Guess How Much Taxpayers Paid in Jet Fuel for Obama’s Earth Day Speech?
Irony alert! On Earth Day, some Americans ride their bikes to work. Others burn hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jet fuel flying to Earth Day events to talk about the concept of conserving energy.
The Washington Examiner reports:
President Obama’s decision to take his Earth Day speech attacking climate change “deniers” to Florida, home of two GOP presidential candidates, cost taxpayers $866,615.40 just for the flight of Air Force One.
Taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Wednesday that the Air Force provided documents showing the flight expenses of flying the jumbo jet 4.2 hours to Miami. He was then helicoptered 20 minutes to the Florida Everglades for his speech.
The Daily Caller noted that the jet’s carbon footprint was bigger than the annual carbon footprint of 17 cars combined. This is just more evidence that when it comes to individual responsibility, Democrats are really all talk.