In a twist so big it could have been inspired by Animal Farm, the same President who has put class warfare and stoking resentment against the wealthy at the core of his political strategy has a 1.4 billion dollar personal budget for his family.
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.
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.”
“The most concerning thing, I think, is the use of taxpayer funds to actually abet his re-election,” Gray, who worked in the Eisenhower administration and for other Republican presidents, said in an interview with TheDC on Wednesday.
Barack is worth more than 10 million dollars and there’s no billionaire on the planet who spends more money per year on his opulent lifestyle than Barack Obama does. Yet, we’re constantly being treated to lectures about what everyone else’s “fair share” of taxes should be. Well, here’s a question: Do you think Barack Obama and his family are USING his “fair share” of our tax dollars?