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10/1/2012 3:27 PM
Unless one can argue against the validity of the $1.4b number, it's sitting out there to be debated on it's own merits.

But here's another source of some information:

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/08/the-obamas-and-unfettered-spending-of-taxpayer-money-2455372.html
10/1/2012 3:30 PM
No one wants to argue the validity of the number.  They know it's correct.  So the only thing left is to attack the author of the book or the poster putting it in these forums.
10/1/2012 3:48 PM
Posted by tecwrg on 10/1/2012 3:27:00 PM (view original):
Unless one can argue against the validity of the $1.4b number, it's sitting out there to be debated on it's own merits.

But here's another source of some information:

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/08/the-obamas-and-unfettered-spending-of-taxpayer-money-2455372.html
It's a huge amount of money. Whether it's OK or not depends on context.

Is it just really expensive to have a president? Or is this level of spending out of line with what we've seen before?

We know it isn't out of the norm, since Bush cost more in 2008. So the reasonable person would move on with their life, understanding that it costs a lot of money to take care of a president and his family 24 hours a day as he runs the country.
10/1/2012 3:53 PM
Perhaps re-examining how expensive it is to take care of a president would be the way to go. 

You want to be Prez?  Keep your *** in the WH unless you're on official business. 
10/1/2012 3:55 PM
Does Michele Obama really need a taxpayer funded allowance of $4000 a month for clothing?

Please show us how you can spin that number, how to put context around that number, to justify it.
10/1/2012 3:58 PM
Fine, but that's not a "for shame you Obama you!!!!" situation. It's a systematic problem. We expect the President to run the country and campaign for re-election at the same time.
10/1/2012 3:58 PM
Or, the dog-trainer for "Bo", the First Dog, who is on retainer for $102,000 a year of taxpayer expense?

What context can be put on that number to justify it?
10/1/2012 4:11 PM
How about the not true context?

Obama (or taxpayers) do not pay the trainer $102,000. The trainer is on retainer but makes $102,000 year from all of his clients combined.
10/1/2012 4:38 PM
So you agree that 48k per year clothing allowance might be a bit over the top?
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10/1/2012 7:48 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 10/1/2012 3:48:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 10/1/2012 3:27:00 PM (view original):
Unless one can argue against the validity of the $1.4b number, it's sitting out there to be debated on it's own merits.

But here's another source of some information:

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/08/the-obamas-and-unfettered-spending-of-taxpayer-money-2455372.html
It's a huge amount of money. Whether it's OK or not depends on context.

Is it just really expensive to have a president? Or is this level of spending out of line with what we've seen before?

We know it isn't out of the norm, since Bush cost more in 2008. So the reasonable person would move on with their life, understanding that it costs a lot of money to take care of a president and his family 24 hours a day as he runs the country.
Do you really not understand the fallacy of this argument ("Bush spent more, so it's not a big deal")?
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