obama cost us 1.4 BILLION dollars

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    More than Britian spends on the entire royal family.

    Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year | The Daily Caller

    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.

    “The press has been so slow in picking up on this extraordinary increase in the president’s expenses,” Gray told TheDC. (RELATED: Five shocking truths about Michelle Obama)

    Specifically, Gray said taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.
     
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    Wow, what a comparison. Tell us why we should give a crap about how much the British spend on their monarchy and how it has anything to do with our government. Did Gray make any comparisons to how much GW Bush spent, because that would be the logical comparison, don't you think? It is talked about, but we don't see any real numbers, and I sure as hell am not buying the stupid book to find out.

    Last of all, there is a quip about Obama using Air Force One to fly around the country campaigning. So what? When GW ran for re-election, did he take Air Force One, or did he buy a commercial ticket on USAIR? The truth is, all presidents running for re-election have used Air Force One or military transport.
     
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    Naturally I expect democrats to say obama is priceless and worth whatever he costs us no matter how much it is.

    GWB didn't make nearly the campaign appearances that obama has. If you didn't notice, obama has completely abandoned the office in favor of campaigning. He's left it to Acting President Hillary Clinton.
     
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    Why are you comparing the expenses of the Obamas to the British royal family? Wouldn't a more LOGICAL comparison be to the Bush family's expenses?

    Or would such a thing not fit the narrative you are trying to communicate? If Bush spent a shit ton more, what would that tell you?


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    Well Since Daily KOS is a leftwing Bush hating, Obama supporting site, they said millions...which is alot less than billions

    Daily Kos: How the Bush Family Spent Millions of Your Tax Dollars Today
     
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    Look we know Michelle looks at her husband job as a way to move on up to the East Side
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb6ErLPt4t8]Intro the jeffersons - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    How much did American taxpayers spend on George Bush and his family during 2008? That's a comparable expense.
     
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    That's Bush as EX-President, fool.

    How much did he cost us when he was in office?

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    Bush didn't cost us that much. obama is the most expensive presidebt in history. 1.4 billion dollars, how many poor families would that have fed, if obama and his fat ass empress didn't require separate flights for every vacation. Plus one for the dog.
     
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    Prove it.

    Careful. You are setting a benchmark. You wouldn't want to be caught being a hypocrite.


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