Saturday, September 29, 2012

How Much Does It Cost To Maintain A U.S. President?

President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif., June 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billion On Obama Family Last Year, Perks Questioned In New Book -- 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.

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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My Comment: I expected a higher amount.

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