Political: Tavpayers spent 1.4 Billion on the Obamas last year!
by splugy's ghost October 27, 2012 10:43 AM
Black royalty....and that's what bothers you so much isn't it?
"Total Cost of All White House Elements,
for fiscal year 2008: $1,592,875,254"
by That's funny! October 27, 2012 11:26 AM
Leave it to TF, the only response he can come up with is racism for lack of a real rebuttal.
Pathetic, weak and typical.
by Lex Parsimoniae October 27, 2012 11:40 AM
No rebuttal needed. The topic is pointless and idiotic.
If not for race why would it be posted or talked about in the first place?
Did spending money on the first family get you all lathered up when Bush was in office?
by That's funny! October 27, 2012 11:51 AM
Why so defensive about race? It's not like you are alone in being prejudiced against the coloreds.
"WASHINGTON -- Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks.
Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly.
In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey."
by That's funny! October 27, 2012 11:55 AM
Waaaah! TF you are such a crybaby.
Can't wait for the 6th!
by TheKyle October 27, 2012 12:01 PM
I'm a crybaby? I'm not the one whining about the money used to pay for first family expenses.
by That's funny! October 27, 2012 12:22 PM
I wonder TV...how much of our tax money goes to you? You're awfully defensive about it. Many conservatives called out bush on this too, so it's not about race although you want it to be.
by Dr. Branker October 27, 2012 12:41 PM
Really? Show me where conservatives were whining about this when Bush was president.
Great topic to bring up a few days before an election to get the dimwits all riled up, right?
Sane, curious individuals know that, for better or worse, it takes money to protect and maintain the office of the president.
Maybe we should have them pay their own way, yes? Our president and their families should fly coach or use AMTRAK. Or hop in their 2006 Chevy Malibu when they need something at the supermarket.
Sure, it didn't take 1.4 billion to make sure George Washington was entertained, housed and clothed. And a loaf of bread isn't a dime anymore either.
by That's funny! October 27, 2012 12:49 PM
Harry Truman was the last Pres who truly gave instead of took
by Dr. Branker October 27, 2012 1:01 PM
You always know its a good reliable article when there is a "listen to Rush Limbaugh now" ad right in the middle of it.
But hey, at least we know where the brainwashing comes from.
by Unfair and Imbalanced October 27, 2012 1:07 PM
So if Obama loses the election, will his supporters and the talking heads claim it as a race issue? Then again, race must not have been an issue in 08.
by capital4u October 27, 2012 1:08 PM
Hey kids the circus is back in town today. Anchochimp has shown up to spin and dance for our entertainment.
Irrelevant one, you haven't been around much lately to amuse us. They have you working long hours at Starbucks? What, is today your day off? Looks like with the impending Barry defeat you may have lost some of your funding at spin central and had your hours cut.
Do we need to create some type of entitlement program for you?
Once Barry loses I hope that helps to cure you of your race obsession. You really should see someone about that. Can't be good to have such a fixation on race.
by ConservativeMe October 27, 2012 1:13 PM
Most of the costs are given toward the secret service budget. The closet racists are hurdling death threats. And the 'hangings' sites are unprecedented. Why is this so....CM? Race?
by cspatmon October 27, 2012 2:25 PM
I think it's incredibly difficult to quantify what a first family "costs." I have no doubt that there's waste and inefficiency, this is the government that we are talking about after all.
That being said, I don't expect any President or his family to live in a bubble in the White House, and I want them to always be safe from all enemies, foreign and domestic - and that's not going to be cheap.
I do find it amazing that they found someone who served in the Einsenhower Administration.
by MichiganTed October 27, 2012 2:27 PM
"Great topic to bring up a few days before an election to get the dimwits all riled up, right?" - TF
The irony of that statement is priceless.
by Lex Parsimoniae October 27, 2012 2:57 PM