Annual Cost to Taxpayers for Obama Family is $1.4 Billion

January 7, 2013 @ 5 Comments

How would you like to live a life of luxury without spending a dime out of your own pocket? You can fly anywhere in the world on a private jet, have staff waiting on you hand and foot and even have your mother-in-law live with you for free.

This past weekend, I did a piece on Obama’s recent Hawaii vacation costing US taxpayers over $7 million. I thought and still do believe, that this is outrageous. They used Air Force One for their PRIVATE vacation at a cost of $180,000 per hour and it’s an 18 hour round trip. Barack Obama made the trip twice, so just the cost of two round trips on Air Force One rang up to a grand total of $6.48 million.

However, if the cost of the one family vacation upsets you like it did me, wait till you see the grand total cost to taxpayers for a whole year of supporting an illegal alien in the White House.

Robert Keith Gray just wrote Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama’s Re-election. According to the description of the book found on, Gray reveals how the cost of maintaining the First Family has gone completely out of control costing taxpayers $1.4 billion per year:

“From the sublime to the ridiculous to the truly obscene, the various perks and privileges bestowed on our Chief Executive, our self-proclaimed man of the people, include the extravagant foolishness of having twenty-six cabin crewmembers on Air Force One, along with FIVE (5) chefs! In the White House theatre, two projectionists sleep in in order to remain on duty at all times, should a First Family member or guest fancy a film. A dog walker is also always on hand. One was reported to be paid $102,000 a year to walk and pick up after the first-family’s canine. On at least one airline trip in the presidential fleet, the only passengers aboard were the First Canine and his handler. In 2009, the military payroll at Camp David was $8,000,000. And these men and women were not there as replacements for the Secret Service to protect the President, but rather to serve the First Family and its guests.”

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5 Comments → “Annual Cost to Taxpayers for Obama Family is $1.4 Billion”

  1. Shirley

    1 year ago

    People often make comments about the Royal Family in the UK, but if you do the research you will find that they are a NET PROFIT to the UK due to the Royal family being high on the list of tourist interests.

    Obama spends so much of his time on AF1, and his family vacations all over rhe world that a comparison of costs shows that the RF of the UK is a good deal for the citizens of the UK…the Obama’s not so much for the citizens of the USA.

  2. David in MA

    1 year ago

    All I can think to say is this: How much more will the people take from these obozo’s before there is a march on Washington and they are dragged from the White House and strung up on the nearest tree?

  3. Donald Merriam

    1 year ago

    David, The Secret Service wouldn’t allow it. Think about this though, why didn’t the Founding Fathers provide to a Praetorian Guard to protect the president? The reason was because they didn’t feel the president was all that much more important than the average citizen. If a president wanted protection, he needed to arm himself like the average citizen. We should definitely return to that plan. We might just get a leader who has to worry about what the people really think. Hell, even one of the most hated presidents of our time, Richard Nixon, dispensed with Secret Service protection after he left office. If ever there was a president the people wanted to lynch, it was Nixon and compared to the current administration, his gang of thugs were Eagle Scouts.

  4. george

    1 year ago

    What needs to be addressed for the hands out, malcontent, shuck and jive blacks is that since their mulatto negro home boy won the Whitehorse, he’s been spending all of their reparations. From now on, they need to be looking for their handouts form their Washington home boy.

  5. Barb

    1 year ago

    Why didn’t we just flush a billion dollars down the toilet? I would have gotten much more out of that than knowing my tax dollars are being spent on someone whose dream is to destroy my country. The US taxpayer spent more money on those worthless thieves than Great Britain did on the entire Royal Family! The Brits can at least be proud of their Queen and her family as she wants Great Britain to live on and succeed.

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