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Jul. 7, 2014

Taxpayers Spend $44M on Travel

First Family’s exorbitant traveling adds up.

If there’s one thing the First Family is really good at, it’s exorbitant traveling on the taxpayers’ dime. The Daily Caller reports, “According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch … the Obamas have spent $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer cash on travel expenses.” However, “The actual total cost may be higher, as the White House is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. … Frequently missing from the data are the costs of housing the first family and staff, costs of prepositioning the Secret Service and their equipment, and other travel expenses such as meals and beverages.” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton responds, “Here we have a president that gets on the budget line by line, but this apparently doesn’t apply to his travel. … These staggering costs show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang.” More…

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