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Obama Hawaiian holiday cost taxpayers a bundle

By Teri Okita – bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNews Now) A Hawaiian holiday doesn't come cheap, not even if you're the President.

At least one report tallies the Obama's vacation at almost $1.5 million dollars with taxpayers footing much of the bill.

The U.S. government accountability office, which keeps track of public funds and government spending, estimates the cost of a roundtrip flight from Andrews Air Force Base, just outside Washington D.C., to Hawaii alone is about a million dollars.

Then, you tack on costs for Secret Service, Honolulu police and emergency personnel, plus White House staff and it can all start adding up.

The White House and secret service won't disclose exact numbers or costs to taxpayers only saying it's on par with money spent on vacations by other presidents.

We do know that the President, some of his family members, and friends paid for two rental homes along Kailua beach this year.

They actually down-sized from last year when they used three rentals.

The new owner of one of the properties on Kailuana Place says his home usually goes for between $3,500 to $6,000 a night.

Two other homes next to those housed the secret service costs which, again, were picked up by the taxpayer.

Watch the video for the complete story.

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