King Obama’s immigration speech today to cost $1.6 million taxpayer dollars

To King Obama photo-ops are apparently priceless, but to the American people – not so much:

WEEKLY STANDARD – President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president’s White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama’s trip–that is, only his travel to and from Vegas–will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.

Obama has no other public events scheduled in Las Vegas but his immigration speech.


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  • stage9

    Yep, and he will get votes in return for it too.

  • Orangeone

    Just another cost of the bully-in-chief.

  • Rshill7

    King Obama. The anti-Midas. Long may he wane.

  • Sandra123456

    But he is the King…how can he be denied?

  • LadyMacKeltar

    How many breakfasts could be served to the troops in Afghanistan with $1.6 million?? Talk about being wasteful, Mr. President. Cut your own spending first, you would be saving us millions.

  • tshtsh

    He is making money somehow with this trip.

    • Orangeone

      Likely raising $$$ for his nonprofit.

    • stage9

      I thought the same thing, but I think that’s PhotoShopped.

    • Nukeman60

      I believe it is photoshopped. Although Obama used his logo on his campaign planes, the Air Force One plane still sports the American flag on the tail and the words “United States of America” on the side.

      • tshtsh

        Thank you Nuke and Stage9. Me vs Onion, onion wins again.

  • aposematic

    Do the D’s/Obuma Admin. not know the people attending his “speech” have TVs? What is the real purpose, if any, of this “trip?”

  • Conniption Fitz

    Going to get some er, action while he’s out there? Did he hear about the Saudi who ‘accidentally’ raped the 13 year old boy there the last week or so? Was it by accident the last international big meetings were in Bali infamous for selling little boys to sex tourists, Colombia and Afghanistan whose largest GNP is drugs?

  • Watchman74

    Yay another speech.

  • Nukeman60

    Well, going to Las Vegas at a high cost to us is certainly no surprise. Obama has been gambling with our future since day one. The fact that he is gambling away somebody else’s money is his MO.

  • NYGino

    How could this possibly be justified?

  • c4pfan

    Didn’t he tell people that they are wasting their money going to Vegas? LOL

    • NYGino

      Do as I say, not as I do.

  • TexasBanker

    The amount of checking accounts that I see opened by illegals is enough to make me sick. The official number of 11 million illegals is not even close to the real number.

  • The most powerful weapon the politician wields against the people is their own collective forgetfulness. What is entirely irksome is the manner in which they mock the people who do remember past promises unkept, with the tacit blessing of the forgetful majority.
    First, SECURE THE FRIGGIN’ BORDER – All other considerations are secondary!

  • sjmom

    Disgusting and disgraceful and someone in the WH Press Corps needs to make some hay out of this but they won’t.

  • Joe


  • Haywoodjbl

    He can’t just deliver it from the Oval Office….? What an Ahole

    • martha chandler

      We have to spend money to hear this toerag say nothing??

  • W. A. Whitestone

    Obama probably heard about the new action in Vegas …the Saudi prince who ‘accidently’ raped a 13 year old boy in a hotel a week or so ago.

  • Orangeone
  • kssturgis62


    Meaning one American and One Foreigner. Because it isn’t FAIR that they have no way to bring over their other partner. It also Includes TRANSGENDER !!!

  • Rocco11

    Communism is great for those at the top..

  • Ray

    The intro to this article says it all!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Air Force One… fueled by the sweat and blood of the peasants.

  • demographicallychallenged

    1.8 million isn’t even tip money compared to what his immigration policy will cost the the American Tax Payer.

  • disqus_skmg9qex9q

    And his sheeple honestly believe he doesn’t have a spending problem, that it’s all Bush’s fault. UGH! I’m already sick and tired of the imigration debate, what about the ECONOMY, it’s certainly not getting better in my neck of the woods. Another four years of a president that does nothing but seek popularity, yikes, I don’t know how much longer we can take it.

  • joyfulgiver

    He couldn’t have just given his speech via a conference call, think of all the sheeple he could have reached that way and the MILLIONS of dollars he could have saved the rest of us.

  • tinlizzieowner

    I wonder if Obama has had a putting green installed in AF-1 yet. He might as well, he spends a lot of time (and our money) in it. 😉

  • SurfinCowboy

    I got a puddle of mud in the yard he can give a speech in at any time!

    Whada dork. And I mean that. What a whale’s penis.

  • white531

    Make no mistake. Scoop’s headline on this is a true fact. This narcissistic madman does indeed believe himself to be King. The greatest leader who ever appeared on Earth.

  • Las vegas is known best for it’s drugs , sex, and crime, the stash must have been getting dangerously low, past high time to restock the cabinets medicine cabinet.