You Won’t Believe How Much Goddamn Money It Costs Tax Payers For The President To Fly Air Force One
The President of the United States of America is the most powerful man in the world, some say it’s the most powerful position in the history of mankind. Almost everyone in the world knows that the President travels on Air Force One, a Boeing 747 packed full of the most advanced technology on the planet. What most people don’t know is how goddamn expensive it is to fly that plane, a bill that is footed by we the tax payers.
After a recent FOIA request BusinessInsider.com ascertained just how foolishly expensive it is to fly the President on Air Force One: it costs $206,337 for EVERY HOUR that Air Force One spends in the air, and all of that $$$$$ is picked up the tax payer. So when President Barack Obama flies to Hawaii for vacation on Air Force One like he did back in December 2014 through January 2015 the bill to the taxpayer was $3,672,798.00…and that’s just the cost of flying Air Force One, that doesn’t account for his security detail.
After determining just how comically expensive it is to fly Air Force One BusinessInsider.com actually mocked up a map of the President’s most expensive trips, and I have to admit that looking at this makes me physically ill:
We tax payers spent almost $8 MILLION for Barry Obama to take a trip to Dublin. I’ve never even been to Dublin and I’m a freckled day walker whose heritage is like a quarter Irish.
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For what it’s worth, the current Air Force One is expected to be replaced with a more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious Boeing 747-8 in the year 2020, which should in theory drive down the cost of Air Force One trips…but I’ll believe it when I see it.
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