May 1, 2014
President Obama’s golf outings in 2014 cost taxpayers nearly $3 million – $2,952,278 – for just flight expenses alone, according to records from the Department of the Air Force obtained by Judicial Watch.
“According to the Department of Air Force documents, the flights to and from, Palm Springs for the February 17-20, 2014 trip totaled 9.8 hours at $210,877 an hour, which comes to a total of $2,066,594.60 in flight expenses,” according to Judicial Watch. “The total cost for flights to and from Key Largo, Florida for the March 7-9 trip totaled 4.2 hours at $210,877, which comes to a total of $855,683.40 for flight expenses.”
The trip in Key Largo was spent at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club, which “boasts two championship 18-hole courses, a rarity in the Florida keys… a salon and spa, more than a dozen restaurants, a 175-slip marina, a private airport, and so much more,” according to its website, and members must have a minimum net worth of $35 million to join, according to the Washington Times.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:34 am