Taxpayers Finance Obama’s $2 Million Fundraising Tour

Judicial Watch

President Obama’s frantic fundraising spree to help Democrats win midterm elections cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars and the carbon emissions spewed by the cross-country travel in a customized Boeing 747 undoubtedly contributed to global warming.

In the last few days alone, the commander-in-chief has visited Wisconsin, California, Washington State and Florida to raise millions of dollars for his scandal-plagued party. Once on the ground, the president got whisked away in motorcades that required vast public resources. Rush-hour traffic was so heavily impacted in Los Angeles that Obama returned to his jet, Air Force One, in a helicopter amid fury from local residents.

All this costs big bucks and Americans are picking up the tab. One analyst quoted in a national news report estimates that the three-day, 8,000-mile tour cost taxpayers about $2 million. That includes a conservative estimate of $75,000 an hour to ferry the president around in Air Force One, an additional $25,000 for a back-up airplane and $8,000 for a cargo plane that carries the presidential limousine and other vehicles. Throw in another half a million dollars for secret service.

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Comments

  1. Why doesn't the DNC pay for this? I guess it is good to be King. When is reign is over though he will be lucky to get a job building houses for Jimmy Carter.

  2. Edward Koziol says:

    No president should be able to use Air Force 1 to do anything but government business.If Sambo wants to campaign for other democrats he should disguise himself as a regular big eared half black man and go on a commercial airline.No president should have this plane as their personal taxi cab.When Obumer gets out of the White house he will get a job with an arab country as a lobbyist.

  3. This is one of the crimes Issa was referring to in his 36 pages of crimes this muslim communist has committed since he has been in office illegal. Absolutely he should not be allowed to use Air Force 1 for this!!!!. This is one of the crimes that congress could start treasn proceedings on but that will never happen as long as the criminal thugs are in control of congress. American please vote in November if you have to crawl to the poles to vote. If our Republic is to survive we have to really do a house cleaning and get all the trash out of DC and I do mean all TRASH!!

  4. Remember that Toby Keith son "We'll put a boot in your ass" That's what Obummer needs….A boot square in his ass. Toby's song was about terrorists, well Obama's a terrorist!

  5. the mac daddy – he yo pimp , you pay he rides , oh how eco-friendly to burn all of that fuel, the dog has his own plane, michelle has onother plane, pelosi has her plane, hillary has her own plane, billy has another plane, 40 or so "closest firneds' have a free ride, extra cars, security, THIS IS CRAZIER THAN THE MOVIE " ITS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD"

  6. Elderlost says:

    Royalty and gods don't have to worry about cost. That's what he has all of us for, don't ya know?

  7. William L. Sasman says:

    Not only his trips in air force one cost so much. He has made so many and will soon be asking for a new plane. I may be wrongbut I don't remember anyone before him flying almost every day.

  8. It is amazing to me that these anti American sand lovers are still doing everything they can to bring down our country …and its coming right from our White House. Has everyone got it yet as to what is going on here???? This is the American people's country……Not the sand lovers country…. We will not or ever allow you to make this a muslin nation here .. So all you sand lovers that hate us here and want to do harm to our children had better pack it up and leave our country or we will return to you the American kick ass wrath…
    With all we know now about what this tribe in Washington is trying to do to our Country , Our Children and the Future of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA we are now facing WAR in our country, on our land, in front of our faces ( WAKE UP AMERICANS WE NEED ALL OF YOU TOGETHER NOT SEPARATED )
    THERE PLANS FOR US RUN DEEP THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED AT EVERY CORNER EVEN THE SO CALLED american's IN WASHINGTON THAT ARE HELPING THEM TO DEFILE US…. PLEASE, I BEG YOU TO PAY ATTENTION AND TAKE ACTION , BE ON THE HEADS OF THOSE THAT YOU VOTED IN TO STAND UP FOR US AND DO THERE JOB TO PROTECT AND CONCUR OUR ENEMIES, THAT BEING IN THIS COUNTRY OR OUT OF IT, ANYONE THAT IS TRYING TO DOING HARM TO OUR WAY OF LIFE….
    .These creeps need to be prosecuted to the fullest, all of them, for treason upon this country, for the plan to destroy this country, for the attempt and destruction they have manage to do to this country. We need to rid our country of these parasites, these worms that live in the sand .. They smile and call you friend to your face but when you turn your back they have a knife at your neck…Lets keep our boots on there heads and not fall for ANY of there redirect..
    GOD BLESS AMERICA , GOD BLESS OUR FREEDOM, GOD BLESS OUR PEACE OF MIND AND BLESS US ALL AS WE WALK DOWN THE ROAD TO SECEDE IN TAKING BACK OUR LAND….AMEN

  9. 68Truthseeker says:

    Maj Gen Jerry R Curry(Ret.) : Obama- America Is Too Important To Be Played With By Anybody
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8-FygIOsRo

    • Taxpayers also funded the extravagent trip by Michelle to Spain, huge spending spree!!! but I s'pose she hasn't been able to spend money like that before, so making up for lost time!! She took a bunch of people with her, and the hotel was 1,200 per night for each of them!! Guess it's called screw the taxpayer!!

  10. Dan Andserson says:

    If Obama was doing his job he would need to be campaigning now. If Obama was doing his jod, our country would be moving forward.

    Odviously that is not the case.

    On top of that, we have to pay for this.

    I have not voted for several years. I will vote now.

    Thank you Fox.

    Dan Anderson, Austin TX

  11. Didn't Bush and Cheney do the same thing?

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