It’s the start of the new year and the end of Obama’s presidency, so let’s review where we stand as a county.
We are nearly 20 Trillion dollars in debt as a nation. Almost 50 million Americans are on food stamps, and 92 MILLION working age Americans are no longer in the work force. It is lowest workforce participation rate in 40 years and the lowest rate for men since they started keeping track. The number of Americans living in poverty has now reached a level not seen since the 1960s. There are more than a million public school students in America that are homeless which has never happened before in U.S. history.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income”, and approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are currently living in homes that are considered to be impoverished.
The number of children living on $2.00 a day or less in the United States has grown to 2.8 million, an increase of 130% since 1996.
So what has this president done to show Americans how concerned he is? He spends record amounts of OUR tax dollars on vacations!!
This week, the Secret Service finally complied with a court order to release just some of Obama’s vacation expenses from two years ago. What they exposed is sickening.
The new expense reports, heavily-redacted allegedly for security reasons, push the total known costs for vacations during Obama’s reign to nearly $71 million — with another full year to go. That’s about $10.1 million per year in known expenses.
In March 2014, Judicial Watch released flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that for this Hawaii vacation the Obama’s incurred $7,781,361.30 in flight expenses alone (36.9 hours at $210,877 an hour).
If that isn’t outrageous enough, Obama just announced that he will be taking a World Tour this year to “secure his legacy.” Obama’s travel plans include Japan, Poland, China, Cuba, Vietnam and Peru. The only continents the president has ruled out are Antarctica and Australia, and while Africa won’t be a solo destination, there’s a chance Obama could swing through his father’s home continent at our expense as well.
At this rate, the Obama family is well on their way to costing taxpayers over 100 million in travel expenses alone.
And liberals complained about Bush!!