From The Blaze:

December 19, 2011

by Billy Hallowell

So, just how much will President Barack Obama’s Hawaiian vacation cost this year? That‘s a question that can’t be definitively answered until the costs are in and the trip has concluded, but an assessment of the numbers shows that it will likely be the 44th president’s most expensive vacation to date.

The Hawaii Reporter has estimated that travel, alone, will cost $3,629,622 — a startlingly large figure considering the length of the trip. And, yes, in case you were wondering: Taxpayers will be footing a chunk of the bill. After all, it‘s not cheap to ensure that the world’s most powerful leader is safe as he travels and enjoys time away from the grind.

To begin, the family is traveling separately, as Obama has had plenty to wrap up in Washington, D.C. before the holidays (i.e. the payroll tax cut drama). So, First Lady Michelle Obama already left for the family’s tropical getaway — a $100,000 expenditure, including personnel, travel and security.

Obama’s round-trip flight to Hawaii on Air Force One is estimated to be the largest expense associated with the vacation. According to the Air Force, it apparently costs $181,757 per flight hour to run the nation’s most secure (and probably its most lavish) aircraft. Thus, the total for the nine-hour trip from Washington to Hawaii and then back again will come in at $3,271,611.

And let’s not forget that a USAF C-17 cargo plane is also needed to bring Presidential limos, helicopters and other essentials along. This, too, comes at the tune of thousands of dollars. Plus, there’s security for the president and his family. A team of between four and six Marine Corps will travel along on a separate flight and require per diem and hotel, coming in at $258,000 (estimated).

The Obamas do cover the expense for their own private beach-front home in Kailua, Oahu, which costs up to $3,500 per day ($75,000 per month). However, taxpayers are responsible for housing monies associated with the U.S. Secret Service, Coast Guart and Navy Seals. There are seven houses needed to accommodate these individuals, which amounts to about $21,600 per home.

And these are only some of the costs. There are plenty of other numbers that can be crunched as well — including the local taxpayers‘ burden for services needed during the president’s stay — but the total expense for the vacation, according to the Reporter, will be $4,113,038 (estimated).

You can read more about the associated expenses that taxpayers will foot here.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

**Emphasis added**




Obama Vacation in 2010

Here are the details of the Obama’s 2010 Hawaiian Vacation



Obama tells Congress to “Get to Work” or spend Christmas in Congress, Yet WH announces 17 day Vacation for Obama in Hawaii


Remember this from 2010?

Blank-Check Bailout for Fannie and Freddie Means Taxpayers Get a Lump of Coal from Obama


WHY aren’t the “Mic Check” #OWS protesting the amount of taxpayer dollars for vacations for Michelle Obama + 35 of her friends and family to Spain?  To England?  Africa?  How about the jump in First Lady “yearly budget” for Michelle Obama to have a makeup artist do her makeup .

The Hawaiian Luau at the White House; Hawaiian chef, fire dancers and Hawaiian produce specifically flown in that Michelle just described as a party with some tiki lamps and stuff.

Related Links:

The Obama Royal Parties

First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants

Hawaiian Christmas Vacations

Ski Trip for Michelle Obama after Obama tells Americans to put off their vacations.

Yep, just keep marching, protesting the “Rich” while Obama languishes with his family the “Royal life” while sputtering the words of Marie Antoinette: “Let them eat cake.” the “Mic Check” #OWS useful idiot lemmings will be utilized in the Obama 2012 re-election campaign.




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  1. I hope that the same scrunity was applied to Bush and all the rest before Obama. This would sound a little bit off if Obama is the only one we worry about on this issue.



    You have to remember there are Secret Services agents for Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha.

    PLUS since the Hawaiian home Obama is vacationing in is on the beachfront, the US Coast Guard and Navy Seals must patrol the waters/shoreline 24/7 while Obama is in Hawaii.

    Therefore, the amount quoted is relative to the protection/transportation of the POTUS, FLOTUS, Malia and Sasha while on vacation. Everywhere they GO, they have to have a security detail. The Hawaiian police are increased to block off any roads, intersection so as not to impede a Presidential convoy.

    President Bush mainly took his vacations at his FAMILY RANCH in Texas or at Camp David.




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