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Obama’s Vacation By The Numbers

- August 14, 2014

As Obama Vacations And Plays Golf In Martha’s Vineyard, His Presidency Flounders

$7 Trillion: 

Amount Of Debt Obama Has Added To The Federal Debt Since Becoming President. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/13/14)

$7.6 Billion: 

The Amount Added To The Debt Since Obama Left For Vacation Last Saturday. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/13/14)

$840 Million: 

The Current Tally Of Taxpayer Dollars Spent On Building And Fixing HealthCare.gov. The Wall Street Journal , 6/30/14)

$108 Million: 

Taxpayer Dollars Spent To Build The Failed ObamaCare Exchange In Obama’s Vacation State Of Massachusetts. (Boston Herald, 8/1/14)

$12 Million: 

The Value Of Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Home. (ABC News, 7/11/14)

$656,000: 

The Median Value Of Owner-Occupied Houses In Duke County, MA, Where Obama Is Vacationing. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/13/14)

$181,400: 

The Median Value Of Owner-Occupied Houses In The United States. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/13/14)

$65,896: 

Median Household Income In Duke County, MA, Where Obama Is Vacationing. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/13/14)

$53,046: 

Median Household Income In The United States. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/13/14)

$20,716: 

The Increase In Debt Per Capita For Americans Since Obama Took Office. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/13/14; U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/13/14)

$3,671: 

Increase In Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama, Despite His Claim That ObamaCare Would Reduce Premiums By $2,500. (The Kaiser Family Foundation, 8/20/13; President Barack Obama, Remarks By The President In The State Of The Union Address , Washington, D.C., 1/27/10)

401: 

Number Of Fundraisers Obama Has Attended While President, Including One In Martha’s Vineyard. ( The Washington Post , 7/16/14; Press Pool Reports)

361: 

Number of Coal Units Closing Or Converting Due To EPA Policies. American Coalition For Clean Coal Electricity , 7/28/14)

186: 

Rounds Of Golf Played By Obama During His Presidency. (Yahoo! News, 8/13/14)

177: 

How Many More Fundraisers Obama Has Attended Than President Bush Had At This Point In His Presidency. (Mark Knoller, Twitter Feed, 8/11/14)

129: 

Obama’s Days On Vacation While He’s Been President. (Yahoo! News, 8/13/14)

84: 

Days Obama Has Spent At The Presidential Retreat Camp David. (Yahoo News, 8/13/14)

73%: 

Of Americans Believe The Economy Is Getting Worse Or Staying The Same. (CBS News Poll , 7/29-8/4/14)

61%: 

Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Foreign Policy. McClatchy-Marist Poll , 8/4-7/14)

58%: 

Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of the Economy. McClatchy-Marist Poll , 8/4-7/14)

57%: 

Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Immigration. (CBS News Poll , 7/29-8/4/14)

54%: 

Of Americans Disapprove Of The Job Obama Is Doing As President. (NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 7/30-8/3/14)

30: 

Number Of Minutes Obama Waited Before His First Golf Game Of The Vacation. (USA Today, 8/9/14)

20: 

The Number Of Vacations Obama Has Taken. (Yahoo! News, 8/13/14)

17: 

The Number Of Rooms In Obama’s Vacation Home. (ABC News, 7/11/14)

10: 

The Number Of Acres In Obama’s Vacation Property. (ABC News, 7/11/14)

$1.82: 

The Increase In Gas Prices In Massachusetts Since Obama Became President. (AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, 8/13/14; AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, 1/16/09)

3: 

Number Of World Crises Occurring While Obama Takes His Summer Vacation. (The Associated Press, 8/11/14)

0: 

Sense of Urgency Obama Is Displaying About The Country And World Events.


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