After Heroically Saving Bulk of Bush Tax Cuts, Obama Spends Millions to Fly Back to Hawaii

Posted by on Jan 02, 2013 at 8:00 am

Forget the fiscal cliff. How much more of this guy’s vacations can we afford?

The pool report adds, “Marine One touched down at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:54 p.m. POTUS, still in a dark gray suit and light blue tie, walked quickly to Air Force One and dashed up the stairs. Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney and Alyssa Mastromonaco also are on board tonight. At 12:01 a.m., Air Force One is rolling.”

But the American tax payer paid a price for Obama’s return.

The cost of flying Air Force One from Andrews Air Force Base to Hawaii, MSNBC reports this morning is, $1.8 million. That means the total round-trip cost of President Obama’s return trip to Washington from his Hawaii vacation was at least $3.6 million.

“The President and First Family do not have any scheduled public events during their time in Hawai’i,” according to the White House.

The president is expected to land in Honolulu at 5:15 a.m. local time. He has yet to sign the bill, which has now passed the Senate and House, to avert temporarily the “fiscal cliff.”

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