1.4 BILLION Spent On The Obamas In 2011 – British Taxpayers Only Spent 57.8 Million On The Royal Family

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While most of America is suffering through one the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, the Obamas are living the high life at your expense.  During 2011, U.S. taxpayers spent an astounding 1.4 billion dollars on the Obamas.  Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spent 57.8 million dollars on the entire royal family.  Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture?  So where did the 1.4 billion dollars go?  That money paid the salaries of their staff members, it paid for their transportation and housing costs, it paid for entertainment and vacations for the Obamas, and $102,000 was even spent on a “dog handler” for the family dog Bo.  In his new book entitled “Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama’s Re-election“, author Robert Keith Gray reveals some absolutely shocking details about the enormous amounts of U.S. taxpayer money that are being spent on the personal needs of the Obamas.  At a time when the U.S. national debt is absolutely exploding this kind of outrageous spending is completely and totally inappropriate, but of course the mainstream media is not going to report on this because they don’t want to do anything to put the Obamas in a bad light this close to the election.

Some of the things that Robert Keith Gray has uncovered are absolutely mind blowing.  The following are a few facts from his new book….

-Never before has so much money been spent on a president and his family during a single year

-The Obamas have the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever

-While Obama has been in office, Air Force One has been “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line

-Obama has 469 senior staff working under him, and 226 of them make more than $100,000 a year

-There is always at least one projectionist at the White House 24 hours a day just in case there is someone that wants to watch a movie.

-The “dog handler” for the family dog Bo reportedly makes $102,000 per year and sometimes he is even flown to where the family is vacationing so that he can care for the dog

Are you outraged yet?

When the Obamas are at the White House the expenses are outrageous, but the expenses really kick in to a whole new level when the Obamas go on vacation.

And the Obamas sure do love to go on vacation.

Over one recent 12 month period, Michelle Obama spent 42 days on vacation (and that does not even count Saturdays and Sundays).  The following is an excerpt from a Daily Mail article about the legendary Obama vacations….

The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel.

And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week.

The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparking wines.

‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.’

As I wrote about the other day, many Americans are working so hard just to survive in this economy that they don’t ever get to take any vacations at all.

But it doesn’t seem to trouble the Obamas that many of their vacation trips cost more than many American workers will make in an entire decade….

The following is from a recent Newsmax article….

A trip to Spain in 2010 by Michelle Obama, family, and staff cost taxpayers $467,585 and a trip by the First Lady and family to South Africa and Botswana last year cost $424,142 for the flight and crew alone, according to Judicial Watch.

Yes, when the family of the president travels it is going to be expensive, but this is ridiculous.

It can even be insanely expensive for the Obamas to take a vacation even if they don’t leave the country.

For example, in 2010 an Obama family vacation to Hawaii ended up costing U.S. taxpayers more than a million dollars.

So how much is too much?

It has been reported that Michelle Obama spent over 10 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer money on vacations during just one recent 12 month period alone.

At a time when there are 46 million Americans on food stamps is this an appropriate amount of U.S. taxpayer money to spend on vacationing?

It seems that Barack Obama does not have his priorities in order.

Barack Obama may not have time to meet with important world leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he sure always seems to find time to play golf.  In fact, since he has been in the White House Obama has played more than 100 rounds of golf.

A lot of hard working American men have not played that many rounds of golf in their entire lifetimes.

Sadly, the Obamas are not the only ones that are blowing U.S. taxpayer money as if there is no tomorrow.

In a previous article, I detailed how the U.S. Congress is also living the high life at your expense.  The following are a few facts from that article….

-In 2010, the federal government spent $33,387 on the hair care needs of U.S. Senators.

-In 2010, U.S. Senators pulled $72,370 out of the “Senate Restaurant Fund”.

-In 2010, U.S. Senators took $166,673 out of something called the “Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund”.

-In 2010, an average of $4,005,900 of U.S. taxpayer money was spent on “personal” and “office” expenses per Senator.

-Insider trading is 100% legal for members of Congress, and they refuse to pass a law that would change that.

So why don’t these politicians get voted out?

Well, the truth is that both political parties are deeply corrupt, and both parties have learned that they can buy votes by promising lots of free stuff and benefits to the voters.

I have written previously about how the U.S. government gives out free cell phones and free cell phone minutes each month to welfare recipients.

In the video posted below, a protester outside of a Romney campaign event explains that one of the main reasons why she is going to vote for Obama is because he gave her a free cell phone….

Meanwhile, our national debt is growing out of control and the middle class is being absolutely crushed by taxes, regulations and the declining economy that Obama is overseeing.

According to one recent survey, 55 percent of all small business owners in America “say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment.”

The economy is completely and totally falling apart, and yet the Obamas are partying as if it was 1999.  Their attitude seems to be “let them eat cake”.

So what do you think about the crazy amount of money that is being spent on the Obamas every year?  Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….

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  • Colin Lindsly


    On the free cell phone, here are the facts:


    • babygirlway

      That may be, but I think the point is that she and so many others think that Obama has provided this phone (amongst many other things). The implication is that buying your vote is an acceptable and preferable practice among the masses. God help us.

      • monty

        It’s a step up from passing out bottle of Mad Dog or Boone Farm.

  • Gary2

    it is in bad form to waste this much on vacations. I have to agree with you on this.

    • Michael

      I am a little surprised Gary. I figured you would be defending Obama on this one.


      • Jordan Stearns

        hey michael im using your report for school… but they wont let me use it unless i include your last name. so could you help me out and tell me your last name?

  • beet field collective

    The Messiah is so cool! He is the one. And Queen Michelle has some broccoli sprouts and half a celery for your nutritious lunch comrade. Yes we can!

    • TJ

      LOL, I’m with ya

  • K

    Michael, this article is not worthy of you. This book was written by a republican insider. It is a common election year hit piece. The Daily Mail, Englands version of the National Enquirer. These are your sources? You know I am not an Obama supporter. Please tell me you were rushed, and did not check out the sources.

    • Colin Lindsly

      This isn’t the first time that Michael has used these sources. Sometimes I think he lives in an alternate universe. If I can find a counter to what he is saying, I will include in my article. I leave up to the reader to investigate the link and do research on their own, like what I did on the cell phone. This program has been in the works since Clinton, was passed by Bush, and was funded by telecom companies, not the President. I don’t like getting into nitpicking other people. I remember the words of my Lord and Savior – “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5

      • Michael

        In my previous article I made it very clear that “the Obama phone” program had been going on for a long time before Obama ever entered the White House.


        • Colin Lindsly

          I am curious, if that is the case, why didn’t you mention in the article that you had acknowledged that the program predated Obama? For me, this article leaves the impression that the President is giving free phones to the poor.

        • Ron Paulita

          But the program has grown exponentionaly under Obama.

    • josh

      “This book was written by a republican insider.”

      Who gives a crap who wrote the book?
      The question is whether or not the book is true. Obama and his family spent this $. Who cares who the messenger is. So Obama did not vacation his heart out just because a republican insider is the one bringing it to light?

      • janna

        so, then you do not care that Obama is president? you said “who cares who the messenger is?”

  • mark

    This fellow needs to go. Why can’t he spend time at Camp David as it has been good enough for many Presidents. King Obama I suppose feels that he should have more. They import kobe beef instead of eating mid west corn fed beef that you would pay a less for and enjoy. That kobe beef costs over $100 a pound. $112,000 for a dog keeper is nuts.

    • Kelly

      They import the meat rather than eating the American corn-fed beef because they know the American stuff is toxic. The corn-fed cattle are fed GMO corn…if you don’t know about the dangers of GMO’s, do some research. I guarantee you everything is organic in the white house kitchen…GMO’s and the government’s cooperation of keeping knowledge of their danger on the down-low screams population control to me…anyway, getting off subject. I agree that their excessive spending is BS, I just wanted to point out the reasoning why they don’t get their beef in America (I’m sure there is cheaper GMO-free beef than $100 a lb though!)

  • Dave Webb

    I want that job. I mean the dog handler position. But I am flexible. Anything will do. I am well qualified to pick up after the dog. Have been doing it for years. Don’t forget the flea comb!!! How much more expensive is D.C. over the other places in the country?
    Seriously though, this is the top executive position in the entire country. What did Mr. Clinton spend in the 90s. Or Mr. Bush in his two terms of office? This article was good. It only lacks for not putting it in perspective with the two last people in that position. I suspect Mr. Bush might have made them both look economical. I remember his first year in office. He spent an enormous amount of time on vacation and did very little. Why? He was dealing with a Democratic Congress on both houses and couldn’t really get much done.
    The only thing is, Why would anyone be surprised? For instance, what does the Vice President Biden spend? How about the leaders of Congress? I am sure the opposition is spending at a really healthy rate too.
    You do not have enough money for me to be a President of the United States. Not that I am qualified. I am not. Anyone of natualized citizenship vs birth citizenship is not eligible. See ancient constitution that no one seems to pay any attention to anyway . . . You have to be born on United States Soil. There is some question on that issue also with Mr. Obama but I don’t see it ever going anywhere.
    I also think about the Lincoln Curse. That is the one where Presidents from history have either survived an attempt on their lives or not. Seems to occur regularly every 20 years or so. Like I said, there is not enough money out there for me to take a position like that.

  • Tim

    Regarding the video, I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that we have those kind of people voting.

  • TheRandyGuy

    Since they clearly view themselves as royalty, what’s the surprise? Bush went to his ranch in “flyover” country to work, this guy lives like a King on the taxpayer’s dime and not a peep from the media. OK, next time we get a Republican who displays solid gold taste, and the MSM wants to bitch, sorry… This is what “establishing precedent” results in…

    • janna

      Bush’s wars (invasions and occupation) go on costing . . . . .. .still.

    • Rob Hillyer

      Bush 367 days vacation.
      Obama 92 days vacation.
      Laura Bush also took a two week ‘girls only’ vacation with her friends every year. Including unlimited use of Air Force One and complete Secret Service protection.
      I’ll bet you didn’t care about that at all, if Fox news even bothered to report it….

  • Piglet

    [Barack Obama may not have time to meet with important world leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he sure always seems to find time to play golf.]

    I can’t fault him there. For many decades the Israelis and their lobbies in this country have been shaking us down for billions annually and political leaders of all stripes just bow down and kiss their feet (as well as other body parts). I know I will go to my grave before I hear a US politician tell the Israelis to piss off, that no longer would the American public borrow money to give it away to the Israelis and let them use the US as its “muscle” to attack and destroy its targets. We like to think of ourselves as the strongest and most influential country in the world, but when such a country is so easily manipulated by foreign leaders as Netanyahu, we have to face the fact that we’re just their puppets. In certain environments the term would be “bitches.”

    • lilac212

      you could not help to put your antisemitic 2 cents here, couldn’t you? We paying billions to ME too, the counties that hate our guts, but it does not give you a heart burn. What it has to do with the topic of the discussion?

      NOTHING, but you just being your sorry are.

    • Guest

      I see more propaganda here.

  • Jodi

    This is sad. The article clearly proves where the Obama’s priorities are. Seriously, what have they done to deserve all this stuff? If they have done their job right, bring down the debt, created an environment for businesses to hire, made us prosperous again then maybe they would deserve a couple of vacations a year. Gee Wiz, isn’t Obama the one who consistently talks about the greedy rich? Sounds to me like they are the greedy ones.

  • Piglet

    These abuses have been taking place for many decades. See “Breaking Cover” by Bill Gulley, published in 1980, about abuses in the Johnson, Nixon and Carter administrations:


    This sort of thing has been going on for a very long time and each administration is worse than the last. The only thing about which we can be sure is the next one will be even worse.

  • Colin Lindsly


    Here is an article on the expenditures of President Obama versus President Bush.


    In 2008, President Bush spent more than President Obama. President Obama is saving money.

    I saw this great video today.


    With all the negative vitriol that the conservatives throw his way, I feel it’s awesome that there is some positive vibes about the President.

    • Mal R

      President Obama is saving money.

      Only is you’re stupid or a liar. Which are you?

      • Mal R

        is = if

        • janna

          Bwa hahahahahahaha!


      there are no positive vibes about the president out here. he has failed on all accounts.

      • janna

        that is cuz they got a gun to his head and he don’t wanna be like what happened to Kennedy….

  • Ken Kelly

    Why do WE put up with this???? They have all abused in the past, but not to this extent. He has to go. So many questions, birth cert, draft notice, SS #, college transcripts etc.


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  • Michael

    This if off topic, but I wanted to share some cool stuff with you guys.

    Did you know that God had His people conduct a “dress rehearsal” for the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ every year for more than a thousand years before Jesus was born?

    God had His people gather every single year on the exact day when Jesus would be born, in the exact region of Israel where He would be born (Bethlehem is about 5 miles away from Jerusalem), and He had them sleep in humble, temporary shelters to foreshadow the way that Jesus would come into the world.

    In essence, God had His people set up temporary “manger scenes” every single year for over a thousand years in advance of the birth of Christ.

    It is called “The Feast Of Tabernacles”, and this feast begins once again this year on Sunday evening.

    So how do we know that Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles? If you are curious, check out these YouTube videos….

    Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WMmDeB8Xstg

    Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uge2zNljpCI

    Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kTxuLvjW2dc

    Part IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Xl8Yd_5O65A

    What do all of you think about this stuff?


  • Brad

    Michael, like you, I am observing the Feast of Tabernacles at this time. I think it is possible that Jesus was born during this feast. It certainly wasn’t on December 25th!!

    I think true Christians should at least learn when God’s holy days occur and know the New Testament meaning of them.


  • Louise in MO

    This article is not new to anyone who is engaged in the political/federal government scene. So why are so many of you surprised?

    Unfortunately for those of us who want to see Obama lose the November election, millions upon millions of Americans don’t give a hoot about the truth regarding this President. They have no clue and don’t read this site, nor any other. A real shame!

    • Guest

      Jan 30, 2014~
      Pres. Obama did NOT lose his second election did he. The losers are the Republican party, NOT Pres. O! I am so happy and proud of my president! You see, I don’t believe in all the lies, hatred, racism and propaganda that comes forth on a daily basis in the news cycle. Pure trash! I trust and believe in Pres. Obama. He is a good man. He is a good family man. He is a decent man. You really should get to know him. He wants to help our country grow and he is working for YOU and for ME.
      With what he inherited Pres. O has done one helluva job on HIS OWN w/o the republican party helping him. As some of you may know the R party made a pact on O’s election night to obstruct him in anything he does.( Whoa! Don’t let this man get ahead.) They met over dinner at a Washington restaurant: Politicians such as… Jim de Mint, Tom Coburn, Paul Ryan, Newt Gringrich, Jon Kyl and others. They never did for one minute help this president, never was bi partisian plan to step in and help him nor our country. How very un American of them.
      Pres. O has accomplished more in his first year in office than any other president in history. (Perhaps one can look up all his accomplishments on the Inernet. Too numerous to mention here.)
      Last year Pres O ws named one of the top three leaders of the world. The Dalai Lama, The Pope and Pres. Obama. Yes. The European nations voted Pres. O as one of the top three! Now that’s a good thing.
      ~Jan 30, 2014~

      • Ryan

        He’s so great he spent 1.4 billion on himself? I’m 16 and lose so much money in taxes it pisses me off to see it go to his wife who already lives a better life than most Americans and don’t pull racism into this it has nothing to do with him being a selfish president all he has done is waste our tax money

      • IHaveAllies

        You need help. I will pray for you

  • Ronald

    Well, lets see…. His father left his family after he was born… bad. He’s the child of a single mother,… aw man… He graduated from Harvard and law school too… Oh. don’t forget he was the president of the Harvard Law Review… He has been “elected” to public office in several races and won. Lets not forget he ran for president and beat his rival in the Senate. Hell, let’s just call this what it is. This whole thing about Obama is nothing. If Obama were “AA”,(ALL AMERICAN)BLONDE HAIR,BLUE EYED… He’d be a Hero. Hell if Obama was a Republican he would be the poster boy for all that’s Right with America! All of this Hate for the president wouldn’t be a “Black Thing” would it? Okay. Time for a teachable moment. Black people have been in this county for over 400 years Reasonable people would assume that out of the 100 millions of black folks that slaved to build this country with free labor(SLAVE). You mean to tell me that not 1 person in all those people couldn’t be president? I thought we held people up who achieved on that level. Wow, I’m glad I live in America. From Slaves to the white House. Oh, by the way, Black folks was in the White House when that great beacon light on the hill, was being built. History state the White was built by free Black and slaves. Amazing…… What an good education can do! There you have it.

    • jumper297

      What a sad, bitter life you must lead…

    • janna

      Thank you Ronald, I applaud you! Well, said!! I voted for him! yea, I am white.

  • anthony

    The British Royal Family are the beneficiaries of massive inherited wealth.
    I believe that the 57.8 million that they receive from the Civil List is more like a fee for service, eg Royal Tours, Charity Work, having to open parliament, host politicians etc.
    The old queen probably doesn’t get paid enough for what she has to put up with.

  • Hunnit

    What is the picture of at the top of the article. I did not see any label on the picture or photo credit. Is this Barry & Moochele wearing 3D glasses watching a movie in the plush White House theater? Could you please label pictures! Who does the golf photo belong to? Thank you.

    • Michael

      The pictures of the Obamas are pictures that belong to the U.S. government that have been released into the public domain.


  • Gregory Clifton

    all presidents get these perks no sense in singling out Obama. How much did Bush Jr. get?

    • Bush went to Crawford, TX, on his vacations, where he had a farmhouse. No one ever ever spent this much money being president. They’re are taking us for a big ride.

    • Bill

      I agree. But if you were to spend tax payer money you would end up in prison!

    • jumper297

      There it is… I was wondering when some genius would bring up Bush as a justification for this. Utterly absurd. Since it’s always been a problem let’s not bother fixing it? As I remember, you and your crowd practically hyperventilated at every round of golf Bush shot, so why does Obama get a pass on that and so much more? As long as people view things based on whether there’s an R or a D after the name nothing will change for the better.

  • nancy

    I see no links to check your facts or the authors facts, no proof, sorry, Im done listening. ..

    • jumper297

      The article was FULL of links to supporting articles… but please resume your head in the sand act, by all means.

  • bobabaloo

    i wonder what constitutes as his “staff”

  • Keto0713

    With all this information, and if this guy has the facts to back up everything he says, the biggest “WHY” question is, why isn’t he trying to organize people to do something about all this crap, instead of just writing and posting for people to get all angry and upset, and still nothing gets done. If you have the facts, then it’s time to hold them all accountable by what-ever means it takes to do so. Even if it means a revolution. And I mean GUNS and BLOODSHED. Talk accomlishes nothing but anger and aggrevation

  • So…who paid for their multi million dollar house in Hawaii? He does get paid a salary. How much you wanna bet the stash their income untouched somewhere while they take advantage of the PEOPLES money.

  • gnomebiter

    the obamas need to get impeached or kicked out some thing needs to be done here this is wrong

  • Susan

    Where does it stop?Who stops it? How do we stop it?
    We need an entire new government, one that knows
    What it means to serve.

  • Both of the Owebamas, Moochell & BO are two sickening individuals. They are a smear to the office of the President and are obviously abusing their stay as much as they can.

  • Nell Stebbins

    The total cost for the White House under Republican president George W. Bush in the year 2008 came to a grand total of $1,592,875,254, or $1.6 billion dollars. Using this number we find that the Obama White House spent $0.2 billion less, or a net savings of $200 million dollars. (These figures don’t include classified expenses.)

  • frustrated senior

    Why Democracies Fail
    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” … Alexander Tytler

  • Aaron Ward

    Obama and his family can’t stand other people being wealthy but they sure love living the life style of a wealthy person

  • Carol

    Alot of the “reports” on the Obamas are unsubstantiated. “Reportedly” and “it was stated” do not make facts. George W Bush was on vacation for almost 400 days while President. Compare that to Obama’s fewer than 100 days. A game of golf to de-stress is hardy exorbitant.
    Congress is truly spoiled. They still take a month vacation in Aug. (the President took only 2 weeks). This was done historically as D.C. was too hot in Aug., before airconditioning. If true, $4M+/year per senator for office expenses is outrageous, and they should be paying for their own health insurance, never mind hair cuts.

  • Rob Hillyer

    Where is the outrage?
    Obama has taken 92 days of vacation, Bush took 367….
    Mrs. Bush also took a two week ‘girls only’ vacation every year with her girl friends, including unlimited use of Air Force One and complete Secret Service protection.
    No one complained then…..

  • ajackattack

    You morons aren’t getting it. You are focusing on days when we are talking expense. No other President has spent half as much as these asses.

  • Bob shaw

    Obama is an arrogant, repugnant bully. As long Americans sit back and allow a Democrat Administration that has no respect for the spirit of the law nor intent. Obama has been proven on so many occasions to be a liar and caught in those lies. Now the more we learn, it appears that it has infected all of his Administration.
    Health and Human services(Cebelius, Yuk!)
    The affordable care act. What a joke. That will change our health care in a terrible way.
    When over half our nation is on some form of Government assistance and the group in power lies, cheats, buys votes (cell phones and air time) and ignores “The law” . Anarchy is not far behind.
    WE must remember “The frog in the pot”. You put a frog in a pot of cool water. Set a pot on a stove. Turn up heat gradually. Eventually the frog will die from heat. (never saw it coming).
    And that is how socialism comes in the door. A whole group of people who don’t do for themselves. And live off the backs of working folks become a majority.
    At this time our own Government is the greatest threat to our civil liberties.

  • Guest

    This article is nothing but a big propaganda piece to cater to the Right Wingers. Show me the money!
    I would like for the author of this article to tell us how many times Laura Bush took her vacations, list all her expenses and expenses for her family and friends, too, and many trips to Africa with her family and friends. Let’ see that article, please. I’ll be waiting. I already know, but it should be published right here for all to see.
    Of course with every president who holds office inflation costs rise.
    How about Pres. Reagan who got so homesick for his Calif Ranch, he couldn’t stand staying home on weekends at the WH. so he would call up the flight dept to rev up AF! to jet him to Calif clear across country many, many times on the tqaxpayers dime. The only reason this article is written in a negative tone is because it is coming from the conservative party! Propaganda at its worst!

  • Guest

    I would also like for the story to come out re: Nancy Reagan and all her expenditures while she was in the WH. Designer gowns galore! All the parties she and Sir Ronnie held , invited all their Hollywood friends, flew them out on AF!. i And people love to diss on FLOTUS. Well, the amt of money stated in this article is simply NOT true. The president’s pay for their own vacation expenses. The only taxpayer’s expense if for the secret service detail. Let’s get smart, okay. Let’s be alerted to the truth instead of all the propaganda that is written by the conservatives/right wingers of the world.
    FYI…Let it be known, that FL Laura Bush took more trips to Africa on the taxpayers dime than any other FL.
    Most of you here on this site love to HATE on the president and his family because they are black people and heavn knows you just can’t have a intelligent black man in the WH.

    • Herb

      What a ridiculous thing to say! “Most of you here on this site LOVE to HATE on the president and his family BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK PEOPLE?” Really? This has nothing to do with their race and everything to do with spending money. People are making comments about the Bush’s too but I don’t see how their comments are slamming the Bush’s for being CAUCASIAN. Get real! Sheesh.

    • Larry J McGarr

      Yes, the Bush’s have been to Africa many times – to build schools and orphanages for kids with HIV. Obama spent $100 million to vacation there, but he never got his hands dirty. In fact, Obama’s heart is as cold as a stone statue because he only cares about himself. He doesn’t care about blacks – he uses blacks by stirring up hate against the white man. He doesn’t care about Muslims – he uses Muslims to stir up hate against Christians. Obama is nothing more than a representation of the people who voted for him – selfish, angry, hateful, merciless and ignorant.

  • Kriquette

    Ha ha you all are so ridiculous Bush spent 3x as many days on vacation or days off from white house! He spent more money! But you’ll suck that up because you approve his racist, misogynistic, homophobic, right wing dishonesty agrees with yours. You love the wealthy and hate the poor! Even though most of you are poor!

  • cheese101

    Obozo has never earned a dollar and has never met a dollar he couldn’t spend. That is the problem electing people that have never worked for a living, they don’t appreciate the cost of things.