A new study of how President Obama has spent his time while in office is out and it’s about what you’d expect. He has spent more than twice as much time playing golf than he has on the economy. And that’s with his golf time being underestimated!
According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours).
The report, “Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis,” used the official White House calendar, Politico’s comprehensive presidential calendar, and media reports through March 31, 2013 to calculate its results.
GAI’s findings may actually understate Obama’s recreational hours.
Last year, Obama told CBS News that playing golf is “the only time that for six hours, I’m outside.” But instead of six hours, GAI counted a round of golf as taking just four hours. Likewise, for presidential vacation hours, researchers attributed just six hours of any day of vacation to leisure activity. (Read More)
In all fairness, he’s probably spent as much time traveling around the country on our dime to put on his perpetual campaign show as he has playing golf. So there’s that.