Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods cost taxpayers more than $3.6 million

by Dave Boyer - The Washington Times  |  published on October 30, 2016

ObamaA “boys’ weekend” of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers.

The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama’s getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida.

The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, at about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as per diem and other travel expenses for an unspecified number of Pentagon and Homeland Security personnel required to support the president’s golf weekend.

The military transport aircraft needed for the golfing weekend included a $200 million C-17 Globemaster and the C-5 Super Galaxy, which departed from various U.S. Air Force bases and arrived at Joint Base Andrews or Marine Corps Base Quantico “to transport Secret Service personnel and vehicles and Marine Corps personnel and helicopters to support the trip before returning to their air bases of origin,” the report said.

In all, Mr. Obama’s four-day excursion required six additional military transport planes flying eight missions with at least 22 total flight legs, involving 14 commercial airports and Air Force bases ranging from Joint Base McGuire in New Jersey to Dyess Air Force Base in Texas.

  • Walter Flatt

    GIVE ME THE 3.6 MILLION AND I WILL CREATE 500 JOBS.

    CNN.COM.DE SAY 20 MILLLION AMISH GOING FOR TRUMP.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015,

    LISTEN TO THE GOOGLE & SEND TO ALL YOU KNOW. ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME. IF THEY DO, MILLIONS WILL BE REACHED THIS WEEK.

  • Kevin Leclerc

    Two Assholes in One @!!!!!!Bweeeeeeeee

  • MyRoseHasTHORNS

    Give them a LIMITED account and they must substantiate that it is for Government Business. NO MORE travels or meetings. We have the ‘technology’ for ‘web meetings/online classes/ private conferences’ that can be totally secure AND save millions in jet fuel, secret service protection and other expenditures.

  • AKLady2015

    I did not see you all on here posting hate for the fake Texan who went AWOL from the National Guard. The one who traveled three times as much as Obama. Then there is King Bush I who traveled more than the 5 Presidents who came before him combined.

    • No valid evidence he went AWOL, just a fake memo – or are you one of those that says yeah, it was fake, but it still counts because you desperately want to believe what it said was true?

      • AKLady2015

        Are you stalking?
        The post you just replied to is almost a month old.

        • Do you actually think anyone would have any reason to stalk you?

          No, I just saw some nonsense and thought I’d call it out. I don’t look at the dates. You told a blatant lie and I called you on it. The fact you changed the subject as soon as you were confronted with a truth that proves you a liar is telling.

  • shamu9

    This Kenyan Swahili Swamp Knickker Has Got To Go!!

    • AKLady2015

      You need to go. America does not need hateful bigots.

      • Rodney Steward

        That’s what Palin said about U !!!

        • AKLady2015

          The Palin trash are my neighbors.
          The police are st their house at least 2-3 tomes a week. Track was just arrested for assult. He pled guilty to domestic violece.

          • Rodney Steward

            Sounds like the blacks and mexicans around here!

          • shamu9

            You get nothin’ right! stick yer head in the oven an’ thaw yer Brain!

      • shamu9

        THEY DAMN SURE DON’T Need You. Squirrel ,Woman!

      • shamu9

        Eat a Bug AK.

        • AKLady2015

          Thank you.
          Your insults are always welcome
          They say so much aboyt you.

      • shamu9

        And we don’t need Non-Citizen Swahili Africans, like O’Bama sittin’ in the White House! You’re his Biggest Cheer-Leader, Granny!

        • AKLady2015

          Come back when you have developed some maturity.

          • shamu9

            You are the Kool Aid Consumer, here! Granny!

      • shamu9

        America does not need ‘Fellow Traveler’ Commies like your-self, Ak!

      • shamu9

        In That Case-a whole hell of a lot of’ IHate Whitey’] Minority Recipients would be going with me!

      • Well by that rule about 1/2 of the Democrats, if not more, need to go. They’re the ones always talking about race, white privilege, also bringing sex and other things into the fray, trying to enhance the divisions between us.

  • Walter Flatt

    HOW FAR WOULD THIS HAVE GONE TO HELP PEOPLE IN CHICAGO, BALTIMORE, NEW YORK, ST. LOUIS AND SO MANY OTHER INTER CITIES.

    IF TRUMP WOULD ONLY USE THE BELOW IN AN AD. IF NOTHING ELSE, JUST TELL THE PUBLIC TO GOOGLE IT AND LISTEN.

    GOOGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, LISTEN TO ALL & THIS EXPLAINS WHAT GOD FEARING PEOPLE MUST DO. EMAIL TO ALL YOU KNOW

    • AKLady2015

      I did not see you on here posting hate for the fake Texan who went AWOL from the National Guard.

  • Bill7360

    Obama has used the Presidency to party and campaign for the democratic party while his corrupt Admin does the work of the President. He does not even sign executive orders anymore. It is done by a machine! This is his legacy!!

    • Rodney Steward

      And is why you’ll never see another black President again!

      • shamu9

        Agree NEVER! It was a Noble Experiment, Done with all the Best Intentions,– but it came out the way everyone with any sense, expected it to!

        • Rodney Steward

          Never seen a man hate a country as bad as this man, but this is not his country!!

          • AKLady2015

            Sorry Rodney, you arw the one filed with hate.

          • JEAN

            AMEN

          • AKLady2015

            ?? What do you gain from telling lies?

          • Rodney Steward

            I just enjoy watching people making idiots out of themselves try to take up for the lying POS!

        • AKLady2015

          Racist bigotry in America, is it not beautiful to behold.
          Can’t have any real racts get in the way.

          Obama — 150 vacation days
          Bush took 1.020 vacation days.
          Clinton – 174 days
          Reagan — 349 days..
          Carter took only 79 days, but your know, he was a failurr

          • JEAN

            THIS WOMAN IS AN IDIOT. OBAMA NEVER WORKS BECAUSE HE HAS NOT SENSE ENOUGH TO. IF HE DOES IT IS TO BRING MORE MUSLINS HERE , HIS PEOPLE

          • AKLady2015

            What do you gain from telling lies?

          • JEAN

            I GET TO MEET SORRY DUMB PEOPLE LIKE YOUSELF

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Keep those imsults coming.
            They say so much about you.

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Keep those imsults coming.
            They say so much about you.

          • Rodney Steward

            All lies as usual!

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Your insults are always welcome.
            They say so much aboyt you …
            The data on Presidential vacations is published by many sources and found all over the Internet.
            Keep making a fool of yourself.

          • shamu9

            Yeah, Only Whites can be Racis! Blacks and Hispanics Love Everyone! How Damned STUPID are you??

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Your insults are always welcome
            They say so much about you.

          • shamu9

            Eat 2 Bugs AK.

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            YOur insults are always welcome
            They say so much about you.

          • shamu9

            Your American JACKASS Party is Gonna LOSE! My comments, overall, display humor, intelligence, and a fine command of the English [and Spanish] languages! Also some French, and Russian! Eat 3 Bugs! Come’ Vd. tres insectos!

          • AKLady2015

            Grow up.
            You need to work harder at the adult you are pretending to be.

          • shamu9

            Cut ‘n Paste! Do you still eat the paste like ya did in Grammer School!

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Keep those imsults coming.
            They say so much about you.

          • shamu9

            Imsults??

          • shamu9

            No Granny, They say so much about YOU!

          • AKLady2015

            ,,Thank you.
            Keep those imsults coming.
            They say so much about you.

          • shamu9

            Keep Pastin’ and Eating the Paste, Washed down with the Libby Kool Aid, Granny! You left the C out of Ack Lady, as in Acck!! A Horrible LibTroll!

          • AKLady2015

            “You have attained maturity; display it for us, if you please.”

          • shamu9

            Like ‘Froggy the Gremlin’, Always said, on The 50s/60s Sat. A/M T.V.Kid show, “Andy’s Gang”! “Ha Ha Ha! Not in front of all these Kids!”

          • shamu9

            Bush went to his Ranch, not Freakin Hawaii! Where Obama was NOT BORN! His Granmammy sez he was born in Coast Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya! Just like Tarzan!

      • AKLady2015

        You cannot even be bothered looking at actual facts.
        You are so blinded by skin color you cannot see past your nose.
        .
        EIsenhower played golf every day,.
        Wilson played over 1,200 rounds
        John F. Kennedy played more than Obama.

        • JEAN

          BACK THEN THEY HAD TO PAY THIER SELF BUT NEW RULE MADE BY OBAMA

          • AKLady2015

            Your post makes no sensw, whatsoever.

        • Rodney Steward

          It’s the stupidity of that color!!

          • AKLady2015

            Racism in America.
            Is it not disgusting to behold.
            Pkease find somewhere you like better and more there, Today would not be soon enough.

          • Rodney Steward

            You’ll get over it!

          • AKLady2015

            No, Rodney, I won’t. I deal with ignorant bigotry every day. I volunteer as an adovcate for the disabled.
            YOu are probably one of those people who talk loud and slow to physically disabled people. You know, because if their body is broke, they have to be mentally retarded as well.

          • Rodney Steward

            You know nothing about me, if U treat them like U always do everyone on this site, I feel sorry for them! Do U make up lies to them!!

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you, Rodney.
            Your insults are always welcome.
            Thwy say so much about you.

          • Rodney Steward

            I thank U, and always tell the truth! 🙂

          • shamu9

            Cut ‘n Paste #2! Granny Good-Witch!!

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you,shamu9.
            Your insults are always welcome.
            They say so much about you.

          • shamu9

            ,The Appropriate Insult is an Art Form, ‘Grammy Good Witch’. Are you ‘Glenda’, the Good Witch of The North?? [Famous Movie Ref. look it up!]

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you,shamu9.
            Your insults are always welcome.
            They say so much about
            you.

          • shamu9

            Your Complimentary Comments are anxiously awaited, an’ appreciated! Grammy Glenda Good Witch!

          • shamu9

            No, Your cut ‘n Paste ,of all 6 of your Inept Comments, says so much about YOU!

          • AKLady2015

            Blah, blah, blah, lie, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

          • shamu9

            Brilliant! I’m Disabled! What’s your Tryin’ to be Slick answer to that?? Have a Cut ‘n Paste Ready??

          • shamu9

            That’s why YOU left the Lower 48. Wanted in one of ’em??

          • AKLady2015

            Thank you.
            Keep those insults coming.
            They say so much about you.

          • shamu9

            Eat 4 bugs, Ak, you need the protein! Your brain is gettin’ softer w/o it!

          • AKLady2015

            Well, thank you.
            You really are just 9 years old.

          • shamu9

            Come to Fla. thaw your brain out! I’ll Show you 9 yrs. Old! Granny!

          • shamu9

            Gee, Lots of Blacks an’ Hispanics in Ak. I submit you moved there to be among the Krackas in “The Great White North”!

          • AKLady2015

            Hispanic — a Spanish-speaking person living in the US. Facts are sometimes very unusual. Spanish was the official language of the Phillippines for centuries.
            The largest segment of Alaska’s foreign-born population is Asian. The majority of that group are from the Phillipines.
            Non-Hisoanic whites are only 64% of Alaska’s population.

        • shamu9

          Obama only plays Golf, to try to be Whiter than he is!

          • AKLady2015

            American Ignorance and bigotry published for the world to witness. What do you gain from this?

          • shamu9

            Yeah everyone knows, only Whites can be ‘Racis’!

          • shamu9

            You didn’t deny the allegation, or was it a Crocodilian?

          • AKLady2015

            Suggest that you increase your reading comprehension. Try devloping some maturity and common seunse whilel you are at it.

          • shamu9

            I hold several Degrees and Certifications from well known Colleges and Universities. I suggest YOU Kill yourself, and put yourself out of your self- induced Liberal Misery! You are a Well Known Lib Troll!

          • AKLady2015

            Your language says you have never seen the inside of a college classroom. Your posts clearly document your immaturity.
            Shamu is a whale that killed its trainer.

          • shamu9

            WTF would you know about College life, in the ’60s?? Ice Troll?

          • AKLady2015

            Been there did that.

          • shamu9

            Krammitt Granny Good-Witch!

          • AKLady2015

            Your language says you have never seen the inside of a college classroom. Your posts clearly document your immaturity.

          • shamu9

            Yours demonstrate Senility! Granny! BTW, I’m your age!

          • AKLady2015

            .Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam. Your language says you have never seen the inside of a college classroom. Your posts clearly document your immaturity.

          • shamu9

            Take your Thorazine Granny!

          • AKLady2015

            Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam

            Name calling is childish.
            Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
            Temper, temper …
            You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          • shamu9

            Cut ‘n paste #1, Granny!

          • AKLady2015

            SHAMU9 THE THIEF IS NOW A STALKER

          • shamu9

            Stalk THIS !

          • shamu9

            C’nP #1 again!

          • AKLady2015

            Not stolen, but my very own.

          • shamu9

            Hee Haw! Hee Haw!- the Call of the Dem Jackass!

          • AKLady2015

            Your language says you have never seen the inside of a college classroom. Your posts clearly document your immaturity.

          • shamu9

            Clearly You Never went to College during any decade, if you think I’m Too Crass, to have gone from ’65 to ’70!! Don’t you remember the Riots at most Universities? Fook the MAN/ Establishment etc. or did you smoke so much Dope, you Missed It!

          • shamu9

            Fl. Atlantic Grad. Class of Spring “70!

          • AKLady2015

            The college that took over a Catholic girls boarding school and a novitiate just outside of Jensen Beach.
            A Catholic boarding school that I attended.

          • shamu9

            Yeah we Know! The Name of that school was probably Mary Mount! Nah, the Main Campus of F.A.U. {and Mary Mount] was/is in Boca Raton! Branches all over South. Fla.We used to go to the Mary Mount College, and pick up “dates” Girls W/O dates/escorts The Girls couldn’t leave w/o escorts on week End Nights! So, they waited for us F.A.U. guys, to show, and told the House Mother- Hey, There’s my date!

          • AKLady2015

            St. Joseph’s Academy.
            No guys, no dating.

          • shamu9

            Never Heard of it, Surprising, since I graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School, Ft.Lauderdale,! Class of ’65. It seems the Nuns, or Priests would have mentioned another Catholic College in the area! No Wonder all the Repressed Frustration!

          • AKLady2015

            I did not say that St. Joseph’s was a college.

            I said Florida Atlantic University took over what WAS (past tense) a Cathoic girls boarding school and a noviate for the Sisters of St. Joseph.

            Maybe, you memory also includes St. Mary’s Carhedral School? How about the Gesu Refugee Medical Clinic?

          • shamu9

            The only thing I Know of the Sisters of St. Joseph is that they taught me from 2d. to 6th. grade, in Edgewater N.J.

          • shamu9

            You’re a Retired, or Fallen Away Nun?? THAT explains it!

          • AKLady2015

            .Blah, blah, blah, lie, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

          • Shamu was a generic name used for several individual Orcinus orcas at different Sea World locations. Most of them did not cause problems. It has not been determined why that one was the exception.

          • He’s half white. Everyone knows it. Do you really think that’s why he does it? He’s not very good at it so there MUST be SOME reason. Maybe you’ve hit on it!

        • Liberals attacked G. W. Bush for playing golf, but not a word against Obama for doing it.

          Racist much?

          • AKLady2015

            What planet have you been living on?
            Oh, and vy thw way, Eisenhower played every day. He even putted in his tent on D-Day.

          • You still haven’t answered my question:

            Liberals attacked G. W. Bush for playing golf, but not a word against Obama for doing it. in fact, as a result, G.W. Bush STOPPED PLAYING GOLF!

            Racist much?

            Your claim that

            Eisenhower played every day.

            is likely false. But I’ll give you a chance to prove it. As well as your claim he “putted in his tent on D-Day.”

            Really?

            http://www.worldwar2history.info/D-Day/Eisenhower.html

            Eisenhower was up at 0700 on June 6. His naval aide, Harry Butcher, came by his trailer to report that the airborne landings had gone in and the seaborne landings were beginning. Butcher found Eisenhower sitting up in bed, smoking a cigarette, reading a Western novel. When Butcher arrived, Eisenhower washed, shaved, and strolled over to the tent holding the SHAEF operations section. He listened to an argument about when to release a communique saying that the Allies had a beachhead (Montgomery insisted on waiting until he was absolutely sure the Allies were going to stay ashore) but did not interfere.

            Eisenhower wrote a brief message to Marshall, informing the chief of staff that everything seemed to be going well and adding that the British and American troops he had seen the previous day were enthusiastic, tough, and fit. “The light of battle was in their eyes.”

            Eisenhower soon grew impatient with the incessant chatter in the tent and walked over to visit Montgomery. He found the British general wearing a sweater and a grin, Montgomery was too busy to spend much time with the supreme commander, as he was preparing to cross the Channel the next day to set up his advance HQ, but the two leaders did have a brief talk.

            Then Eisenhower paid a visit to Southwick House to see Admiral Ramsay. “All was well with the Navy,” Butcher recorded in his diary, “and its smiles were as wide as or wider than any.”

            At noon Eisenhower returned to the tent, where he anxiously watched the maps and listened to the disturbing news coming from Omaha. He called some selected members of the press into his canvas-roofed, pine-walled quarters and answered questions. At one point he got up from his small table and began pacing. He looked out the door, flashed his famous grin, and announced, “The sun is shining.”

            For the remainder of the day he paced, his mood alternating as he received news of the situation on the British and Canadian beaches and on Omaha and Utah. After eating, he retired early to get a good night’s sleep.

            http://thecollegeconservative.com/2012/05/09/the-wrongful-condemnation-of-an-american-patriot-debunking-liberal-myths-of-george-w-bush/

            One action of George W. Bush that particularly impressed me is his abandonment of golf during wartime. As an avid golfer, I know that giving up the sport must have been tough. But President Bush felt that playing golf while our nation’s servicemen were donating their lives would not be a desirable trait for a leader, proving that Bush is a man of high character. Unfortunately, our current President does not agree (his rounds tripled Bush’s total over eight years a mere two and a half years into his presidency…and counting).

            http://www.burtprelutsky.com/2011/12/liberals-like-fish-are-all-wet.html

            Although liberals had a conniption fit every time President Bush took off for Crawford, Texas, they have no problem with Obama’s spending more time playing golf and raising campaign funds than trying to curb spending and doing something about our $15 trillion deficit.

          • AKLady2015

            Save your insults for someone you can impress with your ignorance. I am not one of them. You can copy and paste to your hearts content. It does not make you look more intelligent.

            Eisenhower used golf as a thinking tool. He also used it to relax, which his doctors strongly recommended. His clubs went everywhere with him. He putted a golf ball into a tin can on D-Day. Guess you missed that quaint historical note.

            Bush’s so=calles sacrifice was just one more of his meaningless smoke screens. Simply a way to turn people’s heads away from his many failures. If anything, not exercising was very wrong.

            Comparing how many rounds of golf each President played is total nonsense. Frankly, I strongly approve of exercise, especially during times of stress Hence, the Presidents who played more golf are actually the more intelligent individuals. Exercise increases blood flow, oxygenates the brain, keeps the heart healthy, reduces stress chemicals, et., etc.

          • So you’re proof is “Because I say so”.

            Right.

            And you approve of golf for Obama AND for Bush? Seems like you would, or at least SHOULD.

            Bush was criticized BY THE LIBERALS for golfing. Guess you missed that bit. Obama wasn’t criticized, showing how racist the left is. They criticize the white guy, but not the half-white guy.

            And again look! Here we have another liberal desperate to prove liberals are so much smarter than everyone else.

            Why is it liberals have an overpowering need to convince themselves of that?

            That certainly isn’t something smart people do.

            Smart people let their words and actions prove how smart they are and aren’t continually trying to convince themselves of it because they don’t need to!

          • AKLady2015

            I do not play the liberal-conservative nonsense game. The normal Bell Curve applies to politics, just as it does to everything else. You appear to have an over-powering need to insult.

          • I often find if you talk to someone long enough you do eventually find some point of agreement.

            Fact: The terms Liberal/Conservative are often mistakenly applied and do tend to be over used:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4r0VUybeXY

      • Don’t you mean another half-white President? Let’s remember, he was half and half… so when they falsely call us racist, are they complaining because they think we’re upset with his white half, or his black half? Too busy to notice it’s not the color of his skin that’s an issue with us, it’s the lack of content of his character.

    • AKLady2015

      “When a trip is for political or unofficial purposes, those involved must pay for their own food and lodging and other related expenses, and they must also reimburse the government with the equivalent of the airfare that they would have paid had they used a commercial airline.” Source: Congressional Research Service 7-5700 http://www.crs.gov

      • JEAN

        YOU ARE WRONG AND WE JUSR PAID FOR A GOLD DRESS AROUND 50,000 FOR THAT UGLY WOMAN. LEARN YOUR FACTS LADY

        • AKLady2015

          Maybe you should go back to elementary school and relearn what quotation marks are used for. It might save you some embarassment.

          Maybe you should go back to school and learn what a source citation means.

          As for the dress it was a gift to the First Lady, as were all her previous gowns.

          It is the Property of the United States, just as every expensve gift to all those who have held the highest office. Needless to say, it was the best advertising the clothing designer ever recieved.

          • Rodney Steward

            Have to admit, it did make her look a lot less like a monkey!

          • shamu9

            U.S. Property??Like the Klintons took all the White House Furnishings?? When they went back to “Wanker Woods” Ar-Kansas?

      • shamu9

        If you think the First Black Kenyan Koranic Kweer Kween re-pays the People of the U.S.A. for his Vacation Jaunts etc. you are truly Mentally Deficient!

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