Posted by bad_luck on 10/1/2012 11:34:00 AM (view original):
The cost for 2008 was $1.6 billion. Adjust for inflation and it's over $1.7 billion in 2008.
This morning, thanks to Bruce Bartlett (another former member of the Reagan White House), I learn of this article by Little Green Footballs.com which compares the Obama and Bush White House spending. Looking at Bush Administration numbers from Bradley Patterson's book, "To Serve The President," it seems that the Bush White House roughly $1.6 Billion dollars for the year 2008. Which is $200,000,000.00 more than Obama is alleged to have spent. Obama seems to have reduced spending. By a lot. Two hundred million less.
What a retarded argument.
It's like arguing that "Jimmy murdered 16 people. Tommy only murdered 14 people. Therefore, Tommy is a much better human being than Jimmy."
Whatever the Bush Administration is alleged to have spent in 2008 is irrelevant. GWB is not currently in the White House, and is not currently running for reelection. If Obama is spending $1.5b on feneral money on himself and his family for non-government business, then something is seriously wrong in the White House. Trying to argue that it's OK because Bush did it is hardly a valid reason.
10/1/2012 12:00 PM (edited)