Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Obama Has No Right to Lecture Us About Climate Change

Talk about a major league hypocrite.
From The daily Mil, UK (And no paper from the U.S.):
Barack Obama has been savaged by a top spending campaigner for taking the First Family on an eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii, at huge expense to the American taxpayer.
The President was accused of treating Air Force One, which costs $206,000/hour to run, 'like an Uber ride' ahead of his next jaunt to his home state.
Fly-time alone will set taxpayers back somewhere in the region of $3.5million as Obama, the First Lady, Sasha and Malia and their two dogs jet off for around two weeks....
Tom Fitton, the head of the Judicial Watch pressure group, said Obama's holiday habit proves that he is out of touch - and has to stop.
He told AL.com: 'The Obamas' travel is out of control. They are treating the Air Force One like an Uber ride.
'And President Obama seems oblivious to the burden he is placing on Americans with his continuous vacations, getaways, and political junkets at taxpayer expense.'
During the trips, the Obamas are accompanied by a substantial Secret Service detail, who costs thousands of dollars a day to accommodate in the idyllic vacation spot.
Local police also work overtime and an ambulance trails the Presidential party at all times in case of disaster - all of which will push the total further into the millions....
Exact figures for the trip - outside of Air Force One - are hard to obtain. According to a Watchdog.com report on the 2014 trip, there is also an Air Force cargo plane to bring Obama's helicopter and limo, which costs more than $150,000 to get to Hawaii and back.
A second plane brings a Marine Corps contingent at similar cost.
So, a total of 3 jets are going to fly Obama, family and entourage to and from Hawaii and it is possible 4th plane might be possible if Michelle decides she can't stomach flying with Obama.
I wonder Obama is smart enough to realize how hypocritical he is, or is he just a plain old ignorant moron.
Not sure which one.
With him creating a bigger carbon footprint in this one vacation than I will ever hope to create, Obama and his ilk have no standing to lecture us on man made climate change.

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