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Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book
The Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2012 | Alex Pappas

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 isn’t 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.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; afticansafari; campaigning; communism; czars; earthwindandfire; elitists; golf; hawaii; hollywoodparties; hypocrit; michelleobama; michellevacations; obama; obamaking; obamasallowance; obamasupkeep; redistribution; ruler; shadowgovernment; spainvacation; subjects; wealthredistribution; whitehouse
 

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1 posted on 09/27/2012 6:24:26 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 6:27:49 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: CaptainKrunch

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!!!


4 posted on 09/27/2012 6:31:36 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: CaptainKrunch
At first glance I thought 1.4 billion was not that much till I realized it was Billion, not Million.

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.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 6:36:03 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: CaptainKrunch

“Mrs. Schruggle”


6 posted on 09/27/2012 6:36:11 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: CaptainKrunch

And Zero wants a salary for the Mrs.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 6:36:27 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 6:36:31 AM PDT by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: CaptainKrunch

He’s the smartest man in the world. You would think he could live on a billion a year.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 6:37:01 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

EEOC + Affirmative Action = BIG $.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 6:45:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (It's always nice to hear that Jesus Loves You, unless it's Jesus Ruiz in a Mexican prison.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 6:50:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: CaptainKrunch
From article

...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,”

12 posted on 09/27/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: CaptainKrunch

Make that, he WOULD probably enjoy living on the “Red” planet.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Now that’s what I call redistribution AND reparation, all in one!!!


14 posted on 09/27/2012 6:51:14 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Former Proud Canadian
He’s the smartest man in the world. You would think he could live on a billion a year.

Smartest in the UNIVERSE.

15 posted on 09/27/2012 6:52:56 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: opentalk

[quote]In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
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Speaks volumes, doesn’t it?


16 posted on 09/27/2012 7:14:12 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

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.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Obama ‘ENTITLEMENTS’? LOL !!! I swear I just can’t get over the arrogant bastard. He constantly rubs your face in it like ‘whachagonnado?’


18 posted on 09/27/2012 7:19:34 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: griswold3
I hate the commie pig SOB 0dumb0! The first "real" black president (well 50/50) and his phatass butt-ass ugly American-hater beeeotch wife, are raping & pillaging & plundering the American taxpayers for all its worth. However as long as the 47% entitlement class gets their crumbs from off of 0dumb0's table, they are content with that and will gladly vote to put this commie muzlim pig back into office.

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!

19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: CaptainKrunch; All

20 posted on 09/27/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: CaptainKrunch

Romney should capitalize on this big time - but how can he when he said obama is concerned about the middle class.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 8:08:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: CaptainKrunch


22 posted on 09/27/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.


23 posted on 09/27/2012 8:35:54 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ETL
Smartest in the UNIVERSE.

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.

Mr. niteowl77

24 posted on 09/27/2012 8:38:07 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

24 posts and no “that’s racist” kid?
Wake up people....


25 posted on 09/27/2012 8:39:16 AM PDT by moehoward
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26 posted on 09/27/2012 8:45:09 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: CaptainKrunch

It’s good to be the king.Isn’t it?

We need to remove this dictator from office and quick.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: mountainlion
And Zero wants a salary for the Mrs.

He could make her bedrooms tzar..........Oh wait !!!!
28 posted on 09/27/2012 9:54:41 AM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: catnipman

Searched google for moochele dresses, this was #2
Cheap Evening Dresses - Latest & 4000+ Styles, Multi-Colors
black-widow-dress.

29 posted on 09/27/2012 10:07:58 AM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Foolsgold

Anyone know how to access this metric for other presidents for comparative purposes?


30 posted on 09/27/2012 10:13:48 AM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: CaptainKrunch

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???!!


31 posted on 09/27/2012 10:29:52 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: CaptainKrunch

You people are just racist haters. They be entitled!


32 posted on 09/27/2012 11:27:15 AM PDT by oldtimer (Q)
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To: CaptainKrunch

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.)


33 posted on 09/27/2012 12:48:13 PM PDT by miserare
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To: fatnotlazy

“It’s a characteristic of dictators.”

Moochie and Obooboo are the Marcoses—without class!


34 posted on 09/27/2012 12:49:51 PM PDT by miserare
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To: jda

Reparations?

None of his ancestors were slaves. He is a bogus affirmative action ZERO!


35 posted on 09/27/2012 12:51:53 PM PDT by miserare
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To: catnipman

Bring back the guillotine!


36 posted on 09/27/2012 12:53:54 PM PDT by miserare
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To: miserare
None of his ancestors were slaves

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.

37 posted on 09/27/2012 5:09:33 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: moehoward

"24 posts and no “that’s racist” kid?
Wake up people...."

By popular demand...


38 posted on 09/27/2012 10:07:09 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

39 posted on 09/30/2012 3:49:42 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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