And the following doesn’t count the crazy stuff he has done and will do since he has returned. Crazy stuff costing we sap citizens plenty. That’s plenty that we don’t have.
Obama’s Hawaii vacation is over, now it’s time for taxpayers to pay massive tab
By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU – President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Kailua. Now it’s time for taxpayers to pick up the tab.
While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot a multimillion dollar tab for everything from a stand-by ambulance to the fuel for Air Force One.
Local taxpayers pick up the bill for Honolulu Police Department escorts who guard Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha around the clock. Figures just released by HPD spokeswoman Michelle Yu show HPD spent $277,000 on overtime costs this year during the president’s 16-day vacation. That’s $16,000 less than in 2013, but $60,000 more than in 2012.
The Emergency Management Services department also dispatches an ambulance to be on call for the president, which annually costs the city about $15,890.
There’s much more in the rest of the article. Please read on to find out how foolish we are and have been to allow presidents to believe they are, by and through their office, imperial members of these United States of America.
Thank you watchdog and Malia Zimmerman.
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