The indirect costs of Obama’s disastrous presidency are incalculable. As for the direct costs:
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. …
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.
This gives an idea of how it is even possible to waste other people’s money on such a scale:
The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer: “Bo made the news when he and his handler were flown to join the president on vacation in Maine,” Gray wrote about the Obama family dog. “It has been reported that the first family’s dog handler was paid $102,000, last year.”
Considering Obama’s greed, arrogance, solipsism, looter mentality, and utter unconcern for the welfare of the country, you could hardly expect anything less, even as the nation goes bankrupt. Louis XVI comes to mind yet again.
On tips from Wiggins and B1bbet.