Obama costs taxpayers far more than he pays

info@islandpacket.comMay 2, 2013 

The biggest laugh I ever had was when I read the gullible letter, "President paying for family vacation." The writer states that we should check the facts and was also concerned about Mark Sanford's expenditure while meeting his mistress. So I checked Google, which revealed the following:

Mark Sanford spent $1,976 of his own money.

The British spend $57.8 million on the entire royal family.

Our royal family, the Obamas, spend millions on vacations, entertainment and playing golf. Their Christmas vacation to Hawaii alone cost $4 million. They take separate planes at a cost of $180,000 per hour per plane. The cost of their trips includes food, staff, friends, security and lodging. A golf outing with Tiger Woods cost $1.6 million. Using the official White House calendar and media reports, a report from the Government Accountability Institute states that Obama spends more time on vacation and playing golf than in economic meetings.

Their parties include entertainment and dinners at the White House for celebrities, such as Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Do the math, our royal family costs taxpayers millions annually.

If the Obamas were to cancel one vacation, do you know how many White House tours we could provide our children.

Lee Sgroi

Bluffton

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