Even though the MSM drooled over the Obama’s $24,000 Broadway date to NYC on Saturday, the fact of the matter is the Obama’s are millionaires and they used taxpayer funds to go on the junket. UPDATE: Or was it actually $70,000?
In addition, using the website GreenStudentU.com, I have calculated the Obama’s “carbon footprint” for their trip. I believe this is a VERY conservative estimate.
GreenStudentU estimates that three planes flying to/from DC to NYC used approx 0.4 tons of CO2. This is probably a low estimate as they were private planes and the carbon footprint was spread over fewer people than a commercial airline.
Then I estimated the carbon footprint of at least a 6 car Lincoln Navigator motorcade to/from The White House and Andrews AFB, and then the necessary driving in and around New York City. Motorcade’s carbon footprint? 0.24 tons of CO2.
Total Obama Broadway Cost To The Environment? 0.63 tons of CO2 for less than a day. (As a reference, I calculated my home’s carbon footprint for a year: 3.82 tons of CO2 — for a year.)
If you are as furious as I am about the Obama’s carelessly using taxpayer money for a Broadway junket, please sign my petition to ask for the full cost of the trip to be refunded to We, The People.
Thank you for your time. It will be interesting to see the next stunt that “Ovita” pulls with taxpayer money. Oh yeah, $30B more today for General Motors — I forgot that.