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


  1. The Maine Wire is turning into a cheap version of the Onion!
    More Breathless Breaking News from ol’ SE.
    The Worst President Ever (the bozo who got us into this economic mess) spent 32% of his presidency on vacation. Did that slip your mind?
    And who exactly would Obama meet with on the economy? Republicans in congress have no intention of working out any solution beyond sequester.


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