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Obama and Family Cost Taxpayers 1.4 Billion Dollars Last Year

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 27, 2012 @ 3:40 pm In The Point | 27 Comments

Hello Britain, can we have  your royal family back? Sorry about that revolution thing, but it turns out that ours just costs too much.

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.

Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”

But come on. Bo needs his taxpayer paid staffer.

The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer: “Bo made the news when he and his handler were flown to join the president on vacation in Maine,” Gray wrote about the Obama family dog. “It has been reported that the first family’s dog handler was paid $102,000, last year.”

Just wait till Obama appoints Bo to the Senate or the Supreme Court.

These figures mean that the Cost of Obama is about 0.1 percent of the annual deficit. Now there’s a deficit cutting solution.


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