As Sequester Nears, Will Sean Patrick Maloney Tell President Obama To Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars Campaigning?


For Immediate Release

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February 27, 2013

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As Sequester Nears, Will Sean Patrick Maloney Tell President Obama To Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars Campaigning?


Using Air Force One For One Hour Could Pay The Hourly Salaries Of 4,514 Federal Workers

WASHINGTON – This may be news to President Obama but his campaign is over. Yet, the president is crisscrossing the country trying to play politics and shift blame for his disastrous sequester.


In 2013 alone, President Obama has logged 45 flight hours and cost taxpayers $8.1 million to campaign and vacation. Obama using Air Force One for one hour could pay the hourly salaries for 4,514 federal workers. If Sean Patrick Maloney is serious about replacing Obama’s sequester and getting our fiscal house in order, he’ll tell the president to quit campaigning and get to work with Senate Democrats.


“Sean Patrick Maloney has stood silent while President Obama has wasted taxpayer money playing politics with his sequester,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “It’s time for Maloney to tell President Obama to stop campaigning and work to find a solution to his disastrous automatic spending cuts.”


It Costs Approximately $181,000 Per Hour To Run Air Force One. “The U.S. military has provided an updated estimate on that cost, first published by a taxpayer watchdog group and confirmed by, and the number is staggering — $181,757 per hour. That’s the price tag for shuttling around President Obama, who, as it turns out, has spent more days abroad in his first two years than any other president.” (“Military Pegs Hourly Air Force One Cost at $181G, as Obama Sets Travel Record,” Fox News, 11/24/10)


·          In 2013, President Obama Has Logged 45 Flight Hours, Costing Taxpayers $8.1 Million. (President’s Daily Schedule, The White House, Accessed On 2/26/13)


The Average Federal Worker Makes $83,679 Per Year, According To The Bureau Of Economic Analysis. (Ralph Smith, “Average Federal Salary: $83,679 and Lowest Average Pay Increase in 10 Years,” FedSmith, 3/25/12)




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Bazzo 02/28/13


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