determining his wages should be like the mainstream churches. Pastors of mainstream churches are paid the amount equal to the mean income of the congregation.that should bring the congress and president’s salary on line like it should be. He has enough perks that he could live very extravagantly minus vacations but then we foot the vacation bills.

        • Doug

          Are all congregants forthcoming about their income?

    • john4637

      Cut his salary, they should fire his rotten, thieving azz! Is that too direct and racial enough?

      • ThomPaineJr12

        Way too stupid!!!

        • mac12sam12

          John sounds the way most people feel. Only the ”free stuff” people support barry.

      • Doug

        Start a petition.

    • mjnellett

      I suggest we cut Obama’s salary down to a living wage since he pays for everything else out of the U.S. Treasury!
      By the way. $12 an hour should be just compensation for his level of experience. Since Michelle doesn’t even have her law license anymore $7.75 should be just right for her. Let her save up for her “vacations”!

      • Sarah Turner

        The President’s spouses are not elected and therefore why should they be paid a cent. For the duration of the Presidents stay the spouse is wined and dined and travels all over the world. Pretty good pay for an unelected tag along type person. We may need a president by we could well do with out the spouse.

      • Carol Chadbourne

        btw…he doesn’t have his, either. Board took it away when they found out he lied when he said he neve used another name.

    • Independence_R_US

      While I agree with your sentiments, let’s remember gback before King Obama took office. Many of these elected officials fought tooth & nail for pork barrel projects for their states. The states were ecstatic becasue it brought prosperity to their little part of the country. All the while other places suffered.

      I’m all for cutting elected officials pay & pensions. Also, make them pay for their own HC, hair cuts, etc. Also, a smaller less wasteful GOV would be nice.

      Then lets start putting a stop to adding pork to every bill, make elected officials votes transparent for all their deals. Also, it would be nice to see the erality of what goes on in the House & the Senate. No more backroom deals & no more hiding, stonewalling, etc.

      Yet I don’t hold my breath as corporatism has taken over our country. Laws have been crafted to effectively nullify the voters wishes. Politicians have benn bought & paid for to make sure those in power stay in power & control the country.

      • jimshaw54

        At a Town Hall meeting with John McCain I suggested to him that all bills should be single issue with no ammendments (pork) attached. His susinct reply was: “Never. Next question!”

        If people want to reign in our government and our debt we need to begin right there — get rid of McCain, and senators and congressmen who are like him, and insist that no “pork” be attached to any bill.

        • curmudgeon

          The entire bunch of Washington establishment politicians of both parties are poster children for TERM LIMITS!

        • Kenyan Mocker

          McCain is an integral part of the illegal and RINO regime and needs to be extracted.

          • JHorvathJr

            Limit them to 20years of service then retirement without federal income. Let them live off social security like the rest of us.Double minimum wage for the house, triple it for the senate and quadruple it for vp and pres. Then pay them only when they are working on the clock.

            Then let pay increases go into effect only for new people who replace the ones who voted for the increase.

      • Ruffslitch

        Ah so, Grasshopper! One man’s pork is another man’s campaign promise!

    • Chkitout1

      You cut his salary to $175,000 and he is still way overpaid.

      • Doug

        FDR and JFK took no salary.

    • FAAQ2

      it’s gall – gaul is a what France as called.

      • LiveFree

        Thanks, my mistake

  • durabo

    I can’t wait for CW-2 to cook off!

  • Rachel

    It’s good to be Commie King

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frances-Chute-Quinn/100002220220146 Frances Chute Quinn

      I thought they were supposed to pay for personal expenses in some form, their vacations are open ended in that they take anyone they want like michelle’s mother and the daughters who Obama calls some kind of personal assistants. a limit on this spending needs to be placed.

      • Rachel

        Limits on the King & Queen Obama? Surely you jest.

      • colsooonscoorner

        Wouldn’t it be nice if they only took family. Michelle has to take her personal servants and as many friends as she wants. What a life. So wonderful to be so regal.

        • john4637

          He staff include great vacations along with the total of $1.4 million in salaries. Talk abut being nizzer rich! Uh-Oh, racial!

        • Rachel

          Wouldn’t it be even nicer if they went HOME like most Presidents do? Home to Chicago where they live. But being Grifters, no where is home, really.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            Care to comment on Laura Bush’s 42 trips to other countries as FLOTUS? http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/7-9-13-first-lady-international-flights-vacations.html

          • Rachel

            46 trips, my behind.

            During Bush’s second term, Laura Bush made five goodwill trips to Africa to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and malaria. But on an African trip in 2007, Laura Bush took Jenna and her other daughter, Barbara, on a safari. Most of the rest of her trips were around the USA. She went every year on hiking trip with her girlfriends. And of course the Bushes went to the Crawford Ranch which was their home.

            Sne also went to Burma & Haiti on an official trips where she was on a mission, not on vacation. She also did trips to the Middle East to promote her Breast Cancer awareness mission. She wasn’t taking luxury trips like the Obama’s.

            Secondly, the economy was booming…we were not a nation with a large number of people without jobs and Bush never asked us to tighten our belts while he & his wife traipsed around the world living it up on OUR dime..

          • ThomPaineJr12

            So you think the source, the National Taxpayers Union. is wrong or lying? Here is report in the New York Daily News about Laura’s trip to Europe: “Her first foreign foray was a ten-day trip to Paris, Budapest and Prague in 2002 with daughter Jenna, who was then 20. The White House made sure Laura Bush had at least one “official” event in each city, but she and Jenna spent the bulk of their time at each locale shopping and taking in the sights.”
            http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/michelle-obama-joins-list-ladies-taxpayers-dime-article-1.130174
            You don’t think this was a “luxury” trip? You think they stayed at a Motel 6 or Holiday Inn? HAHAHA!

          • Rachel

            wow, I don’t know…they didn’t report the cost. I’m sure she stayed somewhere very nice. Probably didn’t spend $250,000 though, did it. Laura takes a couple of nice vacations in 8 yrs during good times….compared to Michelle’s 3 luxury vacations every year during a deep recession…and you want to compare them? Give me a break! Hahahahahahahahahahaha (I figured you’d appreciate that being a laughing hyena like you are)..

          • ThomPaineJr12

            Being a rightwing nut afflicted with Obama Derangement Syndrome, you believe the Repub House is letting the Obamas get away with spending millions on personal trips.. HAHA.

            Here is quote from official White House web site: “Mrs. Bush has traveled to all 50 States and more than 75 countries.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first-ladies/laurabush

          • mac12sam12

            The free stuff must be working out for you really well!

          • cuzinlukey

            If shr went to only 50 states, she has 8 more to go, according to our president, he has been to 57 and has one more to go. He needs to visit the gulf coast of North and South Carolina’s Georgia

          • pupster40

            Typical progressive rhetoric, point to someone else.

          • mac12sam12

            The Bush’s didn’t travel the world staying in 5 star resorts, and they actually traveled on the same aircraft!!

          • Doug

            My sources say either Motel 6 or or Red Roof Inn. They loved the free breakfast.

          • AwakenedAngryAmerican

            They did go on a safari in Africa. That is kinda going home for holidays.

          • holoh

            Boom!

      • Loweezy Smith

        Her mother lives rent free in our House.

        • curmudgeon

          Rush Limbaugh lives rent free in Obama’s head too.

      • susandanielspi

        That’ll probably happen.

    • ThomPaineJr12

      It’s frustrating to be a reactionary rightwing nut

      • Rachel

        As usual, you progs get everything bass-ackwards. I’m the patriot…you are the Marxist Leftwing nutsack.

        • pupster40

          Don’t be too hard on him, he only gets out for weekends.

        • Carol Chadbourne

          You go, girl. He’s nothing but a big mouth and doesn’t even know what is going on here and now. He’s a waste of good air.

      • curmudgeon

        As frustrating as your rides to school on the short bus?

        • Carol Chadbourne

          That is not nice making fun of the learning disabled. He’s just a dumb lib. Wait’ll he finds out this place is going to be a police state…all thanks to Congress.

          • curmudgeon

            I seriously doubt that he is intelligent enough to realize how stupid he is.

      • FAAQ2

        Ahh ThomPaineinthe ass – it must be vacation from the Asylum huh ? As usual your lunatic ramblings only prove what a brain damaged twit you really are !

        • Michelle Evans

          Hee hee!

        • JHorvathJr

          When dictators take over, the modus operandi is to get rid of the lumpen and useful idiots. We’ll see them inside the fema camps hustling the guards for stuff.

          • FAAQ2

            Lumpen ?? what the hell is a Lumpen ??

          • JHorvathJr

            MARX categorized three groups of people: the workers, the middle class ( bourgeoisie sp?) and the lumpen the last of which are composed of the “dregs of society. The uneducated, prostitutes, gays, people who dont work, thieves. According to Marx, they possess a “herd instinct” –rather than thinking/reasoning they respond to whatever lies they are told to be the truth. Uncritical of their leaders; incapable of independent thought, the “useful idiots” who help create revolution and are immediatelyafter the revolution disposed of.
            If you’re going to back sociaists at least you should know what they stand for. The program to re-educate the lumpen is the first move of peoples’ courts. Reeducate them, or kill them.

      • Michelle Evans

        How about leftwing special kind of crazy jackwagon. Liberals do come up with wack job crap that will curl your hair.

      • Carol Chadbourne

        Go away…any one who wants to see Americans lose their country to illegals and the u.n. , ought not call himself Thomas Paine, clown.

      • JHorvathJr

        No. Namecalling is the sign of frustration and childish ignorance.

  • Patti Piotrowski Soik

    Fire them all…..the democrats are doing a shitty job….and all the Republicans can do is whine about it….both sides are guilty….and both sides are wasting money. Vote everyone out….term limits….fix America….even I can balance a checkbook and live on a budget.

    • john4637

      Get rid of crybaby Boehner and his pink ties!

      • Rachel

        And his backstabbing ways

    • curmudgeon

      Patti, they scream out for term limits through their self serving actions.

  • outloud

    Dishonest, low class, and reprehensible behavior. But hardly surprising. If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

  • Herman Vogel

    They remind me of a pair of Ghetto Dwellers that found someone Platinum Credit card and mean to Max it out before they are caught. Sad, and we are still asleep

    • Rachel

      I call them the Chicago Hillbillies. They struck gold. The only difference is that Granny Clampett dressed better.

      • Herman Vogel

        And actually Love her country,,,and will protect it with her flintlock rifle…thanks, that was a Good analogy

        • Rachel

          Excellent point. And she was honest and sincere. Another thing the Obamas do not have in common with Granny.

          • Herman Vogel

            Yeah, OORAH!

      • Peter Gerritsma

        Political TRASH with Cash!!

        • curmudgeon

          ROTFLMAO!

    • Doug

      How are you progressing with ending voter fraud?

      • curmudgeon

        Pretty bad. Ran into Eric Holder and his racist thinking.

      • Herman Vogel

        It will take a concerted effort. Teams of polling place watchers in areas known to have such problems, armed with REAL phone numbers ( you must do this NOW and find Number hat actually work and make sure they do) that get someone to your site fast. Shut it down and arrest the person responsible. If not at the time, it will be swept under the rug,,,like in both 08 and 2012. Once the person is in,,it is almost impossible to remove them. Can you join our effort? I can’t offer any help because we are working on a shoestring budge here in Texas. Get people in your area together and start your own TEAM. The TEA TEAM people may be able to help,,contact them at http://teateams.com/ NOW. Thanks
        BTW,,,this ain’t my First Rodeo…;)

        • Doug

          I’m not obsessed with it as you are. But good luck . I can’t believe that Texans would be guilty of such behavior. We’re assured often enough on this site that they walk as angels.

          • Herman Vogel

            Obsessed? So It’s OK with you that a person sits in our highest office that was voted in by, in some cities, 100-110% of the vote when a lot of people in said cities are saying they DIDN”T vote for him. Our military had their voting ballots “Lost” or were not sent to the right location,,,multiple times, our country is $17 trillion in debt for a bailout that only paid back the donors of the President and NO jobs were created from said bailout, now has a healthcare that you can’t afford yet does little to nothing and you are FORCED to buy it. A leader that bows to heads of state that support Terrorism, our borders are wide open, our military members are having their pensions and pay cut, etc. No, fighting this corruption is not obsession, it’s being an American and saving out future. As for walking as Angels, Americans, not only Texans, Should…we HAD the best living standards in the world. Texas has the most new hires in the country, most business friendly, has NO State income Tax, a Gov that has worked to make sure the Federal Gov’t doesn’t run over OUR rights and one of few states that can be independent from the rest. So you can go back to you Dubie, take another toke or two and the Adults here do the work,,,as usual.

          • Doug

            Allegations even from your lips are just allegations. Perhaps Texas should seriously pursue secession.

          • Herman Vogel

            No Allegation here,,,look it up for yourself…and as for secession,,,I for one would LOVE it,,,free to build a better state. If that is possible…LMAO

  • disqus_XeFVQf2YXo

    Biden went to Aspen.. Didn’t see him on the slopes…?? That $92K in accommodations must included a few extra girls of the evening….But, I’m thinking he would have gotten more from the skiing.. He’s just as good as he always has been, which amounts to nothing…

    • Doug

      Maybe Beyonce with those killer legs went with him.

      • Rachel

        Even she has better taste than that….well, maybe not.

    • FAAQ2

      Biden is the biggest numbskull twit on the planet – truly the idiot is really brain damaged.

  • colsooonscoorner

    It’s only Money. Wish I could do that on somebody else’s dime. I’d have a party. LOL But really it’s sad, & shows how little respect they have for the citizens (serfs).

    • Today22011

      Their doing their partying on our dimes. While the rest of us need jobs and are turning down our thermostats, college grads still looking for suitable employment, more people applying for food stamps.

  • Jane Graham

    Have no problem with them going on vacation but are these vacations that they would do if they were NOT in high office. They should have a vacation but they could choose places that are less expensive and places that don’t need “so much” extra to go along with them. Believe me I am not fans of theirs but security does increase their expenses and they can not help that but they don’t have to go to such far and expensive places especially when the country has been going through such tough times. He should set an example. They could also travel together and shared the cost of the plane instead of using separate plans. They could be more sensitive about how it looks…..

    • Today22011

      These suggestions fall on BO’s & MO’s. deaf ears. The vacations could be spent at home base in Chicago instead of exotic travel with entourage and friends. Their mind set is all about “Get It While You Can.”

      • ThomPaineJr12

        Laura Bush made five trips to Africa… try to find out how much they cost taxpayers. Her travels dwarfed the travels of the Obamas. She took 46 trips to foreign countries.. http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/7-9-13-first-lady-international-flights-vacations.html

        • Doug

          She was white and from Texas.

        • luciteehee

          The 0′Bamas spend ONE BILLION PLUS every year they’ve been in our White House for personal expenses! That is more than ALL the past Presidents and first families spent COMBINED! The Bush’s took almost ALL their vacations in Texas! And despite “Beating around the Bush’s” constantly, 0′Bama VOTED for him while he was a temporary Senator! In 2004 when GW was elected to his second term! Check THAT FACT out!

          • ThomPaineJr12

            Were you born stupid, or did you suffer a brain injury?? Must be one or the other if you believe this. ONE BILLION A YEAR FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! Laura Bush took FIVE trips to Africa, 42 trips to other countries. http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/7-9-13-first-lady-international-flights-vacations.html

          • Doug

            I think you somewhat overstated on that billion figure. Just out of curiosity do you know how many million is a billion?

          • curmudgeon

            Probably through using the same math used by the Obama administration and his democRAT cronies in Congress. Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. Get it?

          • ThomPaineJr12

            You must have a reading comprehension problem.. I’m not the one who believes it. I responded to a moron who does.

          • Doug

            I hit the wrong line. Obviously, I was responding to the Billion Dollar Baby.

          • Doug

            I hit the wrong line. Obviously, I was responding to the Billion Dollar Man.

          • curmudgeon

            Curious, was your frontal lobotomy court ordered or elective? You sure don’t seem to be MENSA material anywhere except in your own shallow mind.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            Does this mean you also believe the ludicrous BS that the Obamas spend ONE BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR ON PERSONAL EXPENSES??

          • Doug

            I think you overstated just a tad with that billion number. Just out of curiosity how many million are in a billion?

          • curmudgeon

            Do not confuse progs and liberals with facts. They are content to make up their own as they go along.

        • etherbunny2

          Bush hating troll.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            You truth hating wingnut.

          • FAAQ2

            Brain damaged twit from the Asylum !

        • Michelle Evans

          You are just not getting it are you?

          • ThomPaineJr12

            I’m getting what flaming hypocrites many deranged Obama haters are.

          • Michelle Evans

            Oh..people who are sick of a “president” who screws over tax payers are hypocrits. Ok..gotcha! You do know your god’s approval rating is the lowest and worse ever right? Even many dems are regretting that stupid vote.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            “..approval rating is the lowest and worse ever..” WRONG! Nixon’s was the worst ever.. And Dumbya Bush set a record for average approval rating below 50%. Obama’s approval rating is up to 50% today in the Rasmussen tracking poll, and his average for the last 12 days is over 49%.
            http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

          • Michelle Evans

            You have waaay too much time on your hands..LOL! How is it down in mamma’s basement?

      • Rachel

        What do they care? It’s not THEIR money…they redistribute OUR money into their vacation fund. A$$holes.

        • ThomPaineJr12

          And Repubs in the House are letting them get away with it. A$$holes.

      • cuzinlukey

        Just think how much a vacation for the Obama’s would do for the economy in Chigago. Of course, “Chicargo” is soon to be uninhabitable

    • john4637

      And all you heard from the democrats was, that bum Bush is back on his ranch again! Oh, but on his own dime. We just provided secret service and transportation. This thief spends multi million dollars every time he steps out the door. I want a president, not a social butterfly, this guy should enable us all to claim him and his teleprompter on our tax returns.

      • ThomPaineJr12

        Bush went to his ranch 77 times.. the cost of flying Air Force One there, plus the cost of Secret Service and staff going and staying nearby.

        • john4637

          And still the ranch trips are a drop in the bucket compared to how much of OUR money has been spent on the trips to India, Africa, Thailand, Hawaii, etc., the list can go on and on. He is a public SERVANT nowhere near Royalty is this unknown pot head!

          • ThomPaineJr12

            Sure… his Asia trip cost $200 million a day, right? HAHAHA

      • curmudgeon

        Hey, he can sing and dance. You want him to think as well. You are asking a lot from a failed experiment in affirmative action.

    • cuzinlukey

      Jane, it would be nice if they took the dog along on that same plane rather than his own private federal copter.

      • Doug

        My sources say he dined on filet mignon and imported champagne.

      • Doug

        Yeah, but the dog flies the plane saving the cost of the pilot.

  • Michael

    Personally I think all branches of government should take a pay cut and slim their staffs down to one or two. God knows they haven’t done any real work since 1996 or so when we had a balanced budget debate and welfare was at least looked at. We get the kind of government we deserve and since we elected obama for two terms, not me but I am an American, we are getting what we always got because we didn’t have the balls to change and there are two many people getting something for nothing and that is hard to give up!!!

    • luciteehee

      They should ALL be paid by the HOUR! Punching a time clock with a security camera above it! NO freebies, no credit cards without REQUIRED receipts for purchases, no amenities that the average American can’t even imagine! Their BOOZE bill ALONE would flabbergast the tax-payers! And WE pay for it! During holidays they charge extra liters to US for their friends, neighbors, family, etc.! Grey Goose ( #1 Vodka, but I can’t afford it), Jack Daniels Black Label (#1 but can’t afford it either), and high priced wines, etc.! THAT infuriates me! They should have to BUY their OWN! They get more in EXTRAS than they make in salary! That’s indecent and should be STOPPED! But NO ONE has even looked into it!