Obama and his Family’s travel tab tops $70 million

President Barack Obama’s 16-day Christmas getaway in Hawaii will bring the cost of his family’s personal travel during his time in office to more than $70 million, according to a new study.

This year alone the estimated bill for the first family’s holidays was $11.6 million, including golf trips to Florida and California, and Michelle Obama going skiing in Aspen.

AP Photo/Steven Senne

AP Photo/Steven Senne
President Barack Obama smiles as he sits at the wheel of a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 during a two-week summer vacation. He has taken 177 days off since his 2009 inauguration.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, the conservative watchdog which compiled the study, said: “The Obamas are treating Air Force One like an Uber ride.

“President Obama seems oblivious to the burden he is placing on Americans with his continuous vacations, getaways and political junkets at taxpayer expense.”