Obama Blows $70,000 of Taxpayer Money On Broadway Date
(UPDATE: As pointed out in the comments it was actually £45,000 which translates to roughly $70,000)
** Martini to celebrate first 5 months of spending binge- $9.00
** 2 tickets to Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, a play about a man coming to terms with the history of slavery- $120
** 3 private flights to Manhattan- $45,000
** Taking your wife out on a date on the US taxpayer’s dime- Priceless.
The Daily Mail reported today that Obama’s date night cost £45,000.
The Daily Mail reported:
That’s for three private jets, two helicopter rides, extra planes for security and closing roads for motorcade
It was a campaign pledge that Barack Obama didn’t dare break – a promise to take his wife out for dinner and a show once the election was over.
So on the weekend he booked a babysitter, asked Michelle to put on a little black dress and swept her off for a date…
The romantic jaunt is estimated to have cost the taxpayer more than £45,000 in transport and security costs – because the date was in New York.
The President used three planes, one to carry the couple and two to ferry aides and reporters all the way from Washington.
The cost of each flight was thought to be nearly £15,000.
The bill was pushed even higher with the use of two helicopters, one to take the Obamas to catch their plane in Washington and another to zip the party into Manhattan from JFK airport.
It seems like it was just yesterday that Barack Obama was telling us that everyone was going to have to sacrifice for the greater good.
Well… Some of us have to sacrifice anyway.
Hat Tip Gini O.