Well, c’mon, it’s not like we’re broke or something, right? We can afford $4 million + for Obama to jet off to a “climate change” boondoogle.
$4 million? Chump change. Think of what we’ve spent of the well-deserved reparations we’ve given the Obamas. Carbon footprint? What carbon footprint?
I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple of days, but given the press of news regarding terrorism, Clinton corruption, and Obama’s war on the police, it ended up on the back burner.
It takes a lot of taxpayer cash and jet exhaust to fly a president to a “climate change” meeting in Paris.
We have obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of the Air Force detailing the costs of Obama’s trip to attend the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. Secret Service charges for Obama and his staff to attend the Conference cost taxpayers $1,324,171.60. Flight expenses cost $2,840,896.80, bringing the total expenditure for the conference to at least $4,165,068.40. To date, Obama’s known travel expenses total $83,795,502.33.
Barack Obama’s appointees didn’t volunteer this information. We filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for these documents on January 6, 2016. Our request wasn’t answered, so we had to sue this past May (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:16-cv-00863)). Only then did we get the documents.
Here are the Secret Service expenses for Obama’s ideological Paris junket:
- $82,991.60 for air and rail travel.
- $706,065 for Parisian hotels.
- $531,598 for rental vehicles.
- $10,820 in overtime pay.
- Cell phone rentals were $2,562.
- Cell phone usage cost of $679.
- A copier rental for $652.
- $624 in “miscellaneous” expenses.
Money well spent, right?
Barack Obama was a no-show at last January’s unity march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, remember? He has his priorities straight. He understands that climate change is a much greater threat to us than Islamist fanatics hellbent on imposing sharia. Think about those killer air conditioners! What about the children?!!