The British Royalty are notorious for their lavish lifestyles. Of course, it does happen that they are actually royalty. But, see, one of the primary reasons that the British Royalty had to update it’s image was because the British people got sick of spending tons of cash on their 14 karat gold furniture and lavish wardrobes made of silk strung from the tears of small children or whatever it is they spend all their time worrying about, because the British people don’t actually have that kind of cash. At least not anymore.
But see, the British people only spent $57.8 million on their royal family last year. But we spent $1.4 billion on ours. And we didn’t even get an awesome royal wedding for our trouble. But we did get to watch the Obamas take some pretty awesome vacations and some wear some really pretty clothes.
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. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
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.
Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”
Gray seems to think the most egregious Administration expense being foisted on the taxpayer is the use of Air Force one, which has operated as a campaign bus for a little over a year now, in stark contrast to previous Presidents. I, however, seem to think that the fact that their dog pooper-scooper makes $102,000 would rile up most Americans. ONE HUNDRED AND TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS. I would pick up the sh*t of other people for that kind of money. We have 23 million Americans out of work. I’m sure someone could offer to do that for half of the price and a share of the dog’s food.
Mitt Romney spends $70,000 per year of his own money to keep an MS therapy horse alive and well for his wife to ride, and we’re supposed to soil ourselves with outrage. But spend more money than the British Royal family on vacations, movie theater operation and what seems to amount to a private jet, and that’s just my gift to a man I never voted for. I see how this is supposed to be. I mean, I’d love to have a closet full of custom Tracy Reese outfits and the ability to jet off to Hawaii for Christmas, but I’m just one of the little people who has to make do with contract work and hobo beans.