Skip to comments.Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book
Posted on 09/27/2012 6:24:18 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.
In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
Author Robert Keith Gray writes in Presidential Perks Gone Royal that Obama isnt the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.
And that is just ONE year.
Are you finally proud of your country, Lady Lard Butt? You hit the welfare lottery. Yo peoples sho mus’ be proud.
His retirement pay should be confiscated to pay back what was TAKEN from and PAID FOR by the AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.
So much for all that sacrifice Obama talked about at his Inauguration. What he meant was, we would all have to sacrifice so be could jet off to exotic locales and his wife could go shopping.
It’s a characteristic of dictators. Make the little people pay so you don’t have to.
Just as you would expect any communist Kenyon to do. Enjoy life while millions of poor & middle class Americans are suffering!!! Go figure!!! America now resides on the sub-Sahara African continent. Idi Amin and Robert Mugbe would be very proud of Michelle and Barack Obama!!! You did good America, electing this elitist destroyer of America!!!
Then I thought 1.4 Billion was not that much spent on perks till I read it was just for last year's perks.
What will be the real total for all four years?
115 more days till he leaves office. Can't wait. Can't afford him. He's not in my budget.
And Zero wants a salary for the Mrs.
How dare you question the ‘One’s’ access to lavish perks? He has been anointed to lead and as a the supreme leader he must act and play in a manner befitting the high office that he graces with his presence.
He’s the smartest man in the world. You would think he could live on a billion a year.
EEOC + Affirmative Action = BIG $.
I would gladly pay twice that amount to have him go away on a permanent vacation (to Mars or some such place). He wouldn’t probably enjoy living on Mars. After all, it is the “Red” planet.
...In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
The most concerning thing, I think, is the use of taxpayer funds to actually abet his re-election,
Make that, he WOULD probably enjoy living on the “Red” planet.
Now that’s what I call redistribution AND reparation, all in one!!!
Smartest in the UNIVERSE.
[quote]In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
Speaks volumes, doesn’t it?
An audit should be performed and congress should pass a law limiting the amount of money the president can spend then make it retro-active. Then send obama a bill and seize all his assets. Of course this won’t be done. The GOP will say “Let’s move forward.” obama isn’t the first to use that phrase.
Obama ‘ENTITLEMENTS’? LOL !!! I swear I just can’t get over the arrogant bastard. He constantly rubs your face in it like ‘whachagonnado?’
God help our nation, if 0dumb0 can cheat, lie, scheme & corrupt his way back in for a 2nd term. We will need CW II or Am Rev II to fight & reclaim our country!
Romney should capitalize on this big time - but how can he when he said obama is concerned about the middle class.
Heck, what’s the big deal? Not even equal to three Solyndras. Our King deserves only the best, don’t you think? Just squeeze the peasants a bit more, or even better, print some more Treasury bonds and trade them to big Ben Bernanke for a few more ones and zeros spinning on the hard drives at the Fed.
Still. That’s a whole shitload of butt-ugly dresses for Moochelle.
Yes he is! Obama is the intergalactic "Gröfaz" (Größter Feldherr aller Zeiten) we have been waiting for; Hitler was just terrestrial small potato(e)s.
24 posts and no “that’s racist” kid?
Wake up people....
It’s good to be the king.Isn’t it?
We need to remove this dictator from office and quick.
Searched google for moochele dresses, this was #2
Cheap Evening Dresses - Latest & 4000+ Styles, Multi-Colors
Anyone know how to access this metric for other presidents for comparative purposes?
Wow, no wonder he always pulls out those massive wads of money when he’s “buying” his ice cream and junk food. A million each year for incidentals???!!
You people are just racist haters. They be entitled!
No wonder he thinks he’s The Emperor!
Well, Skinny Creep, the gravy train is about to end. You and Moochie will have to get off at the next stop! (November 6th.)
“Its a characteristic of dictators.”
Moochie and Obooboo are the Marcoses—without class!
None of his ancestors were slaves. He is a bogus affirmative action ZERO!
Bring back the guillotine!
I think they could have been, not necessarily were.
But they could have been slaves, only to black or Arab slave traders in Africa. Think of that irony.
"24 posts and no thats racist kid?
Wake up people...."
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