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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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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182 thoughts on “Obama most ‘well-traveled, expensive president’ in history, numbers reveal

  1. LittleRoot_48 says:

    I don’t care where he goes. I just wish he would stay there permanently.

  2. ONLYJB1 says:

    Why can’t we get the whole truth and nothing but the truth about all of our money these progressive communist have spent of OUR money?
    Is it because, if we knew the real truth, the people would march on D.C., yank them out of OUR house and kick their butts down the highway? Is that why?
    Have you had enough of this yet? It’s past time we the people stood up to this crap!

  3. Cris Bessette says:

    Down Here? Are you with the mole people?
    I agree, mole or not- education is important.

  4. Brontefan says:

    I like to refer to 0bama as the Gatsby President. The man who stumbled into the WH and behaved as if he understood what it meant to be president of the United States. He is totally clueless. He thinks it’s all about living a life of royalty.. while the massive and corrupt government agencies are given a free reign to write regulations eliminating our Bill of Rights. He lives like a King.. reminds people he’s president, and parties with celebrities and loves to be on TV. I don’t ever recall any other president who was on TV or radio every single day… nearly.. or who continued to campaign even when he already won the election. Of course, 0bama doesn’t know what a president does and believes it’s okay to LIE his ass off to the American people.. as long as he keeps promising equality. Well, there’s another clueless point: in America we have equal opportunity.. but not equal results. As he makes himself richer, the Middle Class in America is being eliminated, which is exactly what socialism does. Whether it’s soft as in Denmark or harsh as in Venezuela, socialism has two distinct classes: the people who make the laws and the people who are forced to live under those laws. 0bama = our Gatsby President.

  5. retiredglobalguy says:

    I think Obama is the worst President in modern times. However, are we not splitting hairs with only three trips and three days difference with junior. This is the kind of stuff that liberial media latches on and exploits. Why give them distracting ammo?

    1. GOPHER says:

      tossup between Carter and OBUMMER, with Billary a close second

  6. gian2012 says:

    Bush either went to his ranch in Crawford,TX or to Kennebunkeport,Maine but that’s about it. No $7,000/nite rooms etc. Obama still remains top dog milking the presidency for all it’s worth and without any shame to boot. He feels we taxpayers are his Carte Blanche to serve the whims of his royal highness.

  7. Erik Baran says:

    Wow. After reading some of these comments it’s clear to see the 33/5 club is alive and unwell.

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