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Air Force One Boondoggle

Obama's wasteful junkets.

May 16, 2014

The government has quietly released revised estimates of the cost per hour for flying Air Force One with its crew, but the estimates still don’t include all contingent aircraft and personnel. The new estimated cost is $228,280 per flight, which means that Obama has spent a staggering $456 million flying Air Force One – mostly to political fundraising and vacation junkets. And Obama has racked up more flight hours for his time in office than any previous president. In fact, his trip to New York Wednesday marked his 1,000th flight on Air Force One. Obama’s lavish ways are incredibly hypocritical after his incessant condemnation of business executives for using corporate jets. Do as he says, not as he does.

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