When you have a president who is on track to DOUBLE the National debt by 2016, it isn’t a stretch to assume that he isn’t concerned about wasting taxpayer money. But what Obama and Michelle did this week should have taxpayers livid.
President Obama was scheduled to do an interview Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel in Los Angeles. We all know that Obama is an egomaniac, and would never miss the chance to talk about himself. He jumped on Air Force One,Â which costs about $228,000 per hour, and flew to LA.
Coincidentally, Michelle Obama had a talk show to do Thursday in LA as well. She was scheduled to appear on Ellen Degeneres’ show, for the fourth time. But instead of joining her husband on a flight that was going to the exact same destination, Michelle Obama decided to waste taxpayer money and take a second plane! They were flying to the same place, on the same day, at the same time, but they still took two planes.
White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters Friday that the president and first ladyâ€™s â€œschedules were not in sync in order to travel together.â€
â€œIâ€™m not even sure they overlapped,â€ he said when asked if the president and first lady saw each other in southern California Thursday.
This is far from the first time the Obama’s have cost the taxpayer money on unnecessary travel.Â Judicial Watch sued toÂ obtained recordsÂ from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the Obama familyâ€™s 2014 Christmas vacation toÂ Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone.Â According to other figures obtained by Judicial Watch over the past three years, Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10Â just in transportationÂ costs.
â€œThe Obamasâ€™ travel is out of control.Â They are treating the Air Force One like an Uber ride.Â Our military deserves better.Â The Secret Service is stretched to theÂ breaking pointÂ by Presidentâ€™s Obamaâ€™s abusive travel,â€ said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. â€œAnd President Obama seems oblivious to the burden he is placing on Americans with his continuous vacations, getaways, and political junkets at taxpayer expense.â€
After the Kimmel show, President Obama attended a DNC fundraiser before leaving this morning for a separate trip to Phoenix, Arizona aboard Air Force One.
The First Lady flew back to Washington D.C. separately again, while the president will fly back to Washington D.C. this afternoon.
God forbid Michelle Obama sacrifices a few hours in Arizona to save the taxpayers some money. Isn’t this the same President who claimed,Â â€œTo meet our fiscal challenge, we will need to make reforms. We will all need to make sacrifices. But we do not have to sacrifice the America we believe in. And as long as Iâ€™m president, we wonâ€™t.â€
I guess when he said we will ALL have to make sacrifices, he was only talking about us.