Obama most ‘well-traveled, expensive president’ in history, numbers reveal

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President Obama is the “most well-traveled, expensive president” in history – and his term isn’t even close to being finished, according to a study released exclusively to Breitbart News Sunday, prior to its public release.

Comparing Obama to other presidents at this point in their terms, Breitbart said the National Taxpayer Union Foundation’s report found:

After five years in the White House, Obama has taken 31 trips for a total of 119 days abroad. At that point in George W. Bush’s presidency, Bush had taken 28 trips for 116 days, while Bill Clinton had taken 27 trips for 113 days. Ronald Reagan, after five years, had taken 14 trips for 73 days while Richard Nixon had taken 12 trips for 60 days after five years in the White House and Lyndon Johnson took 10 trips for 34 days at the half-decade mark. Dwight Eisenhower took 8 trips for 31 days after five years in the White House.

The study doesn’t include Obama’s upcoming trip to Europe and the Middle East, which the group says “is going to cost taxpayers millions of dollars.”

The foundation also found that the cost of one flight hour on Air Force One increased by about 27 percent in 2013 over the previous year, greatly adding to costs estimated in its last study.

“Taken on its own, the $48,535 jump may not sound all that significant,” the foundation said about the cost increase for Air Force One, according to Breitbart. “However, when trips are many thousands of miles and span several time zones and continents, the difference can quickly add up.”

The National Taxpayer Union Foundation noted that costs were estimates and that it did “not account for the additional (and likely greater) expenses of transporting the President’s Secret Service and diplomatic entourage, backup aircraft, land vehicles, and advance security teams.”

Earlier this month, a Judicial Watch report found the Obama’s had set records for vacation travel expenses paid for by taxpayers.

Read also: Embarrassing: Michelle’s China stay in $8,000 a night hotel has workers ‘fed-up’ with ‘barking at staff’

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  • MrJay1

    Gee I wonder why the NATIONAL TAXPAYER UNION would not then include ALL the costs including his SS entourage, family and libta,rd cronies all using more planes as well as hotels and food and drink all looting or nations coffers…..
    And wait are they claiming Bush’s trips to his ranch in comparison to their flights to Hawaii… or moochelle’s ridiculous trips all over the globe for no fkg reason?

    When do we take back DC and push all threes criminals into the ocean?

    • pineapple

      On Michelle’s Africa trip, she classified her children as part of her staff so taxpayers would have to foot the bill for thier expenses.

      • Gyst53

        As Gomer Pyle would say….Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

        • Herman Vogel

          There should be a disclaimer on that…like ‘Not Really’… ;)

        • Erik Baran

          Yeah, three trips for a total of three more days is a total OUTRAGE! Maybe if the previous administration hadn’t flushed the economy down the toilet and the current wing nuts in congress hadn’t done everything in their power to obstruct recovery, the inflation rate wouldn’t have been as high and it would have cost less. Remember the right’s stated goal during his first term was to “make sure President Obama was a one term president”.

      • lovinspoonful

        On one trip, they flew the two dogs by plane alone. No doubt we paid for that also. Let them fly in their own airplane.

        • LittleRoot_48

          Leave the dogs at the WH. Surely there is someone competent enough to feed, water and walk them daily.

          • ONLYJB1

            Actually there is a staff of 5! And one of them is a personal vet!

          • GOPHER

            The DOGs are the SMARTEST ones in the WHOLE group!

        • FriendofThom

          There was never a time when a plane was flown just for the dogs.. they flew on a plane with staff.

          • ONLYJB1

            Wrong sir! They were flown on a C-130 all by themselves!

          • FriendofThom
          • ONLYJB1

            Always a good laugh, when someone tries to tell me what or who I am. I’m neither wing, party or affiliation. I’m nothing more than a hard working, tax paying, American Citizen! I don’t watch Fox, read Politico or research snopes. I do notice one thing about you. Your knowledge of BS. Did you acquire that deep understanding from an extensive college education?

          • FriendofThom

            What can I say to someone who practically brags about not being well informed?

          • ONLYJB1

            I brag of nothing! You are so very quick to judge! I would so hate to be of your mind set. What would it take to get you on board? What? Obviously you fawn dear leader! Obviously you side with the progressive communist of this administration. What does it take to awaken YOU! I will say this! If you are unable to redirect yourself before long, you will become a statistic! It’s plain and simple. You unfortunately are sooooo indoctrinated!
            GOOD LUCK! Don’t come begging to me or any person like me! your mind will soon be boggled! God, help you!

          • Erik Baran

            But you aren’t a typical, paranoid, delusional, ovine-like right wing foot soldier. Nooooo. If it quacks like a duck…….

          • Erik Baran

            Then let’s see your source. It’s awful easy to make…. Stuff….. up and claim it’s true.

          • ONLYJB1

            Take a hike erika! Rattle your sabre somewhere else!

    • Angelina Sclone

      You can take the …out of the…., but you can’t take the… out of the….!

      • chamuiel

        thug ghetto, ghetto thug.

        • Erik Baran

          Ding, ding, ding! You win this minutes Ra. cist of the Minute Award! You’ve won a one year extension to your membership in the 33/5 club, a free Storm. front t-shirt, and a one year supply of beer and beef jerky! Congratulation!

      • Herman Vogel

        You nailed that one,,thanks…LMAO

        • Erik Baran

          R. A. C. I. S. T. much?

          Lots, actuall.

          • Herman Vogel

            Obama certainly is,,,thanks.

      • ArizonaMomma

        Do I have to fill in the blanks with JUNGLE? She looks like she just came out of a tree.

      • ONLYJB1

        What? Afraid to say it?

    • Herman Vogel

      Yeah and unlike this Bozo, Bush worked with his hands on the ranch instead of ordering Others to do such.

      • curmudgeon

        Can you imagine a wuss like Obama ever doing anything that smacked of physical labor? I seem to remember a picture of him helping the Mooch hand some drapes after they invaded the White House, but it may have been photo shopped.

        • LittleRoot_48

          Those drapes weren’t for the windows. They were for her dress.

        • faye Paolino

          He doesn’t even know how to throw a baseball much less clear land with his widdle hands.

          • curmudgeon

            What do you like the most about him, mom jeans, training wheels on the bike, being walked by his dog BO or his overall lack of athletic ability? So much to choose from, but so little to like. He will make a good bad example for future Presidents to avoid duplicating however.

      • LittleRoot_48

        Wouldn’t it be a nice gesture if the obamas went to Chicago and cleaned up the ghettos?

        • Herman Vogel

          Would be a nice “Gesture” if we made him LIVE in that Ghetto that HIS friends Created…Like the Co-President Valery Garret who is a slum lord.

          • curmudgeon

            ROTFLMAO just thinking about it. Coffee shot out of my nose.

          • Herman Vogel

            Sorry, I hear Keyboards are on sale at Best Buy today,,,mention my name…LMAO

        • curmudgeon

          Don’t hold your breath Root! Nice visual though.

    • sharonhansen209

      May 16 OAS is going to DC to try to oust him. Look it up on line. He’ll probably be on vacation and order the military to shoot all the millions of demonstrators.

    • LittleRoot_48

      Why does Moochelle keep getting away with listing Sushi and Malaria as senior staff?

    • FriendofThom

      According to the very same National Taxpayers Union, Laura Bush took 46 trips for 212 days, far surpassing MIchelle Obama’s travels.
      http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/7-9-13-first-lady-international-flights-vacations.html

      • gian2012

        How many $8000/nite rooms did she stay in? How much wardrobe did she buy at yours and my expense?

        • FriendofThom

          Do you think Dumbya and/or Laura stayed at Holiday Inn? Ask House Repubs how much wardrobe she bought with taxpayer money.. It is up to them to hold them accountable.

          • gian2012

            They might have, were you there? Bush owned a home where he stayed in Texas and the Maine destination still didn’t cost the millions the Obama junkets have burned up in what they feel are entitled in taxpayer funds for their royal lifestyle. I’m a working stiff and don’t like paying taxes to support Royalty, this is not England. That’s why our Founders established a new nation without the trappings of the monarchy of King George and paying through the nose in taxes to support his royal snobbery. With the Obamas this country has been rolled back 200 years with the effective destruction of it’s Constitution and it’s institutions that need taking back.

          • FriendofThom

            But what about when Dumbya and/or Laura were travelling to other countries.. I’ll bet you anything they stayed in hotel suites that cost several thousand a night.

          • curmudgeon

            No one will ever know that you’ve had a lobotomy, if you wear a wig to hide to the scars and learn to control the slobbering.

      • curmudgeon

        At least you are not obnoxious like so many other people – you are obnoxious in a different and worse way!

    • Mamzer_FEMA_REGION_IV

      He probably feels safer on foreign soil among his own people

  • Cris Bessette

    … John Adams took a SEVEN MONTH vacation, Thomas Jefferson took a four month vacation.

    http://hnn.us/article/202

    • psychosally

      and your point is?

      • Cris Bessette

        Not pointy enough for you? lol

        An article whining about presidents traveling, doing their JOBS when Adams and Jefferson just LEFT and vacationed.
        IE- Manufactured rage and lack of historical context.

        • psychosally

          actually chris they both left to go back home and take care of their farms-this all occurred when politics was a service and not a career-please donr compare adams and jefferson to obama-jeez

          • Herman Vogel

            Chris is still in his schoolboy mindset where everything is liberal and has no idea of what is happening until it hits him,,,but by then it’s too late. You see they NEVER do research, only look for excuses for his “Hero”,,,like most liberals…sad, huh

          • GOPHER

            They were noble MEN, NOT trying to be NOBLEMEN

        • Eric G

          Are you kidding? The founding fathers understood that government service was not a full time and career changing thing to do. Also, these men had working farms that needed to be attended to (I’m not that sure about Jefferson, but Adams worked his land himself along with several members of his family. Additionally, there travel and other expenses were paid for by them, not the taxpayers. There is absolutely no comparison between the two. I find it ridiculous for you to make a comment about lack of historical context when clearly you provided none when making your argument.

          • Cris Bessette

            You have some good points.

            I guess my opinion is that presidents traveling is not that unusual, and of course it gets more expensive with each presidency- inflation and all that.

            If you compare presidents like Bush, Obama, Clinton, etc. traveling for their work with ones that basically abandoned their jobs, it’s hard to find something to complain about.

          • crabbyoldlady

            And don’t forget, it’s no longer government service. They are all becoming very very rich at our expense. Why does no one complain about that?

          • curmudgeon

            Possibly because the foxes are in charge of the henhouse? RINO Washington establishment career politicians are only slightly better than the liberal Rats who have hijacked the old Democrat party. Don’t lose track of the fact that the lesser of two evils is still evil.

        • chamuiel

          So, Moochelle being in China, right now is obama doing his job?

          Now, where in the world did you come up with that one?

          Out of that stoned mind of yours?

          moocheele, staying over a few weeks ago to celebrate her birthday in France was just obama doing his job?

          what a strange mind you have.

          • Cris Bessette

            What does “Moochelle” have to do with this article?

          • lovinspoonful

            She is the first lady spending our money like it was water right along with her husband. That’s what she has to do with it.

          • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

            It was you that brought up vacations, the original topic was presidential travel overseas..

            BTW, I recall an article several months ago that put the cost of maintaining the Obama’s at about twenty-five times what the UK spends to maintain the entire royal family- including all the dukes, duchesses, ear’s and castles,

          • LittleRoot_48

            Well, Moochelle DOES require more fabric to cover her caboose than did Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan and Rosalyn Carter….all combined.

          • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

            Good point

          • crabbyoldlady

            They don’t know Chris. They’re black, the rednecks don’t like it. That’s all.

          • Cris Bessette

            Hey crabbyoldlady, some of my friends are red necks, and they voted for Obama lol.

          • GOPHER

            BET they’re SORRY NOW huh?

          • Cris Bessette

            Actually, no, not really.
            But “Obama voter” stereotypes don’t apply:
            These are patriotic guns, God, and limited government liberals.
            Like George Bush mated with Hillary Clinton and had interpolitical babies.

          • LittleRoot_48

            Shove that race card back in your pocket. Your bigotry toward southerners is also noted by your slur.

          • chamuiel

            throw that race card, crabs.

            it is all you have.

            no logical answer, just the race card.

          • GOPHER

            The color of my NECK doesn’t matter, what MATTERS is what this SOCIALIST POS is DOING to this country. I was hoping, that as a young energetic individual, he would inspire us with a new challenge, much as JFK did. HOWEVER, I was disappointed as now it seems the challenge we face is restoring DEMOCRACY in this country and pulling it back from following the same failed Socialist policies that destroyed Western Europe and Soviet Russia!

          • chamuiel

            You said when obama went on vacation, he was simply doing his job, my point was when moochelle was on vacation at taxpayers expense, was that also obama doing his job?

            i see thinking is way above your pay grade.

          • Cris Bessette

            No, I said when Obama “traveled”. All first ladies travel on taxpayer expense, this is not new.

          • lovinspoonful

            Chris, and what purpose was her mother along for – besides barking at the staff and spending our money?

          • LittleRoot_48

            I would think that Sushi and Malaria are a little old for a babysitter. It’s just another means of getting “reparations” from whitey.

          • Ole Man

            Any comment beginning with “moochelle” cannot be taken seriously; and would definitely qualify as a “troll” comment.

          • mac12sam12

            Is ”the mooch’ acceptable? Or ”the leech?”

          • curmudgeon

            Just for you troll!

            20 reasons to hate democRATs.

            Looks like a fairly good summary, but seems incomplete to me. Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson-Lee and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz immediately come to mind along with many other disagreeable characters who populate the donkey party. J

            1) Ted Kennedy. Barney Frank. Rod Blagojevich. Eric Massa. Marion Barry. Dan Rostenkowski. Eliot Spitzer. John Murtha. Alcee Hastings. Anthony Weiner. James Traficant. Sandy Berger. Gerry Studds. Robert Byrd. Mel Reynolds. James McGreevey. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Robert Torricelli. Gary Condit. Bill Clinton. John Edwards. And those are JUST SOME OF THE ONES that got caught.

            2) The estimated number of people killed in the Holocaust? 11 million. The estimated number of people who were killed in WWI? 37 million. The estimated number of babies who have been killed because of the Democrats’ beloved Roe v. Wade? 54 million.

            3) The three worst Presidents of the last one hundred years have been Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson, in that order.

            4) The Democrats in the audience actually BOOED GOD at their 2012 Democratic National Convention.

            5) The Democrat Party’s slogan in 1868: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule.”

            6) California is a large state with Hollywood, gorgeous weather, Silicon Valley, thriving farmers, dynamic ports and Los Angeles; yet the state is fast becoming a banana republic that will be incredibly fortunate if it can stave off bankruptcy for another decade. Democrats did that.

            7) When the Social Security checks stop, your children are wearing rags and there are rampaging mobs burning things down because the government can’t keep order, you can thank the Democrats for bankrupting America.

            8) The Trail Of Tears.

            9) The Democrats have blue as their party color everyone knows they should be represented by red like the rest of the Commies.

            10) The Democrats actually have taxpayer-funded abortion on demand right up until the day of birth in the party platform.

            11) The Democrats fought Republicans for more than a hundred years on civil rights issues, finally came around to our position and then claimed we were the ones against civil rights. What’s it like?

            It would be as if, after fighting Democrats for a hundred years over the issue of abortion, Republicans finally got Roe v. Wade overturned, and then, out of pure political calculation, Democrats jumped on the bandwagon and demanded a federal law outlawing abortion. Some pro-life Republicans would probably object that federal law outlawing abortion is not one of Congress’s enumerated powers. On the basis of Republicans’ constitutional objections, Democrats would then reverse the entire history of the pro-life movement and start claiming the Democratic Party alone fought to end abortion in America. That is exactly what they have done with the history of civil rights.

            12) Al Gore tried to steal a presidential election he lost in 2000 and he’s still trying to pretend like he was the victim.

            13) “It’s an obsession with the Democrats to nationalize everything: health care, welfare, the speed limit, abortion, the drinking age — so there’s no escape. Like all totalitarians, the Democrats’ position is: We thought up something that we know will work better than anything anyone else has done for the last 30,000 years. We don’t know why no one else has thought of it. We must be smarter. This is why the history of liberalism consists of replacing things that work with things that sounded good on paper.” — Ann Coulter

            14) Democrat President Woodrow Wilson was an honest-to-goodness fascist in the true sense of the word. In the words of Jonah Goldberg,

            Indeed, it is my argument that during World War I, America became a fascist country, albeit temporarily. The first appearance of modern totalitarianism in the Western world wasn’t in Italy or Germany but in the United States of America. How else would you describe a country where the world’s first modern propaganda ministry was established; political prisoners by the thousands were harassed, beaten, spied upon, and thrown in jail simply for expressing private opinions; the national leader accused foreigners or immigrants of injecting treasonous “poison into the American bloodstream;” newspapers and magazines were shut down for criticizing the government; nearly a hundred thousand government propaganda agents were sent out among the people to whip up support for the regime and its war; college professors imposed loyalty oaths on their colleagues; nearly a quarter-million goons were given legal authority to intimidate and beat “slackers” and dissenters; and leading artists and writers dedicated their crafts to proselytizing for the government?

            15) The Democrats are the KKK Party. Not only did they create the KKK, Democrat Robert Byrd was the last member of Congress to hold membership in the KKK, Democrat Hugo Black was the last member of the Supreme Court to hold membership in the KKK and Democrat Harry Truman was the last President to hold membership in the KKK. Now, whom do the Democrats blame for the KKK? Republicans.

            16) The Democrat Party symbol is the ass. Yes, seriously.

            17) The only two Presidents that have been impeached so far are Democrat Andrew Johnson and Democrat Bill Clinton.

            18) Barack Obama’s entire presidency.

            19) The Democrats got us into the Vietnam War, put rules of engagement in place that made it impossible to win, destroyed public support for the war with their incompetence and dirty, hippie protests and then after Nixon put us on track to win, made sure we lost by cutting off funds to our allies in the South after we left, which led to a genocide.

            20) Thanks for making us fight a Civil War because you loved slavery so much, assclowns!

          • Ole Man

            So much opinion, so little fact.

          • chamuiel

            ole always has so little info to impart.

          • GOPHER

            Can YOU say, much less SPELL Chappaquiddick?

          • chamuiel

            any comment beginning with ole cannot be taken seriously, and would definitely qualify as a “troll” comment.

            moochelle is taken from the words mooch, and michele.

            Are you trying to deny that michele is a mooch?

            in this case a person who lives largely off the taxpayers.

            By the way, are you a paid obot / soros troll?

          • Patti_Mi

            Michelle stayed over in Oprah’s house in Hawaii for her 50th BD.

          • chamuiel

            did moochelle’s staff stay over at oprah’s?

            Did all of her friends and family stay over at oprah’s?

            did oprah clothe and feed all of hem?

            did oprah provide housing, food and entertainment for the secret service detail at her (oprah’s) expense?

            Really?

            have you ever been described as delusional?

        • Herman Vogel

          LMAO,,you actually think he is doing his job? ROFLMAO…I would take a “vacation” with him NOT doing anything over what he has done TO us, U.S., any time.

          • rchguns

            .He can’t do his job so what makes you think the first bimbo can do it either. She and her hubby are disgrace not only to all Americans but especially Americans of African heritage who end up being labeled as lazy, criminal, stupid, and an endless black hole that sucks up taxpayer money was no possible return

        • babbott

          You are the one manufacturing rage and distorting historical context. You cherry pick the facts to support your claim.

      • babbott

        His point is to deflect attention away from the Obama waste of taxpayer money. He didn’t tell you the reason Adams spent seven months on his farm. It wasn’t a vacation, it was because his wife fell ill and there was no Obamacare to care for her. He also didn’t tell you that Jefferson spent his 4 months AT HIS HOME, not some exotic beach with his children and mother-in-law while renting a presidential palace overseas. Additionally he forgot to mention that Madison took an even longer “vacation” than Jefferson because he went home shortly after the war of 1812 ended, his term was almost up, and he needed a break.

        His point is to defend the indefensible actions of his messiah. He didn’t give statistics on how much those trips home by Jefferson and Adams cost the taxpayers.

        • Cris Bessette

          Ok, you convinced me, I did some more research, and Obama indeed spent more than other recent presidents of the USA.
          You are right, thanks for taking the time to set me straight on the historical context.

          I do still hold to my claim about context such as compared to government spending in general.

          I find the figure of 20 million dollars spent on his trips over his presidency so far.

          Context of government spending:

          M1 Abrams tank : 4-7 million
          MQ9 Reaper Drone: 12.5 million
          USA drug war, annual: 51 BILLION

          Basically, $20 million on government scale is like pocket change.
          When the government Is trying to force the army to buy weapons it doesn’t need,(Abrams tanks recently) maybe someone should manufacture some rage about that?

          • LittleRoot_48

            What happens when we need those weapons and don’t have them?

          • Cris Bessette

            In reference to our military-
            The Military is literally saying “no more dudes! We have plenty!” We are running out of places to stack this stuff!

          • chamuiel

            yeah, because obama is reducing the numbers of people and it takes people to operate that equipment.

            what, you think a tank runs itself?

          • Cris Bessette

            Just like any thing else, military equipment and technology gets easier to operate and needs less people.

            Tanks that run themselves- up next.

          • babbott

            “I find the figure of 20 million dollars spent on his trips over his presidency so far.”
            Then you need to do some more research because his 119 days abroad costs a helluva lost more than 20 million dollars. That much is spent on EVERY trip. Do you realize how many people travel with him, the hotel rooms, rental cars, booze, and all the other amenities that taxpayers are paying so his administration could be the most extravagant ever? Have you ever wondered why he didn’t do like Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Reagan, or Bush and just spend his vacations at his own personal residence?

          • chamuiel

            we need the tanks, and reapers more than we need obama on vacation.

            I would think 20 mil is low, they have spent that much and more on fuel for the planes.

          • GOPHER

            The way SHITCAGO is going, we’ll NEED the tanks THERE!!!

    • gian2012

      They didn’t have AF-One at their disposal then so they might as well go home which they did. Long distance travel took days and weeks in the 1700′s so it’s no doubt their long vacations were dirt cheap. Also the new nation was just a baby then without it’s complexity that it is today thus you’re comparing apples to oranges. Your Adams/Jefferson comment doesn’t hold much water for making comparisons between them and Obama.

      • colsooonscoorner

        So right!

    • Herman Vogel

      Obama supporter, huh…bet you were at OWS too huh. sad. just sad. Isn’t it time to get your EBT card recharged?

      • Cris Bessette

        I was wondering where all the Ad Hominems were, you’ve restored my faith in Bizpack!

        I voted for Gary Johnson in 2012.
        OWS? What’s that?

        • Herman Vogel

          You voted for Johnson,,,so in other words you DIDN”T vote or helped the Bamster get in,,,like I said. Obama Supporter,,and you KNOW what OWS is,,I saw you crapping on a cop car…LMAO.

          • Kibber_SF

            The same could be said about you. I mean you voted for rummy and he lost so you helped Obama get elected…”wasted vote”…you must be wasted to have made that comment…any vote cast for the person you believe to be the right one for the job is not a “wasted vote”, no matter how much you want to blame someone for your parties pittiful attempt at getting rummy elected

          • Herman Vogel

            LMAO,,,I love it when people eat up the BS spewed by the “Off center” people that call themselves third party when in reality. like Ross Parot, help the Communists win…LMAO,,,and you can breath on your own,,wow, amazing.

          • Kibber_SF

            and we stop your idiots from getting in power also, comrade

          • Herman Vogel

            And kept a Marxist IN power,,,wow, good for you,,,Comrade. And you are still breathing on your own too,, amazing.

          • Kibber_SF

            Yes still breathing on my own…how’s your breast pump working? Must be ok since you are giving the impression of breathing…

          • Herman Vogel

            Wow, MUST be a third party member,,can’t come up with anything original…sad.

          • Kibber_SF

            like you are original…hahaha…thanks for the laugh. Good way to end my day…

          • chamuiel

            it takes little to get the insane to laughing hysterically.

            Oh my, look at you.

          • Cris Bessette

            Between the Obaminator and Magic Underwear man I had no choice.

            No that was not me you saw when you went to OWS. I got better things to crap on. ;-)

          • Herman Vogel

            You had no choice??? So Marxism is better with you..wow, no wonder you voted Johnson, sad.

          • Cris Bessette

            So a Mormon theocracy is better with you, wow, no wonder you voted Magic Underwear.
            (Yeah, I can stereotype and make up nonsense too! )

          • Herman Vogel

            There is NO nonsense in wanting a Marxist out of office. ever.

          • Cris Bessette

            I personally think Obama is more of a Socialist with a bit of Fascist thrown in.

          • Herman Vogel

            Judging by who raised, mentored and educated him,,,you may be right friend, nice that we can agree on what he isn’t,,,which is a Patriot…thanks.

          • mac12sam12

            Socialism and Communism are in the same neighborhood.

          • babbott

            What makes you think that voting for a Mormon president would create a “Mormon theocracy”? That is absolutely ridiculous. Mormons don’t have that big a following to create a “theocracy” in the U.S. Besides there is NO religious requirement when running for President. But surely you don’t think Congress would allow him to be as lawless as Obama has been.

          • Cris Bessette

            Please Re-read the comment – I was making a stereotype on purpose to point out the ridiculousness!

          • chamuiel

            epic fail, troll.

          • chamuiel

            you have been through out this thread.

        • chamuiel

          so, you admit you like voting for losers?

          • Cris Bessette

            do you admit you debate like child?

    • stecraig

      A wonder that you know how long the early presidents vacationed but are unaware that the president did not work full time back then. This current halfbreed works less than they did as he is always chasing a golf ball around. Besides how much did air force 1 cost to fly back in the 1700′s. In deed, “What’s your point”?

      • Cris Bessette

        Thanks for pointing out that presidents work harder now than then, I didn’t know that!

        “Halfbreed” , … dude, your racism is hanging out where everyone can see it. lol

        • mac12sam12

          Is half-honkey more acceptable?

          • Cris Bessette

            LOL

            No- the correct term is “Half white devil” ;-)

          • stecraig

            Now I am offended that you would speak racism again by insulting me, as I am 100% white. So much nasty innuendo in your language Chris. You are obviously a deeply confused individual. I would offer to say a prayer for you but I draw from your comments the you are anti religious, anti God, so I would just be wasting my time praying for one that has chosen another direction than up, in the end.

          • Cris Bessette

            Quoting stecraig:
            ” This current halfbreed works less than they did as he is always chasing a golf ball around.”

            You do realize people can see your earlier comments, right?

            “Up” Up where?

        • stecraig

          Failing to call a apple an apple is pretty blatant. Half black and half white is just that. What else would you call it? To deny a fact because one is obviously liberal is to deny truth and by doing so calls it a lie. We know were liars end up.
          To actually interject racism into any truthful comment is to deny ones existence. This would be quite foolish. Don’t you agree?

          • GOPHER

            Half black and Half white is an APPLE? NEVER saw an APPLE like that, WHAT PLANET are YOU from? can we see it from here? NAANUU NAANUU!!!

          • stecraig

            It is a know fact that liberals have no ability to ever possess intelligence whatsoever. So those of us with intelligence tend to just forget the liberal babbling and pass it off as an, asinine liberal’s, inability to ever be intelligent or make an intelligent statement. Which of course is their inability to ever obtain intelligence. It is a wonder that a liberal’s heart can even beat. Just amazing!

    • GOPHER

      The point is it wasn’t on the TAXPAYERS DIME

  • Jerry

    His voter base sees this as a way to get back at whitey even if this unnecessary lavishness takes food from millions of poor people. It is OK if a black president does this.

  • tiredofit2014

    All their travel should be held to the same rules as any Federal employee with the very same GSA per diem rates and locality rates for hotels. Good enough for their employers good enough for them as employees! Heck give em the D.C. rates which are about $214 a night and $71 a day for food.

    • gian2012

      When I went TDY for DOD tech school my per diem was $75/day for food and lodging. Ask for a rental car and you got laughed at unless you were at least a GS-15. So it was walk and catch the bus.

      • tiredofit2014

        I was on a plane with an AF 2-Star female General and that was a small 5 seat lear jet while in the military. I walked as well. The General of course had a car and driver….lol

  • Doug

    Bring back LBJ and Ike.

    • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

      Let’s skip LBJ, the Navy might happen to take some pot shots at whales, and we’d need another Memorial Wall..

      • Doug

        Stayed put. Little travel.

        • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

          Yep he let millions of others do the traveling instead.. 58,000 didn’t come home

  • J. C. Smith

    (1) It’s apparent he became president in order to improve his own life and advance democratic-socialism, not to do anything useful for the USA.

    (2) How about Michelle? She seems to travel more than any First Lady. Anyone have stats on that?

  • Herman Vogel

    Dang, and we Still have people blaming Bush for our overspending…LMAO.

    • lovinspoonful

      The Obamas have them all beat.

      • FriendofThom

        Wrong.. This doesn’t include Bush’s 77 trips to his ranch. And, according to the National Taxpayers’ Union, Laura took 46 trips for 212 days, far surpassing MIchelle Obama’s travels.http://www.ntu.org/governmentb

        • Larry Miller

          You Socialist obama voting dumbnuts should hide yourself in shame.

          • FriendofThom

            You rightwing, double-standard hypocrites should hide yourselves in shame.

        • stecraig

          Taking into consideration that the current first, spends $8,000.00 per day for the room, of your money, and pisses off the help to boot. Laura could have gone to the to Pluto and back and still been considered a saint!
          Sick is sick and someone is not comparing peaches with peaches. Propaganda suck in any post.

          • FriendofThom

            I’m guessing you’re stupid enough to believe Laura and Dumbya Bush stayed at a Holiday Inn when they were travelling the world. HAHAHA!

    • Richard McGrath

      If it’s not blame Bush then it’s the racescard

      • Herman Vogel

        Yeah, that old Race Card has been thrown out so many times it is thread bare and transparent. So we are starting to see right through it,,,which is the ONLY thing transparent about THIS Administration. sadly

  • old_salty_dawg99

    You have left out the trips taken by Obammy’s wife and children which he is making taxpayers pay her way.

    • FriendofThom

      She also left out the trips taken by Laura Bush. According to the National Taxpayers’ Union, 46 trips for 212 days, far surpassing MIchelle Obama’s travels. http://www.ntu.org/governmentbytes/7-9-13-first-lady-international-flights-vacations.html

      • stecraig

        Propaganda gets old man. Does your uncle post those figures? Looks like a 100% lib site address to me.

        • FriendofThom

          Moron.. it is the same organization whose information is the basis for this article.. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!

  • Garys_opinion

    I wish somebody would keep him!

  • colsooonscoorner

    Not surprising, King BO & Queen MO do not need to consider such things as lowlife taxpayers. They’re only there to supply the Royals needs. Of course they’ll supply our needs. Scraps leftover from their lavish lifestyle.