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Visualizing the President's International Travel
Highlighting a new study by NTUF Policy Analyst Michael Tasselmyer, below is a special infographic on how President Obama's trips compare to his predecessors and how much his travels might cost taxpayers.
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Obama's 2013 Air Force One bill $24 million --- $6.5 million for Africa alone
In a follow up to NTUF's Presidential travel study, Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard looked at the cost of operating Air Force One in the first six months of 2013. Using data compiled by the Foundation, taxpayers could see a $24 million bill for the President's air travel alone.
Check out Bedard's article posted on Washington Examiner!
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