Report: Obama spends more time golfing, vacationing than meeting on economy


According to a new report from the Washington, DC-based nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent more than twice as much time on vacation and golfing (976 hours) than he has spent in meetings about the economy (474.4 hours).

The report, “Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis,” analyzed the official White House calendar and other media reports starting at the president’s inauguration and running through March 31, 2013.

Other findings from the GAI report include:

  • President Obama has devoted 3.6 percent of his working hours to economic meetings throughout his presidency.
  • So far this year, President Obama has committed a total of 6 hours to economic meetings of any kind.
  • President Obama has played 115 rounds of golf and enjoyed 86 days of vacation, for an estimated 976 hours of leisure.

Review the full report and its methodology here: GAI Institute.

S.E. Robinson
Maine Wire Reporter

About Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson was the editor of The Maine Wire from 2013 through 2014. A native of Dexter, Maine, Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and is currently a Producer for The Howie Carr Show in Boston.

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