Obamas' Cost of Living in the White House: $1.4 Billion a Year

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#1 Mar 11, 2013
As Carol touched on yesterday, while the White House keeps its doors closed to the people under the guise of "devastating sequestration," First Lady Michelle Obama is preparing for her glitzy 50th birthday party with performances by Adele and Beyonce. Although the party is being touted as private and therefore paid for by the Obamas, taxpayers will still have to foot the bill for secret service and other accommodations at the White House for the event. Meanwhile, President Obama just held a fancy dinner for Republicans just six blocks away from the White House and of course he took his massive motorcade to get there.

Charles Cooke over at NRO has tallied up the total for the Obamas' cost of living in the White House:$1.4 billion per year.


The executive mansion is not in that much trouble, of course. It’s certainly not in sufficiently dire straits for Air Force One ($181,757 per hour) to be grounded, or to see the executive chef ($100,000 per year) furloughed, or to cut back on the hours of the three full-time White House calligraphers ($277,050 per year for the trio), or to limit the invaluable work of the chief of staff to the president’s dog ($102,000 per year), or to trim his ridiculous motorcade ($2.2 million). If Ellen DeGeneres wants another dancercize session or Spain holds another clothing sale, the first family will be there before you can say “citizen executive.” Fear ye not, serfs: Austerity may be the word of the week, but the president is by no means in any danger of being forced to live like the president of a republic instead of like a king.

The current annual cost of the White House — just in household expenses, not the policy operations for which it exists — is $1.4 billion: Annually, presidential vacations cost $20 million (the low estimate for one presidential vacation to Hawaii is $4 million, but the true cost is probably five times that); the first family’s yearly health-care costs are $7 million; more than $6 million is spent on the White House grounds each year. Transporting the president cost $346 million last year. But as Michelle Obama might say, America is basically a downright mean sort of place, so the tours will just have to go. One hopes at least that the calligraphers were recruited to sign the docents’ pink slips.

So there you have it folks. While the White House has given out talking points to every federal agency telling them to make sequester as painful as possible through canceling meat inspections, forcing long delays at the airport and releasing thousands of criminal illegal aliens into the streets of America, the Obamas are planning their next vacation at the expense of the American people.

Last week Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling of Fox News offered to pay for at least one week of White House tours, a cost of $74,000. No word yet on whether the White House will take them up on their offer.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/

Completely believable. What more can be said?

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#2 Mar 11, 2013
"The current annual cost of the White House — just in household expenses, not the policy operations for which it exists — is $1.4 billion: Annually, presidential vacations cost $20 million (the low estimate for one presidential vacation to Hawaii is $4 million, but the true cost is probably five times that); the first family’s yearly health-care costs are $7 million; more than $6 million is spent on the White House grounds each year. Transporting the president cost $346 million last year. But as Michelle Obama might say, America is basically a downright mean sort of place, so the tours will just have to go. One hopes at least that the calligraphers were recruited to sign the docents’ pink slips."
rePIGpublican

Rochester, NY

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Tell me, IescapeNY. What website are you gettin all this anti-Obams from?

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#4 Mar 11, 2013
rePIGpublican wrote:
Tell me, IescapeNY. What website are you gettin all this anti-Obams from?
The CBO and other goverment sites Steve.Open your eyes and read/watch other sites besides your typical Obama loving HoPo,Daily Beast,MSNBC,NYT,ect.You might change your outlook of your "God" Obama and his party.You have to know Obama has a problem when the "Obama loving" ABC reports on the amount of money he and his wife has costed the taxpayers.Even his own party are getting fed up with his double standards and lies.Now before you respond with the typical liberal talking points do a little reserch. Just saying.

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#5 Mar 11, 2013
ObamaTARD has done nothing for the last 4 1/2 years except attack the rich. All while he has lived the richest of the high life possible.

The difference is the rich earned their own money and Obama has live off our money.

What a pathetic piece of sh!t Obama is.

Total entitlement TRASH.
Michele Obammy

Iraq

#6 Mar 11, 2013
Let them eat cake ...
rePIGpublican

Rochester, NY

#7 Mar 12, 2013
pigpen911 wrote:
<quoted text>The CBO and other goverment sites Steve.Open your eyes and read/watch other sites besides your typical Obama loving HoPo,Daily Beast,MSNBC,NYT,ect.You might change your outlook of your "God" Obama and his party.You have to know Obama has a problem when the "Obama loving" ABC reports on the amount of money he and his wife has costed the taxpayers.Even his own party are getting fed up with his double standards and lies.Now before you respond with the typical liberal talking points do a little reserch. Just saying.
So I guess I should believe what a website has to say about the president because they are the sources, huh?

I am sure these websites were created by conservative republicans. Bravo!

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#8 Mar 12, 2013
rePIGpublican wrote:
<quoted text>So I guess I should believe what a website has to say about the president because they are the sources, huh?
I am sure these websites were created by conservative republicans. Bravo!
Are you to LAZY or STUPID to do a little simple google research on your own? Or a combination of both?

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#9 Mar 12, 2013
IescapedNY wrote:
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Are you to LAZY or STUPID to do a little simple google research on your own? Or a combination of both?
I'll will say a little of both.He is either a brainwashed socilist anti-American or he is a sockpuppet for Schumer and Obama.Ever notice that he always comes back with the typical democratic talking points or personal attacks? I guess when someone is a sheepel we can't expect anything more from the brain dead.Just saying.
rePIGpublican

Rochester, NY

#10 Mar 12, 2013
IescapedNY wrote:
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Are you to LAZY or STUPID to do a little simple google research on your own? Or a combination of both?
Neither. I don't rely on websites to give me political resources. We haven't always dealt wit them before, so why start now.

But I see you are flooding the forum as usual with your political madness. You don't do much surfing do you? I see this is your favorite website. How boring.
rePIGpublican

Rochester, NY

#11 Mar 12, 2013
pigpen911 wrote:
<quoted text>I'll will say a little of both.He is either a brainwashed socilist anti-American or he is a sockpuppet for Schumer and Obama.Ever notice that he always comes back with the typical democratic talking points or personal attacks? I guess when someone is a sheepel we can't expect anything more from the brain dead.Just saying.
Don't speak for me, you uptight conservative ignorant jew! I have had enough of you! You think the jews and the conservatives are more superior than everyone! You rank at the bottom of the jews! You are an uptight wannabe and you're nothing!

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#12 Mar 12, 2013
rePIGpublican wrote:
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Don't speak for me, you uptight conservative ignorant jew! I have had enough of you! You think the jews and the conservatives are more superior than everyone! You rank at the bottom of the jews! You are an uptight wannabe and you're nothing!
I see that the truth hurts you Zippy,sorry.But you are the typical dem that always say how much they love everyone then starts with the personal attacks,IE:loser/liar/troll. You are a racist anti-American bigot troll and aren't even smart enough to know it,again,typical for your type.Now go back to your basement before your mommy finds out that you are on the loose again Stevie. OH,one more thing Zippy,you shouldn't speak to adults like you do because someday they will teach you some manners. S/N: Not that it matters,but for the 500th time,I am NOT Jewish but if all that you have left in your liberal bag of attacks go for it Zippy.One of these days you will go off with your anti Jewish rants and a real Jewish person will teach you a lesson.Trust me when I say that I can't wait for that day boy. Just saying.
Witness

Rochester, NY

#13 Mar 12, 2013
the white boys on this thread are still angry, i see.
Grady Stiles

United States

#14 Mar 12, 2013
Obumma must be pissed about this whole sequester thing, cuz he's gotta stay low key with his lifestyle right now. Well, at least until Michelle's giant birthday bash next year, with Adele and Beyonce already booked:

http://www.bet.com/news/music/2013/03/11/adel...

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#16 Mar 12, 2013
ittt izzz no lon guh da white house.

itt izzz now da blak house......

werd tu dat yo!

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