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With These Headlines, Taxpayers Aren’t Getting Their Money’s Worth

- April 26, 2012

President Obama spent the last two days traveling on the country on taxpayer dollars trying to pander for youth votes. Based on the headlines he received, the taxpayers aren’t getting their money’s worth. Young voters across the country aren’t buying into Obama’s phony rhetoric this time around.  – Kirsten

 

 

Associated Press: INSIDE WASHINGTON: Who pays for Obama’s political trips? You, mostly

 

President Barack Obama flies Air Force One when he leaves town. So does Candidate Barack Obama. Either way, taxpayers are on the hook for a hefty amount. The souped-up Boeing 747 that typically serves as Air Force One costs $179,750 an hour to operate, according to the latest Pentagon calculations, meaning that expenses for presidential travel mount quickly. And, no matter what the reason for the president’s trip, there are all sorts of other necessary big expenses anytime he moves around the country: advance teams, cargo planes, armored cars, Secret Service protection, communications and ... more


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