Obama and Wife Take Separate Flights For TV Appearances - Cost Taxpayers $1 Million Plus

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    Obama, first lady fly to Los Angeles on same day but take separate flights

    Published March 15, 2015

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    FILE: Sept. 11, 2012: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama mark the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (AP)

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama flew to Los Angeles on Thursday for TV appearances but took separate flights, collectively costing taxpayers at least $1 million.

    The president went to appear live on comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show on ABC, while the first lady went to Warner Bros.’ studios in nearby Burbank to tape an appearance on Ellen Degeneres’ popular daytime show that is scheduled to air on Monday.

    Obama traveled on Air Force One, which reportedly costs taxpayers at least $200,000 per flight hour. So the price of his five-hour, coast-to-coast trip will be roughly $1 million.

    The cost of an Air Force flight like the one the first lady took reportedly costs more than $28,000 an hour.

    After appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel,” the president attended a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, then left Friday morning for Phoenix to visit a veterans’ hospital before returning to Washington.

    The first lady returned directly to Washington.
     
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    It's a write off Jerry!
     
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    Not to mention the chicken bones left all over the cabin floors. :rs:
     
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    Global warming
     
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    How much is it gonna cost the taxpayers to replace the purple carpeting and the fur covered seats, for crying out loud?
     
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    the rules require that the senior cabinet members not fly in the same planes. the president, vp and speaker of the house can't because they are the immediate succession hierarchy. Michelle is probably in that hierarchy too:

    Obama, Michelle, VP, then Speaker.
     
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    And 25 air fresheners hanging from the mirror of the Presidential Limo is kinda tacky, mah brutha

    :rs:
     
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    that we do for free.
     
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    I don't understand. Can't they just stay in DC and do a Skype interview?
     
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    Howard math. :right:
     
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    Then the Man Without Eyes.

    You know....from Cool Hand Luke....:coffee:
     
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    Joe has things handled in DC
     
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    Bush Jr cost the taxpayers $1 billion flying off to vacation and fundraisers and preschools to read books to children every other day.

    This is a non story, If you don't like that AF1 cost $200K an hour do something to lower the cost.
     
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    Moochelle Obama in full effect.

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    ...a lot of times the reason people and family members split flights is because if there is a plane crash there will be a surviving member of the family left. this became used more and more after 9-11. its not just politicians doing it, lots of people incorporate it into their family planning.
     
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    I think Obama should have access to AF0.01, the official White House Piper Cub.
     
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    Bush flew to a Texas ranch.
    No way he pissed away more tax payer money than Obama.
    Kimmel & Ellen appearances?
    :facepalm:
     
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    Air Force One has crashed how many times?